Burkina Faso

Military leaders of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso rule out returning to the ECOWAS regional bloc

  • They pledged to consolidate their own union — the Alliance of Sahel States — created last year amid fractured relations with neighbors
  • Niger’s military leader, Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani, says ECOWAS has become “a threat to our states”
By AP ·