ARTICLES RELATING TO ECOWAS

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.

Widow of Nigerian Ebola victim also has virus

2014-08-31 14:40

The widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus, the state government has said.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

2014-08-28 14:19

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

Nigeria records 2 new cases of Ebola

2014-08-22 17:42

Nigeria says two more people have tested positive for Ebola, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the deadly virus in the country to 14, including five deaths.

WHO approves experimental Ebola drugs

2014-08-13 08:50

The World Health Organisation has authorised the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll topped 1 000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the outbreak.

 

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.

Mali talks: Separatists vow to speak with single voice

2014-09-15 13:39

Malian separatist militia have agreed to speak with a “single voice” in talks with Bamako on ending conflicts that still rage a year after Mali returned to democracy.

West African states call for open borders

2014-08-28 22:37

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States says.

Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

2014-08-28 12:47

A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveller from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities say.

Third person dies of Ebola fever in Nigeria

2014-08-13 10:16

A member of the West African regional body Ecowas has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, Ecowas says.

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

2014-07-29 07:00

A US man infected with the Ebola virus who boarded a plane en route to Minnesota has revealed weaknesses in stopping the deadly disease's spread.

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