Crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau's economy 'under threat': ECOWAS

Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, commission president of the Economic Community of West African States, delivers the opening speech of the ECOWAS head of states extaordinary summit, on September 12, 2015 in DakarWest African nations warned on Saturday that chronic instability in Guinea-Bissau was threatening gains made on its economy as they gathered in Senegal for talks on regional security. The “extraordinary summit” of the regional ECOWAS bloc, attended by seven presidents, was dominated by the simmering political crisis in Bissau. The coup-plagued country has been in political turmoil since President Jose Mario Vaz fired prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira on August 12 over a series of disputes including the naming of a new army chief.

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