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Contracting Parties

The Contracting Parties of the Abidjan Convention that have ratified the Convention are, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Togo.

The status of ratification of the Convention is as presented below:

Country Signature Ratification
Benin 23 March 1981 17 October 1997
Cameroon - 1 March 1983
Congo (Democratic Republic of) - 17 June 2014
Congo (Republic of) 23 March 1981 19 December 1987
Côte d'Ivoire 23 March 1981 15 January 1982
Gabon 23 March 1981 13 December 1988
Gambia 13 June 1981 6 December 1984
Ghana 23 March 1981 20 July 1989
Guinea 23 March 1981 4 March 1982
Guinea-Bissau 7th February 2011 12 February 2012
Liberia 22 March 2005
Mauritania 12 April 2012 18 April 2012
Nigeria 23 March 1981 6 June 1984
Senegal 23 March 1981 10 May 1983
Sierra Leone - 7 June 2005
South Africa 16 May 2002 16 May 2002
Togo 23 March 1981 16 November 1983

Other Member States in the Convention area which are in the process or yet to ratify the Convention include,

  • Angola
  • Cape Verde
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Namibia
  • Sao Tome e Principe