November 23, 2018

Gen GOWON commends integration strides of the ECOWAS Commission

Gen Gowon (L) and President Brou (R) both standing Abuja, 23nd November 2018. Former Nigerian Head of State and a founding father of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has commended the integration strides being made by the regional organisation. The elder statesman gave the commendation while playing host to the President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou at his residence in Abuja, Nigeria on the 22nd of November 2018. Declaring that he was proud of the achievements of ECOWAS, he recalled that the idea of a regional group was to start something that will be an example for other parts of Africa. He disclosed that, having been propelled by the spirit of pan Africanism, efforts were made for countries such as Cameroun (a nation in central Africa) to join the fold as a precursor to an African economic Community. According to him, there was a lot of love, understanding and respect for one another in the inception days. Gene..
November 21, 2018

ECOWAS Commission’s President Pledges greater cooperation with Community Parliament

President Brou and Speaker Lo another view fielding questions President Brou (M) Prince Yormie Johnson (R) and Hon Yusuf Lasun, Deputy Speaker Nigerian House of Representatives (L) Abuja, November 21st 2018. The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has said that working harmoniously with the ECOWAS Community Parliament is an essential ingredient towards the realization of the integration goals of the region. President Brou stated this while giving a detailed report on the implementation of the community work programme at the 2nd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Parliament, on the 21st of November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. The President’s 23 pages presentation which came after necessary formalities by the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cissé Lo, also touched on the global and regional economic environment and on the how the work programme of the community is being implemented with regards to political aff..
November 16, 2018

ECOWAS Parliament begins second Ordinary Session

Speaker Lo, Bgeri-Be Ouattara (R), Commissioner Gueye (M) and Ousseini Tinni (L) Abuja, 15th of November 2018. Abuja, 15th of November 2018. The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the 15th of November 2018, in Abuja, Nigeria began the second ordinary session of its fourth legislature. During the month-long session, the regional Parliamentarians will among others, consider and adopt the 2019 programme of activities of the community Parliament. Declaring the session open, the Speaker, Moustapha Cisse Lo noted that the agenda before the on-going session calls mainly for the consideration of the Community Budget in accordance with Articles 7 and 17 of the Supplementary Act relating to the enhancement of the powers of the ECOWAS Parliament. He stressed that other matters to be considered include the speech of the President of the ECOWAS Commission on the State of the Community, country reports, referrals from the ECOWAS Commission on the Community tex..
November 14, 2018

Afreximbank Launches Facility to Raise Viability and Bankability of African Projects

Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 Nov. 2018: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects […]
November 14, 2018

Africa50 Signs Agreement with the Republic of Rwanda to Help Develop Kigali Innovation City

Johannesburg, November 9, 2018 – Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has signed an agreement with the Republic of Rwanda to develop and finance a “Digital Innovation […]
November 13, 2018

ECOWAS Ministers of Finance approve draft Supplementary Act on Community rules of origin and procedures

Group photograph of Finance ministers and other officials Abuja, 12th, November 2018. A Draft Supplementary Act on Community Rules of Origin and procedures applicable to products originating in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been approved by the Ministers of Finance from ECOWAS Member States. The final Report of their meeting which concluded on the 2nd of November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, stated that the draft supplementary Act was approved, subject to rephrasing its Article 26 to ensure that companies which already benefit from tariff preference under the old protocol do not lose it with the coming into force of the new text. Also approved is the draft Supplementary Act on Mutual Assistance and cooperation between customs administrations of ECOWAS member states and collaboration between them and ECOWAS Commission on customs matters. In addition to the draft regulation on the Change of Product Category in the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET), the Minist..
November 13, 2018

ECOWAS Commission concludes leadership training for line managers

Group photograph of participants 12th November 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has concluded a leadership training programme for its line managers. The programme which is part of the strategic plan for the development of staff who hold supervisory roles in the Commission, is to ensure among others, that leadership at all levels, are aligned with the strategic objective of the regional community while working relationship is improved along the lines of global best practices. Bringing the series of training to a close at a certificate award ceremony, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Human Resources Dr Jeremias Dias Furtado noted that in these days of training and retraining, it has been realized that organizations that own or develop leaders are sure to achieve more success in their exertions. Highlighting business leadership skill as one of the most important in today’s market, he said: “To lead means to direct people to a goal b..
November 12, 2018

Improving Africa’s Risk Profile Crucial To Realising Economic And Trade Growth Says Afreximbank

Casablanca, Morocco, 09 November 2018(CABNCTV)- Strong corporate governance and due diligence practices, coupled with the re-establishment of correspondent banking facilities, will ignite African trade and economic growth […]
November 12, 2018

Afreximbank, CDC Group Sign $100 Million Master Risk Participation Agreement

Casablanca, Morocco, 10 Nov. 2018: –  The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and CDC Group Plc. yesterday in Casablanca, Morocco, signed a $100-million master risk participation agreement to […]
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