Nigerian Helen Parker-Jayne Isisbor's quest to champion her often-derided West African vernacular has spawned the first pidgin opera.
Niger Delta insurgents say they're ready to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn't win Saturday's elections.
Nigerian activists fight daily to ensure the issue of 219 kidnapped girls is not swept under the carpet.
Ebola could become a major humanitarian crisis in countries currently affected, according to UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos.
Sierra Leone's markets have crumbled under the widespread panic that has affected most of Africa.
It was once West Africa's biggest musical export, and now Nigeria is home to a growing movement to revive big-band music with a political spirit.
Hospitals have been quarantined and borders closed as West Africa attempts to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus.
Many soldiers believe their officers are siphoning off funds and leaking intelligence to Boko Haram.
Parents of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram describe their anguish, 100 days on.
Nobel prizewinner hits out at 'Boko Haramism' of Nigerian culture and the banalisation of graft.