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    • He was elected as chairman at the 53rd session of the ECOWAS Summit of Heads of states in Lome on Tuesday.

    President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has been elected as chairman of ECOWAS to take over from Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe.

  • Written By Abban Stanley - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) comprises eight Francophone, five Anglophone and two Lusophone countries.

    • The bloc said “We wish to dissociate ECOWAS and its health Institution, West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), from this claim and to inform the general public that we have not ordered the said CVO medication.”

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it has not ordered a package of Covid Organics (CVO) medicine from a third country.

    • The President of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Honourable Justice Edward Amoako Asante has been re-elected for a second term of two years by his peers.

    The President of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Justice Edward Amoako Asante has been re-elected for a second term of two years by his peers.

    • To worsen matters, rebel groups are operating in various parts of the Northern sector of the country making it extremely difficult for peace to prevail. Thus, as a country, ...

    The political crisis in Mali following the seizure of power by the military is quite worrying. It creates a condition of insecurity and uncertainty in the life of that country. During the consultative meeting in Accra, all sides to the conflict together with stakeholders in the sub-region came up with frank discussions from various viewpoints as a way of ensuring a peaceful return to constitutional rule. The military junta wants to rule the country for three years before handing over power to civilian rule. Other stakeholders to the meeting are of the view that as much as possible the country needs to return to civilian rule without any further delay. It is therefore expected that the ECOWAS chair with the support of other sub-regional leaders will be able to strike a deal with the military leaders so as to ensure peace in Mali.

    • “We, in Ghana, are determined to do whatever we can to enable us (to) join the Member States of UEMOA, soon, in the use of the eco, as, we believe, it will help remove trade and monetary barriers,” President Nana Akufo-Addo’s office said in a statement.

    Ghana’s government said it is determined to join a West African currency that will replace the France-backed CFA franc as soon as next year in eight regional countries, but it urged members of the currency union to ditch a planned peg to the euro.

    • Political unrests in Mali began to mount following the re-election of President Keita in 2018. Opposition parties cited massive voting irregularities in the presidential election which recorded low turn-outs.

    Written By Dr Ebenezer Ashley - In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people paraded the streets of Bamako in Mali to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The protesters were believed to have been mobilized by an influential Muslim leader, Mahmoud Dicko under the auspices of the June 5 Movement – Rally of Patriotic Forces. The Rally of Patriotic Forces is a coalition of leaders from disparate civil society, social and political groups in the country. On Friday, 24th July this year, leaders of Ghana, Cote d’ivoire Nigeria, Senegal and Niger from the ECOWAS bloc held talks with the Malian President Ibrahim Keita and key figures of the opposition protest movement to broker peace.

    • He was elected at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger and replaces Nigerien President, Muhamadou Issoufour.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    • Heads of States of the Authority at its extraordinary session held on February 2, 2021, via Videoconference decided by general consensus that President Akufo-Addo will continue as ECOWAS Chairman for one more year.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-appointed for a second term as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

  • Declaration By The Government Of The Republic Of Ghana On The Adoption Of The ‘ECO’ By UEMOA

    • The Centre’s role will be to warn Government of threats to human security, propose appropriate action, and coordinate and ensure monitoring of the implementation of response to the warning as part of a broader effort by member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    A 10-member Taskforce to draw up modalities and facilitate the establishment of a National Early Warning Centre in Ghana has been inaugurated at the Jubilee House, Accra.

    • In their statement, the leaders condemned the arrests by Mali’s military, which they said violated mediation steps agreed to last September, a month after a coup d’etat led by the same man who has now again taken power in Mali, Col. Assimi Goita.

    West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali.

  • “You only have power over people if you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power—he's free again.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Two Hundred Years Together. It is evident that a few of the leaders left in Africa especially the West African sub region are oblivious of this quote. Thanks to the cold war and greed this area became the bedrock of coups and civil wars that striped the citizenry of almost everything. Over the past twenty-five years however, democracy seems to be taking hold country by country, ridding the people of the tyranny of a few.

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