Economic Community of West African States

By IAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2014
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By Nurye Yassin Coming from the uprooted communities in the New World and Europe, the ideology of Pan-Africanism has been triumphant as a libratory force in freeing the people of Africa from the dungeons of European imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. Some posit that Pan-Africanism has suc...
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Aug 14th, 2013
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By Dawit Giorgis, The National Interest The Obama administration’s foreign policy is often criticized as “leading from behind.” The term appears to have been taken from former South African president Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, in which he recommended: “It is better to lead from behind and to put...
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Jul 18th, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica Abuja -It is essential that Mali’s presidential election be held as planned for July 28,this call was made by Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday at the opening of a summit of the 15-country Economic Community of West African States (...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2013
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ABUJA — The European Union on Tuesday pledged 50 million euros ($65 million) in support for the African force tasked with helping fight Islamist rebels in Mali. The international community in January promised to provide $455 million dollars to support the force, known as the International Support Mis...
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Apr 9th, 2013
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Mali Operation: Revised Approaches Alexander Mezyaev, Strategic Culture Foundation, It’s the third month since French troops entered Mali. The action entailed the involvement of the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA), an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) organ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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Ansaru’s murder of seven hostages over the weekend shows why it could become the most powerful jihadist group in the region. Through its murder of seven European and Middle Eastern hostages over the weekend in northern Nigeria, Ansaru has trumped Boko Haram through the propaganda of horror, at ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2013
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By Gregory R. Copley The Mali War will be neither simple nor quick, ‘though the players all wish it so. Timboctou, almost a year in the hands of militants, had fallen to French and Malian forces by January 29, 2013. It appeared to the world’s media that the domination of Northern Mali by self-styled ...
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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By Ramzy Baroud The British security firm G4S is set to rake in massive profits thanks to crises in Mali, Libya and Algeria. Recognized as the world’s biggest security firm, the group’s brand plummeted during the London Olympics last year due to its failure to satisfy conditions of a government contr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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Since the onset of the global financial crisis in the third quarter of 2007, emerging markets gained more prominence as they drove economic growth. Investors took an interest in emerging markets, which offered attractive investment opportunities relative to America and the rest of Europe which were r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2013
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Africa-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA) – A total of US$455.53 million has been pledged for the international intervention force in Mali and the country’s military, following a donors’ conference jointly organised here Tuesday by the African Union (AU), ECOWAS and ...