The history of West Africa can be divided into five major periods: first, its prehistory, in which the first human settlers arrived, developed agriculture, and made contact with peoples to the north; the second, the Iron Age empires that consolidated both intra-African, and extra-African trade, and developed centralized states; third, Major polities flourished, which would undergo an extensive history of contact with non-Africans; fourth, the colonial period, in which Great Britain and France controlled nearly the whole of the region; fifth, the post-independence era, in which the current nations were formed.
West Africa (1917-2005) was a weekly news magazine that was published in London for over 80 years and closed in 2005.
It was first published on 3 February 1917 from offices in Fleet Street, with the commercial backing of Elder Dempster Shipping Line and the trading company John Holt. It was to appear weekly, at a price of sixpence per copy. Its first editorial explained its raison d'etre:
The magazine was intended as "an open forum for the discussion of every question involving the welfare of the peoples of West Africa.... It offers itself as a friend to every cause which holds out a prospect of advancing the position of West Africa as a prosperous and contented member of the Empire...".
Having begun as a source of news about events and issues in the British colonies of West Africa as well as a link between the colonial power and its administrators in the field, for 80 years West Africa magazine was considered a major source of information about the region.
In the mid-1960s is was the target of a successful takeover bid by Cecil Harmsworth King’s media empire. In 1978 it began to publish poetry and fiction by some of the continent's leading writers. The literary editor from 1978 was Robert Fraser, followed in 1981 by the Booker Prize–winning novelist Ben Okri. In 1993 a commemorative volume was published, entitled West Africa Over 75 Years: Selections from the Raw Material of History, edited by the magazine's then editor, Kaye Whiteman (1936-2014), and researched by Kole Omotoso, Ferdinand Dennis and Alfred Zack-Williams.
CAPE TOWN - VISA, the global payments group, appointed Maurice Newa as the new MD of the southern Africa cluster, a statement said yesterday ... His appointment reflects the importance we place on the southern Africa markets ... email@example.com. BUSINESS REPORT .
“Our aim is to create a bright future for the Nigerian youths and that’s why we focus on the development of personal leadership and entrepreneurial business competencies amongst university undergraduates,” said CarlCruz, Managing Director, Unilever WestAfrica... West Africa.
CAPE TOWN - INVESTMENT banking fees generated in sub-Saharan Africa fell 39 percent in the first three months of 2021 to the lowest quarter total since 2014 ... Domestic deals increased 67 percent to $2.5bn, while inbound deals, involving an acquirer outside of sub-Saharan Africa, increased 83 percent to $1.8bn ... firstname.lastname@example.org. BUSINESS REPORT .
The platform has registered over 750 women agri-businesses in Africa and has scope to grow this community to a much higher level ...AGRARegionalHead for West Africa, Foster Boateng for his part observed that AGRA’s vision it to improve African agriculture to transform African economies.
Launching the platform at the VALUE4HER Networking and Advocacy Breakfast on Tuesday, April 6 in Accra, the RegionalHead of WestAfrica at AGRA, Mr Forster Boateng, observed that the platform was expected to provide important business and capacity development resources for members.
The largest iron steel manufacture in WestAfrica, B5 PlusLimited has provided a loan of US$8 million to GRIDCo and VRA for a dedicated power line to aid its production ... Presently it is producing at only 40% of its total capacity ... Impact on output ... The company has a conglomerate of business operations spread across different countries in West Africa.
Being from Ghana, the opportunity to do this work in WestAfrica and impacting scaling businesses and transforming industries in the communities closest to my heart is particularly fulfilling ...Women inBusiness ... In Africa, and specifically in West Africa, small businesses are disproportionately led by women.
During his visit to Senegal, Sanchez will praise the work of Spanish police who are posted in the WestAfrican to fight people smugglers ... Apart from economic aid to African states, a Spanish warship will be deployed off the coast of West Africa to combat the pirates and smugglers.
Mr Clement Osei Amoako, President of GNCCI who made this known, said local business women were being linked to some prominent women entrepreneurs in the WestAfrica sub-region and other parts of the world for mentorship and coaching ... recovery as well as basic business strategies.
This study will update an existing data collection instrument to collect data from businesses in CDI to assess two to three economic sectors ...Experience coordinating household and/or business surveys with electronic data collection tools in Francophone WestAfrica.
This study will update an existing data collection instrument to collect data from businesses in CDI to assess two to three economic sectors ... Relevant professional experience with business surveys and data collection in Francophone WestAfrica.