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ECOWAS urged to invest in quality data production

Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, the Commissioner of Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Research, ECOWAS, has encouraged member...
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Tighten security network of ECOWAS-Prince Mba

Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of Forum for Equity, a human rights organisation has called on the Economic Community for West African States,...
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ECOWAS and UNDP build capacity of women to grab opportunities in AfCFTA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with ECOWAS, has commenced a three-day capacity building programme to equip women with knowledge and skills...
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ECOWAS and UNDP launch Capacity Building Programme for the private sector to benefit from...

Trading under the preferential terms of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) commenced on January 1 2021. The AfCFTA will create a single...
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ECOWAS must ignite swift action against piracy – CEMLAWS

ECOWAS must ignite swift actions against the increased cases of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, the Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS)...
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ECOWAS and GIABA engage real estate operators on money laundering

Dr Freda Akosua Prempeh, the Minister of State for Works and Housing, has called for a well-coordinated stakeholder engagement in the real estate sector...

Campaign for presidential election kicks off in Benin

Benin's National Electoral Autonomous Commission on Thursday launched the campaign for the country's presidential election scheduled for April 11. The 15-day campaign sees the...
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ECOWAS Holds A Preparatory Meeting on Mitigation of Macroeconomic Fiscal Imbalances Through Forecasting

The Macroeconomic Policy Department of the ECOWAS Commission held a preparatory meeting with ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) team to discuss the development of...
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ECOWAS to Hold 2nd Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees in Abidjan

The ECOWAS Commission will hold the 2nd Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees from March 16th to 18th, 2021 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. ...
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Prioritise laying of Affirmative Action Bill before Parliament – CDD

In commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), has urged the Government to prioritise the laying of...
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Okyenhene urges ECOWAS to address nomads-farmers’ conflicts

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Okyenhene, has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to help address the perennial conflicts between nomadic cattle...
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ECOWAS foreign/justice ministers discuss third states’ accession to ECOWAS Treaty

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration-designate, has opened a meeting of ECOWAS ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice...
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Ghanaian president leaves for G5 Sahel Summit in Chad

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left here Monday for Chad to attend the G5 Sahel Summit in his capacity as the Chairman of...
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Kadifo Institute congratulates President Akufo-Addo for his re-election

The Kandifo Institute, a policy think-tank has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his re-election as the Chairman of the Economic Community of...
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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to serve 2nd term as ECOWAS chair

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will serve a second term as chairman of sub-regional bloc the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),...

COVID-19: GRNMA wants all staff tested, income tax waiver reinstated

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has called for the testing of staff at health facilities for COVID-19 as primary sufferers in...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Export application under AfCFTA through ICUMS to start January 18

Application processes through the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) for export under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to commence on January...
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Ghana’s reputation high among comity of nations – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the country’s reputation has risen high among the comity of nations in the last four years. ...

Alassane Ouattara sworn in to serve third term as Cote d’Ivoire president

Cote d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara officially inaugurated on Monday his third term as head of Cote d'Ivoire at the presidential palace in Abidjan. This is...

Businesses returning to normal in Ghana after general election

A week after Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections, businesses are returning to normal in the West African country with shops opened fully for commercial...
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UN, ECOWAS caution Ghanaians against democracy-undermining utterances

The United Nations (UN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),are cautioning politicians in Ghana to be cautious of their utterances on...
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ECOWAS condemns killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Nigeria

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday condemned in strongest terms an attack on farmers in a village in Nigeria's northeastern...
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Burkina Faso’s incumbent president wins election

Burkina Faso's incumbent president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won the November 22 presidential election and secured a second term of office, provisional results...
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KAIPTC holds an induction course for ECOWAS states

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has held a five-day Induction Course for Directors and Analysts of National Centres for the coordination...
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Polls close for presidential, legislative elections in Burkina Faso

Polls for combined presidential and general elections in Burkina Faso have closed as scheduled at 1800 hours local time on Sunday, and provisional results...
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Hunger Project commissions cross-border water project at Feo

The Hunger Project-Ghana (THP-Ghana) in collaboration with THP in Burkina Faso have commissioned the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) cross-border water project...
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Government committed to ECOWAS integration to spur economic growth

The Government of Ghana is committed to the regional integration process and the implementation of various protocols and policies of the Economic Community of...

Government reiterates commitment to ECOWAS integration

The government is committed to the regional integration process and the implementation of various protocols and policies to improve the living standards of the...
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AU urges peaceful means to de-escalate growing tension in Nigeria

The Special Envoy of the African Union (AU) on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop, has appealed to the Nigerian Government to swiftly explore...

NPP will be strategic in international engagements

The New Patriotic Party (NPP)government from January 7, 2021 to January 6, 2025, would adopt strategic international engagements by focusing on economic, commercial and...