December 1, 2018

ECOWAS and Spanish government to collaborate more on human capital developmentECOWAS and Spanish government to collaborate more on human capital development

Handshake of Madam Koroma with Mr. Raimundo Rubio Abuja, 1st December, 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the government of Spain have restated their commitment to greater collaboration in order to build the capacities of citizens in the region. This was made known at a meeting of the Director–General for Africa of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mr. Raimundo Robredo Rubio with the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Madam Finda Koroma, on the 29th of November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. Through the instrumentality of Spain-ECOWAS cooperation, the European country is handing out 12 scholarships for the Inter-university Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, under the Scholarship for Diplomats of EOWAS Countries’ fund. The grant is worth 200,000 Euros. Conferring with the four-man Spanish delegation, Vice President Koroma said in line with best practices, the Commission will be calling for pro..
December 1, 2018

ECOWAS, EU reaffirm commitment to strengthen cooperation

(R-L) Vice president Finda Koroma, President Brou, Mr. Sulaiman and Mr. Fuchs Abuja, 30th November 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) have agreed to strengthen cooperation in various fields including security, trade liberalisation and investments, human development and political governance. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 22nd ECOWAS-EU Ministerial Political Dialogue held on the 30th of November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou lauded the fruitful partnership between both regions. “I have no doubt in my mind that our sustained mutual cooperation and collaboration will enable the (ECOWAS) region record more successes in on-going attempts to deepen integration, in an atmosphere of peace and stability,” President Brou said. On political and security issues, President Brou noted that despite the fragility in some parts of the region, the sustained commitmen..
November 27, 2018

ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross- border trade through E-commerce

R-L Mr. Salam Sanfo, Commissioner Zouli Boukoungou, Wakili Saidu Executive secretary CREAO, and Bisi Adegbuyi (L) Abuja, 27th November 2018 . The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is committed to boosting cross-border trade through E-Commerce. The Commission’s Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information Technology Dr. Zouli Bonkoungou stated this on the 27th of November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria while opening a 2-Day regional Workshop on quality of postal services. Commissioner Zouli Bonkoungou told participants that in order for the postal sector to play a role in e-commerce and help stimulate cross-border trade in the sub-region, “postal operators must have the necessary means to achieve and maintain a high level of quality” He maintained that the current trend of an increased wave of migration to the use of ICT, to facilitate socio-economic transactions, also influences the expectations of users who now demand higher quality services. The ..
November 26, 2018

Over 1000 Exhibitors Confirmed for Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo IATF2018

Cairo, 26 November 2018: – Exhibitor registrations for the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2018) taking place in Cairo in December has reached 1,054, surpassing the target […]
November 26, 2018

Experts begin validation of the ECOWAS Early warning Gender integration manual

Dr. Abdou Lat Gueye (L) and Mr. Diallo (R) Abuja, 26th November 2018. Experts have begun the validation of the Early Warning Gender Integration Manual and Training Modules of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the 26th of November 2018, in Abuja, Nigeria. The two-Day Workshop is meant to review the draft document and ensure that it ultimately serves as a practical guide on integrating gender into the different phases of early warning system of the regional community. The experts will also be ascertaining whether the methodology on hand, employs a gender sensitive lens in data collection, analysis as well as in the formulation and implementation of responses to situations. Welcoming the participants, the Director, Early Warning at the ECOWAS Commission Dr. Abdou Lat Gueye commended the ECOWAS partners including West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP), United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), gender experts and other supportive or col..
November 25, 2018

EIB supports jobs and climate action across Africa with new EUR 200 million loan to Afreximbank

  November 22, 2018(CABNC tv)-On the margins of its Africa Day in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the European Investment Bank has signed a new fifteen year EUR […]
November 25, 2018

African Union hit by sexual harassment claims

Sexual harassment is a major problem for women who work at the African Union Commission (AUC), an internal investigation has found. Most of the victims are […]
November 25, 2018

The story behind Africa’s free trade dream

By Matthew DaviesAfrica Business Report editor (BBC), Johannesburg The European Union and its free trade agreement took decades to establish. Africa is now hoping it can […]
November 23, 2018

3RD Extraordinary AFC Meeting set to discuss the Revised Financial Regulations and new Tenders Code

The panel… Abuja, 20 November 2018. The Vice President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mrs Finda Koroma, has called on members of the regional organisation’s Administration and Finance Committee, to accord the neces Group photo of officials sary attention to the consideration of the documents presented for their review and approval. In her remarks on Tuesday 20 November 2018, at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the AFC in Abuja Nigeria, Mrs Koroma reaffirmed the will of the Commission and the other ECOWAS Institutions to have working texts that will foster high-performance and the attainment of Community objectives. During the session, members of the AFC will consider the new draft Financial Regulations and Tenders Code of ECOWAS. “The President of the Commission and Commissioners have discussed the documents being submitted for your consideration. The budget was also appropriated by Management of the Commission, discussed and agre..
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