West Africa: Gambian Political Impasse Tops Ecowas Summit Agenda

[Leadership] The Authority of Heads of States of the Economic Community Of West African States are meeting today in Abuja with Gambia’s political issues prioritised on the list of topics to be discussed. ECOWAS will also address the political impasse at Guinea Bissau.

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Nigeria: Piracy Slows Down in Somalia, Spike in Other Parts

[Al Jazeera] The event followed a now familiar pattern: a small convoy of dusty 4×4 vehicles drove on to the edge of the airstrip at Galkayo in Puntland, north-central Somalia; armed security guards took up watchful positions nearby and a number of bemused-looking men stepped gingerly from the cars and lined up to have their photographs taken by the media.

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