Economic Community of W. African States

Type: Organization
Name: Economic Community of W. African States
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USAID, ECOWAS officials brainstorm on food security

A high-powered meeting among West African countries under the aegis of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been held to brainstorm on how to boost food security in the sub-region.The three-day forum, which was held in Accra, ... [Published Graphic Ghana - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Claims Settlement Default Defeats Essence of Insurance - Says Central Bank Deputy Governor

Central Bank of The Gambia's 1st Deputy Governor Basiru Njai has made it crystal clear to insurance practitioners in the West African sub-region that a lapse in the timely settlement of genuine claims by their customers destroys trust and defeats the ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Can Ghana Afford Not To Sign The EPA When ECOWAS Signs?

Economists often say that put your money at where your mouth is. Concerning the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the proposed reciprocal trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and ECOWAS, of course we cannot deny the fact that the EU will ... [Published Ghanaian Chronicle - 2 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Investing in ICT Will Develop Ecowas Region - Official

Mr Isaias Barreto de Rosa, ECOWAS Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information Technology, says investing in the sector will contribute to the rapid development of the region.Barreto da Rosa made the statement in an interview with the News Agency ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Situation in northern Mali "remains very fragile", warns UN envoy

Albert KoendersThe detonation of an explosive device (IED) which injured a United Nations peacekeeper in the Malian town of Kidal has been strongly condemned by the top UN envoy in the country.Mali is recovering from a crisis which started with a military ... [Published United Nations Multimedia - 23 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

W/Africa to adopt new brown card insurance scheme

Copyright : APAThe Council of Bureaux of the Ecowas Brown Card Insurance Scheme is to adopt a new Consensus Brown Card to replace the existing one, to be used by all Ecowas member states.The new card will be adopted during the council’s first zonal meeting ... [Published StarAfrica.com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

West Africa: ECOWAS Students Recognise Ehimiaghe

Former American President, Harry S. Truman once said: "Do your duty and history will do you Justice." This statement summarized why the West African Students Union Parliament (WASUP) recently decorated Reverend Rosemary Ehimiaghe, the Proprietress of ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 8 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Roundup: Senior UN official urges int'l cooperation in Mali's peace cause

A senior UN official on Wednesday warned peace efforts of Mali remained fragile amid increased activity by terrorist groups in the country's restive north and called for continued UN cooperation with regional organizations in the cause."The window of ... [Published China.org.cn - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

President Mahama promises to facilitate negotiations for EPA

Accra, April 23, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday indicated the willingness of his country to support negotiations that would lead to the signing of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).He however said ... [Published Ghana News Agency - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 3 reports

West Africa Single Currency: The Lesson To Learn From Europe

(1888 PressRelease) Before talking about a single currency or economic association between the states members, we need to examine the current political structure that allows a single faction to confiscate power for twenty years or more.Western Africa ... [Published Dayton Daily News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

ECOWAS calls for establishment of appeal chamber

The President of ECOWAS Court of Justice, Mrs Awa Daboya, has advocated for the creation of an appeal chamber of the court.In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja, Daboya said that it would enable citizens of member states ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

ECOWAS intensifies fight against money laundering -President

The ECOWAS Court of Justice and the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in Africa said they were intensifying efforts to combat money laundering in the region.Mrs Awa Dbaboya, the President of the court, said this to the News Agency ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Apr 22 2014]

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"The recently concluded Demographic Health Survey and others, showed that infants and under five mortality rates were 75/1000 and 99/1000 live births, respectively in 2005; and in 2013 these indicators were 34/1000 and 54/1000 live births. The 2013 results showed a maternal mortality ratio of 433 per hundred thousand live births, indicating a reduction of 59% over the past fourteen years" Dr Taal revealed
"In addition to providing compensation to victims of road accidents across member states, the Scheme also serves as a facilitator of trade and tourism in a region of 300 million people with a fast growing middle class."
"ECOWAS commission is working toward interconnecting all the 15 member states, and also government institutions in member states."
"The window of opportunity to consolidate and sustain peace and stability in Mali stands wide open, but may also close unless sustained commitment by all stakeholders is upheld, with the support of the international community" said Bert Koenders, head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), while briefing the UN Security Council on the...

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ECOWAS calls for Investment in ICT [Published Nigeria Punch - 5 hours ago]
Ghana will support ECOWAS position on EPA – Mahama [Published GhanaHomePage - 6 hours ago]
W/Africa to adopt new brown card insurance scheme [Published StarAfrica.com - 7 hours ago]
West Africa: ECOWAS Students Recognise Ehimiaghe [Published AllAfrica.com - 8 hours ago]
AU trade ministers discuss 2015 free trade plans [Published StarAfrica.com - 9 hours ago]
Ensure comprehensive solutions to food security... [Published Ein News - 10 hours ago]
The Saga of the EPA agreement between The EU an... [Published Ein News - 10 hours ago]
ECOWAS will find a unified position on EPA – Ma... [Published GhanaHomePage - 10 hours ago]
Bende communities honour Orji [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - 12 hours ago]
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Roundup: Senior UN official urges int'l coopera... [Published China.org.cn - 17 hours ago]
Mali: Mali’s peace train ‘cannot be turned back... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 18 hours ago]
President Mahama promises to facilitate negotia... [Published Ghana News Agency - 18 hours ago]
UNSC urges all parties in north Mali to agree o... [Published China.org.cn - 18 hours ago]
Mali: ‘Window of Opportunity’ for Peace in Mali... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 19 hours ago]
Ensure comprehensive solutions to food security... [Published Ghana News Agency - 21 hours ago]
US, African Countries Team Up to Tackle Piracy ... [Published VOA News - 22 hours ago]
Situation in northern Mali "remains very fragil... [Published United Nations Multimedia - 23 hours ago]
CPP Message: 'Sankofa'! [Published Modern Ghana - 23 hours ago]
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Mali: Mali’s peace train ‘cannot be turned back... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 18 hours ago]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Mali 23 April 2014 – Calling for continued cooperation with regional organizations to support Mali’s steady efforts towards peace and stability through inclusive talks, a senior United Nations official today told the Security ...
Mali: ‘Window of Opportunity’ for Peace in Mali... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 19 hours ago]
Source: UN Security CouncilCountry: Mali Security Council SC/11360 7158th Meeting (AM) While the restoration of constitutional order and the start of talks between the Government and armed groups were "signs of hope" for Mali to overcome its deep crisis, ...
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Queue of voters in Amílcar Cabral Avenue, Bissau. “#guineans will elect today [April 13, 2014] a new president and government after two years of political transition resulting from a coup d'etat. #africa #guine #bissau #estado #povo #democracia #eleições ...
Guinea-Bissau: Experts hail strong turnout in G... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 14 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Guinea-Bissau 04/14/2014 19:30 GMT by Stephane Barbier BISSAU, April 14, 2014 (AFP) - Almost three-quarters of Guinea-Bissau's eligible voters turned out for watershed elections called to turn the page on years of ...
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