CSIS scholars from the Africa Program, Middle East Program, Global Health Policy Center, the Human Rights Initiative, the Prosperity and Development Project, and the Global Food Security Program research the most critical issues facing the African continent.

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Photo: FANNY NOARO-KABRÉ/AFP via Getty Images

Will the Sahel Military Alliance Further Fragment ECOWAS?

Without notice, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger left the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. This decision came after their junta-led governments faced high sanctions after assuming power via coups.

Commentary by Beverly Ochieng — February 15, 2024

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Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center