West African bloc lifts sanctions on Sahel state — RT Africa

West African bloc lifts sanctions on Sahel state — RT Africa

Source link The restrictions were imposed following military coups in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea over the past three years The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last summer’s military coup, the president of the group’s commission, Omar Alieu Touray, announced on Saturday following a meeting […]

Niger negotiates port access after regional bloc exit move — RT Africa

Niger negotiates port access after regional bloc exit move — RT Africa

Source link The landlocked country is reportedly in talks with Togo to maintain maritime trade despite its withdrawal from ECOWAS Niger has taken steps to secure access to the sea through neighboring Togo for commercial purposes after announcing plans to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which allows cross-border trade and […]

West African bloc accuses members of breaching exit rule — RT Africa

West African bloc accuses members of breaching exit rule — RT Africa

Source link Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger are demanding an immediate withdrawal from ECOWAS, rejecting a one-year notice period The military governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger failed to comply with the rules in their decision to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the regional bloc said on Thursday, calling […]

West African bloc orders Senegal to reverse election delay — RT Africa

West African bloc orders Senegal to reverse election delay — RT Africa

Source link The move to postpone a presidential vote by ten months has heightened tensions in the country Senegalese authorities must reverse their decision to delay the country’s presidential election by ten months, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded on Tuesday. The parliamentary-approved postponement has sparked outrage in the former French colony, […]

African nation criticizes move by neighbors to leave regional bloc — RT Africa

African nation criticizes move by neighbors to leave regional bloc — RT Africa

Source link Nigeria claims that Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso’s decision to quit ECOWAS was not made in good faith Nigeria has spoken out against a decision by the military governments of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a statement on Monday, the Nigerian […]

West African bloc will suffer after exit by coup leaders – Nigerian lawyer — RT Africa

West African bloc will suffer after exit by coup leaders – Nigerian lawyer — RT Africa

Source link ECOWAS will be worse off after the withdrawal of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, Daniel Bwala has told RT The withdrawal of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will have a significant impact on the bloc’s remaining members, Nigerian lawyer Daniel Bwala has told RT […]

East African trade bloc expands — RT Africa

East African trade bloc expands — RT Africa

Source link Somalia has officially become the eighth member of the East African Community (EAC) after more than a decade of lobbying to be admitted into the regional trade bloc that operates a single market and allows free movement of goods and people among member states. The country’s leader, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, signed the Treaty […]

West African bloc to negotiate transition with Niger coup leaders — RT Africa

West African bloc to negotiate transition with Niger coup leaders — RT Africa

Source link The regional authority has threatened to impose harsher sanctions on Niamey if diplomatic efforts fail The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced on Sunday a decision to resume talks with Niger’s new military government, after threats to use force to restore democratic rule had failed. The resolution was reached on Sunday […]

Germany has no time to discuss EU budget – bloc official — RT World News

Germany has no time to discuss EU budget – bloc official — RT World News

Source link Olaf Scholz’s government is too engrossed in domestic problems at the moment, a commissioner told reporters Faced with pressing domestic issues, the German government has been unable to take part in discussions on EU finances, the bloc’s budget commissioner, Johannes Hahn, has told journalists. Earlier this year, Berlin – along with several other […]

African bloc to hold emergency summit on Sudan conflict — RT Africa

African bloc to hold emergency summit on Sudan conflict — RT Africa

Source link The Sudanese army chief has agreed to a regional mediation process aimed at achieving a total ceasefire The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African trade bloc, has called for an emergency meeting about the conflict in Sudan, where fighting between paramilitary forces and the national army has been ongoing since mid-April. […]