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ECOWAS AT 40

ECOWAS: Forty Years on, What Prospects for the Future? ropelled by a strong desire to reposition West Africa onto the path of economic development, the Heads of P State and Government established the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)…

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DRUGS

EditorialAs the world gathers for the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem(UNGASS 2016), the focus will be on a new approach to spur change in the war against drugs, since most of current policies adopted at and…

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BORDERS

Borders, Terror and challenges for prosperity in West Africa It is another wonderful month and we are elated to be reaching you through , which has become our West Africa Insight meeting point to discuss the various issues shaping our…

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Celebrating Women

The significance of the year 2015 for women is manyfold. First, it represents twenty years of post-1995 Beijing Conference, where far reaching decisions that affect the lives of women were made. Secondly, it is the target year of the Millennium…

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ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFRICA

The just concluded U.S-Africa Leaders Summit brings to mind the Otto Von Bismarck hosted Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 where Africa was partitioned to the entire benefit of the colonial masters. Predicted as the world’s fastest growing economy hosting 6 of…

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EBOLA

Halting a déjà vu The worse is now behind us, the victims of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa are far fewer than in the months following the outbreak; and there is now a better understanding of…

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BOKO HARAM

Beyond Numbers: the Real Cost of Boko Haram Insurgency The current Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria sends shivers down spines of citizens and non-citizens alike. The Nigerian economy and state is being crippled by the raging insurgency.

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Nigeria Economy and a Possible Mint

West Africa Insight:  Monitoring to Influence the Future   We are happy to be back after a three-month hiatus. This edition marks the beginning of another phase of West Africa Insight. It is Center for Democracy and Development’s main tool…

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