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Mission to The Gambia to Monitor Infrastructure Component of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Fund for Regional Stabilization and Development (FRSD) – Gambia Pilot

These visits were essential for evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives focused socio-econo ic empowerment for women and youth in The Gambia

The ECOWAS Commission has successfully concluded a monitoring mission to The Gambia as part of the Fund for Regional Stabilization and Development (FRSD) Pilot Program. The mission, which took place from 24th June to 29th June 2024, aimed to assess and monitor the progress of ongoing infratructural investments to ensure…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Field Monitoring and Evaluation of Humanitarian Response to Food Insecurity in Liberian Communities

The ECOWAS team also participated in distributing food and nutrition assistance to beneficiaries identified by the implementing partners

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission’s Humanitarian Response Team began a comprehensive 4-day field monitoring and evaluation mission in Liberia on Monday, 22nd July, 2024. This mission aimed to assess the impact of the food and nutrition response initiatives by the ECOWAS Commission addressing food security in…

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South Africa: President Ramaphosa appoints Justice Mandisa Maya as Chief Justice

Justice Maya’s appointment would be a significant milestone for the country as Justice Maya would be the first woman in South Africa to be appointed Chief Justice

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of Section 174(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, appointed current Deputy Chief Justice Mandisa Maya as Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 1 September 2024. The appointment follows the President’s consultation, in accordance with…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Water Resources Management Centre Celebrates ECOWAS’ 49th Anniversary at the Gampelo Water Museum in Burkina Faso

The promoter of the museum, Mr Alassane SAMOURA, welcomed this gesture, which will bring more innovation to the museum institution, which is undergoing a major administrative restructuring

On Wednesday 18 July 2024, a delegation from the ECOWAS Water Resources Management Centre, led by its Director, Mr Alexis KOUASSI, visited the Water Museum in Gampela. This visit is part of the commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the sub-regional institution. To this end, a donation of computer and…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Vice President Conducts High-Level Meetings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

These high-level engagements are in line with ECOWAS’ role in coordinating RECs for the year 2024 at the level of the African Union

On the sidelines of the International Congress on Conflict Mediation & Consolidation of Peace held in Kinshasa on 16-17 July 2024, Her Excellency Ms. Damtien L. Tchintchibidja, Vice President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), engaged in a series of high-level meetings aimed at reinforcing cooperation among…

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ECOWAS Human Capital Development (HCD) Secretariat strengthens member States commitments to advance the regional HCD Strategy through consultative visits

These field visits aimed to share findings from the computation of the 2024 ECOWAS HCD Index and to assess the status of the implementation of national HCD strategies

From June 10 to 26 2024, a delegation from the ECOWAS HCD Secretariat, led by Program Coordinator M. Ruben Johnson, conducted an information and consultation tour across the region to Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Liberia, Benin, and The Gambia.  During this tour, the HCD team held meetings with the relevant authorities…

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Egypt: Authorities escalate attacks on media freedom rounding up a journalist and a cartoonist

On 22 July, police arbitrarily arrested Ashraf Omar, a satirical cartoonist who publishes political caricatures for Al-Manassa, one of the few remaining independent media outlets

The Egyptian authorities subjected a journalist and a cartoonist to night-time house raids, enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention within a matter of days signalling an escalation in their crackdown on the right to freedom of expression and independent media, Amnesty International said today. On 22 July, police arbitrarily arrested Ashraf…

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African Energy Week (AEW) 2024 Awards - Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to African Energy, Nominations Now Open

Taking place during this year’s African Energy Week: Invest in African Energy conference, the African Energy Awards celebrate the innovators and trailblazers shaping the future of Africa’s energy sector

Celebrating recent success in Africa’s energy industry, the African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy conference – the premier event for the African energy sector – will once again host the African Energy Awards, a platform dedicated to celebrating trailblazers across the continent. With a series of categories designed…

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China/Liberia: Ambassador Yin Chengwu attends handover ceremony of Fingerprint Examination Laboratory Project

The Laboratory will provide better public security services for the people of Liberia, and further deepen China-Liberia friendship

On July 23, Yin Chengwu, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia attended the handover ceremony of the Fingerprint Examination Laboratory Project to Liberia National Police. H. E. Joseph Nyuma Boakai, President of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, Minister of Justice of Liberia, and Mr. Gregory O. W. Coleman, Inspect General of Liberia National Police attended the ceremony.…

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China/Liberia: Ambassador Yin Chengwu attends the Official Dedication of Newly Reconstructed Dormotory of Love a Child Orphanage

China will continue to work with the Office of the First Lady to help more Liberian children receive better care and education

On July 24th, Yin Chengwu, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, attended the  Official Dedication of Newly Reconstructed Dormotory of Love a Child Orphanage and delivered a speech in the presence of H.E. Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., the President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. Madam Kartumu Yarta Boakai, the First Lady of the Republic of…