Extensive observations taken during the recent DACCIWA (Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa) field campaign provide a vital new opportunity to evaluate satellite cloud products in TWA. Both surface and aircraft observations from this field campaign are used in combination with detailed case studies and statistical analysis to provide a holistic view of the performance of satellite cloud products. We focus on cloud products based upon measurements from the SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible InfraRed Imager) series of instruments, which, due to their geostationary orbit, have the advantage of providing high temporal resolution cloud observations of TWA. An improved understanding of satellite cloud product errors and uncertainties in TWA is vital to ensure that existing cloud products are used appropriately and to inform development of future satellite observations. This in turn will facilitate an improved understanding of regional clouds radiative effects and their impact on the monsoon circulation.