ECOWAS expands protocol on democratic rule

Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Experts from 15-member countries of the Economic Community of West African States met in Lome Monday and Tuesday to discuss an additional protocol to the one regarding the mechanism to prevent, manage and solve conflicts in the sub- region.
ECOWAS leaders adopted the additional protocol on 10 December 1999, and it basically calls for democracy and good governance in member states.
It also dwells on questions pertaining to poverty, elections, legally constituted state, and the role of the army, civil society and women.
Meanwhile, the final version of the document will be submitted to ECOWAS foreign and defence ministers during their meeting on Thursday in Lome.

23 october 2001 23:45:00

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