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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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Military coup in Guinea condemned by UN, regional bodies

Conakry, Guinea | Xinhua | International organizations such as the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as some governments condemned the military coup in Guinea on Sunday and called for release of the country’s president. Earlier on Sunday, heavy …

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Colonel Assimi Goita sworn in as transitional president of Mali

Bamako, Mali | XINHUA | Colonel Assimi Goita was officially sworn in as Mali’s transitional president by the Supreme Court on Monday. In a speech, the new Malian transitional president called for cohesion to meet all challenges, including the organization of fair, credible and transparent elections at the expected time. …

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Cipla to manufacture lifesaving medicines for ECOWAS, Zazibona regions

    Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited has been approved to market antiretrovirals and malaria medicines  to the ECOWAS and ZAZIBONA regions Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CiplaQCIL) recently acquired approval to manufacture and distribute lifesaving medicines to the ECOWAS and ZAZIBONA regions in Africa. The company was …

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Ousted Malian president released by military junta

Bamako, Mali | XINHUA | The current governing body of Mali, National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), announced on Thursday that it has released ousted Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who had been “secured” in a military camp in Kati. On its Twitter account, the CNSP confirmed …

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas | CLAIRE FELTER | Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Some postcolonial …

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