"The new electric bike is a very good bike, it is very economical and there is no need to do an oil change, there is no need to replace the engines and other parts. Just change the battery." Octave De Souza, electic motorbike driver
West African leaders met in Accra Tuesday to discuss terrorism and worsening security in the region. The Accra Initiative members, which include Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Togo, are discussing preventing spillover of terrorism from the Sahel. European forces have been withdrawing from the region while Russian influence has been growing.
Representatives from Gulf of Guinea neighbor countries Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo met Thursday in Accra. Their first major talks including EU representatives come at a time when the death toll of victims of the Islamic State-allied and Al Qaeda militants in the Sahel keeps rising.