Tag Archives: ECOWAS

Nigeria renews suspension of flights to Niger as part of ECOWAS resolutions

Nigeria renews suspension of flights to Niger as part of ECOWAS resolutions

The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed the suspension of commercial flights from Niger Republic to Nigeria and from Nigeria to the nation’s northern neighboring country. This was part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) resolutions against the Niger Republic, which on July 26, 2023, ousted its …

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?We are done with ECOWAS.? – Burkina Faso Leader, Ibrahim Traore reveals reasons they are leaving West African bloc (video)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) failed to support Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali in their fight against terrorism and failed to respect its own values by imposing sanctions, said Burkina Faso’s interim leader Captain Ibrahim Traore. Speaking in an interview with Cameroonian journalist Alain Foka, Traore said …

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ECOWAS court refuses to grant two Nigerian journalists $1m compensation for unlawful arrest by Nigerian security operatives; Orders FG to amend press law

ECOWAS court refuses to grant two Nigerian journalists $1m compensation for unlawful arrest by Nigerian security operatives; Orders FG to amend press law

  The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has ordered the federal government to amend some sections of the Nigerian Press Council Act of 1992. Isaac Olamikan and Edoghogho Ugberease, two Nigerian journalists — had sued the federal government in 2021 for violating their rights to …

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ECOWAS is undoubtedly in trouble, but it still has potential

ECOWAS is undoubtedly in trouble, but it still has potential

In the past three years, four countries from the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have experienced a military coup and an unlawful change of leadership Consecutive coups in Niger (July 2023), Mali (August 2020 and May 2021), Guinea (September 2021) and Burkina Faso (January and September 2022) have raised questions about the …

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Burkina Faso, Mali deploy warplanes to Niger Republic after ECOWAS threat

Burkina Faso, Mali deploy warplanes to Niger Republic after ECOWAS threat

Burkina Faso and Mali have reportedly deployed warplanes to the Niger Republic following the Economic Community of West Africa’s possible armed intervention to restore democracy in the West African country.   Niger’s state television reported joint efforts by Mali and Burkina Faso in support of Niger and the deployment of …

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