Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:01 GMT
The Struggle for Control in Mali's Restive North
[DW] The conquest of Kidal was a success for Mali's military regime -- but the north is still far from under control. Bamako is pursuing a tough military course, but jihadists and rebels are adapting their strategies.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:50:07 GMT
More Than 30 Killed in Mali Bus Crash
[DW] The bus fell off a bridge en route to neighboring Burkina Faso, carrying both locals and foreigners. Road accidents are common in Mali, with roads and vehicles suffering from poor conditions.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 06:15:52 GMT
What Withdrawal of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso Will Cost Ecowas - Official
[Premium Times] "The withdrawal of the three-member states could result in the halt or the suspension of all ECOWAS projects and programmes worth more than $500 million," a communique issued at the end of the Saturday extraordinary summit said.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:44:28 GMT
President Boakai Supports Lifting of Sanctions On Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
[Observer] In the following special statement issued today in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai supported the lifting of sanctions on Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, to pr...

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 23:44:36 GMT
Ecowas Lifts Sanctions On Guinea, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso
[Daily Trust] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted the economic sanctions imposed on Niger, Mali and Burkina-Faso.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:59:05 GMT
In the Spirit of Lent, Ramadan, Ecowas Lifts Economic Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Guinea
[This Day] *Says political and targeted sanctions remain in force*Tinubu urges Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali to rejoin sub-regional body

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 07:14:24 GMT
Why We Lifted Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso - Ecowas
[Premium Times] "West African single identity and regional integration and inclusion project is another programme that the three countries benefit from."

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:30:34 GMT
Ecowas Lifts Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Burkina-Faso
[This Day] Abuja -- The Economic Community of West African States has lifted economic sanctions on Niger, Mali and Burkina-Faso with immediate effect.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:39:39 GMT
Ecowas Lifts Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso
[Premium Times] ECOWAS urges Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali to reconsider their withdrawal from the subregional body.

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 14:33:40 GMT
For Peace in Sahel, African and U.S. Experts Urge Focused Partnership
[USIP] The past month has sharpened a decade-old question for U.S. and international policymakers: How best, in 2024, to help stabilize what is now the world's largest single zone of military rule and violent conflicts -- Africa's Sahel region? After...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:20:55 GMT
Learning in Two Languages - Lessons From Francophone Africa On What Works Best
[The Conversation Africa] Children living in multilingual communities often learn in a language at school that does not match the language they speak at home. This mismatch makes it challenging for them to participate in classroom discussions and lea...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:48:54 GMT
Ecowas Co-Founder Gowon Urges Body to Lift Sanctions on Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso
[Premium Times] Mr Gowon, who was one of the founders of ECOWAS as Nigeria's military head of state in May 1975, expressed his concerns about recent developments in the regional body in an open letter.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 07:38:57 GMT
Ecowas Prepares to Lift Sanctions on Niger - Report
[allAfrica] Dakar -- According to information from Jeune Afrique, regional organization Ecowas will lift the economic sanctions on Niger "soon" - a decision made after the coup on July 26, 2023, by General Abdourahamane Tchiani against elected presid...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:23:34 GMT
West Africa's Troublesome Trio
[Vanguard] THE decision by Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic, three landlocked sub-Saharan African countries, to pull out of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has sparked fears of increased instability and insecurity in the r...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:59:38 GMT
'We Demand' - a Collective Statement to the African Union
[African Arguments] A movement of dozens of African civil society groups call on the AU to take actions in pursuit of climate justice, peace, and equality.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 10:00:14 GMT
Afcon 2023 - CAF Clears Nigeria, Sanctions Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Sengal
[Vanguard] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared Nigeria and all Super Eagles players of any wrongdoing during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 17:56:26 GMT
Slums and Guns in Bamako - What's Driving the Illegal Weapon Trade in Mali's Capital City
[The Conversation Africa] As west Africa urbanises, many cities have become interconnected through trade, travel and technology, and crime has increased in complexity and scope. The proliferation of arms in west African cities, especially in the afte...

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 15:31:11 GMT
Tinubu - Nigeria Open to Talks With Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ready to Host African Central Bank #AUSummit
[This Day] *Expresses readiness to host African Central Bank

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 06:48:49 GMT
Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso to Form Confederation
[Premium Times] "Our excellent diplomats then recommended to the Heads of State the creation of a Confederation bringing together Burkina, Mali and Niger, awaiting the creation of a Federation of the three countries."

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 23:59:34 GMT
Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger Meet Over Plan to Create New Confederation
[Daily Trust] Ministers from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger met in the Burkinabe capital on Thursday to discuss creating a confederation.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 09:47:51 GMT
DR Congo, Somalia, Mali Amongst Highest Users of Child Soldiers
[UN News] As we mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, commonly known as the Red Hand Day, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, reaffirms her commitment to the protection of children affec...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 19:00:07 GMT
West Africa Trade Will Take a Hit As Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Leave Ecowas
[The Conversation Africa] The membership of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has been whittled down from 15 to 12 following the unilateral withdrawal of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso in February.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 18:57:30 GMT
Wagner Group Is Now Africa Corps. What This Means for Russia's Operations On the Continent
[The Conversation Africa] In August 2023, Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin died after his private jet crashed about an hour after taking off in Moscow. He had been Russia's pointman in Africa since the Wagner Group began operating on the contine...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 06:50:48 GMT
Mali - Defiant and Alone, Will the Junta Defeat the Jihadis?
[African Arguments] Revolting against the French, expelling a UN force and walking out of ECOWAS, the Assimi Goita junta is taking out its frustrations with the jihadis on everyone. How does it save the beleaguered republic?

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 08:59:36 GMT
Editorial - Ecowas and the Burden of the Sahelian Contagion
[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES believes that the message in all of this for ECOWAS is: good governance and an economy that works for all are the guardrails of any democracy.

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 23:43:09 GMT
Ecowas Exit - Tinubu Sends Delegation to Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso
[Daily Trust] President Bola Tinubu has sent some of his cabinet members to the governments of Republic of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso over the trio's recent move to exit the regional bloc, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Daily T...

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 13:08:12 GMT
Sall Govt's Poll Postponement Posing Threat to Region - Ecowas President
[Premium Times] "As you are all aware, our region is in the spotlight once again... this crucial meeting has been convened to address these recent developments and challenges faced in the sub-region."

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 12:28:07 GMT
Ecowas Ends Closed Session on Members' Exit
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Officials from countries of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS met in Nigeria's capital Thursday to discuss the exit of three members, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, who announced their departure from the bloc last week. The...

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 01:13:10 GMT
Ecowas Ministers Meet Over Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso Exit
[Daily Trust] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Commission on Thursday convened an Extraordinary Session of its Mediation and Security Council (MSC) at the ministerial level over the decision of Mali, Burkina-Faso and Niger Repu...

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 01:11:52 GMT
Mali, Niger and Burkina Say They Don't Feel Bound By One-Year Period to Leave Ecowas Ahead of Meeting
[RFI] Mali reaffirmed its exit "without delay" from West African bloc Ecowas, saying it was not bound by the organisation's one-year timeframe for withdrawal. A few hours later, Burkina Faso and Niger also said they intend to leave immediately.