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ISS: A huge step forward in tackling piracy in the Gulf...

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Today, 13 March, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission will inaugurate the multinational maritime coordination centre (MMCC) for a...

Mali to meet northern Tuareg rebels in Algiers on July 16

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Mali government officials will meet northern Tuareg separatist rebels in Algiers on July 16, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday,...

16 countries train, familiarize, partner during Western Accord 2014

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In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command's Exercise Western...

Clean bill of health for Guinea-Bissau vote

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Observers from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS said Guinea-Bissau's weekend election was free and fair and called on international donors to...

ISS: Nigeria pulls out of MINUSMA: Protest or prioritisation of domestic...

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During the 43rd ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States...

ECCAS and ECOWAS take steps to improve maritime security

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Nations from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement...

W.Africa bloc orders Mali rebels to end attacks

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West African regional group ECOWAS ordered Tuareg rebels to end hostilities against the Malian authorities and to give up the territories they...

W.Africa bloc cites intimidation before Gambia vote

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West African regional group ECOWAS said it would not send observers to Gambia's presidential election after its fact-finding mission found signs of...

Ignore fears, boycott call and vote: Liberia’s Sirleaf

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf urged voters to ignore a poll boycott called for by her rival, saying the move was illegal and...

West African bank in talks to raise US$1.5 bln from China

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West African ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) is in talks to raise US$1.5 billion from Chinese banks to finance projects...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...