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A protester holds a placard reading ‘down with Ecowas’ during a rally in Bamako on 1 February 2024. Ousmane Makaveli /AFP via Getty Images

Free movement in west Africa: three countries leaving Ecowas could face migration hurdles

Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have much to lose if they cannot migrate to and from neighbouring countries in Ecowas.
Protesters in El Salvador declare ‘Yes to democracy. No to authoritarianism’ during a demonstration on Jan. 14, 2024. PHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images

In the face of severe challenges, democracy is under stress – but still supported – across Latin America and the Caribbean

A survey of people across 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean found widespread concern over the economy and crime.
A Senegalese gendarme stands near burning tyres during a protest in Dakar on 29 May 2023. John Wessels/AFP via Getty images

Macky Sall throws Senegal’s democratic credentials into doubt

Senegal is considered west Africa’s most stable democracy because it has never suffered a coup d'etat. But all its former presidents have attempted to extend their tenure of office.

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