ECOWAS comes for persons who maltreat its citizens

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FILE PHOTO: People protesting against Libyan modern-day slave trade.
Photo: Al Jazeera

ECOWAS on Wednesday said it would not take lightly the maltreatment of its citizens across countries in Northern Africa.

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza said this this while presenting the Status Report on the State of the Community to the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja.

De Souza was represented by the commission’s Vice President, Edward Singhatey.

Following the presentation of the report, parliamentarians raised concerns over efforts made by the sub-regional bloc to investigate reports on African migrants being maltreated and sold into slavery in some North African countries.

Some members of parliament also expressed concerns over the requests made by Tunisia to be an observer country and Morocco to be a member of ECOWAS respectively, in…

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