Security in West Africa – level 1

09-12-2022 07:00

In 1975, 15 West African countries make a group. It is called ECOWAS.

These countries to work in business and politics. Recently, several coups happen in these countries. The situation in some countries is not safe.

On December 4, 2022, ECOWAS leaders meet in Nigeria. They speak about security in West Africa. They want to make the area safer.

In July, police in Mali arrest 46 Ivorian soldiers. Since that time, ECOWAS and Mali have a bad relationship with each other. ECOWAS leaders say that Mali must free the soldiers by the end of December.

Difficult words: coup (a sudden and dangerous change in government (, security (safety), relationship (two or more things or people are connected).

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