ECOWAS

By IndepthAfrica
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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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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Dec 6th, 2012
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Johnnie Carson Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs As Prepared Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Washington, DC December 5, 2012 Thank you very much Chairman Coons and Members of the Committee for the opportunity to testify before yo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Dec 5th, 2012
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The head of ECOWAS’ 250-member Observation Mission for Ghana’s 7th December 2012 general elections, Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed optimism at the success of the polls based on satisfactory preparations and the country’s proven tradition and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Nov 17th, 2012
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By Ernst Wolff A special summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Nigerian capital of Abuja November 11 reiterated the readiness of the organisation to deploy 3,300 soldiers to the north of Mali before the start of the rainy season. ECOWAS spokesman Sunny Ugoh announced...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 5th, 2012
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Martin Ewi, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime, ISS Pretoria As Malians and West Africans, as well as the international community at large, anxiously await the outcome of the meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, 4 October, to review the Malian cris...
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Aug 1st, 2012
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As the Boko Haram conflict escalates in some parts of the North, Regional Editor (News), Olawale Rasheed, assesses the new international dimension to the insurgency, concluding that Nigeria has finally entered the global jihadist map. THE unrelenting terrorist challenges facing the country have final...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jul 18th, 2012
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Interim Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra Tuesday presented the roadmap for returning the country to civilian rule to Burkina Faso President Blaise Campaore, the chief mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Hamadoune Toure, Mali’s Minister for Communication and g...
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In Ghana
May 20th, 2012
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Ghana plans to deport illegal immigrants who were drawn to the country by its economic growth and prevailing stability. Most of the foreigners are into retail business and illegal gold mining while others are in the oil sector. Some citizens from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas)...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 18th, 2012
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About 70 soldiers from Burkina Faso were deployed in Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, the advance party of a 600-strong West African force that is due to replace Angolan troops and oversee a transition back to civilian rule. Plagued by decades of coups and instability and now also a major hub for cocaine s...