African hip-hop rappers seem to be the setting standard of how the music should be made internationally.
As kings feud, ordinary people bear the brunt of Ghana's power vacuum, writes Afua Hirsch.
A robust growth forecast for the West African Economic and Monetary Union will likely be dampened by new political turmoil in the region.
A spate of ship hijackings off West Africa indicates the region could emerge as a new piracy "hotspot", a global maritime watchdog has warned.
West Africa has become the transit route for cigarettes, counterfeit medicines, arms and people in the wake of a declining cocaine traffic.