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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…

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Government experts meeting on the draft Supplementary Act relating to cooperation in suppressing illicit maritime activities in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region

This meeting, organized by ECOWAS in collaboration with UNODC via the support of the EU-funded SWAIMS project, is an important step towards enhanced cooperation

Government experts from ECOWAS member states are meeting in Lomé, Togo, from May 6 to 8, 2024 to examine in detail the draft supplementary Act relating to cooperation in suppressing illicit maritime activities in the ECOWAS region. The aim of the meeting is to present the details of the draft…

Source: The World Bank Group |

New classrooms built and teachers trained to help bring schools up to standard

15,280 primary school teachers were trained in the use of the new reading and mathematics textbooks

The World Bank’s financing of the Basic Education Quality and Equity Improvement Project (PAQEEB) has provided more than 2,000,000 basic education students, including 1,100,000 girls, with new classrooms; 76,965 girls from the most disadvantaged areas received school uniforms for the start of the 2022-2023 school year; 15,280 primary school teachers…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Hails the Peaceful Conduct of Voting in Togo’s 29 April 2024 Parliamentary and Regional Elections

Some 4.2 million Togolese are expected to go to the polls in over 14,000 polling stations to elect their new Members of Parliament and Regional Advisors

The Head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Election Observation Mission for the parliamentary and regional elections in Togo has expressed her satisfaction with the smooth organisation of the double election following the opening of polling stations on Monday 29 April 2024. The former Gambian Vice-President, Mrs…

Source: Amnesty International |

Togo: Elections against a backdrop of muzzling dissenting voices

Authorities banned demonstrations planned by political parties and civil society organizations on April 11, 12 and 13

Authorities in Togo must end their escalating crackdown on human rights including the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly amid political tension around the adoption of changes to the constitution, as Togolese vote in parliamentary and regional elections today, Amnesty International said. Authorities banned demonstrations planned by political…

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

Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF): 10 Years Serving the Agricultural Development in West Africa and the Sahel

RAAF has facilitated the exchange of knowledge, resources and best practices, empowering stakeholders to address the multifaceted challenges facing the agricultural sector

Officially launched in Lomé (Togo) on 27 September 2013, the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF) has already got ten years in implementing its mandate. To recall, RAAF mandate is to ensure technical implementation of regional programmes and investment plans contributing to the operationalisation of the Regional agricultural policy…

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President Boakai Congratulates Togo, Sierra Leone and South Africa

Togo gained its independence from France in 1960; while Sierra Leone gained independence from Britain after more than 150 years of rule in 1961

The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., has sent separate messages of congratulations to the Governments and peoples of the Republics of Togo and Sierra Leone, on the occasion marking their 64th and 63rd Independence Anniversaries, respectively. Togo gained its independence from France in…

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    • Mrs Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang Sensitises Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observers on the Objectives of their Mission for the Togo Elections
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Mrs Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang Sensitises Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observers on the Objectives of their Mission for the Togo Elections

This briefing session enabled the ECOWAS Observers to learn more about the objectives of their mission, the socio-political and security situation as well as the electoral operations in Togo

The Head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Election Observation Mission, to monitor the legislative and regional elections scheduled for 29 April 2024 in Togo, held a briefing session on Saturday 27 April 2024 in Lomé with the forty (40) observers of the said mission. The former…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Investment Forum shows opportunities in West Africa

Togo Prime Minister Victoire Tomegah Dogbé opened the forum, held under the theme ‘Transforming ECOWAS Communities in a Challenging Environment’

The forum gathered leaders in government, finance and business from across the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). They unpacked ways that investment can improve farming and food security across West Africa. The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) hosted the event in Lome, Togo, from 4 to…

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    • (Left to Right): Bendjin Kpeglo, Managing Director of AGF West Africa; Wilfried Abiola, the African Development Bank’s Country Manager for Togo; Akuwa Dogbé Azoma, National Director for Togo at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO); Koffi Gani, Principal Private Secretary for the Togolese Minister for Social Action, the Advancement of Women and Literacy; Melissa Basque-Roux, Acting Coordinator of the AFAWA initiative; Jules Ngakam, CEO of the AGF Group
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Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Finance Series Togo: African Development Bank and African Guarantee Fund unite to strengthen female entrepreneurs' access to finance

This innovative programme aims to make up to $3 billion available for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises, via guarantees to financial institutions to mitigate lending risks

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) (https://apo-opa.co/4apZNya) have brought the curtain down on the AFAWA Finance Series Togo conference, a key note event aimed at  promoting a better understanding of the financing needs of Togolese women entrepreneurs and debunking the myth that women-run companies are…