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UEMOA: Summit underway in Benin

UEMOA: Summit underway in Benin


  • The 19th summit of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa has opened in Cotonou, Benin.*

The summit is strongly marked towards strengthening cooperation among ECOWAS States in a very intense political environment and the election at the head of the UEMOA commission, officials say

Elections in Africa

Voters of twenty countries go to the polls to choose the different representatives: Presidential, Legislative and Local leaders.

Elections are one of the major issues being discussed at the summit of the UEMOA, especially since three of its member states (Benin , Ivory Coast, Niger) are set to go to the polls this year. Questions related to security and transparency will also come up.

The CFA franc

Also at the height of the discussions will be the credibility and strength of the CFA, a call being pushed by Senegalese President Macky Sall.
The importance of this justifies the presence of finance ministers of member countries.

The Senegalese host is to ensure that the Heads of State and Governments work ‘towards a global convergence in West Africa, indicating that this is another big project in the Economic Community of the States of West Africa (ECOWAS).

WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union) as a homogeneous entity will add value to this reflection. The experience of the UEMOA will certainly inspire us in this new project ‘’, added Macky Sall.

In every aspect, the discussions are important especially coming after some happenings in Burkina Faso in the last few months gone by.

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