August 12, 2018

CABNCTV receives multiple international media accreditation

Abuja, July 11, 2018 (CABNC-TV)-Center Africa Broadcasting Network Corporation (CABNCTV) centerafricatv.com a privately held cloud-based TV delivery platform offering real-time news from African countries with media […]
August 10, 2018

ECOWAS Commission prioritizes migration-related issues

2nd from L. Madam Finda Koroma flanked by Mrs. Siga Fatima Jagne (R) and Mrs. Halima Ahmed (L) Abuja, 8th August, 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, 8th May 2018 signed an Aide Memoire with the German Development Bank (KfW) and the German Development Agency (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for the establishment of Ten and Five Million EUROs ECOWAS Regional Stabilization Fund respectively. During the preliminary meeting with the German delegation on the Fund Concept and Governance Structure, the management team of the ECOWAS Commission led by the Vice President, Madam Finda Koroma prioritized migration-related issues as the thematic focus of the planned Regional Stabilisation Fund for ECOWAS Member States. The ECOWAS Management emphasized the need to prevent irregular migration as well as the reintegration citizens of ECOWAS returnees into the regional schem..
August 10, 2018

ECOWAS Commission seeks member states’ ownership of security sector governance reform

l-r_ Gen. Francis Behazin, Mr. Ashigye Willie John and col Dieng Abuja, 7th August 2018. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’ Commission is seeking the collective ownership of Security Sector Governance Reform (SSGR) for the region. To this end, a two-day meeting of Governmental Experts of Member States on National Ownership and Implementation of the ECOWAS Policy Framework for SSGR began on the 7th of August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. The experts are considering the core principles and essential features of the ECOWAS Policy Framework for SSGR. They are also expected to validate an Action Plan for the Policy Framework for the reform, and to endorse the rationale for establishing Interagency Working Group on SSGR in Member States, among others. Welcoming delegates to the meeting, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Gen. Francis A. Behanzin, noted that the contribution of the Member States is very important for realising the..
August 10, 2018

ECOWAS seeks to popularize the use of liquefied petroleum gas in the region

r-l_ Brenda Onose Ataga, Mr. Sidikou Douka and Bayaornibe Dabire Abuja, 9th August 2018 . The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has moved to validate its regional strategy for the popularization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in West Africa with the aim of improving its economy and addressing health challenges and environmental degradation associated with the lack of access to LPG particularly in rural areas of the region. In a two-day workshop comprising of sectorial experts from Member States which commenced on 9th August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the Commissions’ Commissioner for Energy and Mines Mr. Sédiko Douka stated that it has become necessary for ECOWAS to address this gap in the energy sector by developing a regional strategy to this effect. ‘Despite the immense energy resource potential of our region, the overall energy balance remains predominated by biomass which accounts for 80% of the total energy consumption in the region”, he said. ..
July 31, 2018

NIDO-DC Chapter Honors Nigerian Embassy H.E. Bayo Idowu, Head Economics/Trade and Investment

Washington, July 29th, 2018(CABNC-TV)-The Nigerians in the Diaspora Washington D.C (NIDO) Chapter honors H.E. Bayo Idowu, Minister/Head Economics/Trade & Investment at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington […]
July 31, 2018

Final Commnique- Joint Summit Of ECOWAS And ECCAS Heads Of State And Government

JOINT SUMMIT OF ECOWAS AND ECCAS HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT ON PEACE, SECURITY, STABILITY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM Lomé, 30th July 2018 Final communiqué ECOWAS-ECCAS Joint Summit in Lome Photos The panel at the Opening ceremony
July 30, 2018

Pooling efforts for a better response to terrorism in the ECOWAS and ECCAS regions

Lomé, 28 July 2018.The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) must fashion out a global and pragmatic approach in the fight against terrorism, by paying special attention to human security, to problems linked to all kinds of trafficking, the management and exploitation of natural resources and transhumance. This was the appeal made by Régis Immongault Tatangani, Gabon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, Francophonie and Regional Integration, and Chair of the ECCAS Council of Ministers, on Saturday, 28 July 2018, in Lomé, Togo, at the opening of the Ministerial Meeting preceding the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of both regional economic communities. Beyond this approach, he also indicated that West and Central Africa must work out a common surveillance policy to enhance exchange of strategic intelligence, particularly in the area of early warning. According to Mr Tatangani, the Joint Summi..
July 30, 2018

Kadré Désiré OUEDRAOGO Heads ECOWAS election observation mission to Mali’s presidential polls

Bamako, 25 July 2018 . One-time President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) from March 2012 to June 2016 and erstwhile Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo will lead the regional organisation’s short-term election observation mission to Mali’s presidential election scheduled for 29 July 2018. Mr Ouedraogo is due to arrive in Bamako on Wednesday 25 July 2018. For this election, Ecowas has deployed a 171-member election observation mission of which 150 short-term and 21 long-term, as provided for under the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance relating to Ecowas assistance with and observation of elections. The said protocol authorises Ecowas Commission to support each Member State organising elections. The West African election observation mission deployed to Mali is responsible for monitoring the pre-election, election and post-election phases, to ensure that the electoral process complies with internatio..
July 30, 2018

Experts call for the sensitization of security agencies on salws and gender dynamics in the region

A group picture of participants of the meeting Abuja, 27th July 2018. Experts from National Commissions of Small Arms from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the United Nations (UN) agencies have called for the sensitization of security agencies on the control and illicit proliferation of Small Arms and light Weapons (SALWs) and their effects on gender during conflicts and crisis in the region. This was a key recommendation of a two-day workshop which concluded on Friday, 27th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria to review a baseline report on SALWs in order to strengthen ECOWAS operational capacity to integrate gender into its peace and security architecture. The experts also called for ECOWAS Member states to implement all regional and global resolutions regarding the involvement of women in peace and security processes as required by the UN resolution 1325. Furthermore they recommended that lawmakers of Member States be sensitize..
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