Momentum drains from West African common currency plans

West Africa map Hopes raised by West African leaders of finally launching this year their “Eco” common currency, in the pipeline for three decades, have faded as the coronavirus crisis and squabbling over severing the remaining monetary ties to former colonial ruler France snarl progress. Chiefs of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States…

ECOWAS to reject forceful change of Govt in Mali

The Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to reject the forceful change of government in Mali. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said this on Tuesday, September 15, while speaking after representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS on the situation in Mali. Daily…

ECOWAS peacekeeping troops to leave Guinea-Bissau

ECOWAS The mission of a West African peacekeeping force in Guinea-Bissau has come to an end after eight years in the country. They were deployed by regional bloc Ecowas in 2012 following a military coup against Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior after a disputed presidential election. The force of about 1,000 soldiers was mandated to…

Mali: ECOWAS serves Military junta ultimatum

The Authority of Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has asked the military junta in Mali to appoint a civilian transition head by 15 September. Daily Times had earlier reported that Mali’s military ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar on 18 August following a protracted internal conflict in the country. The…

Ghana’s Akufo-Addo is new ECOWAS chair

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has elected Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo as the new Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the regional body. The Ghanaian leader was elected during the 57th ECOWAS Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS Summit on…

Abide by the constitution, Buhari urges West African leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on West African leaders to stick to their constitutional term limits. According to findings by Daily Times, the comments follow decisions by Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara and Guinea’s President Alpha Condé to run for third terms in their respective countries. President Buhari’s comments were made during an in-person summit…

ECOWAS places single currency on hold

Indications emerged on Monday that the adoption of single currency by member States of the Economic Community of West African State ECOWAS, may be delayed on the back of the COVID-19 induced global economic crises Leaders of the sub-regional body, rising from their 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in…