ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

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Name: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States (Economic Community of W. African States)
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Lieutenant Colonel Zida says taking power in Burkina Faso - radio

OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 1 ( ) - Lieutenant Colonel IssaacZida said he was taking over as head of state in Burkina Faso,according to a statement read on Omega Radio, in an apparentputsch against the military chief of staff Honore Traore who hadearlier said he ... [Published Mail Online UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

AFAG to defy court order to postpone demo

Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) says its ‘aagbewo’ demonstration on November 6, 2014 will come off as planned.This is in defiance of a court order asking them to postpone the protest due to an upcoming extraordinary meeting ... [Published GhanaWeb - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 31 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 12 reports

ECOWAS warns against unconstitutional accession to power in Burkina Faso

Copyright : APAThe current chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), John Dramani Mahama has expressed “great concern”, about current events in Burkina Faso and the tensions caused by the process to review the bill amending the ... [Published StarAfrica.com - 8 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 8 reports

UPDATE 4-Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

* In statement, Compaore calls for election in 90 days* Protesters frustrated after military chief takes power* General vows "process of return to constitutional order"(Adds details)By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe PenneyOUAGADOUGOU, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The ... [Published Reuters - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

ECOWAS, Ghana laud General Gowon’s regional integration vision

The ECOWAS Commission and Ghana, the current ECOWAS Chairman of ECOWAS, have paid glowing tributes to Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, for his pioneering role and immense contributions to the integration of the region.A statement ... [Published StarAfrica.com - 11 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 8 reports

Committed to peaceful elections in nigeria

Today - 10:48 GMTECOWAS COMMITTED TO PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIAThe President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo and former Ghanaian President, John Agyekum Kufuor, have reaffirmed ECOWAS' commitment to ensuring peaceful, transparent and ... [Published Ein News - 17 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

Burkina Faso opposition rejects state of emergency | 2014-10-31 01:10:53 PM

Burkina Faso opposition leader Zephirin Diabre rejected a state of emergency ordered by President Blaise Compaore on Friday and said the West African leader's resignation was the only solution to the country's crisis.Diabre called on supporters to show ... [Published Nile International - 17 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

Oyegun to PDP: stop using federal might

THE National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government to desist from using its powers to disrupt next year’s general electionsOyegun spoke yesterday ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Oct 31 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 10 reports

Burkina Faso: Blaise Compaore defies calls to quit

Burkina Faso’s president has rejected opposition calls for him to step down after a day of violent protests. Blaise Compaore said he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections have been held. He said he had dissolved ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 31 2014 - 8 reports

UPDATE 6-Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence

* Tens of thousands protest against bid to extend Compaore's rule* Military says government, national assembly has been dissolved* President says willing to open talks on transitional government* Emergency services say at least three protesters shot dead ... [Published London South East - Oct 31 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 5 reports

‘Scrap ECOWAS’ - Prof. Akosa charges

Today - 10:04 GMTGeneral News of Thursday, 30 October 2014Source: Daily GuideProf. Agyemang Badu Akosa, former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, says the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) should be dissolved.According to him, ... [Published Ein News - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 3 reports

2015 Election: Kufour Tasks Nigeria On Human Rights

— October 30, 2014F ormer Ghanian President John Kufour has tasked Nigerians on the need to ensure that the right of every Nigerian is respected, promoted and enforced in the 2015 general elections.Kufour, who is leading an ECOWAS pre-election assessment ... [Published Union.com.ng - Oct 30 2014]

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Reuters reported that Col Zida, in a statement read out on local radio, had said: "I assume the functions of head of state and I call on (West African regional bloc) Ecowas and the international community to demonstrate their understanding and support the new authorities."
He expressed disappointment in the police for "succumbing to the whims and caprices of government which is bent on subverting the will of Ghanaians."
...  However, it emphasized in a statement Thursday that "neither side should attempt to change the situation through extra-constitutional means."

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Will Burkina Faso inspire more power shifts aro... [Published PBS - 4 hours ago]
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Army Chief Takes Power in Burkina Faso [Published Digital Chosun - 5 hours ago]
What next for Burkina Faso? [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - 7 hours ago]
Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 7 hours ago]
ECOSOC UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNC... [Published 4 Traders - 8 hours ago]
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Ghana will welcome Blaise Compaore - Interior M... [Published GhanaWeb - 8 hours ago]
Protesters want president to go [Published New Age Bangladesh - 10 hours ago]
I Am Dissapointed In ECOWAS - Kwesi Pratt Jnr. [Published Peace FM - 10 hours ago]
UPDATE 4-Army chief takes power after Burkina p... [Published Reuters - 11 hours ago]
The Dual Approach System Of Governance In Ghana [Published Modern Ghana - 11 hours ago]
ECOWAS, Ghana laud General Gowon’s regional int... [Published StarAfrica.com - 11 hours ago]
Army chief takes over after Burkina Faso presid... [Published Deutsche Welle - 12 hours ago]
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China hands over Ebola-prevention supplies to G... [Published China.org.cn - 12 hours ago]
AU, UN heading to Burkina Faso [Published SABC - 12 hours ago]
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Burkina Faso army chief takes power after Presi... [Published Daily Nation - 13 hours ago]
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Burkina Faso: Ban notes resignation of Presiden... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 2 hours ago]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Burkina Faso 31 October 2014 – As his special envoy arrived in Burkina Faso this morning following the country’s deteriorating security situation, the Secretary-General noted today the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré ...
What next for Burkina Faso? [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - 7 hours ago]
At the moment of writing this post – October 31, late afternoon – the leader of Burkina Faso may be Gen. Honoré Traoré, the army chief of staff, who declared himself president yesterday. It may, instead, be Lt.-Col. Isaac Zida, second-in-command of the ...
Burkina Faso: Burkina's President Blaise Compao... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 16 hours ago]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso |AFP|Thursday 10/31/2014 - 15:45 GMT by Romaric Ollo HIEN Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced on Friday that he was stepping down to make way for elections ...
Burkina Faso: Burkina leader refuses to quit as... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 17 hours ago]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso |AFP|Thursday 10/30/2014 - 10:15 GMT by Romaric Ollo HIEN Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has rejected calls to step down but called off a state of emergency imposed ...
Burkina Faso: Ban urges calm, inclusive dialogu... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 23 hours ago]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Burkina Faso 30 October 2014 – Greatly concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an end to the violence and announced that he is dispatching ...
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