Sahel States Alliance resolutely breaks ties with ECOWAS: A Bold move towards sovereignty”

The decision has been made decisively and irreversibly. The nations of the Sahel States Alliance (AES), namely Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, have officially severed ties with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as boldly announced by the transitional president of Burkina Faso, Captain Ibrahim TRAORE, in a televised interview on January 28.

No negotiations are on the table regarding a potential return to the regional organization.

Members of the Alliance are now preparing to face the consequences stemming from this decision, an initiative applauded by many conscious Africans and ardent advocates of freedom for the continent.

This audacious move by the authorities of the Sahel States Alliance is not the first since the advent of military regimes in power in these nations, and it certainly will not be the last.

Leaders and Pan-African figures, determined to break the chains that keep their countries, like most African nations, in servitude and extreme poverty, are vocalized through the words of President Ibrahim TRAORE.

Regarding the possibility of the Alliance challenging the colonial currency, the FCFA, and creating its own currency, the Burkinabe head of state chose to keep the suspense, perhaps to surprise the world, a characteristic that seems to accompany each of their decisions related to international relations and the sovereignty of their countries.

Nevertheless, the expressed ambition to sever ties with slavery, neo-colonialism, and imperialism instills hope among Africans who have long aspired to break free from the FCFA, a currency imposed by France on its former colonies and now a significant obstacle to the economic development of these nations.

Papa Ibrahima


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