2020 in West Africa
The following lists events that happened during 2020 in West Africa, including Benin , Burkina Faso , Cabo Verde (English: Cape Verde) , The Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Côte d'Ivoire (English: Ivory Coast) , Liberia , Mali , Mauritania , Niger , Nigeria , Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha ; Senegal , Sierra Leone , and Togo .
The 16 independent countries and one territory have a combined population of 401,861,254.
Benin declared itself a republic as the Republic of Dahomey on December 4, 1958, and gained its independence from France on August 1, 1960. The name People's Republic of Benin was adopted in 1975 and Republic of Benin on March 1, 1990. The capital is Porto-Novo.
- Chief of state: President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (since December 29, 2015)
- Head of government: Prime Minister Christophe Dabiré (since January 24, 2019)
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)Edit
- Chief of state: President Jorge Carlos Fonseca (since September 9, 2011)
- Head of government: Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva (since April 22, 2016)
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)Edit
- Chief of state
- Head of government: Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly (since January 11, 2017)
The Gambia achieved independence on February 18, 1965, as a constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth. It became the Republic of The Gambia within the Commonwealth on April 24, 1970. It was part of the Senegambia Confederation from 1982–1989. It left the Commonwealth in 2013 and rejoined in 2018. The capital is Banjul
- Chief of state and Head of government
Ghana was the first black country south of the Sahara to gain its independence when it became an independent self-governing member of the Commonwealth on March 6, 1957. The Republic of Ghana was established on July 1, 1960. The capital is Accra.
- Chief of state and Head of government
- Chief of state: President Alpha Condé (since December 21, 2010)
- Head of government: Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana (since May 22, 2018)
- Chief of state:
- Head of government: Prime Minister Faustino Imbali (since October 29, 2019)
The Republic of Liberia declared its independence from the United States on July 26, 1847, but it was not recognized until February 5, 1862. Liberia was the first independent modern republic of Africa. The capital is Monrovia.
- Chief of state and Head of government
The Mali Federation became independent after negotiations with France on June 20, 1960 and broke up to months later. The Republic of Mali was founded on August 22, 1960, which is recognized as Independence Day. Liberation Day is celebrated as November 19, 1968. The capital is Bamako.
- Chief of state: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (since September 4, 2013)
- Head of government: Prime Minister Boubou Cissé (since April 23, 2019)
- Chief of state: President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani (since August 1, 2019)
- Head of government: Prime Minister Ismail Ould Bedde Ould Cheikh Sidiya (since 5 August 2019)
- Chief of state: President Mahamadou Issoufou (since April 7, 2011)
- Head of government: Prime Minister Brigi Rafini (since April 7, 2011)
The Federation of Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960, while retaining the British monarch, as nominal head of state and Queen of Nigeria. In 1963 the nation established the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The capital is Abuja
- President: Muhammadu Buhari (APC) (since May 29, 2015)
- Vice President: Yemi Osinbajo (APC) (since May 29, 2015)
- Chief Justice: Mahmud Mohammed
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaEdit
- Chief of State: Queen Elizabeth II (since February 6, 1952)
- Governor of Saint Helena: Governor Philip Rushbrook (since May 11, 2019)
- Administrator of Ascension: Steve Chandler (March 2019—March 2020)
- Administrator of Tristan da Cunha: Sean Burns (since 2016)
On April 4, 1959, Senegal and French Sudan merged to form the Mali Federation, which became fully independent in 1960. The Federation broke up on August 20, 1960, and each country proclaimed independence. The Republic of Senegal and The Gambia formed the Senegambia Confederation on February 1, 1982; the union was dissolved in 1989. The capital of Senegal is Dakar.
- Chief of State: President: Macky Sall (since April 2, 2012)
- Head of Government: Prime Minister: Mahammed Dionne
- Chief of State, Head of Government, and Minister of Defense
- January 3
- January 6 – 2020 Gamboru bombing: 30 killed and 35 injured in a bomb explosion in Gamboru, Borno State, Nigeria.
- January 7
- Emeritus Archbishop of Lomé, Togo, Philippe Fanoko Kossi Kpodzro, calls for the suspension the February 22 presidential election to pave the way for electoral reforms.
- President João Lourenço of Angola congratulates Guinea-Bissau president-elect Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló for his December 29 election.
- January 8 – West Africa's largest wind farm opens in Taiba NDiaye, Tivaouane Department, Senegal.
- January 10 – Fête du Vodoun, Benin
- January 13
- Leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger join French President Emmanuel Macron in discussing security issues at a summit in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.
- President Issoufou Mahamadou fires Niger's army chief of staff after attacks against have killed at least 174 security force members since December.
- President-Elect for Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalóu, visits the Gambia.
- January 14
- Authorities in Ivory Coast say they rescued 137 children from Benin, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo, aged 6 to 17, who were the victims of traffickers and groomed to work on cocoa plantations or in prostitution.
- Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye, president of the Senegalese Olympic Committee, promises Dakar will be ready to host the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics.
- January 15
- The United States calls for a reduction of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with a new focus on protecting civilians. France and Russia oppose reductions.
- Senegalese-born American rapper Akon (Locked Up) announces that plans for his new city, called "Akon City" and located near the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport have been finalized. The new city will trade exclusively in his digital coin Akoin.
- The office of Karamba Diaby, who was born in Marsassoum Arrondissement, Sédhiou Region, Senegal, a member of the German Bundestag (English: Parliament) from Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt, and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, is shot at.
- The International Maritime Bureau (IMO) says piracy in the Gulf of Guinea increased 50% in 2019.
- January 16
- Three aid workers who were held hostage since 22 December 2019 are released in Borno State, Nigeria.
- Henry Costa, chairman of the Council of Patriots (COP), was arrested in Freetown, Sierra Leone on January 15. Despite an extradition request from Liberia, on January 16 Costa boarded a Royal Air Maroc flight, presumably en route to the United States.
- January 20: Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou warns that former president Yahya Jammeh will be charged and arrested if he returns to the Gambia.
- January 22 – Globeleq and the government of Togo sign an agreement to develop between 24MW and 30MW of reliable, low cost, 100% renewable energy to support Togo's industrial development.
- January 24
- January 26: Thousands protest against a roll-back in press freedom in the Gambia. 137 people are arrested in protests against President Adama Barrow.
- January 30 – Senegal encourages a transition toward eco-farming on a national scale to protect its food supply from the effects of climate change.
- January 31
- February 2
- February 3
- Armed gunmen kill 18 civilians in Lamdamol, Sahel Region, Burkina Faso. A week earlier, 39 people were killed in Soum Province for a total of 110 civilian deaths this year.
- A three-day workshop of the "Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend" (SWEDD) begins in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
- February 4: US $300 million (₤230 million) seized from former Nigerian president Sani Abacha's laundered accounts will be returned to Nigeria.
- February 5
- Mawlid (Birth of the Prophet)
- The African Development Bank (AfDB) signs a US$81.7 million loan agreement with Ghana to finance roads and community development along the 695-kilometer Eastern Corridor Road.
- The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize is awarded to President Macky Sall of Senegal and Bishop Munib Younan, the International Honorary President of Religions for Peace.
- February 6
- International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Voice of America reports that according to UNICEF, 97% of women in Guinea and 75% in Gambia, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Sierra Leone undergo (FGM).
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials dismantle an “impossible to replace” kora belonging to Ballaké Sissoko of Mali during a security check-in New York. A note of apology written in Spanish was left in the case.
- 5,000 African nationals from different countries cannot be evacuated from the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China because the countries do have the resources.
- Ghana's government promotes cashew farming.
- Liberia ends tariff on rice.
- February 7
- February 14
- Gunmen burn houses, steal livestock, and kill 21 people in Ogossagou, Mopti Region, Mali. 150 people were massacred in the same village a year ago.
- International flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, are diverted to Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, due to poor weather and complications with new equipment.
- February 16 – Twenty-four civilians are killed and three are kidnapped near a Protestant church in Yagha Province, Burkina Faso.
- February 17 – Twenty people, including women and children, are trampled to death during a stampede of Nigerian refugees waiting for food in Diffa, southeastern Niger.
- February 18 – Independence Day, The Gambia
- February 19 – Umaro Sissoco Embola is scheduled to be inaugurated as president of Guinea Bissau
- February 22 – 2020 Togolese presidential election. Incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe wins reelection with 72% of the vote.
- February 24 – The United States shifts its military mission in Africa to training as American lawmakers oppose troop reductions.
- February 28 – Nigeria confirms the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- March 1 – Republic Day, Benin
- March 6 – Independence Day, Ghana
- March 8 – International Women's Day
- March 12
- Senegal reports 13 cases of COVID-19. Testing results are available in four hours (compared to a week in the U.S.), and scientists at Dakar's Pasteur Institute are working on a test that can produce results in ten minutes.
- At least 18 African countries, including Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Togo report cases of the novel coronavirus. Most are in single figures, and no deaths have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa. All major public events and air travel have been restricted in Kenya.
- March 14
- Canadian Edith Blais and Italian Luca Tacchetto, who were kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018, are released in Mali.
- March 15
- Senegal imposes travel restrictions, bans cruise ships, and closes schools for three weeks in response to the coronavirus. They also ban public gatherings for a month including Muslim and Christian pilgrimages.
- Mauritania imposes travel restrictions and closes schools for three weeks in response to the coronavirus.
- In a historic first, all Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are withdrawn from their host countries.
- March 16 – Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday, Liberia
- March 17 – The Niger Armed Forces say they have killed 50 members of Boko Haram in Toumour.
- March 22 – 2020 Guinean legislative election and a constitutional referendum: Voters approve changes to extend the presidential term for twelve years.
- March 24 – Between 50 and 75 Nigerian soldiers are ambushed and killed by Boko Haram in Goneri village, Yobe State, Nigeria.
- March 26
- March 29 – The 2020 Malian parliamentary election, originally scheduled for November 25 and December 16, 2018, then moved to April 2019 and then to June 2019, is held on Sunday amid kidnappings and bombings; nine people are reported dead.
- March 30 – Sierra Leone removes restrictions on pregnant girls who wish to go to school. Around 30% of girls in Sierra Leone become pregnant and 40% are married by the age of 18.
- April 3 – Four soldiers and 63 jihadists are killed in fighting in the Tillabéri Region of Niger.
- April 4 – Senegal Independence Day
- April 6 – Protesters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, destroy a coronavirus center, saying it was too close to a residential area.
- April 11 – Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, invites the Chinese ambassador to the AU to discuss allegations of discrimination and mistreatment of hundreds of Africans in Guangzhou, southern China.
- April 13
- Easter Monday
- 14,000 cases of COVID-19 and 788 deaths have been reported across Africa. Cases by country: Benin – 35, Burkina Faso – 497, Cape Verde – 8, The Gambia – 9, Ghana – 566, Guinea – 250, Guinea-Bissau – 38, Ivory Coast – 574, Liberia – 50, Mali – 105, Mauritania – 7, Niger – 529, Nigeria- 323, Senegal – 280, Sierra Leone – 10, Togo – 76
- April 15 – Finance ministers from the Group of 20 agree to put a hold on debt service by poor countries so they can concentrate their efforts on health service and ending the pandemic. 76 countries will be able to participate in the plan, including 40 from Sub-Saharan Africa. $8 billion in private loans and $12 billion in loans from other countries will be frozen for the remainder of 2020 and possibly beyond. Another $12 billion in multilateral loans from organizations such as the World Bank is also under consideration.
- April 17 – Considerable fake news about the coronavirus is circulating in Africa.
- April 20 – COVID-19 pandemic: Ghana lifts lockdown rules in Accra and Kuasi, citing improved coronavirus testing and the "severe" impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable. Ghana reports 1,042 cases and nine deaths from the virus and 68,000 people have been tested.
- April 22 – The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the number of malaria deaths in Africa may double this year as efforts to curb the disease wind down.
- April 24 – Concord Day, Niger
- April 25 – COVID-19 pandemic: Burkina Faso has 629 cases and 41 deaths, including Rose Marie Compaore, the second Vice President of the parliament. About 50 doctors were confirmed positive this week.
- April 28 – Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister and leader of the Patriotic Movement of Côte d'Ivoire Guillaume Soro is fined $7.6 million (£6.1 million) for embezzlement and money laundering. Soro, who lives in exile in France, says the move is designed to remove him from the 2020 Ivorian presidential election.
- April 27
- April 29
- May 1 – Labour Day and International Workers' Day
- May 2 – A french soldier is killed during Operation Barkhane by terrorists in Mali. Two other soldiers were injured in the April 23 attack in the Liptako region of southeast central Mali.
- May 6
- May 8 – Guinean-born Roman Catholic Cardenal Robert Sarah finds himself in the middle of a controversy over COVID-19.
- May 9 – Jihadist activity in Burkina Faso forces the closing of gold mines.
- May 13
- May 14 – National Unification Day, Liberia
- May 17 – COVID-19 pandemic: Fears grow of spread of the virus as mosques reopen in the region.
Predicted and scheduled eventsEdit
April and MayEdit
- May 20 and 21 – Laylat al-Qadr, Ivory Coast (Islamic Night of Decree)
- May 21
- May 23 and 24 – Eid al-Fitr Islamic Festival of Breaking the Fast
- May 25 – Africa Day
- May 27 – Children's Day, Nigeria
- May TBA – Guinea National Assembly and Presidential elections
June and JulyEdit
- June 1 – Youth Day (Dia da Criança), Cabo Verde
- June 12 – Democracy Day, Nigeria
- July 5 – Independence Day, Cabo Verde
- June 21 – Martyrs' Day, Togo
- July 22 – Revolution Day, The Gambia
- July 26 – Independence Day, Liberia
- July 30 – 31: Eid al-Adha Islamic Festival of the Sacrifice
August and SeptemberEdit
- August 1 – Independence Day, Benin
- August 3
- August 4 – Founder's Day, Ghana
- August 5 – Independence Day, Burkina Faso
- August 7 – Independence Day, Côte d'Ivoire
- August 15 – Assumption of Mary
- August 19 – 20: Islamic New Year
- September 21 – Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, Ghana
- September 22 – Independence Day, Mali
- September 24 – Independence Day, Guinea-Bissau
October through DecemberEdit
- October 1 – Nigerian Independence Day
- October 2 – Independence Day, Guinea
- October 5 – 6: Grand Magal of Touba, Senegal
- Oct 28 – 29: Prophet's Birthday
- October 31 – 2020 Ivorian presidential election
- November 5 – Thanksgiving, Liberia
- November 14: Readjustment Movement Day, Guinea-Bissau
- November 22 – 2020 Burkinabé general election
- November 28 – Independence Day, Mauritania
- November 30 – William V.S. Tubman's Birthday, Liberia
- December 4 – Independence Day, Benin
- December 7 – 2020 Ghanaian general election
- December 11 – Proclamation of the Republic, Burkina Faso
- December 18 – Republic Day, Niger
- December 25 – Christmas Day
- December 26 – Boxing Day
Film and videoEdit
African Film Festival at the University of California, Berkeley, March 4-May 8, 2020.
- November 29, 2019 – 1 February 1, 2020: 2019–20 CAF Champions League group stage
- December 1, 2019 – 2 February 2, 2020: 2019–20 CAF Confederation Cup group stage
- January – Groups are announced for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification in October.
- January 17 – 21 June: 2020 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament
- February 4 – The Chinese construction firm that is renovating the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex (SKD) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, pleads with Liberians to maintain the stadium.
- February 20 – 29: 2020 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament, Diamniadio, Senegal
- May TBA – Finals of 2020 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament Began January 2020
- June 21 – Finals of 2020 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament
- October 5 – October: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Second Round
January and FebruaryEdit
- January 5 – Issiaka Ouattara, 53, Ivorian rebel general (First Ivorian Civil War).
- January 9
- January 19
- January 22 – John S. Pobee, 82, Ghanaian theologian
- January 27 – James Houra, 67, Ivorian painter.
- February 2 – Peter Aluma, 46, Nigerian basketball player (Liberty University, Sacramento Kings)
- February 4 – Asiwaju Yinka Mafe, 46, Nigerian politician.
- February 12 – Victor Olaiya, 89, Nigerian highlife trumpeter
- February 14
- February 16 – Erickson Le Zulu, 41, Ivorian disc jockey; liver cirrhosis
- February 20 – Emmanuel Emovon, 90, Nigerian chemist and academic
March and AprilEdit
- March 1 – Pa Kasumu, 66, Nigerian actor.
- March 2 – Edward Kwabi, Ghanaian journalist (TV3 Ghana)
- March 5 – Solomon Berewa, 81, Sierra Leonean politician, Vice-President (2002–2007).
- March 12 – Mobio Besse Henri, 42, Ivorian boxer
- March 17 – Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, 61, Bissau-Guinean politician, Acting President of the National People's Assembly (2009, 2012) and Acting President (2012–2014).
- March 18
- March 21 – Eldred D. Jones, 95, Sierra Leonean literary critic
- March 22 – Ifeanyi George, 26, Nigerian footballer (Enyimba, national team); traffic collision
- March 27 – Jacques F. Acar, 88, Senegalese-born French doctor
- March 29 – Opoku Afriyie, 75, Ghanaian soccer player (Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, national team)
- March 30 – Kwasi Owusu, 72, Ghanaian soccer player (Ghana national football team)
- March 31 – Pape Diouf, 68, Senegalese journalist, COVID-19.
- April 4 – Founéké Sy, 33, Malian soccer player (Korofina, Sanat Naft, national team); traffic collision
- April 7 – Thomas Mensah, 87, Ghanaian judge
- April 10 – Jacob Plange-Rhule, Ghanaian physician, Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons; COVID-19
- April 11 – Edem Kodjo, 81, Togolese politician, Prime Minister (1994–1996, 2005–2006) and Chairperson of the African Union Commission (1978–1983).
- April 14 – Akin Euba, 84, Nigerian musician.
- April 17 – Abba Kyari, 67, Nigerian politician, Chief of Staff to the President (since 2015), COVID-19.
- April 18 – Sékou Kourouma, Guinean politician and political aide, Chief of Staff to President Alpha Condé, COVID-19.
- April 20 – Marie Rose Guiraud, 75, Ivorian dancer and choreographer
- April 21
May and JuneEdit
- May 2 – Bernard Nyarko, Ghanaian actor; colon cancer
- May 3 – Mohamed Ben Omar, 55, Nigerien politician, vice-president of the National Assembly (2009–2010, 2011–2016), founder and president of the PSD (since 2015)
- May 4 – Garba Nadama, 82, Nigerian politician, Governor of Sokoto (1982–1983)
- 2020 in Ivory Coast
- 2020 in Nigeria
- 2020 in Senegal
- 2020 in politics and government
- 2020s in political history
- Economic Community of West African States
- Community of Sahel–Saharan States
- 2020 in East Africa
- 2020 in Middle Africa
- 2020 in North Africa
- 2020 in Southern Africa
- COVID-19 pandemic in Africa
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- Liberia: Weah Issues Executive Order Suspending Tariff On Rice
- Liberia, EU Sign 3.5 Million Euros Development Cooperation Pact
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