A quarter of the world's plant species may be headed toward extinction. Seed banks aim to prevent that.
West Africa has seen a sharp increase in the number of pirate attacks off its coast. The goal is not lucrative ransom payments, but fuel, which sells for a large sum on the black market.
The World Bank plans to pump $53 million into Ghana's fisheries industry, which employs 2.2 million people, to reverse a decade-long downturn.
While the identity and motives of the attackers are not clear, Tuesday's attack on the presidential palace comes at a fragile time for a country still reconciling after fractious December elections and a coup d'état.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have been touring the region – and oil-rich Nigeria in particular – to boost free trade and energy partnerships.
Despite US training and support, West African nations have been unable to stamp out the terrorist group and the upheaval in Libya may be bolstering the group's arsenal.
The West African nation plans to boost food production via a $400 million project to aid smallholders: subsistence growers farming on plots that average a mere four acres.
Thousands of Ghanaian migrant workers have fled the fighting, leaving them without jobs and straining Ghana's remittance-dependent economy.
President Abdoulaye Wade's attempt to alter the Constitution highlights Senegal's decline as a model of democracy in West Africa.
European consumption of South America’s cocaine doubled in the decade. Much of that trade comes through Africa, leaving a trail of domestic users.