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Definitions of West Africa are more consistent than those for other African regions, with 16 countries, all but Mauritania being members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The first column below includes AfricaFocus Bulletins on Ghana and Nigeria. The second column includes other West African countries. For background links on all countries, including those not yet covered in AfricaFocus Bulletin, visit the countries page.

Nigeria

   May 24, 2017   Nigeria: Corruption Undercuts Boko Haram Fight
   October 18, 2016   Ghana: New Debt Trap
   April 27, 2016   Nigeria: Shapes of Violence, 2
   April 27, 2016   Nigeria: Shapes of Violence, 1
   September 14, 2015   West Africa: Tax Giveaway Follies
   January 13, 2015   Nigeria: Elections/Security Disconnect
   December 1, 2014   USA/Nigeria: Uneasy Alliance
   June 9, 2014   Nigeria: Beyond the Hashtag Debates
   April 7, 2014   Nigeria: Security Forces and Insecurity
   March 25, 2014   Nigeria: Corruption & Its International Partners
   February 26, 2014   Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
   October 27, 2013   Nigeria: Cycle of Violence in Northeast
   June 5, 2013   Nigeria: Counterproductive Counterterrorism
   Apr 11, 2013   Nigeria: #Offshoreleaks
   Nov  5, 2012   Nigeria: "Security" Forces Escalate Insecurity
   Jun 20, 2012   USA/Africa: Reject "Terrorist" Designation for Boko Haram
   Jun  1, 2012   USA/Africa: Rising Pressures for Militarization
   Aug 12, 2011   Nigeria: Past Time for Oil Cleanup, 1
   Aug 12, 2011   Nigeria: Past Time for Oil Cleanup, 2
   Mar 18, 2011   Nigeria: Can Elections be Fair?
   Dec 14, 2010   USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 1
   Oct 19, 2010   Nigeria: Enabling Corporate Crime
   Oct  3, 2010   South Africa: Media Matters
   Jun  5, 2010   USA/Nigeria: By Way of Comparison
   Mar  5, 2010   Nigeria: New Human Development Report
   Mar  5, 2010   Nigeria: Reforming Shell?
   Oct 29, 2009   Africa: Climate Change and Natural Resources
   Jul 10, 2009   USA/Africa: Obama in Ghana, What Kind of Change?
   Jun 12, 2009   Nigeria: Delta Violence Past & Present
   Jun 12, 2009   Nigeria: Midterm Results Disappoint
   Apr 14, 2009   USA/Nigeria: Halliburton Fallout
   Jan  13 2009   Ghana: Economic Challenges
   Jan  13 2009   Ghana: Political Kudos
   Oct 31, 2008   USA/Nigeria: Chevron on Trial
   Jul 16, 2008   Nigeria: Curse of the Black Gold
   Feb 26, 2008   Nigeria: Prison System Report
   Aug 14, 2007   Nigeria: AIDS Advice Available
   Aug  1, 2007   USA/Africa: Questioning AFRICOM, 2
   May 14, 2007   Nigeria: Election Aftermath
   May 14, 2007   Nigeria: Fair and Square?
   Aug 13, 2006   Nigeria: Swamps of Insurgency
   Nov 13, 2005   Nigeria: Delta Oil & Human Rights
   Oct 27, 2005   Nigeria: Debt Deal Views
   Oct  3, 2005   Africa: Whose Energy Future?
   Jul  5, 2005   Ghana: Playing Chicken
   Mar 29, 2005   Ghana: Medical Skills Drain
   Jan 26, 2005   Nigeria: Human Rights Report Released
   Dec 19, 2004   Ghana: Election Commentary
   Sep 22, 2004   Nigeria: Shari'a Manipulation
   Dec 18, 2003   Nigeria: Oil and Violence

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