Economic Community of West African States

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Economic Community of West African States

Also called ECOWAS. An organization founded to promote economic integration among 15 countries in West Africa. Institutionally, it is modeled on the European Union, with a Commission, Parliament, and Court of Justice. ECOWAS controls a development bank and works to reduce barriers between member nations. It was founded in 1975.
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ECOWAS is planning to launch a biometric identity card in 2016--an all-inclusive passport intended to ease the bureaucratic nightmare of regional travel.
Ouagadougou residents were also highly critical of the ECOWAS deal and took to the streets on Monday (21.
Organized under the auspices of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) and hosted by Liberia for the first time, the two-day meeting has brought together Ministers of Health from the ECOWAS region, representatives of the ECOWAS Commission, United Nations Agencies, technical partners and WAHO staff members, a Health Experts Committee meeting on 8th and 9th April as well a Partners' Forum on 10th April respectively preceded this meeting being presided by Dr.
With respect to the trading blocs, it is anticipated that ECOWAS has a stimulating effect on intra-ECOWAS countries trade.
We are witnessing a strong momentum today, with nine West African countries developing migration policies, as well as ECOWAS progressing towards a common migration policy.
She then notes that 'the main ECOWAS peace and security instruments largely reflect and comply with 1325' (p.
The ECOWAS military strategy the leaders are to examine Sunday was drawn up with the help of experts from the European Union, African Union, UN and the region.
5bn, 70% held by the 15 member statesof the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) plays a key role as a stimulator of growth within the 15 state ECOWAS regional economic community, grouped in an economic space that stretches over six million square kilometres with a population of about 307m.
In Africa itself the African Union, ECOWAS and Mali's neighbors Algeria and Chad are discussing the form that engagement might take.
Meanwhile, the AU and ECOWAS stressed that they have no intention of imposing a government on the Malian people.
On April 6, ECOWAS and coup leaders from the National Committee for the Reestablishment of Democracy (CNRD) signed an agreement announcing their intention to return Mali to constitutional order.
Red carpets were laid out on the tarmac and security forces, protocol officers and journalists stood around the airport for hours awaiting the arrival of the delegation from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, reported.