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Guinea’s ruling military proposes two-year transitional timeline

– – The ruling military in Guinea has now proposed to exit power in two years, according to government spokesman Ousmane Gaoual Diallo. This shorter timeline for a transition to elections of 24 months is a revision of the earlier a 36-month timeline. The regional body, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had earlier rejected the 36-month transition… Read More
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Ecowas suspends staff recruitment after withdrawal threat by Nigeria

– – West African regional bloc ECOWAS has suspended ongoing recruitment of staff after Nigeria threatened to withdraw from the regional group. The threat of withdrawal according to Nigeria was because of what it alleges to be nepotistic staff recruitments. Nigerian representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja last week claimed some principal officers in the regional bloc have allegedly… Read More
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Nigeria threatens to leave ECOWAS over nepotistic recruitment

– – Nigeria has issued a threat to withdraw its membership from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The threat of withdrawal according to Nigeria is due to what it alleges to be lopsided staff recruitments. Nigerian representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja claim some principal officers in the regional bloc have allegedly defied a directive to… Read More
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Guinea: One shot dead amid protests against coup leaders

– – Anti-government protests broke out in Guinea on Thursday leading to at least one death and several others wounded. More than 100 protesters have also been arrested by authorities. The violent anti-government protests have been sparked by concerns that Guinea’s ruling junta is delaying restoring civilian rule. The opposition coalition has expressed regret at the death and injuries that… Read More
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Gambia’s Alieu Touray takes over as ECOWAS commission president

– – There has been a change of management at the ECOWAS Commission as the tenure of the management led by Jean-Claude Kassi Brou came to an end after four years. Brou handed over to a new management led by Dr. Omar Alieu Touray from The Gambia. Touray’s tenure started on Wednesday July 13, 2022 and will now operate from… Read More
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Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Embalo elected ECOWAS chairman

– – Guinea Bissau President Umaro Embalo has assumed the position of ECOWAS Chairman for the next one year. He was elected at the Accra Summit to succeed Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, who held the position for almost two years. The Sixty-First Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States… Read More
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ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso

– – West African leaders have announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Mali amid progress by the coup leaders there to transition into civilian rule. At their summit in Ghana’s capital, Accra the ECOWAS leaders expressed happiness at the new time table presented by Mali following months of negotiation. The ECOWAS envoy to Mali, the former Nigerian President, Goodluck… Read More
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ECOWAS leaders hold summit in Accra to review developments in the sub-region

ECOWAS leaders have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra where they are meeting for the 61st ordinary session of the authority of heads of state and government. The West African leaders are discussing several developments that have taken place in the sub-region over the past year as they forge a better future for the regional body. At the summit a new… Read More
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Mali: ECOWAS condemns extended military governance

– – The West African regional bloc Ecowas has condemned the decision of the military government in Mali to extend the transition to civilian government by two years while negotiations continue. Mali’s junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goïta, on Monday signed a decree fixing the length of the transition period to 24 months. He signed a decree read out on state… Read More
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ECOWAS sets new poll deadlines for Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea

West African coup states – Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea have been given new deadlines to ensure elections take place to return them into civilian rule. Leaders of the regional bloc, ECOWAS on Friday after their summit in Ghana’s capital Accra agreed to give Mali’s military transitional government 12 to 16 months to hold elections. In a statement the heads… Read More