ECOWAS LEADERS

Leaders from west and central Africa will be holding a summit on Wednesday, April 8th, to discuss the formulation of a joint strategy to fight against Boko Haram.

The summit will be held in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, and is being jointly organized by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

ECOWAS released a statement concerning the meeting. An excerpt reads:

“In the face of the mounting and increasingly bloody attacks by the fundamentalists against Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad and the series consequences for these countries, and the real risk of destabilising western and central Africa, the two organisations have decided to take action.”

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