The military rulers of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso are withdrawing their countries from ECOWAS with immediate effect.

Three West African nations, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, have announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This decision comes after the bloc suspended the three countries following military takeovers. The military leaders of these nations have failed to provide a clear timetable for returning to democratic rule and have accused ECOWAS of being influenced by external powers.

They have also cut military and cooperation ties with France and turned to Russia for security support. The juntas argue that they want to restore security before organizing elections due to the insurgencies linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the region. The withdrawal’s impact on the 15-member regional bloc and the West African Monetary Union remains to be seen.

According to the bloc’s treaty, member states wishing to withdraw must give a written one-year notice, and it is unclear if the three states have done so. The monetary union, which uses the West Africa CFA franc currency pegged to the Euro, had cut off their access to the regional financial market and the regional central bank following the coups. The situation raises questions about the future regional integration and economic stability in West Africa.

The military regimes in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have announced their immediate withdrawal from the West African bloc ECOWAS. This decision comes after the bloc suspended the three countries following military takeovers. The juntas have accused ECOWAS of failing to assist them in their fight against terrorism and insecurity.

They have also cut ties with France and turned to Russia for security support. The withdrawal’s impact on the regional bloc and the West African Monetary Union remains to be seen. According to the bloc’s treaty, member states wishing to withdraw must give a written one-year notice. The situation raises questions about the future regional integration and economic stability in West Africa.

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