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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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ACCRA, Ghana -- Afra Airlines and CTK-CiTylinK, both Accra-based airlines, today announced they have entered into a cooperative agreement that will enable new flight services for domestic Ghanaian routes and open West African regional routes serving a market of 400 million people in the ECOWAS region.
The president, while welcoming the new President of the ECOWAS Commission to Abuja, pledged the full support of the government of Nigeria in ensuring that his tenure was successful.
The 77th Ordinary Meeting of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, held on December 15, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria, recommended to the 50th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government held on December 17, 2016, which unanimously endorsed January 16 of each year to be observed as ECOWAS Human Rights Day to promote human rights and inclusive governance mainly with regards to women and youths.
He urged the Ministers to continue to plead with their respective governments to respect their primary obligation for the survival of ECOWAS.
ECOWAS has 15 member states linked by free trade agreements, facilitating the movement of people and goods, de Sousa said, adding that ECOWAS also has eight central banks and is considering adopting a currency.
The database already endorsed by regional Ministers in charge of Statistics and adopted by the Council of Ministers last December is in line with the ECOWAS Commission's quest to harmonise statistical information required for economic decision-making, policy formulation and regional integration.
Ouattara's appointment in February (as new head of West Africa's regional bloc, replacing Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan) is consistent with the diplomatic and institutional efforts undertaken by the majority of ECOWAS states to end the political stalemate in Cote d'Ivoire.
The project offers to such areas or people, an insurance mechanism so that the goods that are transited from Nigeria to land logged countries along the ECOWAS corridors are insured considering the Nigeria ports have been boycotted by transporters and people prefer to go through Cotonou or Ghana and you find a situation where people from nearby countries who would have had access to Nigerian ports, do not, because Nigerian ports were not made compliant with this ECOWAS protocol' Ekpa stated.
Amos Sawyer, Head of ECOWAS' 65-member Observation Mission, after visiting several polling stations in Freetown's Western Urban in company of the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affair, Peace and Security Gen.
During a working visit to the Commission, and Venezuelas Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza and the President of the ECOWAS Commission, represented by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr.
The issue was discussed at the 51st ECOWAS summit held in Monrovia, Liberia.
The visit took place as part of his tour of the ECOWAS institutions assuming his duties as the new President of the ECOWAS Commission on 4 June 2016.