West Africa has witnessed a series of peaceful presidential and legislative elections, held in accordance with democratic standards and principles recognized by the African Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations.
Following on my previous visit to Sierra Leone in November last year, I have just concluded a five day visit in order to continue consultations on preparations for the presidential and parliamentary elections announced to take place on 7 March 2018.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly attack against a United Nations Technical Monitoring Team that was conducting a f
1. Following the Decision of the Summit of the ECOWAS Authority taken on 17th December 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria, Mediation efforts, including visits to Banjul, were undertaken by the Chair of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, HE President Ellen Jo