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Burkina Faso, Two Others Pull out of ECOWAS

The military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger had announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, saying it had become a threat to member states. The ECOWAS Commission, however, said the community is ready for a “negotiated solution” with the three countriesBut the Presidency in its immediate reaction […]Continue Reading

Nigeria Submits Report to ECOWAS Parliament

The Nigerian Delegation to ECOWAS Parliament says the government is worried about the human rights situation in the country including violations that occurred during the off-cycle governorship elections in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa states. The Delegation expressed its worry while presenting the country’s report at the ongoing second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament Continue Reading

US Backs ECOWAS’ Decision on Niger

The United States has backed the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in calling for the restoration of democracy in Niger Republic. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, in a statement, said the United States was pleased with the determination of ECOWAS to explore all options for the peaceful resolution of the crisis. “Democracy […]Continue Reading

Eight ECOWAS Leaders Arrive Abuja over Niger

Eight leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, have arrived in Abuja ahead of the summit which is centered on the coup in Niger republic. As of the time of filing this report, the eight leaders that have arrived are President Julius Maada Bio (Sierra Leone), President.Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco (Guinea Bissau), President […]Continue Reading

ECOWAS Decries Attempted Coup in Niger

The Economic Community of West African States, Wednesday condemned in strong terms “attempted coup d’état in Niger. In a statement posted on its website, the regional body called on the “coup plotters” to free the democratically elected president, Mohammed Bazoum. “ECOWAS has received the news of an attempted coup d’Etat in Niger with shock and […]Continue Reading

Burkina Faso Coup: Ousted Leader Runs to Togo

The Togolese government has confirmed that ousted Burkina Faso leader, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba fled to Togo following a military coup. A report on Monday by France 24 said Togo’s Minister of Communication and government spokesman, Akodah Ayewouadan had confirmed that Damiba was in the country as part of its commitment to “peace in the […]Continue Reading

ECOWAS Leaders lift Sanctions on Mali

West African leaders have announced the lifting of sanctions against the military regime in Mali. The heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) meeting in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, accepted a proposal by the Malian military to hold elections and return to civilian rule by March 2024. The bloc had […]Continue Reading