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Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger Discuss New Confederation After ECOWAS Exit

Ministers from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger met in the Burkinabe capital on Thursday to discuss creating a confederation. Foreign ministers of the three nations backed the creation of a confederation as part of a long-term goal of uniting the West African neighbours within a federation, at a meeting in December in the Malian capital […]

We won’t rejoin ECOWAS, release Bazoum 

General Abdourahamane Tchiani, leader of the military junta in Niger Republic, has declared that none of the three Sahel countries, including Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, which recently withdrew from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have intentions of seeking re-admission to the regional bloc. In an interview with newsmen in Niamey, General […]

AU Expresses “Deep Regret” About ECOWAS Exit of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger

The African Union has said it feels “deep regret” over the withdrawal of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger from ECOWAS. Its President, Moussa Faki Mahamat, “calls on regional leaders to intensify the dialogue between the ECOWAS leadership and the three aforementioned countries”, which last Sunday accused the West African bloc of posing a threat to […]

FG says Nigeria Open for Engagement with Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed sadness over the pronouncement by the Military authority in the Republic of Niger indicating that the Republics of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have withdrawn membership of their countries from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a statement on Monday, a spokesperson for the Ministry […]

Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso Quit ECOWAS

The military juntas in West African nations Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger jointly have announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States on Sunday. The juntas accused ECOWAS of being influenced by foreign powers, and failing to assist the military-led countries in addressing “existential” threats like terrorism.  The juntas in a […]