Economic Community of West African States

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Jan 29th, 2013
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Since early 2012, a violent conflict has been brewing in Mali, one that has forced the international community to consider whether or not this North African country is another Afghanistan in the making. The conflict, fought primarily between the government of Mali and a host of insurgent groups, has ...
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In African Union (AU)
Jan 28th, 2013
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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, arrive Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, for the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union (AU) where he is expected to press further to secure the commitment of other African countries to send troops to p...
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Jan 26th, 2013
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by Ronald Ssekandi ADDIS ABABA,  — African leaders will gather here on Sunday for a two-day meeting, aiming to bring about the continent’s renaissance in the context of globalization. They will be meeting at the 20th African Union summit held under the theme — “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance”...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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A Malian soldier checks two civilians riding on a motorcycle in the recently liberated town of Diabaly January 24, 2013. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) During the course of the intervention in Mali led by France and members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), militants from the north ...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara is scheduled to leave for Addis-Ababa on Friday to take part in the 20th African Union (AU) Summit of the heads of state and government, an official source said on Thursday. The Malian crisis will be the main agenda of the meeting which will officially open o...
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Jan 21st, 2013
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The Real Stakes of the War Rocking West Africa A Malian soldier peeks through a doorway behind which Malian and French soldiers are stationed in Niono. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters) The last few months have shaken Mali to its core. In March 2012, the country’s 20-year relationship with democr...
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Jan 18th, 2013
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Expert says France fights to protect Europe’s ‘backyard’ Malian soldiers, helped by French troops, move a broken helicopter out a hangar to make room for more incoming troops at Bamako’s airport. The French military action in Mali serves not only to keep the unstable African n...
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Jan 17th, 2013
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By Paul D. Shinkman,usnews A State Dept. official says efforts in a former terrorist haven should be a model for action in Africa French soldiers prepare material to be loaded into a British army Boeing C-17 cargo aircraft arriving from British Brize Norton base en route to Bamako, Mali. A top State ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 8th, 2013
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On 21 December the UN Security Council approved sending an African-led intervention force to help Mali’s army reconquer the north of the country from Islamist militants. With ECOWAS and the army warily preparing an offensive, the country is now split. by Philippe Leymarie “What other country has expe...
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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4 African Elections You Should Pay Attention to in 2013 For many African countries, celebrations for the year 2013 are long over, and the continent now needs to focus on its internal issues. Over the course of the next year, issues like economic growth, human rights, international development will be...