The regional body brought a swift end to the potentially explosive crisis sparked by the refusal of former President Yahya Jammeh to hand over to the newly elected Adama Barrow.
In many countries, the problems were not caused by the absence of constitutions. Rather it was the ease with which African leaders had rendered constitutions dysfunctional by regularly ignoring their provisions or amending them when it suited their convenience.
How Ecowas redefined its role on the continent.
The West African regional bloc to uphold the victory of Adama Barrow as Gambia's new President despite Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step down.