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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Economic Community of West African States.
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Parent topics

Subtopics

Countries

  • Benin [r]: An African republic, bordering Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and the Gulf of Guinea, which gained independence from France in 1960. [e]
  • Burkina Faso [r]: Landlocked West African nation with significant gold reserves and an economy based primarily on cotton; formerly a French colony (population about 18 million). [e]
  • Cape Verde [r]: Island republic, spanning an archipelago of ten islands and five islets in the Atlantic Ocean, off Senegal. [e]
  • Cote d'Ivoire [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Gambia [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Ghana [r]: A country in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo. [e]
  • Guinea [r]: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Guinea (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Guinea Bissau [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Liberia [r]: Republic located on the west coast of Africa, bounded by Guinea in the north, Ivory Coast in the east and Sierra Leone in the north-west. [e]
  • Mali [r]: Landlocked republic in Africa, bounded north-west by Mauritania, north-east by Algeria, west by Senegal, east by Niger, and south by Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Guinea. [e]
  • Niger [r]: A country in Western Africa, with one of the worst qualities of life in the world. [e]
  • Nigeria [r]: Country on the coast of West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean in the south, Niger to the north, Benin to the west, and Cameroon to the east. [e]
  • Senegal [r]: Once a French colony, now an influential yet Highly Indebted Poor Country with diplomatic and military impact well beyond its borders [e]
  • Sierra Leone [r]: Former British colony on the coast of West Africa, extremely rich in resources including blood diamonds, temperate climate, but failed state due to repeated civil wars and banditry; capital, Freetown, was a significant convoy port in WWII [e]
  • Togo [r]: Republic located on the west coast of Africa. The country is bounded by Burkina Faso in the north, Benin in the east and Ghana in the west, with access to the Atlantic Ocean. [e]

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Cooperating organizations

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Issues

  • Blood diamonds [r]: A general term for valuable gems "that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments" (United Nations) [e]
  • Failed state [r]: A nation or quasi-nation unable to deliver minimal governance services to its citizens; there may not even be a functioning government [e]
  • Weak state [r]: A nation whose government or institutions are unable, or unwilling, to provide a significant set of essential public services, including just and legitimate government, physical security, food and health, and minimal economic development; contrast with failed state, which provides essentially none [e]
  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [r]: Nigerian citizen, apparently radicalized by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula during a stay in Yemen, who attempted a suicide bombing while a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Amsterdam to Detroit, on 25 December 2009 [e]

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