Monthly Archives: February 2017

Morocco requests to join ECOWAS


Via Marocco World News

Morocco has expressed its interest in joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said on Friday that the country has informed the President of Liberia and the current President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that it “seeks to join this regional group as a full member.”Morocco’s decision comes from King Mohammed VI in the “the royal tour in Africa and particularly in the states of West Africa.The decision aligns with Morocco’s diplomacy goals in Africa, “which culminated in Morocco’s return to the African union”.ECOWAS has fifteen member countries which include Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Ghana, Cape Verde, and Guinea.

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Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo declared Somalia president

Em foto de arquivo de novembro de 2010, o então primeiro-ministro somali Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, atual presidente da SomáliaVia Aljazeera

Somalia has a new president in the person of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo. Farmajo, a former Prime Minister was declared the winner of the polls after incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded just when the process was about to enter a final round. His victory means Somalia maintains the culture of electing a new President at each election. Farmaajo got 184 votes against Hassan Sheikh’s 95 votes. A third candidate secured 45 votes.

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