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Pressure mounts on Liberia over delayed election

Pressure is mounting on Liberia to resolve its current political crisis after the Supreme Court ordered the country’s electoral commission to investigate claims of electoral fraud raised by an opposition political party.

Gambia joins calls for Togo’s Gnassingbe to resign

The Gambia has joined the opposition in Togo to call on Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe to resign as agitations continue in the West African nation for an end to the Gnassingbe dynasty which has lasted for 50 years.

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…