Economic Community of Central African States


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Economic Community of Central African States

Also called ECCAS. An organization founded to promote economic development and raise living standards among member nations in Central Africa. It was established in 1985 but was largely inactive until the late 1990s due to conflict in the region and non-payment of membership dues. See also: CEMAC.
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The AU and the Economic Community of Central African States also criticized some problems with Sunday's polls in a joint report, though they did not find evidence of fraud.
Ongoing operations financed through the APF are the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Mission for the consolidation of peace in the Central African Republic (MICOPAX) and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).
The ASF plan is to have five subregional brigades in the standby force, working with the Economic Community of West African States, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the Southern African Development Community, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the Arab Maghreb Union.
Kudura Kasongo, a spokesman for Kabila, said a special summit of the 10-nation Economic Community of Central African States (Eccas) on the DR Congo crisis will take place next week in the capital Kinshasa, although a firm date has yet to be set.
He highlighted that the cross-border nature of the threats led to the holding of the ECOWAS and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Joint Heads of State and Government Summit on peace, security and stability.
It is home to two regional economic blocs: Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), comprising 26 countries.
While the country currently boasts a significant share of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) activity-it accounts for 40 per cent of GDP production according to the AEO-and in many ways is a bridge between the West and Central African economies, Fokam passionately called for stronger inter-regional relations.
While the country currently boasts a significant share of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) activity--it accounts for 40 per cent of GDP production according to the AEO--and in many ways is a bridge between the West and Central African economies, Fokam passionately called for stronger inter-regional relations.
The loan will help finance Congo- Brazzaville's part of the Central Af- rican Backbone, a fibre-optic project launched in 2009 which intends to connect the Economic Community of Central African States to high-speed broadband internet at lower costs.
Tedros also noted with satisfaction the transfer of authority from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Peace Consolidation Mission in CAR (MICOPAX) to MISCA which took effect on 19 Dec.
The Africa Global Business Forum 2013 Dubai-COMESA: Bridging the Continent to the World brought together more than 2,500 decision-makers and business leaders, including 30 government ministers from the UAE and across Africa to discuss current challenges and business opportunities in finance, agribusiness, logistics, and trade across the economic blocs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), the South African Development Community (SADC), the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) made the announcement at the conclusion of a three-day anti-poaching conference held in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde between 21-23 March.
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