Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger withdraw from ECOWAS

Land area under ECOWAS, which is condemned by West Africa’s popular movements as an agent of French imperialism, has been reduced to less than half after their withdrawal

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau deepens as president dissolves parliament, dismisses government

On December 4, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo dissolved the National People’s Assembly citing an alleged coup attempt. The move followed just months after a coalition led by the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) won a decisive majority in the elections

ECOWAS to hold talks with Niger as Sahel states move to expand ties

The West African regional bloc has decided to negotiate with Niamey for a “short transition roadmap” that can potentially lift sweeping economic sanctions. Meanwhile, Niger, along with Mali and Burkina Faso, is strengthening regional integration

“The West’s domination… is coming to an end” says leader of Niger’s Revolutionary Organization for New Democracy

Peoples Dispatch spoke with Sani Adamou to discuss the recent coups which he claims are expressions of widespread discontent

“We will not stand idly by:” Mali warns against repeat of NATO’s Libyan war in Niger

At the UN General Assembly, Mali and Burkina Faso reiterated their rejection of a military intervention against Niger, recalling the devastating 2011 NATO-led war on Libya and its role in fueling violence in the Sahel

¿Es este el fin del neocolonialismo francés en África?

La reciente formación de la Alianza de Estados del Sahel es una prueba más de la consolidación del sentimiento antifrancés en la región. Philippe Toyo Noudjenoume, Presidente de la Organización de los Pueblos de África Occidental, afirma que este sentimiento es especialmente fuerte en la región del Sahel pero es común en toda el África francófona

Is this the end of French neo-colonialism in Africa?

The recent formation of the Alliance of Sahel States is further proof of the consolidation of anti-French sentiment in the region. Philippe Toyo Noudjenoume, President of the West Africa Peoples’ Organization, says that this sentiment is especially strong in the Sahel region but is common throughout French-speaking Africa

Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger alliance Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger form Alliance of Sahel States to advance collective defense

As an ECOWAS military threat looms over Niger, the three countries have formally declared that any act of aggression against one will be considered an aggression against all. The leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have come to power in popularly-backed coups amid mass anti-French anger and rising insecurity in the Sahel

Niger’s government accuses France of mobilizing for war after discussing troop withdrawal

The commander of French forces in the Sahel has discussed disengagement from Niger, yet Macron has refused to withdraw troops, whose continued presence in Niger was deemed ‘illegal’

President Tinubu Nigeria Nigerian president Bola Tinubu weathers challenge to electoral victory but faces resistance from labor

The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has dismissed all petitions filed by the opposition challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 polls. The ruling was issued in the midst of a two-day strike organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress against the government’s economic policies

Niger and the Sahel are pushing back against insecurity, exploitation, and France

We take a look at the developments in Niger and the Sahel region a month after the coup that overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum. The developments in Niger are reflective of a larger trend which has mounted a resistance to insecurity, exploitation, and French presence

Russia inherits Prigozhin’s African Odyssey

All indications are that Russians are getting their act together to reorganize Wagner fighters following the assassination of Prigozhin, who was an obstacle to US/NATO plans in Africa. The recent visit of a Russian delegation to Libya and Burkina Faso is a sign of this