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Liberia: Foreign Minister Beysolow Nyanti Attends Ivoirian-Liberian Cooperation Commission Meeting in Cote D'Ivoire

On the sidelines of the work of the seventh session of the Ivoirian-Liberian joint commission, H.E. Madam Sara Beysolow Nyanti had a productive meeting with her Ivoirian counterpart

In an effort to strengthen the relations of fraternity, friendship, and cooperation between the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and the Republic of Liberia, the seventh session of the joint Ivoirian-Liberian cooperation commission was held on May 16 and 17, 2024, in Abidjan. The Ivorian delegation was led by His Excellency…

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International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated to Support Trade Finance in Seven African Countries

IFC’s $140 million trade finance guarantee facility will help strengthen the participating affiliates’ trade finance operations and leverage ETI’s wide-spanning footprint in Africa

To promote trade and foster economic growth in Africa, IFC today announced trade finance facilities with seven Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (www.Ecobank.com) subsidiaries operating in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, and Togo. IFC’s $140 million trade finance guarantee facility will help strengthen the participating affiliates’ trade finance…

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

Abidjan – Lagos Corridor: opening of the workshop to validate the results of the Spatial Development Initiative Study

This project to build the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, implemented by ECOWAS, is a 1028 km supranational motorway that forms a major part of the trans-African road network

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), is organising a validation meeting for the Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) study for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor from 14 to 16 May 2024 in Accra, Ghana. This three-day meeting brings together experts from the…

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Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 Shines Spotlight on Africa's Gas Future

National Oil Companies (NOCs) and independent players have emphasized Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects' growth, challenges in financing and infrastructure, and the importance of energy access for millions of Africans during the Invest in African Energy Forum, taking place in Paris from 14 to 15 May 2024

Africa’s LNG export capacity is projected to grow in the coming years, with countries such as Nigeria expected to increase output from 22 million tons per annum (mtpa) to over 31 mtpa. Mozambique also has aspirations to raise output from 2.2 mtpa to well over 43 mtpa by the end…

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

Official Launch of the 1st West African Festival of Arts and Culture (ECOFEST 2024) in Abidjan

The first edition of ECOFEST will be held from 21 to 28 September 2024 in Abidjan, under the theme: “Culture, a catalyst for peace, diversity and economic and social integration in West Africa"

The official launching ceremony of ECOFEST 2024 was held on Saturday 11 May 2024 at the Palais de la Culture in Abidjan in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Organised by the Commissions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU),…

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Abidjan hosts the first Edition of the West African Festival of Arts and Culture (ECOFEST)

The official launching of the Festival will take place on Saturday 11 May 2024 from 3pm at the Palais de la Culture Bernard BINLIN-DADIE in Abidjan

The West African Festival of Arts and Culture (ECOFEST) will be held from 2st – 28th September 2024 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Organised by the Commissions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), in partnership with the Ivoirian Ministry of Culture…

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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Signs 11 Transformative Agreements Aimed at Spearheading Private Sector Expansion in Member Countries

These agreements underscore ICD’s commitment to driving sustainable growth and prosperity through strategic partnerships and financial support

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org) is pleased to announce the signing of 11 pivotal agreements aimed at fostering economic development and facilitating private sector growth and access to capital in several of its member countries. These agreements underscore ICD’s commitment to driving sustainable…

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Islamic Development Bank Group Announces Winners of Private Sector Forum Awards 2024 Recognizing Excellence in Islamic Finance and Development Initiatives

The PSF 2024 Awards honors exceptional achievements, groundbreaking innovations and impactful initiatives by market practitioners driving positive change through Shariah compliant financial instruments

The Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) announces the winners of the Private Sector Forum (PSF) 2024 Awards, celebrating outstanding contributions to Islamic finance and development initiatives across 57 member countries. The IsDB Group, comprising the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), the Islamic Corporation for…

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) on a mission in Côte d’Ivoire to disseminate Community Provisions on Competition and Consumer Protection

While in Côte d’Ivoire, the ECOWAS mission met with senior officials from ministries, government departments and agencies, business organisations

A delegation from ECOWAS/ERCA led by Mrs Massandje Toure-Litse, Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture, accompanied by the Executive Director of ARCC, Dr Simeon Konan KOFFI and representatives of the National Competition Commission, held an information and a sensitisation session with national stakeholders about Community provisions on competition and consumer…

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The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) and Deutsche Bank Partner to Strenghten Healthcare System in Côte d’Ivoire with €161.4 Million Financing

This strategic funding is earmarked for the construction of new general and regional hospitals in the cities of Kong and Odienne, significantly boosting the healthcare infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) (http://ICIEC.IsDB.org), a Shariah-based multilateral insurer and a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, is delighted to announce a significant insurance agreement with Deutsche Bank AG. This partnership was cemented with the signing of a Non-Honouring of…