The history of West Africa can be divided into five major periods: first, its prehistory, in which the first human settlers arrived, developed agriculture, and made contact with peoples to the north; the second, the Iron Age empires that consolidated both intra-African, and extra-African trade, and developed centralized states; third, Major polities flourished, which would undergo an extensive history of contact with non-Africans; fourth, the colonial period, in which Great Britain and France controlled nearly the whole of the region; fifth, the post-independence era, in which the current nations were formed.
West Africa (1917-2005) was a weekly news magazine that was published in London for over 80 years and closed in 2005.
It was first published on 3 February 1917 from offices in Fleet Street, with the commercial backing of Elder Dempster Shipping Line and the trading company John Holt. It was to appear weekly, at a price of sixpence per copy. Its first editorial explained its raison d'etre:
The magazine was intended as "an open forum for the discussion of every question involving the welfare of the peoples of West Africa.... It offers itself as a friend to every cause which holds out a prospect of advancing the position of West Africa as a prosperous and contented member of the Empire...".
Having begun as a source of news about events and issues in the British colonies of West Africa as well as a link between the colonial power and its administrators in the field, for 80 years West Africa magazine was considered a major source of information about the region.
In the mid-1960s is was the target of a successful takeover bid by Cecil Harmsworth King’s media empire. In 1978 it began to publish poetry and fiction by some of the continent's leading writers. The literary editor from 1978 was Robert Fraser, followed in 1981 by the Booker Prize–winning novelist Ben Okri. In 1993 a commemorative volume was published, entitled West Africa Over 75 Years: Selections from the Raw Material of History, edited by the magazine's then editor, Kaye Whiteman (1936-2014), and researched by Kole Omotoso, Ferdinand Dennis and Alfred Zack-Williams.
Laurel Wilson looked at the djembe drum’s move out of west Africa and into, particularly, the Caribbean; Ricardo Burt, clubber, radio-maker and runner, gave us a piece about what running can do for the clubbing community; and in An Turas, we heard from five poets from around Scotland, who spoke in various dialects and languages.
The Station Manager of WestAfricaDemocracyRadio (WADR), Mrs ... This has been particularly evident in West Africa, which has a history of coups as a means to end conflicts or address governance issues ... Agnes John-Thomasi, the Station Manager of West Africa Democracy Radio, offered insights into this concerning trend.
The milestone makes the country the first in WestAfrica and the fourth on the entire African continent to embrace this cutting-edge radio technology. DAB represents a state-of-the-art radio broadcasting system that revolutionises how audio content is transmitted through the airwaves.
"Voters arrive at polling booths early," the WestAfricaDemocracyRadio said, and stressed the long lines for voting before the arrival of election officials ... His first term was marked by a major economic crisis, with youth unemployment at 60%, one of the highest in West Africa ...
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In addition to the African AmericanSongbook featuring a 12-piece band, a slate of performers, ranging from musicians to poets, includes.Amadou Kouyate, 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Djeli (oral historians / musicians of WestAfrica)BeBe Winans, gospel and ...
Ceesay explained that the electricity market in WestAfrica called the West Africa PowerPool, interconnects member states allowing for the sourcing of electricity from areas with excess to deficit points, while allowing for selectivity of the cheapest sourcing of electricity.
Cleverly is participating in the ongoing restoration of the dignity and past glory of Sierra Leone as the country that was home to the first university in WestAfrica, the first to have a railway, a radio station, a newspaper, pipe-borne water, cars, schools and so on.