DEMOCRACY BACKSLIDE AND THE FUTURE OF ECOWAS POST EXIT OF THREE NATIONS By Law Mefor

This Tuesday, in Abuja, the Save Democracy Group – West Africa (SDG-WA) and the Abuja School of Social and Political Thought (TAS) held a policy dialogue. They expressed alarm about the shortcomings of democracy, especially in West Africa, the sub-continent where the majority of Black people live, as seen by the military’s increasing reentry into governance. The departure of three founding members of ECOWAS served as the impetus for the shared policy dialogue under reference.   The partnering NGOs said that they will establish a West African Democracy Observatory (WADO)…