Tag Archives: Economic Community of West African States

29Aug/17

Survivors face uncertain future in wake of Sierra Leone’s mudslide

A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading

23Jan/17

Barrow adviser says millions withdrawn from state coffers before Jammeh’s departure

Over 11 millions dollars were withdrawn from state coffers over the last two weeks and security is still a concern, Gambia President Adama Barrow’s special advisor Mai Ahmad Fatty says.

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08Jan/17

Ivory Coast government reaches deal to end army mutiny

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara confirms his government has reached an agreement with soldiers to end a two-day mutiny.

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26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

16Mar/16

France to station troops in Ivory Coast following attack on beach resort – French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve

Paris will station a force of armed gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack in the region and to provide training, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

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