Niger, Mali And Burkina Faso Withdraw From Ecowas

Niger, Mali And Burkina Faso Withdraw From Ecowas
Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso

Written By : Priscilla Boakye

In an unexpected turn of events, Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso have chosen to withdraw abruptly from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Their primary concern is rooted in the belief that the regional bloc, potentially influenced by external powers, not only poses a threat but also fails to adequately support their ongoing battle against terrorism.


This decision caught ECOWAS off guard, as the organization maintains that any withdrawal process should span a one-year period. Tensions escalate as the military-led nations, previously facing suspensions and sanctions from ECOWAS due to recent coups, unite to form the Alliance of Sahel States. In a bold move, they sever military ties with France and express deep-seated concerns about the southward spread of armed groups.


The entire region is grappling with a surge in attacks, resulting in a tragic toll of thousands of lives lost and severe humanitarian consequences. The withdrawal of these nations from ECOWAS adds a layer of complexity to an already challenging geopolitical landscape in West Africa.

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