A total of eleven out of sixteen Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Governments have gathered in Abuja for an extraordinary meeting concerning the recent military coup in Niger Republic.…CONTINUE READING
The assembled leaders are focused on discussing the unfolding events in neighboring Niger Republic, with a particular emphasis on determining the subsequent steps following the resolutions and ultimatum presented to the Nigerien junta. This junta recently deposed the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum. The meeting is set to transition into a private session to delve into these matters further.
Among the attending leaders, gathered at the Old Banquet Hall within the Presidential Villa in Abuja, are key figures such as ECOWAS Chairman and President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu; President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone; President Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco of Guinea Bissau; and President Everiste Ndayishimiye of Burundi.
Additional attendees include President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania, President Nana Akofo-Ado of Ghana, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic, and Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Togo.
While The Gambia and Liberia are represented by their Foreign Affairs Ministers.Notably absent from the gathering are the heads of state from Niger Republic, Mali, Chad, and Burkina Faso.…CONTINUE READING