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Nigerian president reiterates support for stability in West Africa

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reiterated the country’s commitment to bolstering peace, security, and political stability in West African countries. Efforts are being made by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore order in Mali, Guinea, and Burkina …

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ECOWAS chairman urges political stability in West Africa

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday urged collective and decisive action to subdue the resurgence of political instability in West Africa. Opening the extraordinary summit by leaders of the regional body in the Ghanaian capital, …

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ECOWAS suspends membership of Burkina Faso

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended the membership of Burkina Faso over a military coup, said a communique issued by the regional bloc. The decision was made by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the regional body during …

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ECOWAS imposes harsher sanctions on Mali

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday announced a flurry of harsher sanctions on Mali. Leaders of ECOWAS gathered in an extraordinary summit to deliberate on the situation in Mali. In the communique after the summit, the regional body said …

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ECOWAS imposes sanctions on Malian transitional authorities

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday imposed sanctions on the Malian transitional authorities in response to their claim of inability to meet the transition deadline of February 2022 for holding elections. A communique, issued after the Third Extraordinary Session of the Authority …

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ECOWAS suspends Guinea’s membership over coup

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended the membership of Guinea, which has been gripped by a military coup, said a communique issued by the ECOWAS late Wednesday. The decision was made at a virtual meeting of the organization, convened by ECOWAS Chairman Nana …

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