Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) -
  • Mali hosts expert meeting on child issues within ECOWAS
    16 september 2002 19:44:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Experts from member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) began meeting Monday in Bamako to draft a plan of action to be discussed at the Heads of State summit coming up 10 October in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Ministers to adopt platform for trade negotiations
    12 september 2002 16:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS Ministers of Trade and Finance met in Cotonou, Benin, Wednesday to agree a framework for negotiations with the European Union (EU), under the June 2000 Cotonou partnership agreement between the Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Investment Bank opens January 2003
    09 september 2002 23:01:00
    Lomé- Togo (PANA) -- ECOWAS Investment and Development Bank will open for business on the first working day of January 2003, the bank's president Christian Adovelande has announced. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to intervene in Nigerian executive-legislative face-off
    09 september 2002 12:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Parliament currently sitting in Abuja is to intervene in the current face-off between the Nigerian presidency and the National Assembly, which has culminated in a threat to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to set up a radio and television station
    06 september 2002 18:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) plans to set up a radio and television station to help publicise subregional integration programmes, the ECOWAS Director of Communications, Adrienne Diop, said in Dakar. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Parliament Opposes Togo's Move to Replace Member
    05 september 2002 12:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Parliament has opposed moves by Togo to replace its representative in the body, Pere Dahuku, apparently because of domestic political problems, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. Full text...

  • Forum deplores poor nutrition in ECOWAS
    03 september 2002 21:36:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- This year's ECOWAS Nutrition Forum opened in Banjul on Monday with a call on member states for concrete action to improve upon the nutrition status of their people. Full text...

  • Gambian appointed ECOWAS Financial Controller
    29 august 2002 19:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Council of Ministers meeting in Abuja has ratified the appointment of Momodu Sallah of Gambia as the Community's Financial Controller, resuscitating the post, which was scrapped in 1999, ECOWAS officials said. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean MPs to attend ECOWAS parliament
    29 august 2002 13:25:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A delegation of Cape Verdean MPs is expected to leave Praia Friday for Abuja (Nigeria) to take part in the 4th ordinary session of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a reliable source said Thursday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Ministers meet in Abuja
    27 august 2002 15:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS Council of Ministers began a meeting in Abuja Tuesday to consider the report of an ad-hoc ministerial Committee on the restructuring of the ECOWAS Fund and the Secretariat. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Ministers meet in Abuja Tuesday
    26 august 2002 12:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sixth extra-ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers opens in the Nigerian capital of Abuja Tuesday, the ECOWAS Secretariat announced Monday. Full text...

  • Compaore discusses NEPAD, Liberia with Chambas
    23 august 2002 23:24:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore, Friday discussed the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Liberian crisis and Cote d'Ivoire-Burkina Faso relations with visiting ECOWAS Executive Secretary, Mohamed Ibn Chambas. Full text...

  • Chambas says ECOWAS deems peace in Liberia a priority
    23 august 2002 09:09:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohammad Ibn Chambas is touring the sub-region to consult leaders on how lasting peace can be restored to the Mano River Union countries, particularly Liberia, which groups Guinea and Sierra Leone in Union. Full text...

  • Takeoff of West African Monetary Zone to be delayed
    16 august 2002 16:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The realisation of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) will take longer than anticipated, according to the Director General of the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI), Michael Ojo. Full text...

  • Opposition wants strong ECOWAS intervention in Liberia
    15 august 2002 16:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A loose network of Liberian opposition and civil society groups has called for direct intervention of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to end the country's fresh civil war. Full text...

  • ECOWAS monetary Union Summit for Conakry in October
    14 august 2002 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS leaders will meet in Conakry, Guinea 14-18 October, to review the progress on the community's monetary union, ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas disclosed in Dakar Wednesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS plans Liberian peace meeting in Dakar
    14 august 2002 19:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Current ECOWAS Chairman, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is engaged in high-level consultations to convene a peace talk on Liberia in Dakar, ECOWAS Executive secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Chambas gets highest Ivorian honour
    14 august 2002 17:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas has received Cote d'Ivoire's highest honour of "Commander of the National Order," for his "contribution to the search for stability and security in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Chambas bags Ivorian Highest Honour
    14 august 2002 16:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS Executive Secretary, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has received Cote d'Ivoire's highest honour of the "Commander of the National Order," for his "contribution to the search for stability and security in the sub-region". Full text...

  • Ivorian leader wants common defence policy within ECOWAS
    06 august 2002 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo has said that he would like to see the West African region forge a common defence policy within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Full text...

  • ECOWAS plans book on ECOMOG
    06 august 2002 18:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sub-regional group ECOWAS, plans to publish a book on its highly successful intervention force, ECOMOG, according to a newspaper advertisement Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Parliament wants a Liberian peace Conference
    17 june 2002 19:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Parliament Monday called on the sub-regional leaders to urgently convene a peace conference on the situation in Liberia, where rebels of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) are fighting the government of President Charles Taylor. Full text...

  • Taylor opposes ECOWAS peacekeeping force for Liberia
    13 june 2002 16:52:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- President Charles Taylor is opposed to the deployment of any peacekeeping force in Liberia, the local press Thursday quoted his aide as saying. Full text...

  • ECOWAS solicits international support on food security
    11 june 2002 18:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of ECOWAS, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has appealed for additional international support to enable the sub-region pursue its priority programmes on food sufficiency for its 220 million citizens. Full text...

  • ECOWAS military mission tours Liberia
    11 june 2002 14:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A five-member military mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been touring conflict zones in rural Liberia, a Foreign Ministry official has disclosed. Full text...

  • ECOWAS military mission tours Liberia
    11 june 2002 13:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A five-member military mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been touring conflict zones in rural Liberia, a Foreign Ministry official has disclosed. Full text...

  • ECOWAS mission assesses situation in Liberia
    09 june 2002 09:15:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A five-strong military delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is currently taking pulse of the civil strife in Liberia, according to Foreign Ministry sources in Monrovia. Full text...

  • ECOWAS military mission arrives in Liberia
    07 june 2002 22:00:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A five-man military delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) arrived in the country Friday on an assessment mission, the Foreign Ministry has announced. Full text...

  • ECOWAS ministers seek amendment to Community Court Protocol
    07 june 2002 12:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PAA) -- Justice ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have asked the bloc's Court of Justice to consider widening the court's competence with a view to giving individuals direct access, rather than obliging them to seek its arbitration through members states. Full text...

  • Ministers seek amendment to ECOWAS Court protocol
    06 june 2002 16:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PAA) -- Justice Ministers of ECOWAS member States have asked the Community's Court of Justice to consider widening its jurisdiction to facilitate direct access to the Court by individuals. Full text...

  • ECOWAS, EU discuss poverty alleviation, economic integration
    05 june 2002 22:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A tripartite meeting of ECOWAS, EU and the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA), opened in the Senegalese capital Wednesday focusing on poverty alleviation and economic integration. Full text...

  • Mauritanians call for return into ECOWAS
    04 june 2002 23:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mauritanian immigrants in France want their country to rejoin the Economic Community of West African States it left in December 1999. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Parliament to probe Liberian rights violations
    04 june 2002 16:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament Ali Nouhoun Diallo, has promised that the sub-regional legislature will thoroughly investigate allegations of human rights abuses against Liberian journalists by that country's government. Full text...

  • EU, ECOWAS-UEMOA meet on regional co-operation in Dakar
    04 june 2002 15:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A tripartite consultative meeting involving ECOWAS, the European Union (EU) and the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA), opens in Dakar, Senegal Wednesday on the programming of regional co-operation in West Africa. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to send military experts to Liberia
    04 june 2002 13:09:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- West African sub-regional group ECOWAS is to despatch a team of military experts to Liberia for a week-long assessment of the security situation in the country, where the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebels are battling the government. Full text...

  • Kufuor urges regional economic integration
    03 june 2002 20:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor said Monday that regional integration would help West Africa deal with globalisation. Full text...

  • Wade drums up support for NEPAD
    29 may 2002 17:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Senegalese President and ECOWAS Chairman Abdoulaye Wade has called on Africans to embrace the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), saying it is the only hope for the continent to catch up with the rest of the world. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Parliament opens session in Abuja
    29 may 2002 16:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Community Parliament opened its first ordinary session for 2002 in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Tuesday evening, with the Speaker calling for greater support from leaders for the sub-regional legislature. Full text...

  • Chambas says ECOWAS not yet mobilising troops for Liberia
    28 may 2002 09:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sub-regional group ECOWAS has not commenced the process of mobilising troops for deployment to Liberia, which is battling rebels of the self-styled Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), Executive Secretary Mohammed Ibn Chambas said. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Parliament top official sworn in
    27 may 2002 16:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the ECOWAS Parliament, Halima Ahmed of Nigeria, was sworn in Monday in Abuja, ahead of the first ordinary session of the sub-regional legislative organ for 2002. Full text...

  • Liberian crisis: opposition parties urge govt to support ECOWAS
    23 may 2002 13:21:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian opposition parties have called on the government to support the ECOWAS peace move aimed at ending the country's on-going crisis. Full text...

  • ECOWAS re-states cease-fire call despite Liberia's objection
    22 may 2002 15:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS Wednesday re-stated its call for a cease-fire between the Liberian government and rebels of the self-styled Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), despite the reported rejection of the call by the Monrovia government of President Charles Taylor. Full text...

  • ECOWAS salutes Sierra Leoneans for a successful poll
    21 may 2002 13:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS has hailed last week's successful elections in its member State, Sierra Leone, which returned incumbent President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah to power. Full text...

  • President Wade says ECOMOG may intervene in Liberia
    19 may 2002 17:35:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Troops under West African Peacekeeping Force (ECOMOG) might intervene in Liberia if peace negotiations fail to solve the crisis in that country, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has said. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to play a key role in NEPAD
    19 may 2002 14:08:00
    Yamoussoukro- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- West African leaders have mandated the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as the regional organisation charged with co-ordinating, monitoring and implementing programmes of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • ECOWAS body condemns the use of force in Liberia
    18 may 2002 09:21:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) mediation and security council has resolved to condemn "all forms of taking over power by force" in Liberia. Full text...

  • ECOWAS council of ministers discuss NEPAD
    17 may 2002 13:32:00
    Yamoussoukro- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday discussed the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) in Yamoussoukro ahead of ECOWAS summit on Friday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS, FAO sign technical co-operation accord
    02 may 2002 16:45:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has signed a Technical Co-operation Project (TCP) with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), for the implementation of a food security programme in the sub-region. Full text...

  • ECOWAS poll observers leave for Sierra Leone Friday
    02 may 2002 15:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS is sending a 13-member delegation to monitor Sierra Leone's 14 May presidential and parliamentary elections, "one of the final acts in ending the country's 10-years of civil war. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to set up national committees on trade
    24 april 2002 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Members of the Economic Community of West African States have decided to set up national approval committees to handle the approval of products earmarked for exemption under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme, the ECOWAS Secretariat said in a statement Wednesday in Abuja. Full text...

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