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 […]

$1 billion Bid for the fight against terrorism in West Africa

The heads of ECOWAS have announced a $1 billion bid to fight against the imminent threat posed by Islamist Terrorist Organizations in the region. The pledge was announced on Saturday at the end of the recent ECOWAS summit in the Burkina capital, Ouagadougou by Niger president Mahamadou Issoufou, who is  the head of the regional […]

West Africa bloc currency ECO to launch in 2020

ECOWAS, the Economic Community for West African States have adopted a single currency named Eco, which it plans to launch by 2020. Leaders of a 15-nation West African bloc have called for greater structural reforms as they step up efforts for the introduction of a shared currency, aimed to be launched in 2020. In a […]