West African Nations Adopt ECO As ‘Single Currency’

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The West African leaders endorsed the currency at their 55th Ordinary Session and approved a road map […]

Ayew brothers on target as Ghana draw at Africa Cup of Nations

Andre and Jordan Ayew were both on target as 10-man Ghana were forced to settle for a draw against Benin at the Africa Cup of Nations. Mickael Pote gave Benin a shock lead after two minutes but Black Stars captain Andre Ayew restored parity. His younger brother Jordan fired Ghana ahead, but Pote earned the […]

Benin Pushes on With Legislative Vote Despite Public Outcry

Benin holds legislative elections on Sunday in which not a single opposition party is allowed to run, prompting even President Patrice Talon to admit the vote undermines the country’s democracy. The small West African nation faces its worst political crisis in almost two decades since the electoral commission in March blocked five opposition parties on […]