ARTICLES RELATING TO ECOWAS

Ex-Guinea military leader thwarted in attempt to return home

2015-08-27 12:49

Guinea's former military leader Moussa Dadis Camara was thwarted in an attempt to return to his home country from exile in Burkina Faso after the commercial flight he was travelling on was turned back, his lawyer says.

Guinea-Bissau's new PM sworn in

2015-08-21 08:32

Guinea-Bissau’s new prime minister Baciro Dja has been sworn in despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisis a week after the government was sacked.

Burkina parties challenge electoral law change

2015-06-30 23:22

Seven political parties from Burkina Faso have gone to a regional court to challenge a recent change to the country's electoral law barring those linked to deposed leader Blaise Compaore from running for office.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Ecowas urges Togo vote delay

2015-03-26 05:18

West African regional bloc Ecowas has urged Togo to delay its presidential election over claims the voter register was flawed, its chair says

West African leaders consider new force to fight Boko Haram

2015-01-17 10:33

West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and will hold a regional summit next week to discuss the issue.

AU, Ecowas welcome new Burkina Faso leader

2014-11-17 22:29

The African Union and the West African regional bloc have welcomed the appointment of diplomat Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso's interim president.

Burkina army declines to join transition talks

2014-11-08 21:07

Burkina Faso’s army has declined to join talks with the opposition and civilian groups on a transition government.

Togo's president to lead Ebola response

2014-11-07 10:21

West African leaders have appointed Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe to supervise the region’s efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic, which has killed nearly 5 000 people.

Burkina talks agree 1-year transition, polls in Nov 2015

2014-11-06 07:35

Burkina Faso’s army, politicians and civil society leaders have agreed to a one-year political transition with elections in November 2015 following highly charged crisis talks.

 

Burkina excludes ex-President's allies from legislative polls

2015-08-26 16:09

Burkina Faso’s constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former Blaise Compaore’s ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election.

Burkina MPs seek treason trial against ousted leader

2015-07-17 14:36

Lawmakers from Burkina Faso’s interim parliament have adopted a resolution asking the High Court to put deposed leader Blaise Compaore on trial for “high treason” and violating the constitution.

West African leaders to discuss presidential term limits

2015-05-19 18:20

West African leaders are due to discuss a proposal aimed at limiting presidential mandates to two terms at a regional summit, official say.

Togo voter list agreed

2015-04-08 21:26

All of Togo's presidential candidates have agreed on an updated but still 'imperfect' voter roll, removing an obstacle that had forced a delay in the election.

Nigeria, Cameroon mistrust stalls fight

2015-01-21 05:00

Mistrust between Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon as well as disagreements over how to deploy troops against Boko Haram have stalled efforts to set up a regional force.

Schools in Guinea closed amid Ebola to reopen

2015-01-16 14:51

All schools in Guinea are set to open after being closed amid the deadly Ebola outbreak, Guinea’s health minister says.

Burkina deadline dropped

2014-11-11 22:37

The African Union is still urging a transfer of power from the army to a transitional government in Burkina Faso, but is no longer threatening the country with sanctions if the handover is not done within two weeks.

Ecowas pleads for new Ebola plan

2014-11-08 10:01

West Africa's regional bloc has called for international help to go beyond immediate medical care for Ebola-hit nations.

Burkina Faso leader angry at regional mediators

2014-11-07 08:15

Burkina Faso's military leader has lashed out at regional mediators, saying he wasn't concerned about a two-week deadline imposed by the AU for him to hand over power or face crippling sanctions.

African leaders in Burkina to urge army to hand over power

2014-11-05 14:43

Three west African leaders have arrived in Burkina Faso to pressure the country’s army into keeping its promise of a speedy handover of power to civilian government after the fall of president Blaise Compaore.

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