Tag Archives: ECOWAS

President Buhari Condemns Mutiny In Mali: ‘It Is Time For Unconstitutional Authority To Act Responsibly’

President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated complete disapproval over the unconstitutional removal of President Ibrahim Keita-led government of Mali by the country’s military. He made the condemnation on his official twitter account on Thursday August 20, noting that Nigeria backs the international community’s effort for wider consultations to speedily resolve the situation. He wrote, “The events in Mali…

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Nigeria Reportedly Receives Food Items Worth $4 Million From ECOWAS

In order to cushion the impacts of humanitarian needs in four member states including Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has sent a donation of food items worth $4 million. ECOWAS Commissioner for Gender and Social Affairs, Ms Fatima Jagnemade, disclosed the news during the commemoration of the 2020 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja…

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Mali’s President Ibrahim Keïta Resigns After Military Coup, Dissolves Parliament

According to AFP, Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has resigned his position in order to avoid “bloodshed” hours after his arrest by mutiny troops following  a long political crisis in the embattled West African nation. On Tuesday many international media reported that the President and Prime Minister, Boubou Cise, were detained and drove to a…

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Mutiny Looms As Mali’s President, Prime Minister Have Been Reportedly Arrested

The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been detained by mutineering soldiers, multiple international media report. According to one of the leaders, who requested anonymity the public officials are under their control. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our control,” he told AFP…

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Malian Protesters Return To The Streets Demanding President’s Resignation After Truce

On Tuesday August 11, thousands of protesters returned to the streets in Mali Tuesday, resuming their months-long push for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who they accuse of presiding over corruption and impunity and the dissolution of the country’s constitutional court. Demonstrators gathered in a central square in the capital Bamako despite rainfall and pleas…

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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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ECOWAS Leaders Appoint President Buhari As Champion Of Regional COVID-19 Response

President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed the Champion of COVID-19 response in the sub-region by the Presidents of West African countries, under the aegis of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government. According to a statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the appointment took place…

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Ghana Re-Open Nigeria’s Shops Now – Nigerian Traders Storm ECOWAS In Protest

Today being Monday, 24th September, 2018, The National Association of Nigerian Traders stormed the ECOWAS secretariat located in Abuja to protest the alleged closure of shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana. Speaking during the protest, the President, NANT, Barrister Ken Ukaoha, said that the association is protesting the alleged victimization of Nigerian businessmen in Ghana.…

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Osinbajo Hosts Togolese President in Aso Rock Villa

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday evening, received President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Togolese President was newly elected Chairman of ECOWAS. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo assured him of Nigeria’s support…

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Burkina Faso’s Justice Jérôme Traoré Emerges ECOWAS Community Court President

  ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on Saturday in Abuja elected Justice Jérôme Traoré from Burkina Faso as its new President. This is contained in a press statement issued by the court through Mr Sunny Ugoh, the head of the information department of ECOWAS. The statement said that Jérôme took over from Justice Maria Do…

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