ECOWAS, a once vibrant regional body but why the current low-approval rating among citizens?

Founded in 1975, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) took off with so much hope as the establishment was considered a step towards continental self-sufficiency, African unity and economic co-operation and integration. The ECOWAS with its highly rated objectives including a check on the regional democracy, the formulation and transcendent of economic and […]

ECOWAS hits Mali with ‘final’ tough sanctions as junta proposed 5years mandate

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS has pulled what seems to be a final plug on Mali with heavy sanctions as the Country’s junta proposed to extend transitional period by five (5) years against the demands of ECOWAS that, elections should be held in February 2022. In an extraordinary summit held in Accra Ghana on Sunday, […]

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS imposes new sanctions on Mali’s transitional leaders

West Africa’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed new sanctions on the leaders of Mali’s transitional government over delays in processes to return the country to constitutional rule after the coup which toppled the regime of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020. A communique from the regional body’s […]

West African ECO cannot be launched this year because of coronavirus – Alassane Ouattara

Eight Former French colonies announced earlier this year, the planned adoption of a common currency to replace the much-criticized French-backed CFA franc; the arrangement came with a package set to put an end to the exploitative 50% foreign exchange reserves kept in the French Treasury, see to the withdrawal of French representatives from the region’s […]

Ghanaian President has been elected as new ECOWAS Chairman

Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  The election took place during the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the Economic Community of West African States held in Niamey, capital of Niger. This […]

Mali Coup: ECOWAS leaders calls for reinstatement of President Keita

West African heads of states under the regional bloc ECOWAS, held an emergency virtual summit on Thursday demanding for the reinstatement of Ibrahim Baboucarr Keita as Mali’s leader. President Keita was ousted in a military coup on Tuesday by members of the arm forces The leaders said they would send envoys to Mali to help […]

Why Should The EU Finance ECOWAS Security Operation In The Gambia?

On May 28, 1975, Lagos, Nigeria, West African countries met to form a regional body called The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The founding fathers had a dream of building a robust regional bloc to improve the living standard of its citizens, but forty-five years later, ECOWAS is a skimpy slice of what […]