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Military regimes an aberration in sub-region, says ECOWAS mediator to Mali , Jonathan Nigeria’s former President and Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of the Wise (CoW), Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said the sub-region would not accept the five-year transition period proposed by the military government in Mali because itContinue reading “ECOWAS REBUKES MALI OVER APPROVAL OF 5YRS INTERIM TENURE FOR MILITARY GOVERNMENT”

Failed Coup Attempt in Guinea Bissau

Reports have emerged where the Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló has addressed the public saying everything is under control after the military stormed the Palace of the Republic as he was set to address the country. The head of state speaks to the nation after a group of armed men fired bazooka shots and machine-gunContinue reading “Failed Coup Attempt in Guinea Bissau”

EU Goes for Military Leaders in Mali

The European Union has agreed to impose travel bans and asset freezes on five members of Mali’s military rulers a day after the junta in Bamako ordered the French ambassador to leave the country. France, on its side, has said it – along with EU partners – is reviewing its military presence in Mali. TheContinue reading “EU Goes for Military Leaders in Mali”

ECOWAS Delegation in Burkina Faso

A team from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS is currently in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, to hold talks with junta leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba. The UN’s office for West Africa and the Sahel head Mahamat Saleh Annadif is also set to join the mission. The talks have been necessitated by the political instabilityContinue reading “ECOWAS Delegation in Burkina Faso”

ECOWAS goes for Burkina Faso and Mali

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on Burkina Faso and Mali on Friday, Ivory Coast’s information minister said on Wednesday, after military takeovers in both countries. Army officers in Burkina Faso ousted President Roch Kabore on Monday in West Africa’s third coup in nine months, followingContinue reading “ECOWAS goes for Burkina Faso and Mali”

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: the Case of Guinea Conakry

ByJohn Moono A famous adage says “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.” This is something that the powers that be across the world should always remember. It is undeniable fact that Politics and Business affect our day to day lives. It is for this reason that Greek Philosophers coined the term Democracy, which means theContinue reading “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: the Case of Guinea Conakry”

Former Mali Prime Minister Arrested

Mali’s former Prime Minister Boubèye Maïga has been arrested over alleged corruption during the purchase of a presidential plane seven years ago. His lawyer Kassoum Tapo said details about his Thursday arrest were still unclear. Mr Maïga is said to have been involved in the alleged overpricing of former President Ibrahim Keïta’s plane. He wasContinue reading “Former Mali Prime Minister Arrested”