October 31, 2018

WANEP, ECOWAS and INEC launch EMAM project aimed at ensuring peaceful elections in Nigeria

Group Picture of Participants Abuja, 30th October, 2018. The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in collaboration with the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) of Nigeria have launched the Electoral Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) project in order to mitigate violence during the electoral process of the forth coming Nigerian general elections scheduled to hold in February 2019. The EMAM project which was launched on 30th October 2018 at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, is designed to facilitate and support local and national response architectures that link early warning with informed response to prevent or mitigate identified threats capable of affecting the peaceful conduct of the Nigerian elections. This will be achieved by developing and validating indicators to inform specific monitoring and reporting of violent election threats by community monitors befo..
October 30, 2018

Dubai: Governments can benefit by embracing innovation, disruption

Dubai UAE October 30, 2018 – Governments that are willing to embrace change, foster innovation and adopt disruptive technologies can gain a competitive edge as they adapt […]
October 30, 2018

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Poses Unprecedented Opportunity for global Islamic Economy

Dubai, UAE October 30, 2018 – China’s Belt and Road initiative is expected to have major implications on trade and investment flows between Muslim countries, according to panellists […]
October 30, 2018

Dubai: GIES 2018 Puts the Spotlight on Islamic Philanthropy, Skills for Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dubai: October 30, 2018 – The growing significance of Islamic philanthropy and creative skills needed to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution were two key topics discussed by […]
October 30, 2018

This winter, UNHCR urges Muslims to transform their Zakat into warmth and shelter for refugees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018 –UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging Muslims across the world to assist one million vulnerable refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, […]
October 30, 2018

Blockchain technology seen to boost global Islamic finance sector

Dubai, UAE – The adoption of blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and other advanced technologies are expected to have a positive impact on the global Islamic finance sector […]
October 30, 2018

NOEPE-AKANU Joint Border Post ready for Commissioning

Lome, 25 October 2018. Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his Togolese counterpart, Faure Essozinma Gnassingbe, are due to commission the Noepe-Akanu joint border post (JBP) on Friday 26 October 2018 at the border between the two countries. The event will take place in the presence of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Pathe Gueye, the European Union representative as well as political and administrative authorities from both countries. The Noepe-Akanu JBP, built with EU funding to the tune of €13,605,430, falls under the Regional Transport Facilitation Programme adopted by the 26th Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Dakar Senegal in 2003. The objectives of the programme include poverty reduction, improved regional transport services, reduced transport and transaction costs, inter and intra-regional trade promotion, free movement of persons, goods and services, and enhanced..
October 30, 2018

Dubai: Crown Prince of Dubai Officially Inaugurates World’s largest forum on the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2018

Dubai, October 30, 2018(CABNCTV)-His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, officially […]
October 30, 2018

ECOWAS Commission urges for technical committee to coordinate activities of the ECOWAS-EU PSS Project

Commissioner Traore (Middle), Dr. Braimah (L) and Cornelis (R) Abuja, 29th October 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged for the establishment of a technical committee for the coordination of activities which falls under the purview of the European Union Support Project to the ECOWAS Peace, Security and Stability Regional Mandate Programme (ECOWAS-EU PSS). The President of the Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou stated this at the meeting of the fourth meeting of the Steering and Coordination Committee of the ECOWAS-EU PSS project on the 26th of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. Represented at the event by the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion Mr. Mamadou Traoré, the President maintained that such a step, would among others, greatly aid the implementation of the various programmes under the project. Expressing gratitude to the European Union (EU), traditional technical and financial partners of E..
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