polgeonow, to random
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Two weeks ago, military juntas controlling , , and announced their countries' "immediate withdrawal" from , 's regional integration bloc. This is a big deal.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/28/niger-mali-burkina-faso-announce-withdrawal-from-ecowas

But it can't legally go into effect right away...

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polgeonow, (edited )
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The #ECOWAS treaty, which is incorporated into the laws of #Niger, #Mali, and #BurkinaFaso through past ratification, states in Article 91 that member countries can only withdraw from the organization after "one year's notice in writing".

https://investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/treaty-files/5476/download

What's more...

#law #internationallaw #intergovernmental #geography #geopolitics #politics #WestAfrica #Sahel #AfricaNews @geography @geopolitics

polgeonow, to Somalia
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Has become first country ever to recognize self-proclaimed Republic of as independent from ? Somaliland govt says yes, but Ethiopia govt is giving mixed signals.
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/1/4/ambiguous-ethiopia-port-deal-fuels-uncertainty-over-somaliland-statehood

One Ethiopian statement says it's only promised to seriously consider recognizing Somaliland: https://addisstandard.com/news-in-depth-assessment-of-somalilands-recognition-bid-by-ethiopia-part-of-mou/

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