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New Nigeria, New Ecowas

AFRICANGLOBE - Could the arrival of a truly democratic Nigeria be the final piece of the puzzle for ECOWAS's big economic integration projects? Certainly, for a single currency the regional body needs Abuja on board. Nigeria represents 77% of West Africa's gross domestic product, and its economy would be the guarantor of any single currency.

ECOWAS: Nigerian Elections Free And Fair

AFRICANGLOBE - The Economic Community of West African States Observer Mission, has declared Nigeria's presidential and National Assembly elections met the acceptable criteria of being free and transparent.

U.S. Attempting to Muscle in On West African Markets

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States is working with West African countries to reach a trade and investment agreement that supports efforts at economic growth and integration as American companies increasingly look toward Africa for business opportunities.

West African Leaders Approve Military Plan for Mali

West African leaders have approved a military strategy to help Mali retake control of the north of the country from Arab terrorists. Leaders from the...

Nigerian Manufacturers Urge Govt to Reject Economic Agreement With EU

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN Tuesday warned the Federal Government not to follow the road map leading to the signing of the Economic...

U.S. Impatient With Weak African Response to Mali Crisis

Despite growing western concerns about the continuing reign in northern Mali by an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts here say it will take months before...

China, ECOWAS Sign Agreement On Infrastructural Development

In continuance of strategic far East investments in Africa, China signed an agreement on infrastructural development and economic cooperation with the Economic Community of West African...

African Union Chief Hold Talks Aimed at Resolving Mali Crisis

The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is in Mali for a meeting aimed at resolving the Malian crisis. The meeting will be...

UN Approve Preliminary Resolution for Military Intervention in Mali

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to give West African countries and the African regional bodies 45 days to offer a...

Understanding Algeria’s Hidden Hand in the Mali Crisis

After years of calling for greater military action in northern Mali, Algeria is now advocating a negotiated solution. Why the apparent change the heart? In...

Mali: Towards Intervention in Mali

After weeks of shuttle diplomacy, speculation and contradictory signals, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) now have the backing of the Malian...

Mali: The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action

In the absence of rapid, firm and coherent decisions at the regional (Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS), continental (African Union, AU) and...

Coward African Leaders: Military Intervention in Mali a Last Resort

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will continue to follow the path of diplomacy and dialogue in the resolution of the Arab...

Intra-African Trade Can Create Wealth

The lack of intra-African trade is a cause for concern within the African community. In this piece, Florence Udoh and Omotola Oloruntobi write on why government needs to...

India Turns to West Africa for Investments

With the unfolding of the new economic global landscape and focusing on strengthening South-South co-operation, India, one of the world's fastest growing economy is...

Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Mali Sparks Concern

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern over the worsening security and humanitarian situation in northern Mali, and by reports that mausoleums in the...