West Africa defence chiefs meet over rising insecurity

West Africa defence chiefs meet over rising insecurity

Defence chiefs from West Africa’s ECOWAS bloc began a two-day meeting Thursday aimed at boosting military cooperation in a region that has suffered hundreds of attacks this year alone. Among the 15 members of the Economic Community of West African States...
Mali junta says sticking to two-year transition

Mali junta says sticking to two-year transition

Mali’s ruling junta announced Thursday the launch of a two-year transition “process” before elections are held, in defiance of West African bloc partners. The military seized power in August 2020 and has been under pressure to return the nation to...