Railroad program to open up the landlocked countries of Benin, Niger, Burkina-Faso and Togo, to allow for the transport of passengers and merchandise. Page includes list of benefiting nations, objectives and participating institutions.
Document summarizes each of the 16 ECOWAS countries' legislation on the death penalty, provides information on the most recent executions and convictions and notes the view currently taken by the governments concerned.
Gallery of photos taken 1900-1910 by Edmond Fortier --people, culture and landscapes in West Africa.
"The Story of our Life in West Africa from 1947 to 1958" - an online book by Joan Beech.
A discussion network dedicated to enhancing research, service, and teaching in the field on the region of West Africa.
Regular reports from the UN humanitarian information unit.
History, current events, visiting information, people and cultures, FAQ, map and pictures of the historic kingdom on the border of Senegal and Mauritania.
OSIWA supports the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms and widespread civic participation. Includes news, programs and grant information.
Gives information about the negative impact of drought and locusts upon crop production in the west Africa with a special focus on the nations of Niger, Mali and Mauritania. Page includes the organization's response to this issue and press releases.
Suggests that better communication and local participation in the region would help to support social, political, economic, women's health, and adult learning.