Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas)
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)
Founded 1975 as a regional common market, it has now become involved in political disputes, and in 1993 amended its charter to assume responsibility for the regulation of regional armed conflicts. Its military arm is Ecomog.
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