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ECOWAS must be held liable for the instability in West Africa – Femi Falana

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Legal luminary, Femi Falana (SAN) says the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must be held responsible for ‘the instability in West Africa’.

Falana said this on Friday in Ghana at the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA). The Constitutional and Human Rights Lawyer is Guest of Honour at this year’s WAMECA which is ongoing as of the time of publishing this report.

WAMECA is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa “to promote media excellence in the sub-region”. It is a two-part event: a Conference and an Awards ceremony for journalists, dubbed West Africa’s biggest journalism event.

“ECOWAS must be held vicariously liable for the instability in West Africa,” award-winning Ghanaian journalist, Manasseh Azure Aquino quotes Falana as saying.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that West Africa, like major parts of the continent, is experiencing challenges of security and political instability.

While the recent rise in violence and conflict as well as extremism and other emerging threats have sparked concerns over West Africa’s future development, some analysts argue that efforts to prevent conflicts have also improved.

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