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All Well Meaning Africans Must Reject ECOWAS Hypocrisy

Following the success of day 1 of the protest action held by the Council of Patriots (COP), the Economic Community of West African States...
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African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...
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Gambia’s Migrant Massacre Report released

5 UN Rights Monitors Urge Public Reporting of 2005 Killings Five United Nations human rights monitors have urged the UN and the Economic Community of...
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We Must Promote French Language in Ghana – Minister

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education, has said there is the need to promote the French Language across the country. He said a...
The Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) officials register voters in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 28, 2015. Polling stations across Nigeria opened on Saturday amid tight security, as more than 56 million eligible voters went there to cast their ballots to elect a new president, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission said. (Xinhua/Idowu Ogunleye)

ECOWAS tasks Nigeria, Senegal on free, fair February polls

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority has tasked Nigeria and Senegal to ensure the conduct of general elections in both countries...
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China-proposed energy interconnection for sustainable development in Africa

Heads of state and government in West Africa discussed on Saturday a China-proposed initiative on energy interconnection, exploring a solution to persistent power shortage...
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ECOWAS summit: West African leaders deliberate on security and trade

West African leaders on Saturday discussed regional issues of common interest and concern including security, trade liberalization, and how to foster peaceful co-existence in...
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West Africa bloc ECOWAS plans massive power development project

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a West Africa sub-regional bloc, will embark on a massive power development project between 2019 and...
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Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire collaboration is turning-point for world cocoa pricing – expert

An agricultural expert hailed here on Friday the decision by Ghana and western neighbors La Cote d’Ivoire to collaborate on various issues relating to...
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ECOWAS opens a national center in Abidjan to boost peace, security

The government of Côte d'Ivoire, in collaboration with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the U.S. State Department, organized on Thursday in...
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Ghana-Burkina Faso railway project searches for contractors

An international competitive tender for potential contractors to submit their bids for the Ghana and Bu,rkina Faso railway projects. This gives a hope that,...
Participants at the workshop in a group photo with dignitaries

ECOWAS Must Rise To The Support of Borderless Sub-region

Ghana has urged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to show commitment to a borderless sub-region. Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister...
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Single Currency Is Workable For ECOWAS

Dr Dimitri Sanga, Director, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Sub Regional Office for West Africa (ECA SRO/WA), has said only a...
President Akufo-Addo speaking at the UN General Assembly

Ghana, Africa Stand for World Peace – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stressed Ghana’s, and indeed the African Continent’s, commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons for sustainable world peace...
Dr Bawumia exchanging pleasantries with Togbe Afede

ECOWAS Must Take Charge in Togo Crisis – Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli and President of the National House of Chiefs, has reiterated the call on the Economic Community of West...

AU hails West African economic bloc’s achievements in different areas

The African Union (AU) has hailed the achievements by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in different areas, including among others ...
Migration

West Africa’s complex migration situation requires holistic solution

The complex nature of migration in the West African sub-region requires a holistic approach to derive benefits for the sub-region, Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, Chief of...
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West African bloc sends observers to monitor Gambian poll

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has sent 20 observers to observe Gambia's national assembly elections scheduled for Thursday, said a senior...
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45,000 flee Gambia amid political uncertainty

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday that some 45,000 civilians are reported to have fled Gambia into bordering Senegal as troops from the...
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Ghana approves troop deployment to Gambia

Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo has authorized the deployment of 205 troops to Gambia as part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)...

Ghana’s ex-president to continue Gambian mediation effort

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has requested his predecessor John Mahama, also the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) co-mediator on Gambia, to represent...
Martin Amidu

John Mahama Midnight Appointments And Other – Martin Amidu

Many interesting developments have taken place since the NPP routed the Government of my party, the NDC, in the just ended General and Presidential...

ECOWAS urges Gambia president to accept election defeat

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to stick to the results of the Dec. 1 election,...

Ghana optimistic of peaceful resolution of Gambia crisis

Ghana is optimistic that the political crisis in Gambia would be resolved peacefully, Emmanuel Bombande, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. ...
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ECOWAS holds session for Magistrates and Lawyers

Justice Micah Wilkins Wright, the Vice President of ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, said the seminar was an outreach programme of the court designed...
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Togo projects cereal surplus of 60,000 for 2016-17

Colonel Ouro-Koura Agadazi said this in his address to the annual meeting of national storage structures of member-states of the Economic Community of West...
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ECOWAS and China Development Bank vows to do more

Conferring with a delegation from the CDB at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, on Wednesday, the ECOWAS Commission’s President, Marcel de Souza, said West...
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ECOWAS cautions member countries against EU

"These interim economic agreements will undermine all efforts so far made to consolidate the regional market," ECOWAS Commission President Marcel Alain de Souza said...

Ghana: UN mission ends meeting on peaceful election

The Mission comprised senior officials from the three institutions: Marcel Alain de Souza, the President of the ECOWAS Commission and Mrs Halima Ahmed, the...
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Mahama Calls for industrialization to realize viable growth

In his message at the opening of the Maiden West Africa Industrial Summit, Mahama insisted that this approach would help reduce the exposure of...