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ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso

– Advertisement – 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,… 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
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ECOWAS holds summit on Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali

– – The heads of state in West Africa are holding an extra-ordinary summit on Friday in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. The ECOWAS leaders will be discussing the political situation in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso, where soldiers recently seized power. These three countries are already under sanctions after their coup leaders failed to comply with ECOWAS directives to… Read More
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Mali’s coup leaders and Ecowas fail to reach a deal on poll date

– – Mali’s political crisis remains unresolved after the country’s coup leaders and those from the regional bloc, ECOWAS failed to agree on a new poll date. The West African nation has been under harsher sanctions from ECOWAS and the European Union after interim President Assimi Goïta and his team prolonged the transitional period. There were plans for elections this… Read More
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ECOWAS to deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau after coup attempt

– – ECOWAS leaders have said they will be deploying troops to Guinea-Bissau to help stabilize the country after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt. The country’s president Umaro Sissoco Embaló revealed this week that he and his cabinet were targeted in a coup attempt while attending a meeting. Gunfire was heard near the ministerial building where the meeting was taking place… Read More
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Why ECOWAS didn’t impose sanctions on Burkina Faso

– – Ecowas heads of state have decided against imposing any sanctions on Burkina Faso after concluding their meeting in Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday. Soldiers seized power Burkina Faso last month, ousting President Roch Kabore, an action that led to Burkina Faso’s suspension from ECOWAS and the African Union. The West African leaders have asked the junta release unconditionally,… Read More
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ECOWAS leaders meet over resurgence of coups in the region

– – Ecowas leaders meeting in Ghana’s capital Accra for an extra-ordinary summit have expressed concerned about the resurgence of coups in the region. They fear the worrying trend could devastate the entire region if not tackled quickly as they discuss a way out in Thursday’s meeting. Last week soldiers seized power in Burkina Faso, ousting president Roch Marc Kabore.… Read More
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Guinea-Bissau President speaks after failed coup attempt

– – Calm has now returned to Guinea-Bissau after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt with the president Umaro Sissoco Embaló speaking out on the issue. He told reporters that calm has returned to the country after Tuesday’s incident assuring that the situation was now under control. Gunfire was heard near a ministerial building in Guinea-Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and… Read More