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see Economic Community of West African StatesEconomic Community of West African States
(ECOWAS), organization established in 1975 to increase economic cooperation and development in West Africa. Members include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali,
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Last year, ECOWAS also signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, despite Nigerian fears about losing out on tariff revenues and the effect on its local industries.
Serge Martin Bambara, founder of the political grassroots movement 'Balais Citoyen' in Burkina Faso is against the ECOWAS proposal.
Ecowas includes 15 member states covering an area of over five million one hundred (5,1) sq km with an estimated population of about 300 million inhabitants.
Representing the President of the ECOWAS Commission, HE Kadre Desire Ouedraogo at the opening ceremony, The Commissioner for Gender & Social Affairs, Mrs.
48 shared same colonizer ECOWAS = 1 if both countries i 0.
On migration and employment, N'Fally Sanoh, ECOWAS Director of Free Movement and Tourism, spoke of what he terms "the ECOWAS Preference", which should apply to employment in all sectors.
Olonisakin contends that 'while ECOWAS has performed significantly well in regional peacekeeping, the extent of its involvement in overall peacebuilding in the region, at least until recently, has been comparably weak and less systematic' (p.
ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo has said that the bloc should pursue a dual approach of dialogue and military pressure.
Summary: In sound financial shape and enjoying sustained growth, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) prospects are encouraging.
ECOWAS, for example, has called on the Malian transitional government to form a government of national unity by July 31, 2012 and to take action to end the conflict in the North.
ECOWAS, a regional bloc with 12 members, has been considering sending an international military force into Northern Mali after its government was toppled and rebels active in the region have recently declared independence.
Here political scientists specializing in war and peace, other social scientists, and leaders and trainers of peace-keeping organizations analyze the successes and failures of ECOWAS regarding the many and brutal conflicts in West Africa.