July 21, 2018

Afreximbank, ADB Sign Agreement for Grant to Support African Factoring Firms

Abuja, 15 July 2018 (CABNC) – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has entered into an agreement under which the African Development Bank to provide it with a $500,000 grant […]
July 21, 2018

Davido performs at Afreximbank’ s 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Abuja, 15 July 2018 (CABNCTV) – Multiple awards winner Davido, the singer of some of today’s greatest Afro beats hits, gave a live performance in Abuja on Thursday […]
July 21, 2018

Africa50 receives additional equity investment from Kenya, gains Rwanda as new shareholder

Nairobi, 19 July 2018 (CABNC)-President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya announced yesterday in Nairobi, that his country would double its shareholding in pan-African infrastructure investment platform Africa50, […]
July 20, 2018

ECOWAS Commission urges Israel to support its new integration vision

Vice President Finda Koroma with Iasraeli special envoy Barnea Hassid Abuja 20th of July 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has urged the State of Israel to support its new vision of agricultural development, the empowerment of women and youth as well as environmental sustainability. Conferring with the Israeli special Envoy for West Africa Mr. Barnea Hassid in Abuja, Nigeria on the 20th of July 2018, Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission Mrs. Finda Koroma stressed the importance of using the tenets of the new vision to grow the economies of the countries of the region by cooperating with technologically advanced countries such as Israel. The Vice President listed other areas where the government of Israel can cooperate with the ECOWAS Commission to include medicine, solar and renewable energy, irrigation, biomass, veterinary expertise etc. According to Mrs. Koroma, the ECOWAS Commission is looking forward to taking the fullest advantage ..
July 20, 2018

ECOWAS, MIDWA call for improved collaboration on migration in west Africa

A cross section of migration experts during the workshop Abuja, 20th July 2018 . The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) in a three-day annual meeting of thematic working groups which ended on 19th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, has recommended improved collaboration and synergy between Member States and migration institutions in the areas of border management, immigration data, mixed migration and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region. The thematic working groups which comprise of migration experts from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mauritania highlighted this as a key factor which will mitigate the effects of illegal migration in region. The ECOWAS Commissions’ Director for Free movement and Tourism, Mr. Albert Siaw Boateng described the workshop as a step in the right direction towards the actualization of a regional migration policy. ‘This will enhance the regional integration and development process in West Africa as well as th..
July 18, 2018

ECOWAS moves to address migration challenges in the region

L-R, Eleni Zerzelidou, Frantz Celestine, Mr. Tei Abuja, 17th July 2018. The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) which was inaugurated by the Commission of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commenced its second annual meeting of thematic working groups in order to deliberate on border management, immigration data and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region. The Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free Movement of the ECOWAS Commission, Tèi Konzi in his remarks during the opening of the workshop on 17th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria stated that there cannot be regional integration without Free Movement of Community citizens which has a direct link and impact on migration. ‘Therefore, the constant assessment of the implementation status on migration will motivate Member States and ensure compliance to the tenets of ECOWAS Migration tests’ he said. A group picture of the participants “In view of the projected positive impact of the MIDWA proc..
July 15, 2018

11TH edition of the Community African Wrestling tournament opens in Niamey

From R to L, Mr. Francis Njoaguani, EYSDC, Prime Minister, Brigi Rafni, Minister of Youths and Sports, Kassoum Moctar Abuja, 13thJuly, 2018. The 11thEdition of the Community African Wrestling Tournament (CAWT) opened in Niamey, Niger on Friday, 13thJuly, 2018 amid ceremonial activities. The yearly Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission sponsored game, organized by the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) began with the group preliminary and semi-final matches opposing the twelve participating country teams in the 66kg, 76kg, 86kg, 100kg and 120kg weight categories. During the VIP studded opening ceremony, attended among others, by H.E. Mr. Brigi Rafini Prime Minister of Niger, Mrs. Amina Moumouni and Mr. Sani Maïgochi, Ministers of Energy as well as Post, Telecommunication and Digital Economy respectively, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Kassoum Moctar expressed Niger’s gratitude to the ECOWAS Commission for its continued support to the hos..
July 13, 2018

Niamey set to host ECOWAS traditional wrestling tournament

From L to R, Mr. Francis Njoaguani and Mr. Kassoum Moctar Abuja, 12thJuly, 2018.The programme of the 11th Edition of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Traditional Wrestling Tournament took off in Niamey, Niger on Thursday, 12thJuly, 2018 with a courtesy visit by the Director of the Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Francis Njoaguani to debrief the Niger Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Kassoum Moctar on the organizing committee’s preparedness for the yearly games. Welcoming the delegation, Mr. Moctar commended the ECOWAS Commission for its support in organizing the 3-day event. Mr. Moctar also assured the delegation of his ministry’s commitment to host a successful event which started with a technical meeting to conduct medical examination of the 78 Member States candidates for fitness and drug compliance as well as determine their various categories. The event will officially open on Friday, 13thJuly, 2018 with prelimin..
July 11, 2018

Wide-ranging recommendations made to member States and ECOWAS Commission

Lomé, 8 July 2018. The 40th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at ministerial level, came to a close on 7 July 2018 in Lomé, Togo, with a number of important recommendations on the political and security situation in the Community. The meeting provided the occasion for participants to consider a number of matters including the political process in some ECOWAS Member States such as Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo. Concerning the political and security situation in the different countries, members of Council made recommendations to the authorities of these countries, as well as to the ECOWAS Commission. The efficient implementation of these recommendations should lead to peace, security and development in the Community area. In addition to security matters, they also discussed the elections and terrorism in the West African region. Consideri..
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