ECOWAS Community Court gets Jérôme Traoré as new President

Judges of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have reconstituted the bureau of the Court with the election of Honorable Justice Jérôme Traoré from Burkina Faso as the new President of the Court, Honourable Justice Micah Wilkins Wright from Liberia … Read More

ECOWAS urges international community to respect migrants’ dignity

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed shock at the recent wave of tragedies on the Mediterranean sea that has claimed hundreds of lives. Hundreds of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, especially West Africa, … Read More

Senegal: ‘Economic independence of the CFA system requires a split with the French Treasury’

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Dr. Babacar Sène, a Senegalese lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, has stressed the need for “budgetary and political federalism” for West African states … Read More

Ghana: ECOWAS Chair Mahama to visit main Ebola-hit countries

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, was billed to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries in the sub-region that have been badly affected … Read More

World will no longer tolerate military in governance, warns Nigerian President

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and President Nhamadjo Serifo of Guinea Bissau Photo: thenationonlineng PANA Bissau, Guinea-Bissau – Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan, on warned that the global community was no longer inclined to tolerate a role in governance by the military … Read More

Nigerian leader to visit Guinea Bissau, Gambia

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Photo: PANA Abuja, Nigeria- Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will Friday begin a two-day diplomatic shuttle between Guinea-Bissau and Gambia, a press statement from the presidency indicated here Thursday. It said that President Jonathan will, in continuation of his duties … Read More

ECOWAS Day celebrated at Trade Fair

posted in: Africa PANA Accra, Ghana – The ongoing ECOWAS Trade Fair gained momentum on its third day in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, on Saturday, when community citizens were urged to exercise and protect their rights under the instrumentalities provided by the … Read More

Implementation of ECOWAS Common External Tariff starts 1 Jan. 2015

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Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, President of the Ecowas Commission PANA Abuja, Nigeria – The ECOWAS Council of Ministers has recommended that the new five-band regional Common External Tariff (CET) become operational on 1 Jan. 2015. Rounding off their extraordinary session Monday in … Read More

ECOWAS salutes AFISMA troop-contributing nations

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  AFISMA troop – Photo: Newsabamako   The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Desire Ouédraogo, has paid glowing tributes to troops from the region and Chad for their sacrifice for “freedom and peace” in Mali on behalf of the … Read More