September 5, 2018

Constituency for Africa: Making the Case for Fair, Effective, and Balanced U.S.-Africa Policy

CONSTITUENCY FOR AFRICA COLLABORATES WITH THE AFRICAN UNION AND THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY’S ELLIOTT SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FOR THE 2018 RONALD H. BROWN AFRICAN AFFAIRS […]
September 5, 2018

ECOWAS to improve mutual administrative assistance and cooperation between Customs services of Member States

r-l Mr. Dimka Victor David, Mr. Tei KONZI and Mr. Salifou Tiemtore ECOWAS Director for Customs Abuja, 3rd September 2018 . Experts from the Customs sector of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commenced a three day meeting on 3rd September 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria in order to review and adopt a draft Supplementary Act on mutual administrative assistance and cooperation between customs administrations among Member States. The Supplementary Act which seeks to improve the exchange of information and increased cooperation between Customs administrations of the sub-region is a follow up from Protocol A/P5/5/82 called the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters which ECOWAS signed on 29 May 1982. The ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free movement, Tèi Konzi in his opening remarks noted that the supplementary act had become necessary as even after its definitive entry into force as of 2nd April 1985 the Convention has not be..
September 4, 2018

A HEROIC LEADER: PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari, our heroic leader. If people with poor vision and thoughtless mind cannot see the great job he has done, it will be great […]
August 31, 2018

Mauritius Becomes the 30th Shareholder of Africa50

Casablanca, 29 August 2018: – Africa50, the pan-African investment platform, announced on Tuesday that the Republic of Mauritius became its 30th shareholder. Dharam Dev Manraj Gosh, Mauritian Minister of […]
August 31, 2018

ECOWAS COMMISSION PRESIDENT HOLDS BILATERAL TALKS WITH GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL

The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou received the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel to the Commission Headquarters on the 31st of August, 2018. Chancellor Merkel and her entourage arrived at the ECOWAS Commission premises at 9.05 am. She held bilateral talks with President Brou, and key officials of the ECOWAS Commission. The leaders discussed a wide range of isues relating to ECOWAS-German cooperation, the main missions and achievements of ECOWAS since inception, the community priorities for integration and development as well as the future direction of the ECOWAS-Germany relations. President Brou congratulated the Chancellor Merkel for her able leadership both in Europe and globally on issues such as peace and democracy and expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chancellor for visiting the Commission, for the second time (after her first coming in 2011). During the bilateral..
August 30, 2018

Executive Order No. 5; The Rising Importance of Nigerian Professionals in Diaspora

Washington D.C, August 29, 2018(CABNC-TV)-Barely weeks after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Executive Order No.5; “Planning and Execution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in […]
August 29, 2018

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL VISITS THE ECOWAS COMMISSION

In furtherance of the excellent relations between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, will play host to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Mrs. Angela Merkel, on the 31st of August 2018. Chancellor Merkel who is being accompanied by an entourage made up of senior officials, diplomats, journalists as well as a business delegation, is expected to discuss matters of common interest to both parties with a view to strengthening the existing ECOWAS-Germany Cooperation. Germany has regularly been providing financial and technical support to ECOWAS through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Frederich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in the areas of organisational development, peace and conflict prevention, the ECOWAS Early Warn¬ing System (ECOWARN), electoral assistance as well as trade harmonization. Other German institutions such as..
August 29, 2018

ECOWAS, AFDB COLLABRATE TOWARDS REGIONAL INTEGRATION

A Management team of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led by its Commissioner for Macro Economy Policy and Economic Research Kofi Konadu Apraku have called on the African Development Bank (AFDB) to continue its support of regional programmes and projects in order to improve economic integration and development in the region. In a technical meeting between the ECOWAS Commission and the AFDB on the 2011-2017 West Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) which began on 28th August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the two organizations resolved to work closely while developing their upcoming regional integration strategies. Commissioner Apraku urged the AFDB to take into account the ECOWAS vision while developing the next phase of its West Africa RISP which will span from 2019-2015. He stated that, the new ECOWAS vision which will follow the Vision 2020 (moving ECOWAS from a community of states to a community of people) will incorporate mechanisms ..
August 28, 2018

ECOWAS AND UNHCR COLLABORATE TO BUILD HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE CAPACITY IN WEST AFRICA

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are collaborating to scale up the level of response to humanitarian and emergency situations in the region. To this end, a five-Day Emergency Management Training (EMT) Commenced at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, (MLAILPKC), Jaji, Kaduna state, Nigeria on the 27th of August 2018, to build the capacity of Member States and officials charged with the provision of response to humanitarian crisis. As structured, the EMT is meant to equip trainees with multiple skills to prepare for, manage and respond to diverse humanitarian emergencies including the use of simulations around real emergency situations. Addressing the participants and facilitators at the commencement of the training, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne commended the UNHCR for its excellent partnership with ECOWAS seei..
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