Economic Community of W. African States

Type: Organization
Name: Economic Community of W. African States
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Ebola:Disrupting West African air travel

For frequent travellers who are citizens of West Africa, it is normally a relief to travel within the region where they are not subjected to the discomfort of presenting visas that permit them to enter countries, especially in Europe, Asia, America, and ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Ebola: Fashola urges FG to shut borders with neighbouring countries

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has urged the Federal Government to shut the nation’s borders with neighbouring countries without delay to avert the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The governor’s concern is coming on the heels of the controversy ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - 4 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Ghanaian Film Makers Are Infringing On ECOWAS Treaties—Uchenna Mbunabo

Nigerian veteran film producer, Uchenna Mbunabo, has revealed to Razz Newspaper that the way Ghanaian film producers are treating Nigerian filmmakers in Ghana is a clear infringement of ECOWAS treaties.The producer, who doubles as the CEO of One Two ... [Published African Entertainer - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

X-raying NEXIM Bank under Robert Orya

Godwin EmefieleBy  Chas UjuPrior to the reconstitution of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank on14th August, 2009, the bank was at its lowest ebb. It experienced a decline in risk assets. The bank’s total loan portfolio as at 20th ... [Published This Day Online - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

The burden of a nation

TERROR. This six-letter word has unfortunately become the face of Nigeria. Hardly a day passes that hoodlums do not strike, especially in the north and whenever they do they leave death, destruction, sorrow, tears and blood. In the past five years, we ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Boko Haram, Kano, Kaduna
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

ECOWAS accredits 3 new foreign ambassadors

Copyright : APAThe Indian, Chinese and Algerian envoys to Nigeria have presented their Letters of credence for concurrent accreditation to ECOWAS to the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Kadré Desire Ouédraogo, at separate but brief ceremonies on ... [Published StarAfrica.com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Ebola Virus: Nigeria works on common ECOWAS strategy to combat Ebola Virus

Nigeria said Thursday it is working with member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on a common strategy to check the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of technical ... [Published Afrique En Ligne - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

New Ecowas 'Brown Card' to Be Operational in Jan 2015

Today - 09:18 GMTThe Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) said the new Brown Card for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would become operational January 1, 2015.The NIA Director-General, Olorundare Thomas, told NAN in Lagos that the aim ... [Published Ein News - 13 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Gambia: GPU Statement On Chief Ebrima Manneh

To mark the eighth anniversary of the "disappearance of journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh", the Gambia Press Union, GPU, issued the following statement:The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is concerned about the disappearance of journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh who ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Another Postponement of Ecowas Common Currency

If things had gone as planned, the Naira would have ceased to exist since 2003, along with the Cedi of Ghana, the Leone of Sierra Leone, the Dalasi of The Gambia and the Franc of Guinea. They would have been replaced by the Eco, the name of the currency ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Regional force

•The plan to establish a four-nation defence mission to combat growing Boko Haram threat is laudableThe decision by defence ministers of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroun and Chad to contribute 700 troops each to a multinational force to be exclusively devoted ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Ebola in Nigeria: Patrick Sawyer’s final hours in Lagos

Via FrontPageAfrica, a disturbing report on Sawyer’s Final Hours In Lagos: ‘Indiscipline’, Rage, Strange. Excerpt and then a comment:Lagos, Nigeria - Barely 24 hours before his death, Patrick Sawyer had a rather strange - and in the words of medical and ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 31 2014]

Quotes

"Mechanisms are in place to checkmate that. For instance, a plane was to come into the country with a corpse but the Port health rejected it. Our problem is the land border."
"We are now working with the governors. We want to begin to train the personnel of states to be able to handle matters of this nature" he said
...Tolbert Nyenswah, was referring to Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance.  "Mr. Sawyer was told not to leave the country, but he left" Mr. Nyenswah disclosed on FARBRIC radio's program on the Ebola issue yesterday July 30. He called to the program. Reports say Mr...
The Nigerian Ambassador in response to a question on whether Boko-Haram could be using Liberia she said; "the first person I heard that from was a Liberian government official who was facing Senate questioning."

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FG Bans Conveyance of Corpses from Ebola-infect... [Published This Day Online - 1 hour ago]
Ghanaian Film Makers Are Infringing On ECOWAS T... [Published African Entertainer - 2 hours ago]
Ebola: Fashola urges FG to shut borders [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - 4 hours ago]
X-raying NEXIM Bank under Robert Orya [Published This Day Online - 4 hours ago]
Ebola:Disrupting West African air travel [Published The Nation Nigeria - 4 hours ago]
The burden of a nation [Published The Nation Nigeria - 4 hours ago]
Ebola: Fashola urges FG to shut borders with ne... [Published The Nation Nigeria - 4 hours ago]
… Fashola urges FG to shut borders with neighbo... [Published Daily Sun - 5 hours ago]
Ebola: Nigeria’s 1,479 illegal borders may spre... [Published Nigeria Punch - 5 hours ago]
Fashola asks FG to close land borders [Published Nigeria Punch - 5 hours ago]
African leaders won’t be telling Obama what he ... [Published Daily News TSN - 7 hours ago]
ECOWAS accredits 3 new foreign ambassadors [Published StarAfrica.com - 7 hours ago]
Ebola Virus: Nigeria works on common ECOWAS str... [Published Afrique En Ligne - 8 hours ago]
ECOWAS, partners bind to defeat Ebola [Published StarAfrica.com - 8 hours ago]
Ebola: Fashola wants Nigeria borders closed [Published Nigeria Punch - 10 hours ago]
Five Keys to Understanding Africa [Published Spy Ghana - 11 hours ago]
Ebola in Liberia: Sawyer ignored warning not to... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
Ebola Disclaimer - Nigerian Envoy Denies Contac... [Published AllAfrica.com - 13 hours ago]
FCT Customs Command Collects N1.28bn Revenue [Published Leadership - 13 hours ago]
New Ecowas 'Brown Card' to Be Operational in Ja... [Published Ein News - 13 hours ago]
Ecowas Seeks Mainstreaming of Talibe Schools [Published Ein News - 13 hours ago]
Gambia’s Freedom Day Is A Shameful Travesty-Amn... [Published Spy Ghana - 13 hours ago]
Gambia: GPU Statement On Chief Ebrima Manneh [Published AllAfrica.com - 15 hours ago]
allAfrica.com: Liberia: Ebola - Dead Finance Of... [Published DailyMe.Com - 16 hours ago]
Govt Dismisses U.S. Tip Report Against Gambia [Published AllAfrica.com - 16 hours ago]
Africa Focus: Nigeria intensify surveillance to... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 16 hours ago]
Gambia: U.S. 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report... [Published AllAfrica.com - 16 hours ago]
Another Postponement of Ecowas Common Currency [Published AllAfrica.com - 17 hours ago]
Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death ... [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - 17 hours ago]
Liberia: Ebola Victim 'Snubbed' Warning About T... [Published AllAfrica.com - 19 hours ago]
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Ebola in Liberia: Sawyer ignored warning not to... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
Via allAfrica.com, a report in The New Republic Liberia: Liberia: Ebola - Dead Finance Official Snubbed Warning - -Health Ministry Official. Excerpt:The Assistant Minister of Preventive Services of Ministry of Health & Social Welfare has said the Ministry ...
Ebola in Nigeria: Patrick Sawyer’s final hours ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 31 2014]
Via FrontPageAfrica, a disturbing report on Sawyer’s Final Hours In Lagos: ‘Indiscipline’, Rage, Strange. Excerpt and then a comment:Lagos, Nigeria - Barely 24 hours before his death, Patrick Sawyer had a rather strange - and in the words of medical and ...
On the loss of Dr. Khan and Dr. Brisbane [Published H5N1 - Jul 29 2014]
He was not much noted in life beyond West Africa, but his death has made Dr. Sheik Umar Khan world famous. Via Al Jazeera English: Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies. Excerpt and then a comment:Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor has died from the disease, ...
New Fears About Ebola Spread After Plane Scare [Published TIME.com - Jul 29 2014]
(DAKAR, Senegal) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days ...
World: Security Council: Ban urged to streamlin... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 29 2014]
Source: UN News ServiceCountry: Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, World, South Sudan 28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African ...
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ECOWAS, IOM Host Migration Dialogue for West Af... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - May 09 2014]
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