Colonel Assimi Goita Op-ed 

Mali: AU & Ecowas are disconnected from the African people

By M. Uneh Yahmia The reaction of the AU and ECOWAS to the military putsch in Mali only shows how disconnected these regional bodies are from the African people. In fact, the conduct of ECOWAS is a reflection of how each member state treats its people: playthings that must be denied the right to a dignified and secured life to the advantage of the African political elites and international finance capital. And when the consciousness of the people awakens and they take matters into their own hands to resolve historical…

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By filing a defense brief, the government has undermined settlement talks —having in the past informed the plaintiffs and ECOWAS Court, orally and in writing, that it wishes to settle this matter out of court.  Survivors and persons affected by Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, still deal with lots of post-Ebola related health complications, and that they are being ignored/abandoned. By: Peter Quaqua Public Policy 

Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors Run to the ECOWAS COURT

  On 6 February 2020, the ECOWAS Court seating in Abuja, Nigeria, heard the matter of two Ebola survivor healthcare workers and the Center for Accountability and Rule of Law-Sierra Leone (CARL-SL) who sued the Government of Sierra Leone for violating Sierra Leoneans’ Rights to Life and Health due to the “MISMANAGEMENT of Emergency and Relief funds” which greatly undermined the response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014. In 2015, the Sierra Leone Audit Service reported significant mismanagement and possible loss of funds meant for Sierra Leone’s Ebola response. According…

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Speaking about democratic governance – one of the major challenges facing member States, President Bio took the moral high ground, though he himself is under pressure from the country’s main opposition APC, calling on him to respect the democratic right of the people to elect their representatives in parliament, after the High Court annulled last year’s election results in over a dozen constituencies won by the opposition APC. Public Policy 

“We must not babysit or seek to protect corrupt ECOWAS leaders,” President Bio

  Last weekend, President Dr Julius Maada Bio was at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) end-of-year Summit in Abuja, Nigeria where he addressed fellow Heads of States about the successes of and challenges facing ECOWAS. Addressing ECOWAS Heads of States, President Bio welcomed the findings and recommendations of the Forensic Audit Report of the ECOWAS institutions. Commenting on the report, he said: “The revelations are an indictment of our individual national commitments to fighting graft and our collective sense of dignity and integrity as a community. “We…

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The Authority also directed the commission and the central banks to accelerate the operation of the Special Fund for financing of programmes in the revised Roadmap for the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme. “It further directs the commission to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the meeting of the ministerial committee held in Abidjan on June 17 and June 18 as well as preparation and implementation of the Communication Strategy for the single currency programme. Op-ed 

Towards the ECO single currency 2020, is ECOWAS ready?

    By Slolleh Kofa   Even with the yet an unsolvable cancer of internal divisions plaguing each ECOWAS country, West African leaders still believe that a mere monetary currency will defy all odds in uniting and integrating their countries in the sub-region in the absence of vibrant and workable integration policies. According to Tokunbo Afikuyomi an economic analyst, a single currency will only work if all the countries involved are economically aligned, which is not the case at the moment, even though Ecowas has set bench marks to integrate…

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The Authority also directed the commission and the central banks to accelerate the operation of the Special Fund for financing of programmes in the revised Roadmap for the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme. “It further directs the commission to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the meeting of the ministerial committee held in Abidjan on June 17 and June 18 as well as preparation and implementation of the Communication Strategy for the single currency programme. Business News 

ECOWAS Adopts ECO As Single Currency

    Nigeria Agency News: The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020. The leaders at their 55th Ordinary Session in Abuja endorsed the name while congratulating the Ministerial Committee on the Single Currency for the considerable progress recorded in the implementation of the revised roadmap. In the communiqué read by Mr Mustapha Suleiman, Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Authority instructed the ECOWAS Commission to work in collaboration with…

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• The open threat made by President Weah on the very eve of the protest to ruthlessly crush critical voices who expose him and his mental weakness and for whom he is and for what they are: a leader with no foresight but with the revolting penchant for theft on an infamous scale, who is incapable of making generalization, who has no original thought on anything, and who has an underdeveloped brain for reasoning but yet fenced himself with mediocrities and simpletons. Op-ed 

No To The Hypocrisy Of The ECOWAS!

    The Editor, Following the success of day 1 of the protest action held by the Council of Patriots (COP), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) released a statement in Monrovia, frowning on the Council of Patriots (COP) for refusing to submit its petition to the government of Liberia, even in the face of the bridge of the agreement by the GOL that the Vice President of Liberia in Jewel Howard Taylor would descend on the grounds of the protest to receive the petition from the COP…

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Ebola: ECOWAS Deploys 39-Member Medical Team To Liberia

By. P. Oxford Brown MONROVIA—The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), through its health body the West African Health Organization (WAHO), has deployed a 39 strong medical team to Liberia to help the country battle the deadly Ebola Virus. The ECOWAS Medical Team is headed by Dr. Kabba Joiner, he arrived in Liberia on Sunday, December 7, on board a United Nations Aircraft at the Roberts International Airport. The 39-member team consists of 10 medical doctors, 17 nurses and 12 specialists in different medical areas. Medical personnel from Ghana,…

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