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Guinea-Bissau: ECOMIB Leaves, International Scrutiny of Military Increases

After the 57th ordinary meeting of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, 07.SEP in Niamey confirmed the decision to withdraw the regional force in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB), a farewell ceremony is scheduled for 10.SEP in Bissau. The withdrawal began at the end of AUG., With the departure of a contingent of 130 Togolese, in policing functions, and the beginning of the demobilization of units from Burkina-Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, a dozen elements from Togo and some experts from Ivory Coast. READ MORE