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Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels

Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said. Rebels said the army used more powerful weapons in an attempt to recover Handarat, a Read on » » »

ECOWAS, UNODC to Sign Letter of Cooperation on the Fight against Illicit Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Drug Abuse in West Africa.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will today, September 19, 2016 on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly sign a letter of cooperation to confirm their Read on » » »

ECOWAS and FAO Hold Workshop for Animal Health Experts and Production Networks

     In collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the ECOWAS Commission is holding a 5-Day regional workshop of Animal health experts, production networks, senior regional government officials and representatives of supportive international agencies. The workshop which also draws participants from Directors of Read on » » »

ECOWAS Chairman Urges Alignment of Member States’ Health Policies with Regional and International Plans

ECOWAS chairman, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has stressed the importance of aligning the health policies of Member States with regional and international health sector plans. President Sirleaf was speaking at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia on September 16 2016, when she received a Read on » » »

ECOWAS Ministers adopt Action Plan to Address Illicit Drug Trafficking, Organized Crimes and Drug Abuse in West Africa

Abuja 5th September 2016 ECOWAS Ministers of Justice and Interior have on the 5th of September 2016, adopted the ECOWAS Drug Action Plan to Address Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crimes in the West Africa. The 15-Member State’ Ministers including the Minister of Justice Read on » » »

ECOWAS Signs MOU with Tony Elumelu Foundation to Promote Entrepreneurship in Ecowas Region

(Abuja, 1st Sept. 2016) The ECOWAS Commission and the Tony Elumelu Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration to deepen and amplify both institutions’ efforts in supporting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as promoting entrepreneurship and wealth creation. Read on » » »

ECOWAS and China Development Bank Explore Areas of Greater Cooperation

(Abuja, 31st August 2016) ECOWAS and China Development Bank (CDB) have set a machinery in motion to explore areas of greater cooperation with a view to realizing set integration targets across specific sectors. The sectors over which broader relations are being sought include transport Read on » » »

ECOWAS SPCC reviews the Implementation arrangements of the Community Strategic Framework

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 29, 2016  The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) is holding its eleventh (11th) meeting in Lagos from the 29th to 30th of August, 2016. The meeting which was organized with support from the Gesellschaft Read on » » »

President Sirleaf Commends Japan for Reinforcing Africa’s ownership of Development Initiatives at TICAD VI Summit

Liberia’s President Sirleaf and Dep. Health Minister, Tolbert Nyenswah at TICAD Summit VI   Nairobi, Kenya: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended the Government and people of Japan for their desire to reinforce Africa’s ownership of its development initiatives. According to a dispatch from Read on » » »

ECOWAS high level delegation to participate to the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on Development Africa (TICAD VI)

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Marcel A. de SOUZA, attended, Friday, August 26, 2016 in Nairobi (Kenya), the work of the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on Development Africa (TICAD VI). He also attended panel discussions on Read on » » »

TICAD VI, The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Marcel A. de SOUZA, visit the corporate exhibition stands of ECOWAS member states

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Marcel A. de SOUZA, visit the corporate exhibition stands of ECOWAS  member states during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) organized Nairobi, Kenya, on 27 and 28 August 2016. Le stand du Read on » » »

Cameroon :10 Fundamental Reasons Why an Anglophone Must be Elected National President at the Upcoming CPDM elective Congress

1]-Poetic Justice: A vote for an Anglophone for CPDM Party Chairmanship in the upcoming elective congress would be an act of poetic justice on the part of francophone CPDM militants who have since the formation of the Cpdm party in 1985 and the CNU Read on » » »

President of the ECOWAS Commission urges Guinea-Bissau to embrace dialogue as the means to resolve the Crisis in the Country

  (Bissau, 15th August 2016): the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency, Marcel de Souza has paid a two day visit to Guinea Bissau from 14th to 15th August 2016. During the visit President de Souza met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Read on » » »

ECOWAS Ministers of Meteorological Services Adopt Report

 The ECOWAS Conference of Ministers in charge of meteorology has adopted a Report meant to improve meteorological services and development of the region. The seven-page Report which was prepared by the Committee of Directors of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of ECOWAS region, Read on » » »

Cameroon:Joshua Ossih speaks of Chairman Fru Ndi at 75,in Baba II(video)

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Cameroon: UBa launches public limited company

Vice Chancellor of UBa, Prof. Theresia Nkuo Akenji The University of Bamenda, UBa, recently, in partnership with Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India, launched a Public Limited Company called UBa Consult. Coming on the heels of the launching of the University Development Fund, UBaDEF, Read on » » »

ECOWAS Commission Wants Effective Involvement of Stakeholders in the Implementation of Climate Change Decisions

  The ECOWAS Commission is desirous of having a strong participation of stakeholders in the implementation of climate change decisions especially the Paris Agreement To this end, the Commission through its Environment Directorate organised a capacity building workshop on climate change for West African Read on » » »

Cameroon hostages freed from captivity in Central African Republic

Eleven hostages from Cameroon were freed on Sunday following 16 months of captivity, after having been abducted by a militia group from the Central African Republic, a statement from the Cameroonian presidency said. The hostages included a local mayor, Mama Abakai, and 12 others, Read on » » »

AU Heads of State to launch African Union Passport during Rwanda Summit

  African leaders will officially launch the passport during the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union African leaders gathers in Kigali for the AU summit KIGALI– The launch of the African Union Passport, considered a critical development to ease free movement Read on » » »