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Military Invasion Imminent As West African Leaders Prepare To Remove Yahya...

AFRICANGLOBE - The refusal of out going President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia to agree to step down honourably on January 19, 2017 following his loss of the December 1, 2016 presidential election to the coalition of opposition parties' candidate, Mr. Adama Barrow, has left the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders with no other option than to eject him from office by military force.

Jammeh Calls ECOWAS Decision To Deploy Troops To Gambia ‘An Act...

AFRICANGLOBE - President Yahya Jammeh says the West African community's decision to send troops into The Gambia to force him to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, is "a declaration of war". Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, deployed troops to The Gambia on Thursday after Jammeh said he would not accept the results of December's election, in which he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

New Nigeria, New Ecowas

AFRICANGLOBE - Could the arrival of a truly democratic Nigeria be the final piece of the puzzle for ECOWAS's big economic integration projects? Certainly, for a single currency the regional body needs Abuja on board. Nigeria represents 77% of West Africa's gross domestic product, and its economy would be the guarantor of any single currency.

ECOWAS: Nigerian Elections Free And Fair

AFRICANGLOBE - The Economic Community of West African States Observer Mission, has declared Nigeria's presidential and National Assembly elections met the acceptable criteria of being free and transparent.

ECOWAS Members Against Nigeria’s Industrialization Bid

AFRICANGLOBE - Fifteen out of the 16 ECOWAS countries have ganged up against Nigeria’s industrialisation even as the Federal Government has sworn not to sign any trade agreements that will harm the Nigerian manufacturers. No country can develop without protecting its industries and Nigeria stands the risk of having its market flooded with European goods with resultant negative effect on our industries and economy, if EPA is endorsed in its present form.

West African Economy Records 6.9% Growth In 2012 – ECOWAS

AFRICANGLOBE - The West African economy grew at a rate of 6.9 percent during the year 2012, an increase over the 5.9 percent in 2011, regional bloc ECOWAS announced March 1, 2013. The achieved economic growth in the sub-region was more than double the global rate, according to a report delivered at the just-ended 42nd ECOWAS Summit in Ivory Coast.

Countdown to Military Intervention in Mali Begins

AFRICANGLOBE - Mali is looking forward to assistance from the international community to stabilise the country and hold elections. Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra...

West African Leaders Approve Military Plan for Mali

West African leaders have approved a military strategy to help Mali retake control of the north of the country from Arab terrorists. Leaders from the...

China, ECOWAS Sign Agreement On Infrastructural Development

In continuance of strategic far East investments in Africa, China signed an agreement on infrastructural development and economic cooperation with the Economic Community of West African...

Mali: Towards Intervention in Mali

After weeks of shuttle diplomacy, speculation and contradictory signals, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) now have the backing of the Malian...

China Offers Military Aid to Mali In Fight Against Arab Terrorists

China has offered to support Mali’s military in its fight against Islamist rebels who have seized northern parts of the country, according to a...

West African Leaders Finalize Blueprint for Intervention in Mali

The West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) and the government of Mali have agreed on the conditions of a military operation in northern Mali. On...

Mali: The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action

In the absence of rapid, firm and coherent decisions at the regional (Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS), continental (African Union, AU) and...

West African Defense Chiefs Meet On Mali

West Africa's defence chiefs will be meeting in Abidjan to finalize the road map for the deployment of ECOWAS Mission in Mali (MICEMA). The two-day...

Mali Requests African Military Assistance to Free North

Mali's interim leader has made a formal request to West African regional body ECOWAS for military assistance to help free the country's north, which...

Coward African Leaders: Military Intervention in Mali a Last Resort

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will continue to follow the path of diplomacy and dialogue in the resolution of the Arab...