ECOWAS

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ECOWAS

(ɛˈkəʊəs)
n acronym for
(Placename) Economic Community of West African States; an economic association established in 1975 whose members are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Mauritania joined but withdrew in 2002
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For example, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has excluded from eventual liberalisation all products that currently face the highest rate under its Common External Tariff (CET), as they considered to be the most sensitive for the countries' economies.
The new President of Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) ECOWAS, Marcel de Souza, visited the headquarters of the WAEMU Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) in Abidjan on Tuesday, 21 June 2016.
Abuja, Jumada I 01, 1437, February 10, 2016, SPA -- Africa and Europe must work together to tackle terrorism and the causes of refugee flows, said German President Joachim Gauck Wednesday, speaking before the Economic Community of West African States in Nigeria, dpa reported.
On leaving the Commonwealth, the former professor accepted a position as an advisor at the Economic Community of West African States. In 2010 he was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's ambassador in the U.S.
Cote d'Ivoire is a member of various regional and international organizations such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the African Union, La Francophonie, the Latin Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone.
He added that Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) would seek the support of the African Union for its plans.
Nigeria is the only country to have met the four primary convergence criteria required for attaining the proposed single currency for the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), according to local media reports Wednesday.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) set up an Ebola solidarity fund at a summit in the capital of Ghana on Thursday in a bid to back a regional approach to the epidemic.
The GAF has participated in peace efforts by the United Nations, African Union and the Economic Community of West African States. (Cihan/Xinhua)
The Nigerian President is the Chairman of the session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in addition to that Nigeria is one of the first important African countries signatory to the Rome Statue .
Ecobank Research has ranked Ghana's banking sector second in the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) sub region.
Nigeria, he stressed, should be able to export electricity to other Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries by 2043 among other sectorial goals.

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