West Africa Leaders Agree On Burkina Poll Timetable

The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, Ecowas agreed on the immediate lifting of the suspension of the constitution and holding of presidential and legislative elections within 12 months in Burkina Faso. This follows the visit by President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Macky Sall of Senegal and John Mahama of Ghana to Ouagadougou to press the army to cede power to a civilian leader.



  • West Africa:   Ecowas Brokers Burkina Faso Deal

    Premium Times, 6 November 2014

    The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on Thursday agreed on the immediate lifting of the suspension of the constitution and holding of presidential… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Talks Set Transition Timetable

    Deutsche Welle, 6 November 2014

    Negotiators in Burkina Faso have issued a statement pledging elections in 2015 and an "eminent civilian personality" to lead the transition. Three African presidents had visited to… Read more »

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