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16-Jan-2020 to 08:07

Anglopone West Africa meet over single currency

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Anglophone West African nations, which are members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have resolved to meet over the proposed regional single currency, the Eco, and assess the impact of its adoption by their French-speaking counterparts.

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10-Jan-2020 to 17:15

In-depth: Empowering Africa’s youth in digital economy (Expert)

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Africa’s new open free trade area has the potential to generate jobs and inspire growth in service markets, according to Ibrahima Nour Eddine Diagne, President of the African Performance Institute.

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30-Dec-2019 to 18:48

What is Nigeria's position on the Eco currency?

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Barely a week after eight mostly French-speaking West African countries announced ditching the CFA franc for the Eco as their common currency in 2020, the region's biggest economy Nigeria says it is studying the situation closely.

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26-Dec-2019 to 15:53

Eritrean leader makes second visit to Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa Ethiopia — Eritrean President Issias Afewerki is on an official working visit to Ethiopia, his second trip to the country after the two neighbours ended their decades old enmity last year.

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22-Dec-2019 to 02:35

Francophone W/Africa: From CFA to Euro-pegged Eco currency

APA-Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — The West African Economic and Monetary Union is set to wean itself of the contentious CFA franc for a new currency known as the Eco, which will remain pegged to the Euro, President Alassane Ouattara has revealed.

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21-Dec-2019 to 16:09

Ecowas Summit: Buhari urges for regional security cooperation

APA - Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral talks Saturday with many members of Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS), urging the 56th Ordinary Session of the bloc to focus on enduring security partnership to confront and defeat cross-border terrorism.

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06-Dec-2019 to 00:28

Botswana: SACU ministers discuss various trade deals

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Council of Ministers met Thursday in Gaborone to discus among others the Report of the 54th SACU Commission Meeting including trade and finance issues.

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