West Africa: Ecowas Parliament Elects First Female Speaker

The parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has elected its first ever female speaker.

The new speaker, Memounatou Ibrahima from Togo, was elected at the 2024 Second Extraordinary Session of the Sixth Legislature of the Community Parliament in Kano.

She emerged as speaker due to the rotation of the speakership of the parliament in alphabetical order in accordance with the provisions of its Supplementary Act.

Ibrahima was the third Deputy Speaker in the fifth…

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