A group of 15 members of the Economic Community of West African States has adopted a new plan to introduce a long-anticipated single currency, according to the Ivorian president of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.

The new initiative to launch the currency, dubbed the eco, comes after decades of delays, most recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The nations have now committed to a start date of 2027. (RT)