November 2, 2018

Regional directors-general of Customs meet on the consolidation of the ECOWAS Customs Union

Group photographs of the Regional Customs Chiefs Abuja, 1st November 2018. The Directors-General of Custom service of the fifteen member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have met in Abuja, Nigeria on the 1st of November 2018 in the quest to consolidate the ECOWAS Customs Union. The heads of Customs are also deliberating on information exchange and cooperation between Customs administrations as a concerted response to the obstacles to the free movement of goods, security challenges and resurgence of illicit trafficking. Declaring the meeting open, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Trade, Customs, and Free Movement Mr. Tei Konzi affirmed that the coming together of senior officials is in line with the current desire of the President of the Commission to strengthen the economic integration process of ECOWAS. Noting that the Customs service constitute a critical central link in this regard, Commissioner Konzi recalled that since the last meeting..
November 1, 2018

Entrepreneurship, youth expected to reshape future of global Islamic economy

Dubai UAE, October 31, 2018- The emergence of exciting young startups and brands that are perceived as ethical and cool was the topic of the final plenary […]
November 1, 2018

GIES 2018 concludes with call to adopt new technologies to advance Islamic economy

Dubai October 31, 2018-The Global Islamic Economy Summit 2018 in Dubai concluded earlier today with a call for halal industries to embrace innovative technologies in order […]
November 1, 2018

ECOWAS Commission trains political parties on media and campaign strategies in participatory democracy

Abuja, 31, October 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the 31st of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, commenced a broad range training to enhance the capacity of Nigerian political Parties on media and campaign strategies. Part of the Workshop also targets journalists and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on the promotion of participatory democracy, among others. The exercises which encompasses the mainstreaming of youth and women into political party activities, political party financing, inter-party democracy as well as administrative processes, are meant to weigh in positively on the forthcoming 2019 General elections in Nigeria. Welcoming participants to the training Workshop, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, General Francis Behanzin commended the political parties’ representatives for “conducting their activities so far in a manner that is not abhorrent to democratic tenets and principl..
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, […]
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