November 25, 2018

EIB supports jobs and climate action across Africa with new EUR 200 million loan to Afreximbank

  November 22, 2018(CABNC tv)-On the margins of its Africa Day in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the European Investment Bank has signed a new fifteen year EUR […]
November 25, 2018

African Union hit by sexual harassment claims

Sexual harassment is a major problem for women who work at the African Union Commission (AUC), an internal investigation has found. Most of the victims are […]
November 25, 2018

The story behind Africa’s free trade dream

By Matthew DaviesAfrica Business Report editor (BBC), Johannesburg The European Union and its free trade agreement took decades to establish. Africa is now hoping it can […]
November 23, 2018

3RD Extraordinary AFC Meeting set to discuss the Revised Financial Regulations and new Tenders Code

The panel… Abuja, 20 November 2018. The Vice President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mrs Finda Koroma, has called on members of the regional organisation’s Administration and Finance Committee, to accord the neces Group photo of officials sary attention to the consideration of the documents presented for their review and approval. In her remarks on Tuesday 20 November 2018, at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the AFC in Abuja Nigeria, Mrs Koroma reaffirmed the will of the Commission and the other ECOWAS Institutions to have working texts that will foster high-performance and the attainment of Community objectives. During the session, members of the AFC will consider the new draft Financial Regulations and Tenders Code of ECOWAS. “The President of the Commission and Commissioners have discussed the documents being submitted for your consideration. The budget was also appropriated by Management of the Commission, discussed and agre..
November 23, 2018

Gen GOWON commends integration strides of the ECOWAS Commission

Gen Gowon (L) and President Brou (R) both standing Abuja, 23nd November 2018. Former Nigerian Head of State and a founding father of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has commended the integration strides being made by the regional organisation. The elder statesman gave the commendation while playing host to the President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou at his residence in Abuja, Nigeria on the 22nd of November 2018. Declaring that he was proud of the achievements of ECOWAS, he recalled that the idea of a regional group was to start something that will be an example for other parts of Africa. He disclosed that, having been propelled by the spirit of pan Africanism, efforts were made for countries such as Cameroun (a nation in central Africa) to join the fold as a precursor to an African economic Community. According to him, there was a lot of love, understanding and respect for one another in the inception days. Gene..
November 21, 2018

ECOWAS Commission’s President Pledges greater cooperation with Community Parliament

President Brou and Speaker Lo another view fielding questions President Brou (M) Prince Yormie Johnson (R) and Hon Yusuf Lasun, Deputy Speaker Nigerian House of Representatives (L) Abuja, November 21st 2018. The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has said that working harmoniously with the ECOWAS Community Parliament is an essential ingredient towards the realization of the integration goals of the region. President Brou stated this while giving a detailed report on the implementation of the community work programme at the 2nd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Parliament, on the 21st of November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. The President’s 23 pages presentation which came after necessary formalities by the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cissé Lo, also touched on the global and regional economic environment and on the how the work programme of the community is being implemented with regards to political aff..
November 16, 2018

ECOWAS Parliament begins second Ordinary Session

Speaker Lo, Bgeri-Be Ouattara (R), Commissioner Gueye (M) and Ousseini Tinni (L) Abuja, 15th of November 2018. Abuja, 15th of November 2018. The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the 15th of November 2018, in Abuja, Nigeria began the second ordinary session of its fourth legislature. During the month-long session, the regional Parliamentarians will among others, consider and adopt the 2019 programme of activities of the community Parliament. Declaring the session open, the Speaker, Moustapha Cisse Lo noted that the agenda before the on-going session calls mainly for the consideration of the Community Budget in accordance with Articles 7 and 17 of the Supplementary Act relating to the enhancement of the powers of the ECOWAS Parliament. He stressed that other matters to be considered include the speech of the President of the ECOWAS Commission on the State of the Community, country reports, referrals from the ECOWAS Commission on the Community tex..
November 14, 2018

Afreximbank Launches Facility to Raise Viability and Bankability of African Projects

Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 Nov. 2018: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects […]
November 14, 2018

Africa50 Signs Agreement with the Republic of Rwanda to Help Develop Kigali Innovation City

Johannesburg, November 9, 2018 – Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has signed an agreement with the Republic of Rwanda to develop and finance a “Digital Innovation […]
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