On 20 May, the French Council of Ministers passed a bill modifying its monetary agreement with the eight member states of the West African Economic ... and Monetary Union (UEMOA), following the unexpected CFA franc reform announced this past December.
Relatives of the former president are implicated in an investigation into the corruption scandal that has shaken European aeronautics giant Airbus. ... The revelations come at a bad time for John Dramani Mahama, who is taking a fresh run at the presidency this year.
In its annual report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) says nearly 46 million people, almost twice the global number of refugees, ... have been uprooted within their own countries due to conflict and violence, and more than five million more as a result of natural disasters.
The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held an extraordinary session via videoconference on 23 April to discuss the impact of ... the Covid-19 pandemic on the sub-region. The meeting notably resulted in the appointment of Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari as the organisation’s COVID-19 response coordinator.