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ECOWAS Imposes Travel Ban, Freezes Assets of Guinea Coup-Makers

ECOWAS Imposes Travel Ban, Freezes Assets of Guinea Coup-Makers

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday imposed a travel ban and froze the financial assets of the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD) for overthrowing Guinea’s constitutionally elected government. ECOWAS said it would work closely with the United Nations, African Union, European Union and other bi-lateral and multi-lateral countries to […]

ECOWAS Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security

ECOWAS Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security

ECOWAS Commission held a two-day virtual meeting on the 21ST and 22nd December 2020 in commemoration of the 20TH anniversary of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS).  UNSCR 1325 was the adoption by the United Nations Security Council in 2000, which calls for increased representation of women […]

ECOWAS Galvanizes Support to Increase Women Participation In Electoral Processes in the Region in Collaboration with UN Office to the African Union

ECOWAS Galvanizes Support to Increase Women Participation In Electoral Processes in the Region in Collaboration with UN Office to the African Union

The Directorate of Humanitarian and Social Affairs engaged virtually with ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), Women Leaders, ECOWAS Election Assistance and Democracy and Good Governance Divisions, Civil Society Organisations and Independent Experts to fashion ways to increase effective engagement, participation and inclusion of women in the electoral processes and representation in Political and Governance […]

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At least 21 people have died in unrest in Guinea which broke out following last week’s disputed presidential election. International envoys have travelled to Conakry to try and reduce tensions. RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since 19 October, including officers of the security forces. The opposition claims figures are […]

ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

The Heads of States and Government of the Economic Community of the West African States or ECOWAS announces the lifting of sanctions imposed on the Republic of Mali following the 18 August 2020 military takeover in that country, which led to the arrest and detention of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and some members of his […]

ECOWAS Countries Require $50m To Battle Coronavirus

ECOWAS Countries Require $50m To Battle Coronavirus

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) yesterday said that about $50 million is required by West African countries to tackle Coronavirus. It said that amount will be used to create an ecosystem and put in place, critical personal protection equipment, laboratory supplies, communication and coordination strategies towards Coronavirus response. The Director-General of WAHO, Prof. Stanley […]

Liberia Seeks 30 Percent Women In ECOWAS Parliament

Liberia Seeks 30 Percent Women In ECOWAS Parliament

Liberia’s Vice President Madam Jewel Howard Taylor calls for 30 per cent women representation at the ECOWAs Parliament, which is convening an extraordinary session in Monrovia, Liberia. She said if the regional body subscribed to a minimum of 30 per cent women representation, it means governments in the ECOWAS region must support said agenda.VP Taylor […]

President Issoufou Mahamadou Of Niger Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

President Issoufou Mahamadou Of Niger Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have elected President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger as the chair of ECOWAS for a one-year term. Mahamadou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking over from the outgone President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. A communiqué read by […]

Enhance Women’s Capacity in Conflict Prevention, Resolution -Mohammed Ibn Chambas

Enhance Women’s Capacity in Conflict Prevention, Resolution -Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The United Nations Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has advocated the urgent inclusion of women in conflict prevention and resolution to sustain peace in the sub-region. “Today, there is a positive momentum in West Africa in terms of the awareness of promoting women leadership and participation in peacemaking because […]

Nigeria Wins AU – Peace Security Council Seat

Nigeria Wins AU – Peace Security Council Seat

A Nigerian has again been re-elected for another three years term as a member of the African Union Peace Security Council (AU-PSC). The election took place at the just concluded 34th Ordinary Session of the African Union, AU, at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A statement by the Nigerian Ambassador to the Federal Democratic […]

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