Weekly ECOWAS Region Updates – Cape Verde and Mali

Political Dynamics in Cape Verde Presidential elections: Opposition emerges winner Amidst the seeming resurgence of military involvement in politics in West Africa and the Sahel regions, Cabo Verde, a nation of multiple islands with a reputation for political stability held its presidential election on the 17th of October. Below are the candidates: Although the election …

Mali’s 2020 Coup: How did we get here?

Mali has been facing a serious socio-political crisis that has threatened to tear the country apart since March when the constitutional court overturned 31 provisional parliamentary election results, many in favour of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s (IBKs) party. The overturn exacerbated pre-existing political tension across the country and led citizens to protest. The main opposition …

Le CDD condamne le coup au Mali et appelle au rétablissement de l’ordre constitutionnel

Le Centre pour la démocratie et le développement (CDD) condamne sans réserve la prise de pouvoir inconstitutionnelle au Mali. C’est le moment de prendre des mesures immédiates pour rétablir un ordre démocratique, fondé sur l’État de droit, le respect des droits de l’homme et un système de gouvernance ancré dans la volonté du peuple malien.  …

CDD Condemns Mali Coup, Calls For Restoration of Constitutional Order

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) unequivocally condemns the unconstitutional takeover of power in Mali. This is the time for immediate steps to restore a democratic order, founded on the rule of law, respect for human rights and a governance system anchored on the will of the people of Mali.   CDD is of …

FACT CHECK: Did President Buhari Meet 5 Katsina LGA Chairmen Over Insecurity?

Verdict: False Claim: On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) fact-checkers spotted a picture of President Muhammadu Buhari sitting with six people in a room. The viral photograph shared on Facebook claims the President met with five Local Government Area chairmen of Jibia, Safana, Faskari, Danmusa and Sabuwa all in Katsina …

Les OSC d'Afrique de l'Ouest demandent à la CEDEAO de prioriser son processus d'intervention au Mali

Abuja 13 Juillet 2020 Les OSC d’Afrique de l’Ouest demandent à la CEDEAO de prioriser son processus d’intervention au Mali Etant donné la crise en cours au Mali, les organisations de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest ont, le lundi 13 juillet 2020, appelé la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) …