So-called M5-RFP coalition, for the third time, rejects ECOWAS plan intended to defuse weeks-long political crisis, raising spectre of new unrest and concerns that poor Sahel country may slide into chaos.
West Africa's regional body ECOWAS proposes a four-point plan to resolve Mali's political crisis that it says should be implemented within 10 days.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who still has three years left in his final term, has faced demonstrations by tens of thousands seeking his resignation since early June.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who still has three years left in his final term, has faced demonstrations by tens of thousands seeking his resignation since early June in this volatile West African nation.
The June 5 Movement has triggered a show-down with the government with unflinching demands that President Keita resign over his perceived failures in tackling the dire economy and eight-year conflict in Mali.
The move is thought to be in retaliation for Nigeria shutting its borders. The country made the protectionist move to stop cheap imports damaging local markets.
The CFA Franc has always seen as a vestige of colonialism, but now eight West African countries are aiming to decolonise and start their own currency.
The idea of the single currency for the West African region was first mooted almost 30 years ago in the hope of boosting cross border trade and economic development.
Turkey and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have signed a trade and investment cooperation agreement in an economic and business forum in Istanbul.
The bloc gives long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh a final chance to hand over power to newly-inaugurated President Adama Barrow.
The Economic Community of West African States has deployed troops along Gambia's borders as President Yahya Jammeh refuses to cede power to President-elect Adama Barrow.
The outgoing leader's deadline to step down has expired. Now, Gambians and tourists are fleeing and West African forces are ready for military intervention to ensure the elected president Adama Barrow takes office.
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