Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso’s military leaders ‘mean business’ – Senator Sani

The military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso have announced their formal departure from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), signaling a significant shift in regional alliances. Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, commented on the development through his verified X handle on Saturday, emphasizing the seriousness of the trio’s decision. Senator … Read more

ECOWAS expresses disappointment over Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger’s continued absence

Omar Touray, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has expressed disappointment over the ongoing absence of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger from the regional bloc. Despite numerous discussions, ECOWAS has been unable to convince these nations to reconsider their decision to withdraw. Touray made this statement during the opening ceremony of … Read more

Why we lifted sanctions on Niger Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso – ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) lifted sanctions on Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso to promote regional stability and security. Dr. Omar Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission, stated this at the close of an extraordinary session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Abuja on Saturday. He stated that the administration … Read more

ECOWAS suspends sanctions imposed on Niger, Mali, 2 others

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) lifted the economic sanctions imposed on the Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea. The decision was made on Saturday, February 24, in Abuja during an emergency summit on the political, security, and peace conditions in the ECOWAS subregion. The regional bloc, however, stated that political and … Read more

Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger confirm their plan to join new confederation

Ministers from Burkina Faso, Mali, and the Niger Republic intend to proceed with the formation of a confederation, the Malian foreign ministry announced on Thursday. This occurred when the three countries strengthened connections through an alliance that threatened larger West African unification. The newest meeting comes just weeks after the impoverished Sahel region’s neighbours declared … Read more

ECOWAS breaks silence over withdrawal of membership by Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has responded to the decision of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso to leave the regional grouping. The ECOWAS Commission released a statement on Sunday stating that the three countries had not properly notified the commission. The statement obtained by News24 Nigeria in Abuja, read in full : … Read more

BREAKING: Niger, Mali, 1 other West African country pull out of ECOWAS

The military governments of Niger Republic, Mali, and Burkina Faso have declared their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On Sunday, the countries’ military administrations announced their resignation from the regional union in a unified statement broadcast on Niger national television. According to Wion News, the leaders of the three … Read more

Niger coup: Military leader mobilizes Burkina Faso, Mali Soldiers against ECOWAS

Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani, the president of the junta in the Niger Republic, signed two decrees Friday allowing Mali and Burkina Faso to intervene militarily on Nigeriene territory should the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) follow through on its threat to send in soldiers to restore democracy. Additionally, it dismissed the French, German, and … Read more