Several West African Heads of State have announced their arrival today in the capital of Ghana, Accra for the extraordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the political situation in Burkina Faso.
“During this summit, we will examine the reports of the delegations sent to this brotherly country by our organization and consider ways and means to help Burkina regain stability and social peace,” said Faure Gnassingbé of Togo.
The meeting of Thursday was indeed scheduled for 10:00 GMT. It will assess the bloc’s actions going forward.
In his opening speech, ECOWAS President Nana Akufo-Addo said that the coup in Mali had been “contagious” and led to subsequent military takeovers in the region.
The trend “must be contained before it devastates our entire region,” Akufo-Addo said according to the latest information.