WEST AFRICA Issue dated 25/03/2021

Portuguese-speaking countries discreetly lobby for ECOWAS presidency

Bissau-Guinean President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and his Cape Verdean counterpart Jorge Carlos Fonseca, 19 January 2021.
Bissau-Guinean President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and his Cape Verdean counterpart Jorge Carlos Fonseca, 19 January 2021. © Presidente da República de Guiné-Bissau/Facebook
Portuguese-speaking countries have been busy behind the scenes trying to get their voices heard in ECOWAS, which is dominated by French- and English-speaking members. The president of Guinea-Bissau has even reached out to foes Alassane Ouattara and Alpha Condé. [...] (644 words)
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