Ecowas demands release of Mali opposition leader

Posted by - July 28, 2020

West African presidents have demanded the release of one of Mali’s opposition leaders, Soumaila Cissé. He was kidnapped by an unknown group just days before the now-disputed parliamentary elections on 25 March. The demand was made as part of a plan by the West African regional bloc Ecowas to resolve Mali’s ongoing political crisis. Tens

ECOWAS court dismisses suit against Nigeria over independent candidacy

Posted by - July 2, 2020

The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has dismissed a suit by Obinna Umeh and six others, challenging Nigeria’s laws, which bars independent candidacy in election contests. A three-member panel of justice presided by the court’s President, Justice Edward Asante, held that Nigeria did not breach any convention or charter. The

ECOWAS updates practice direction, enables virtual court sessions

Posted by - May 27, 2020

The ECOWAS Court of Justice says it has updated its Practice Direction to enable the virtual conduct of Court sessions. The court also said that it has updated the electronic filing of processes, according to the Supplementary practice direction. A copy of the Practice Direction document, signed by the court’s President, Justice Edward Asante, and

ECOWAS dissociates self from Madagascar COVID organics

Posted by - May 7, 2020

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has denied claims that it ordered a package of COVID Organics (CVO) from Madagascar and extricates self from reports of a donation from Madagascar regarding the herbal cure. In a May 6 press release, the ECOWAS Commission said it dissociates itself from the claims saying it did not “order a

ECOWAS recognises Umaro Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau

Posted by - April 24, 2020

Months after Guinea-Bissau’s disputed presidential election, leaders in the West Africa bloc, ECOWAS, have acknowledged the victory of Umaro Sissoco Embalo. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Economic Community of West African States said the decision followed “a thorough analysis of the political situation in the country.” The development signifies a diplomatic victory for Sissoco

ECOWAS Meets Sept. 14th Over Growing Threats Of Terrorism

Posted by - September 13, 2019

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be holding an extraordinary meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso tomorrow, 14th September, to deliberate on the growing threats of terrorism in the region. The summit has been described as a turning point in the fight against terrorism in the geographical area according to the ECOWAS commission president Jean

President Buhari emerges ECOWAS chairman

Posted by - August 1, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday, Tuesday 31, July elected as the Chairman of the  Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The election was during the 53rd session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Lome, the capital of Togo. According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the

Breaking! President Buhari travels to Naimey, Niger Republic

Posted by - October 24, 2017

President Muhamadu Buhari has left the country for Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic. He is to attend an ECOWAS Task Force Meeting on Common Currency. He is accompanied by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. This was revealed on Monday in a statement by the Presidency, signed by the Special

ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian govt to pay $75,000 to family of dead military cadet

Posted by - October 10, 2017

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $75, 000 to the family of a deceased cadet of the Nigerian army, Elshadai Kwasu, for alleged violation of the deceased right to life. The deceased, a 19-year-old military cadet, died during the conduct of a waterman-ship training in April 2015. Following his