Ghana: ECOWAS leaders meet on Mali, Nigeria

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders were billed to meet here Friday at an extra-ordinary summit to discuss the security situations in Mali and Nigeria, among other issues, PANA reported.

The day-long summit, the first to be hosted by Ghana’s President John Mahama since his election as ECOWAS Chairman in February 2014, comes in the wake of the latest clashes between rebel groups in Kidal, northern Mali and government forces which resulted in the loss of lives and left thousands of people displaced.

Also of great concern is the worsening security situation in Nigeria, where the insurgent group Boko Haram has recently stepped up its attacks and also abducted over 200 school girls.

West African leaders have rallied to support Nigeria in battling the sect, which has killed 12,000 people since launching its violent campaign in 2009.

PANA learnt that President Mahama will address the summit while ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Ouédraogo will present memoranda on the security situations in the two member countries.
-0- PANA SEG 30May2014

30 may 2014 10:25:27

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