BREAKING: Buhari, others, elect Ghana's Akufo-Addo new ECOWAS President

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, a parley physically attended by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. The one-day summit summit is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, will...... read more

Again, 10 soldiers killed in fresh attack after Malian military coup

At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed in an overnight ambush in a central region near the Mauritanian border where armed jihadist groups are rampant, security and local sources said Friday. It is the third time Malian security forces have suffered heavy losses since the military took power in a coup...... read more

Trade dispute: Nigeria and Ghana can't afford any kind of war - Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has continued to pull on the emotional chords, in his continuation of diplomatic shuttle to save Nigeria and Ghana from going into trade war with each other. Gbajabiamilar, who landed in Ghana on Wednesday and was received by the Speaker of the...... read more

Keita, ousted Malian President, struck with stroke, six days after release from detention

A fortnight after lost power, Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is down with a stroke, even though the junta, who sacked him from office and detained him for close to two weeks, eventually let him off the hook. Keïta who was arrested by mutinying soldiers, on August 18 alongside Prime Minister...... read more

How Adesina is going to run AfDB, as new five-year tenure begins

For the next five years starting from Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina would remain in office as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In what becomes the climax of his victory over some attempts by a tendency within the regional financial body to remove him, Adesina, former Minister...... read more

ECOWAS gives Malian junta one year *Says civilian must head transition *Buhari speaks!

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja joined ECOWAS Heads of State and Governments in a virtual meeting, charging the military junta in Mali to set an acceptable time table for return to democratic government, since the country cannot afford to stand alone in the sub-region. In his remarks at the third...... read more

BREAKING: Keita, sacked Malian President, freed *As junta consolidates power

Mali’s new military rulers on Thursday said former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was detained during the country’s coup on August 18, had been freed. The junta, which calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said on Facebook it was “informing public and international opinion that...... read more

Mali coup: Buhari backs down *Demands security of the people from junta

President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday at State House, Abuja, that the priority in Republic of Mali now should be securing the country, which is largely occupied by terrorists. The President spoke as he received briefings from ECOWAS Special Envoy to the West African country, former President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting came...... read more

Man, 49 dies after lover pulled his manhood during a fight

A 49-year-old man identified as Christopher Muchenga in Zimbabwe has reportedly died after his lover pulled his manhood during an argument. The deceased’s family spokesperson, Margaret Kamwaza said Christopher decided to have a nice time with his lover, Mbuya Ropafadzo after he received his salary. Unfortunately, the nice time did not...... read more

ECOWAS fail, Malian coup succeeds! Sacked President, declines to return to power

Last Wednesday’s power change in Mali, has become permanent, as 75-year-old Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has made it clear that he is no longer ready to return to office, one of the conditions, leaders of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), has given the new junta that took power after...... read more

Mali: Junta moves to consolidate, seeks three-year tenure

The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release the ousted president, a source in a visiting West African delegation and the rebel soldiers said Sunday. Last week’s coup — Mali’s second in eight years — followed months...... read more

Malian coup: Jonathan returns to Bamako on fresh shuttle to persuade junta leadershp

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, will commence a fresh troubleshooting shuttle to persuade the leaders of the coup that saw to the removal of President, Ibrahim Keita, to listen to the message of West African leaders. In another trip to the troubled French-speaking West African country, on Saturday his third in...... read more

Malian Junta: We respect human right, our stay will be short *UN visits ousted President

The United Nations said Friday it had gained access to Mali’s ousted President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, while rebel troops said they had released two other detained leaders, in developments that followed mounting international pressure on the new junta. “Last night, a team from MINUSMA #HumanRights went to #Kati in the framework of...... read more

Buhari marshals ECOWAS leaders against Malian junta, demands return of sacked President

Prompted by President Muhammadu Buhari to take drastic actions, leaders of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), further upped their ante on Thursday, with a direct demand for the reinstatement of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as Mali’s president. Buhari hailed the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and other international...... read more

BREAKING: ECOWAS moves against Mali *Severe relations, shut down embassies

A rash of measures began on Wednesday from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as a quick riposte to the coup which against the new authorities in Mali, one of its members, after soldiers seized power on Tuesday and caused the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta alongside Prime...... read more

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