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ECOWAS Monitors Borders

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In the wake of cross border attacks at the Liberian borders with the Ivory Coast, the West African regional body, ECOWAS says its attention has been drawn to the situation and is monitoring the conflict very closely.
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West African Peanut Stew Recipe

West African Peanut Stew Recipe | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
The list of ingredients in a West African Peanut Stew often extends to okra, tomatoes, hot chiles, and other bright foils for the stew's intense richness, but it's the indispensable peanut that gives this dish its essential earthy character.

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Liberia spending too little on agriculture

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"Instead of handing over farming land to foreign companies, our government should promote policies that sustainably increase productivity and help Liberian farmers access local markets," says Friends of the Earth Liberia.

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ECOWAS to establish aircraft maintenance facility for region ...

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May 10, 2013 - ECOWAS to establish aircraft maintenance facility for region By Citizens platform The Economic C ... +++ May 10, 2013 - Ex Super Falcons Coach,Jossy Lad passes on By CitizensPlatform Ex-inter ...
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NEXIM Sealink Project and Intra-ECOWAS Trade - Codewit Global Network

NEXIM Sealink Project and Intra-ECOWAS Trade - Codewit Global Network | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
NEXIM Sealink Project and Intra-ECOWAS Trade Codewit Global Network Hence, the 1979 Protocol relating to free movement of persons, goods, services and right of establishment was conceived as an instrument to enable free movement of ECOWAS citizens...
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ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Seek West African Command for UN Mission in Mali - AllAfrica.com

ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Seek West African Command for UN Mission in Mali - AllAfrica.com | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Seek West African Command for UN Mission in Mali AllAfrica.com Abidjan — The 12,800-strong UN stabilization force which is to replace the African-led Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) should be commanded by a West African, in...
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ECOWAS Ministers Expressed - Leadership Newspapers

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ECOWAS Ministers Expressed
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Ministers of Sports in ECOWAS in Abuja on Tuesday expressed concern over the poor performance of countries in the sub-region in international competitions.
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Ecowas Meeting Discusses Mali Transition - AllAfrica.com

Ecowas Meeting Discusses Mali Transition - AllAfrica.com | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
Ecowas Meeting Discusses Mali Transition AllAfrica.com Speaking to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mediation and Security Council, Diby said that African troops would progressively replace the French forces that launched the...
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Ghana Business News » Sierra Leone beats Ghana as West Africa’s economy grows 6.9% in 2012

Ghana Business News » Sierra Leone beats Ghana as West Africa’s economy grows 6.9% in 2012 | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
Sierra Leone beats Ghana as West Africa's economy grows 6.9% in 2012 http://t.co/X08S27YxfC #ECOWAS #Ghana #SierraLeone #economy #GDP
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History In The Making Today - GhanaWeb

History In The Making Today
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Even though Dr Nkrumah did not believe in the Western-style of democracy, he believed in the concept that law was the backbone and anchor of all forms of democratic governance.
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Ashiru: Peace And Stability In West Africa In Nigeria's Best Interest - The Guardian Nigeria

Ashiru: Peace And Stability In West Africa In Nigeria's Best Interest - The Guardian Nigeria | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
Leadership Newspapers Ashiru: Peace And Stability In West Africa In Nigeria's Best Interest The Guardian Nigeria A stable West Africa provides huge opportunities for Nigeria's private sector to invest and thrive, thereby contributing to the...
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Rawlings commends ECOWAS and France for intervention in Mali - Citifmonline

Rawlings commends ECOWAS and France for intervention in Mali - Citifmonline | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
euronews Rawlings commends ECOWAS and France for intervention in Mali Citifmonline While ECOWAS, France and members of the international community continue to pool their resources in resolving the unfortunate conflict in Mali, I call on the major...
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Nigerian is Miss ECOWAS Peace Ambassador - AllAfrica.com

Nigerian is Miss ECOWAS Peace Ambassador - AllAfrica.com | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
Nigerian is Miss ECOWAS Peace Ambassador AllAfrica.com Abuja - Nigeria — Nigeria's Hyeladzirra "Zirra" Banu has been crowned Miss ECOWAS Peace Ambassador 2012, after beating 26 other contestants at the pageant held recently in Port Harcourt,...
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Expert warns on dangers of over-fishing in West Africa| glObserver Global Economics

Expert warns on dangers of over-fishing in West Africa| glObserver Global Economics | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
An expert of the international environment group Greenpeace, Mohamed Diame, has lamented the dangers of over-fishing in the waters of the West African sub-region.

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In regards to over-fishing..

"The development will impact negatively on the livelihoods of the dozens of millions of people living along the coast"

Are our laws strict enough in Australia?

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Don't confuse piracy off the West African coast with Somali piracy in the East

Don't confuse piracy off the West African coast with Somali piracy in the East | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
09/23/2013 Andrew Elwell - DefenceIQ   Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden was a $150 million business in 2011, the result of tens of thousands of hijackings. A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states that in 2013, this...

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Guinea's legislative election postponed to September 28: mediator

Guinea's long-delayed legislative election scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed by four days to September 28 following talks between the opposition and government on Saturday in Conakry, a U.N. mediator said.


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ECOWAS to establish aircraft maintenance facility for region ...

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Youth Employment: ECOWAS member states tasked on youth employment - Afrique en Ligue

Youth Employment: ECOWAS member states tasked on youth employment Afrique en Ligue Accra, Ghana - ECOWAS member states have been urged to establish a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating the efficacy of their National Youth Employment Plans in...
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Copyright: ECOWAS calls for protection of copyright in sub-region - Afrique - Afrique en Ligue

Copyright: ECOWAS calls for protection of copyright in sub-region - Afrique Afrique en Ligue Protection of copyright - An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for the protection of copyright of citizens in...
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West Africa, others reaffirm common position on arms treaty negotiation - The Guardian Nigeria

West Africa, others reaffirm common position on arms treaty negotiation The Guardian Nigeria Known as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common Position (ECP), the breakthrough in reaching an effective compromise is coming as...
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West African Leaders Meet Over Mali, Guinea Bissau - Voice of America

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Voice of America West African Leaders Meet Over Mali, Guinea Bissau Voice of America Sonny Ugoh, communications director of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), says the leaders also will review plans to deal with terrorism in...
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ECOWAS PRESIDENT ACCREDITS EIGHT ENVOYS | Ghanamma ...

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ECOWAS PRESIDENT ACCREDITS EIGHT ENVOYS ABUJA, Nigeria, February 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouedraogo on Monday, ...
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Crisis in Mali having far-reaching impact on rest of West Africa: UN envoy - Nzweek

Crisis in Mali having far-reaching impact on rest of West Africa: UN envoy - Nzweek | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
Crisis in Mali having far-reaching impact on rest of West Africa: UN envoy Nzweek Djinnit, who in recent months has traveled to Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire supporting mediation efforts by the Economic Community of West African...
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ECOWAS Defence chiefs agree to deploy additional forces in Mali - Panapress (subscription)

ECOWAS Defence chiefs agree to deploy additional forces in Mali - Panapress (subscription) | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
ECOWAS Defence chiefs agree to deploy additional forces in Mali Panapress (subscription) Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CDDS) rose from their one-day emergency meeting here Saturday, agreeing to...
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Nigeria, Ecowas' Largest Donor, Continually Outsmarted By Smaller West ... - AllAfrica.com

Nigeria, Ecowas' Largest Donor, Continually Outsmarted By Smaller West ... - AllAfrica.com | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
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Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, the president of the ECOWAS commission, doesn't come away as extravagant, with his modest suits, chauffeured-cars, and few guards.
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Ecobank Vows to Support Trade With China - AllAfrica.com

Ecobank Vows to Support Trade With China - AllAfrica.com | Focus on ECOWAS | Scoop.it
Ecobank Vows to Support Trade With China AllAfrica.com ECOBANK is geared to reduce costs of doing business between Tanzania and China, by providing affordable, convenient financial solutions and trading in Chinese currency, the bank said during the...
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