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ECOWAS Official: Bloc's Counterterror Policies Working

A senior official at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says other regional blocs can learn from policies the West African group of nations has implemented to combat violent extremism in the region. Remi Ajibewa, the ECOWAS director for political affairs, said member nations have been sharing intelligence and information as part of an effort to combat numerous terror organizations, including the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram, whose cross-border...

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