French anti-terror investigation launched into Niger killings of eight people
French aid group, the Agency for Technical Development and Cooperation, says several of its workers were among those killed during a tourist outing in Niger.
UN says 27 dead after boat capsizes off Mauritanian coast
“Passengers, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and including Guineans, were stranded on the boat and began suffering from extreme dehydration,” the IOM and UNHCR said.
INVESTIGATION: How a Notorious Arms Dealer Hijacked Niger’s Budget and Bought Weapons From Russia
As militant groups spread across the Sahel, the West African nation of Niger went on a U.S.-backed military spending spree that totaled about US$1 billion between 2011 and 2019.
Mali Crisis: ECOWAS leaders take tough decisions, ask 31 parliamentarians to resign
“These resignations will pave the way for by-elections,” the ECOWAS leaders said.
Mali Crisis: Again, Buhari, ECOWAS leaders attend crucial meeting
The meeting was summoned in line with the outcome of Thursday’s meeting of the ECOWAS leaders in Bamako, Mali.
Jonathan returns to Mali with Buhari, Akuffo-Addo, two other presidents
As ECOWAS’ Special Envoy to Mali, the former president will be accompanying a High-Level Mission of five west African Heads of State.
COVID-19: ECOWAS Parliament urges citizens not to lose hope
ECOWAS Parliament says medical personnel are already mastering the different stages and administering the right treatment for COVID-19.
Mali Crisis: Jonathan-led ECOWAS mission recommends unity government
It also recommended the establishment of a technical committee to be set up by ECOWAS to monitor the implementation of the proposed
Asante, Ouattara reelected ECOWAS Court’s President, Vice
The five judges of the court include Edward Asante (Ghana) President, Gberi-be Ouattara (Cote D’Ivoire) Vice President, Dupe Atoki (Nigeria), Keiukura Bangura (Sierra Leone), and Januaria Costa (Cape Verde)
U.S. seeks recovery of $3.5M ‘looted’ by ex-President Jammeh of Gambia
Ex-President Jammeh and wife are accused of buying a mansion in Potomac, Maryland.
ECOWAS gives ex-President Jonathan new appointment
Mr Jonathan’s appointment was communicated to him by Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission.
Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly, is dead
Mr Coulibaly, 61, died on Wednesday evening after falling ill at a ministerial meeting.
Ghana’s President self-isolates after COVID-19 exposure
A number of government appointees and members of the president’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) have so far tested positive for COVID-19.
Senegalese president self-quarantines after contact with COVID-19 carrier
Mr Sall had taken the COVID-19 test after being exposed to coronavirus and the results came back negative.
How COVID-19 has hampered justice delivery at ECOWAS Court – Official
Justice Asante said the resumption of court sessions on June 22, 2020, was possible because of the substantial investment in technology.
CDD recommends restitution for victims of rights abuses in Gambia
The CDD said once reparation regulations are finalised, the details should also be simplified and communicated across media.
COVID-19: ECOWAS recommends gradual re-opening of regional borders
ECOWAS says reopening of the borders is for movement of humanitarian personnel, medical supplies and equipment and essential goods in the fight against COVID-19.
Togo, Niger, Benin owe Nigeria N32.04 billion for electricity supplied in 2019 – NERC
Data from the NERC shows that the three West African countries received a total invoice of N32.04 billion for the electricity supplied to them in 2019.
Niger journalist Samira Sabou jailed, charged with cybercrime over Facebook post
Authorities arrested Sabou, editor with the privately owned Niger Search news website and manager of the Mides-Niger news website, on June 10.
10 killed in attack on military checkpoint in Ivory Coast
The victims were killed at a military checkpoint near the border with Burkina Faso.
Soldiers rampage through Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso villages, killing many – Amnesty International
Nearly 200 people including IDPs unlawfully killed or forcibly disappeared between February and March 2020.
CPJ asks Cameroonian govt to account for arrested journalist
“Samuel Wazizi’s friends, family, colleagues, and lawyers have unsuccessfully sought answers about his arrest from the Cameroonian government for far too long.”