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ECOWAS chairman urges global support to solve Malian socio-political crisis

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Chairman for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged world leaders to lend their...
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West African leaders demand Mali junta appoint civilian leaders

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West African leaders have demanded that Mali "immediately" appoint civilians to the roles of interim president and prime minister after the military took power...
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ECOWAS gives Mali one week to form transitioning government

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The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has given Mali a one-week period effective...
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West African sub-regional bloc ECOWAS expects fresh elections in Mali in 12 months

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) expects Mali to organize new elections and install a constitutionally-elected government within 12 months, Ghana's Minister...
Ecowas Leaders Meet On Mali S Political Crisis

ECOWAS leaders meet on Mali’s political crisis

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An Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting to resolve the political crisis in Mali opened at the Peduase Lodge, Aburi Tuesday. The...
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Chief commends Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as ECOWAS Chairman

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Togbe Adzimah V, Divisional Chief of Gbi- Abansi in the Hohoe Municipality has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his election as Chair...
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Akufo-Addo’s election as ECOWAS Chair confirms his stellar leadership – Veep

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s election as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a confirmation of his stellar leadership...
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Ousted Malian President Keita leaves for UAE for medical treatment

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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Malian president ousted by a military coup in August, left Saturday evening for Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE),...
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Ghana denies alleged intimidation and maltreatment of Nigerians

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The Ghanaian government has denied any act of intimidation or maltreatment of Nigerian nationals in the country. The government  stressed that  there was no targeting...
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ECOWAS and Mali’s military junta reach no consensus on power transition

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The mediation delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mali's military junta failed to reach a consensus on the issue...
The spokesperson of the mutineers, Col. Maj. Ismael Wague (C) speaks during a press conference in Kati, near Bamako, Mali, on Aug. 19, 2020. Mali's mutinous soldiers on Wednesday announced the creation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) to lead a political transition toward general elections following the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the dissolution of the National Assembly and the government. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

ECOWAS mediation delegation, Malian coup-makers reach compromises as disagreements remain

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The mediation delegation of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Saturday night concluded a second round of meetings with members of the National...
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West African states demand Mali president be reinstated after coup

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday demanded Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita be reinstated after a military coup. "We demand the immediate...
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Mali president resigns after military coup

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Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation on live television in the early hours of Wednesday morning following a military coup. "I've decided to...
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Detained by mutinous soldiers, Malian president announces resignation

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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, currently detained by mutinous soldiers in the military camp in Kati, a town close to Bamako, announced late Tuesday...
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UN Security Council voices concern over political unrest in Mali

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The UN Security Council has expressed deep concern over the latest political tensions in Mali and called for restraint. In "press elements" released on Monday...
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West Africa Health Organisation marks 33rd anniversary

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The West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), marks 33rd anniversary milestone as the Health Institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a...

1 dead, some 20 injured in anti-president protest in Mali

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At least one person died and some 20 were injured during an anti-president protest Friday in Mali's capital Bamako, hospital sources said Friday evening. ...
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ECOWAS declares support for candidature of aspiring D-G of WTO

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The authority of Heads of State and Government of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have jointly endorsed the candidature of Dr Ngozi...

Nigerian president calls for caution on regional common currency

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned his counterparts in the West African region against possible dangers brought by the regional common currency, Eco. Buhari made...
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Intentionally Making the ECOWAS Poor

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Who else do West Africans blame for intentionally making the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) very poor, if the solution to making...
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Ghanaian president urges local strategies to combat COVID-19 in Africa

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged leaders in Africa to fashion out local strategies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak...
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ECOWAS recongnizes Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recognized on Thursday the victory of Umaro Sissoco Embalo in the second round of the presidential...
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COVID-19 FIGHT: WAHO assures continued medical supplies for West African states

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The statutory health body for the West African sub-region has allayed the fears of a possible shortage of medical supplies in the sub-region amid...
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UNIDO and EU strengthen capacity of Ghanaian cosmetic producers

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the European Union (EU) commenced a two-day capacity building conference for Ghanaian cosmetic manufacturers...
The incumbent president of Guinea-Bissau Jose Mario Vaz votes at a polling station near the presidential palace in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Dec. 29, 2019. Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff kicked off here on Sunday between two former prime ministers, Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Guinea postpones legislative election and constitutional referendum

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Originally scheduled for March 1, Guinea's double ballot for the legislative election and the constitutional referendum has been postponed for two weeks, President Alpha...
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African communities vulnerable to climate change

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African experts and policymakers have expressed joint concern over the vulnerability of African communities to the adverse effects of climate change. Some 200 sustainable development...
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Liberia signs MoU with neighboring countries to lower telephone roaming charges

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The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) on Tuesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with neighboring West African countries to lower telephone...
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West African leaders set to probe Nigeria’s border closure

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West African leaders have agreed to launch a probe into Nigeria's land border closure with neighbors, a spokesman for the Nigerian president confirmed on...
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ECOWAS, Monetary Zones and the Dialectics of Regional Integration

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Currency reforms must be linked to genuine unity and sovereignty There has been much discussion and debate over the potential for adoption of a new...
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ECOWAS urged to step up fight against trans-border crimes

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been asked to do more to fight crimes on the borders of member states to...