ECOWAS leaders pledge to fast-track common currency programme

ECOWAS leaders have committed to fast-track measures leading to the creation and use of a single currency for the economic bloc by 2020. At the Fourth Meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on a common currency for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) that took place in the Nigerien capital, Niamey on Tuesday, the leaders pledged to ensure that the sub-region ...

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Africans must trust each other to build Africa

Mr Abdou Souleye Diop, Head of the African Commission and South-South Relations at the Confederation of General Enterprises of Morocco, says the African continent can only develop if Africans trust and work with each other to build it. He said it was important for Africans to trust each other if they were to build partnerships that will help the continent. ...

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Brussels explosions negatively impact global financial markets

Global stock markets fell Tuesday in the wake of a series of explosions in Brussels that killed at least 23 people. Brussels, the Belgian and de facto European Union capital, was bombed three times — twice in the Zaventem airport and once more at Maelbeek metro station, which is close to EU institutions. The airport is closed, and train and ...

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