Browsing Tag

ECOWAS

Opinion: Never a dull moment in West Africa

Just like with the coup in Burkina Faso in Sept 2015, which was broken on twitter by the African Union’s Department for Political Affairs (@AUC_DPA), social media, with a special focus on twitter, is also where much of the developments…

ECOWAS calls for birth control in the sub-region

Senior politicians in the Economic Community of West African States Ecowas on Saturday called for measures to cut the birth rate in the region in order to bring the population explosion there under control. Deputies of Ecowas, Mauritania…

Morocco’s request to join ECOWAS approved

West African regional group Ecowas has in principle approved Morocco's membership application despite the country being in North Africa. But Ecowas leaders meeting in Liberia said the implications of its membership still needed to be…

Jammeh’s loyalists clash with ECOWAS troops

Six people have been seriously wounded in the Gambia after supporters of ex-President Yahya Jammeh clashed with regional forces deployed in the wake of post-election crisis earlier this year. A local journalist, Alhagie Jobe, tweeted that…

Soldiers exchange gunshots in Jammeh’s hometown

Soldiers from the ECOWAS mission in the Gambia and the Gambian military are reported to have exchanged gunshots among themselves in Kanilai. According to the BBC Afrique, the soldiers had gone to Kanilai, the birthplace of Mr. Jammeh who…