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Some agreement, but issues remain as West African mediators meet Mali...

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Mediators from West Africa’s regional bloc reached agreement on certain points in talks with Mali’s military junta that are aimed at returning the country...

Region’s presidents plan Mali visit as junta, opposition close ranks

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West African presidents plan to fly to Mali as regional powers escalate efforts to block a coup-driven regime change, two sources said, after an...

West Africa proposes plan to resolve Mali crisis; opposition unimpressed

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West Africa’s regional body on Monday proposed a four-point plan to resolve Mali’s political crisis that it says should be implemented within ten days,...

West African presidents to head to Mali to help solve crisis

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A delegation of at least three West African leaders will head to Mali this week to try to end a political crisis that has...

Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS proposals on ending political crisis

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An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least...

ECOWAS recognises Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president

West African regional bloc ECOWAS recognises Umaro Sissoco Embalo as winner of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election as it attempts to draw a line under a...

$1 billion pledged to fight Islamist militancy

West African leaders pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ECOWAS bloc...

ISS: West Africa doesn’t need another counter-terrorism force

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On 14 September, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso....

ECOWAS sanctions imposed on top Guinea-Bissau residents

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes accusing them of...

ECOWAS extends Gambia military mission

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West African troops extended a military mission in Gambia by a year after entering the country in January to force out longtime...

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS is ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking implementation of a deal...

West African force in Gambia to be reduced to 500 soldiers...

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Thousands of soldiers from West African bloc ECOWAS will start returning home this month from Gambia, from where long-time leader Yahya Jammeh...

Regional force’s mission in Gambia extended by three months

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A West African military operation that pressured Gambia's long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, to step down and flee into exile has had its...

Gambia’s Barrow asks regional force to stay for six months

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Gambia's new president Adama Barrow has asked a West African military operation, which pressured his predecessor to go into exile after he...

ISS: 28th AU Summit – ECOWAS raised the bar, but will...

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The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya...

ISS: 28th AU Summit – Alarm bells beyond the Gambia

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For the African Union (AU) leaders attending the 28th AU Summit, the peaceful resolution of the Gambia's electoral crisis by the Economic...

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia’s Jammeh according to Senegal minister

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West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile,...

Deadline issued for Jammeh after West African military halt Gambia operation

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West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders...

U.N. backs West African efforts to install new Gambia president

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed efforts by West African states to ensure Gambian President Adama Barrow assumes power from...

ISS: Gambia – a test of ECOWAS’ commitment to democracy

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While many of US President-elect Donald Trump's opponents vowed to boycott his inauguration on Friday, across the Atlantic, opponents of tiny Gambia's...

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