ECOWAS holds emergency summit after coups in West Africa

West African regional bloc ECOWAS has held an emergency summit to discuss recent coups in the region. They are calling for a democratic transition in Burkina Faso. And they have agreed to send military forces to stabilise Guinea-Bissau. Al Jazeera’s @Ahmed Idris reports from the talks in Ghana’s capital, Accra. – Subscribe to our channel: […]

🇧🇫 What's next for Burkina Faso? | The Stream

West Africa has been hit by a wave of coups over the last 18 months, with governments being overthrown in Mali, Guinea, Chad and, last week, Burkina Faso. On Tuesday, in the latest attempted putsch, which appears to have failed, armed men surrounded the government palace in Guinea Bissau. In this episode of The Stream, […]

Burkina Faso's ousted president 'in good health'

A delegation from the West African bloc ECOWAS met with deposed President Roch Kabore on the day the African Union said it was suspending Burkina Faso, following a January 24 military coup. #BurkinaFaso #RochKabore #militarycoup #News #Reuters Subscribe: Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our […]

What’s behind the coups in West Africa?

Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali have all had their governments toppled by their military in the past year. Counterterrorism specialist David Otto explains what’s behind this wave of coups in West Africa.