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Civil society organisations in West Africa need to be more fully implicated in anti-drugs campaigns in a region which faces new challenges on both drugs trafficking and consumption. Both the coastlines of West Africa and the vast swathes of desert in the interior are now belong used by drugs traffickers, who have long established transit routes. Most of the narcotics come from Latin America, arriving by boat or plane.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
Six new Commissioners of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have assumed duty at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. They replace some of the pioneer Commissioners whose four-year tenure ended on 31 January 2012. The tenure of the pioneer seventh Commissioner, Dr. Adrienne Diop, will end in June 2012.
This year’s Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership valued at US$5m has been won by former Cape Verde President Pedro Verona Pires.
The Director of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) West Africa office, Dr Deo Barakamfitiye, has lauded the smooth conduct of the presidential elections in Cape Verde, which saw an opposition candidate winning.
The Former President of Cape Verde, António Manuel Gomes Monteiro has committed to serve as special envoy for the West African Work Group, an umbrella organization of groups fighting against malnutrition in the sub-region.
Governments, private sector and midwives in West Africa have been urged to invest more in midwifery to make the profession more attractive so as to get more people drawn to it.
The second training course in long-term planning using the T21 model technique for the 15 ECOWAS Member states is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
A symposium on the enforcement of judicial decisions by the ECOWAS court is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
ECOWAS citizens living in Liberia are appealing to relevant authorities of the sub-regional bloc to establish a harmonized structure for resident permit fees across member countries.
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