Economic Community of West African States


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Economic 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, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria, ECOWAS has two main institutions: the ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development; it also has a Community Court of Justice. ECOWAS formulates and implements projects in areas such as transportation, telecommunications, agriculture, water resources, and energy, and also maintains multilateral peacekeeping forces, which have deployed to restore or preserve order at different times in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, and Gambia.
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According to the company, EWAL will be propagating cellular public telephone services throughout the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) region, of which the first market will be Nigeria, where EWAL will establish a fully-owned subsidiary, Equatel Nigeria Limited (ENL).
Military forces from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), forming the bulk of the peacekeeping mission, have requested help from US forces working for Joint Task Force Liberia, Pentagon officials said.
Presidents of Ghana,Senegal,Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau andNigeria,meeting under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States regional bloc,agreed to send troops to Ivory Coast and ``activate stand-by units within the armed forces of member states'' to create a permanent ``rapid response force'',leaders said in a statement.
Guinea is better poised than most West African nations to benefit from membership in the Economic Community of West African States.
Jalloh said the Caritas program seeks to help Sierra Leone comply with the 2000 Accra Declaration on War-Affected Children adopted by members of the Economic Community of West African States.
The Economic Community of West African States adopted a Political Declaration and Action Plan with achievable goals and objectives.
The project dates back to 1995 when the governments of Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo entered into a Heads of Agreement, under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), for the joint development of the project.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has taken further steps to empower women and promote gender equality in the region, especially in its rural areas through the Business Incubator for African Women Entrepreneurs (BIAWE), by opening a business incubator centre in Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso.
President Buhari felt satisfied that he had had useful discussions with President Mahamadou Issoufou in the course of the weekend meeting in Abuja, of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
TAP) -- A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a roadmap for the promotion of economic co-operation between Tunisia and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in reparation for the creation of a free trade zone between the two parties was signed, on Mondayh, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui.
In this capacity, he grew and diversified the Bank's portfolio and played a key role in regional dialogues through his work with the Economic Community of West African States.
Ahead of the planned Summit between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Security Council members urged the two sub-regional organizations, and their members, to adopt a common strategy and develop "active cooperation and coordination" to more effectively and urgently combat the threat posed by Boko Haram.

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