Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:14:09 GMT
How Will Niger Benefit From Lifted Ecowas Sanctions?
[DW] The decision by West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS to reverse key sanctions on military-ruled Niger has been welcomed by analysts inside and outside the country. But how will it affect ordinary Nigeriens?

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:03:45 GMT
Ecowas Summit to Save the Community
[Foroyaa] The Economic Community of West African States had to address the most important and far reaching crisis that it has ever confronted since its inception. Three of its member states, namely Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso threatened to leave the...

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...

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

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...

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 10:08:01 GMT
How Nigeriens in Nigeria Are Faring After Country's Exit From Ecowas
[Daily Trust] The exit of Niger Republic from the ECOWAS has continued to attract reactions from national and international circles. With a large number of Nigerien citizens in Nigeria, Daily Trust Saturday sought to find out how they are faring.

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."

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...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 13:38:53 GMT
Inside Sorry State of Niger's Integrated Quranic Basic Education Centres
[Daily Trust] At the inception, the idea of Integrated Quranic Basic Education of the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was to create a window of opportunity for many out-of-school children christened as 'almajiri' particularly in the North t...

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 09:24:29 GMT
We Won't Return to Ecowas - Niger Coup Leader
[Daily Trust] The head of military junta in Niger Republic, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, has vowed that none of the three Sahel countries would rejoin the regional bloc, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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 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.

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 12:35:00 GMT
Proposed Ecowas Exits Leave West Africa At a Crossroads
[ISS] Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger's request to withdraw presents a crucial opportunity to improve the regional bloc's functioning.

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 15:29:55 GMT
Why Withdrawal of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Signals Trouble for the Sahel
[The Conversation Africa] On 27 January 2024, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger announced their plan to withdraw from membership of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), despite repeated efforts at reconciliation.

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 11:54:23 GMT
Life After Weber
[CFR] What if the solution to insecurity in Nigeria is beyond the capacity of the state?

Sun, 04 Feb 2024 10:00:56 GMT
Don't Endanger Our Age-Long Bonds of Fraternity, Niger Republic Tells Nigeria
[This Day] Says it assisted Nigeria during the civil war

Sat, 03 Feb 2024 05:58:20 GMT
Another Niger Media Organization Suspended
[HRW] Authorities Should End Attacks on Press Freedom, Free Expression

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 14:34:18 GMT
Suspension of Niger's Media Umbrella Organisation Confirms Repression
[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) strongly condemns the suspension of media umbrella organisation, Maison de la Presse, and calls on the Nigerien authorities to reverse its decision.