Tag: West Africa


Regional West African Court Dismisses Niger’s Challenge to ECOWAS Sanctions

ABUJA, NIGERIA — A court for the West African regional bloc ECOWAS has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Niger’s transitional leaders and some corporations over sanctions imposed on Niger by ECOWAS following the July ouster of President Mohammed Bazoum. The applicants argued the sanctions are causing hardships for millions of Nigeriens. However, the ECOWAS Court of Justice said the military government […]


West African Bloc ECOWAS Critical Of Plan To Prosecute Ousted Nigerien President

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Officials of the West African bloc ECOWAS say they are “stupefied” by the charge of high treason that Niger’s military rulers have leveled against Niger’s ousted president, Mohamed Bazoum. If convicted of the charge, Bazoum could face the death penalty. In a statement Monday, the regional bloc called the attempt to bring charges of high treason against President […]


What You Need To Know About Ebola

President Obama, in his weekly address, sought to explain some of the steps his administration is taking to tackle the Ebola disease. First, he said, “Meeting a public health challenge like this isn’t just a job for government.  All of us-citizens, leaders, the media-have a responsibility and a role to play.  This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to […]