Economic growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Uémoa) member state will rise to 5.7% in 2022, down 0.4% from 2021, the organization’s leaders said at a summit in Abidjan on Monday.
His eight-member states of Humor (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso) have been affected by “serious crises affecting the whole world”, especially the “consequences of war” increase Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara stressed that “no mercy was shown in Ukraine” at the very moment “our economy was recovering from the shock of the Covid-19 crisis”.
In addition to growth that rose from 6.1% in 2021 to 5.7% in 2022, EU inflation in 2022 rose from 3.6% to 7.5%. “Resilience”.
Noting that the security situation is “worried” due to “increased terrorist attacks” in several Humor countries, particularly Burkina Faso and Mali, knowing that spending that would have been spent on “education and health” You pointed out that some of the “For defence and security”.
The following day, the Abidjan Summit was held in Abuja, with 15 member states of ECOWAS, including the member states of UEMAO, which specifically decided to create a regional force that could respond not only to jihadism but also to coup d’état. As the region has experienced several times in the last two years.
Several countries in West Africa are dominated by a spread of jihadists that not only reached the heart of the country from northern Mali but also reached Burkina Faso and Niger, extending south and into the Gulf of Guinea.
The military is powerless and co-operates with external actors: the United Nations, France and Russia.
Unrest has been a major factor in military coups that have rocked regions since 2020 in Mali, Burkina Faso and other causes in Guinea.
Abuja Omar Touray, chairman of the ECOWAS committee, said: They are “determined to build a regional force to intervene when necessary, whether related to security, terrorism, or the restoration of constitutional order in member states,” he said.