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Mali expels West African bloc envoy -foreign ministry

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Mali’s transitional government has given the special representative from West Africa’s main regional bloc 72 hours to leave the country over “actions incompatible with...

Guinea junta brushes off impact of ECOWAS sanctions

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The leader of Guinea's recent coup told a delegation of West African leaders he was not concerned about new sanctions imposed by the regional...

ECOWAS goes the sanctions route against Guinea and Mali

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West Africa's main regional bloc imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali's post-coup transition - its toughest response yet to...

‘Serious decisions’: West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

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West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders...

West African regional bloc suspends Guinea after coup

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West Africa's main political and economic bloc suspended Guinea's membership on Wednesday following a weekend military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde and dealt...

Guinean political prisoners freed, regional bloc to discuss coup

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Guinea's military leaders have freed scores of political prisoners before a meeting of West African leaders to discuss their response to Sunday's coup that...

West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable...

Top Malians resign

Mali's interim president and prime minister resigned on Wednesday, two days after they were arrested by the military, an aide to the vice president...

ISS: Slow progress for West Africa’s latest counter-terrorism plan

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With several task forces and initiatives already operating, securing commitment for one plan was never going to be easy. More than a year after adopting...

ISS: Côte d’Ivoire should learn lessons from past election crises

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A failure to link current and past electoral problems is leading the country down a democratic dead end. The crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has considerably...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...