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Niger’s Head of state General Abdourahamane Tiani (C), Malian Colonel Assimi Goita (L) and Burkina Faso's Captain Ibrahim Traore (R) show the documents of the Confederation of Sahel States (AES) which they signed during their first summit in Niamey on July 6, 2024.

Niger’s Head of state General Abdourahamane Tiani (C), Malian Colonel Assimi Goita (L) and Burkina Faso's Captain Ibrahim Traore (R) show the documents of the Confederation of Sahel States (AES) which they signed during their first summit in Niamey on July 6, 2024.

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ECOWAS Seeks Reintegration After Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Form New Confederation

Five months after announcing their exit from ECOWAS, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have formed the Alliance of Sahel States.