Tag Archives: ECOWAS

ECOWAS ICT ministers reinforce digital access goals

ICT ministers

ICT ministers representing the fifteen member countries that make up the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have moved a step closer to formal approval of the region’s revised Supplementary Act on Universal Access and Service. This legislation is set to replace the 2007 Supplementary Act, currently in place to underline best practices in ICT and digital access goals ...

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ECOWAS agric experts develop plans to deal with fruit flies

agric experts

Agricultural experts from eight ECOWAS countries are meeting in Accra to develop an action plan to deal with flies that negatively impact on the production of fruits in the sub-region. The workshop, which is a follow-up of the 2016/2017 action plan, is in recognition of the negative impact of fruit flies on the production and export of fresh fruits and ...

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Faure Gnassingbè is new ECOWAS chair

Faure Gnassingbè

President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbè is the new chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He takes over from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Togolese leader became the new ECOWAS President on Sunday, 4 June 2017 at the 51st Ordinary Session of the Heads of ECOWAS in Monrovia, Liberia. Mr Gnassingbe will head the sub-regional body ...

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ECOWAS must grab this huge investment opportunity


The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) says the decision by Morocco – a North African economic giant, to join Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), could provide the sub- region with huge investment opportunities. It would open the door to the countries in the economic bloc to effectively partner Morocco to undertake massive development projects to drive ...

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AWA’s regional expansion to spur growth in aviation sector

Domestic Air

Africa World Airlines (AWA), a leading regional and domestic operator, is set to commence regional flights from major regional capital in the country to Lagos and Abuja, the commercial and administrative capitals of populous West Africa neighbours, Nigeria. Africa World Airlines will by mid-year, start Kumasi-Lagos-Kumasi, Tamale-Lagos-Tamale and Takoradi-Lagos-Takoradi flights. The airline, sources say, will also start a direct service ...

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Equatorial Guinea confirms Jammeh’s asylum

Equatorial Guinea & Yahya Jammeh

Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he did not concede his election defeat. Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in the country in a statement sent out to journalists. He gave no further details. Jammeh ...

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Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states. Adama Barrow, who beat him in elections last month, is due to be inaugurated as the new president on Thursday, but Mr Jammeh has ignored the deadline. West African military forces are ready to enforce a transfer of power. Mauritanian President Mohamed ...

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Jammeh begs ECOWAS chair to help get judges to sit on Election petition

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has begged the Liberian president and chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to help facilitate the release of judges to sit on the election petition filed by his party. In a phone conversation that was shown on the public broadcaster, Jammeh is heard impressing on the Liberian leader to ...

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