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Promotion of Trade between the Republic of Cabo Verde and the Francophone Countries of Africa: What Role can the French Language play?"
Promotion of Trade between the Republic of Cabo Verde and the Francophone Countries of Africa: What Role can the French Language play?

As part of the Colloquium on "Teaching French as a vector of economic development and   regional integration", initiated by the University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) in partnership with the French Embassy in the Republic of Cabo Verde, ​​the Director General of the West African Institute (WAI) held on March 20th, at Uni-CV a conference entitled "Promotion of Trade between the Republic of Cabo [ ... ]

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The Accession of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS
The Accession of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS

By Omorou Touré, Ph.D, Professor of Law, Faculty of Private Law University of Bamako Juridical and Political Sciences, Mali   Introduction In a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco issued from 24 February 2017, His Majesty King Mohamed VI informed Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Chairper [ ... ]

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The Director General of WAI takes part in the 12th Meeting of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Saly, Senegal, 3-6 April 2017
The Director General of WAI takes part in the 12th Meeting of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Saly, Senegal, 3-6 April 2017

  Organized by the ECOWAS Center for Gender Development (CCDG) with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the 12th Meeting of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) was held in Saly, Senegal, from 3 - 6 March 2017. Eighteen (18) Institutions and Agencies, including the West Africa Institute (WAI) attended the meeting, which m [ ... ]

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The President of ECOWAS Commission, HE Mr. Marcel Alain de Souza meets WAI Managers in Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde
The President of ECOWAS Commission, HE Mr. Marcel Alain de Souza meets WAI Managers in Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde

 The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), His Excellency Marcel Alain de Souza, made an official visit to the Cabo Verdeans authorities from 12 to 15 February 2017, during which he met with a delegation consisting of the Chairman of WAI Board of Directors, HE José Brito, the Director General of WAI, Prof. Djénéba Traor&e [ ... ]

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The West Africa Institute is receiving Mrs Juliette Yahiaoui for a three-months internship
The West Africa Institute is receiving Mrs Juliette Yahiaoui for a three-months internship

Mrs Juliette Yahiaoui is a second-year student of a Master of European Governance at the University of Luxembourg and completes a three-months internship as part of her studies at the West Africa Institute (February the 15th – May the 15th). Her research study focuses on the Policy Coherence for Development between the European Union (EU) and the Economic Community of West African States (EC [ ... ]

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Formal Opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration at Uni-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde, January 23rd, 2017
Formal Opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration at Uni-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde, January 23rd, 2017

              Since the African Union and the various Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are increasingly influencing the every-day-life of their citizens in different policy areas, the knowledge about the process of regional integration is becoming more and more important. The process of regional integration in West [ ... ]

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WAI on the Field Trial
WAI on the Field Trial

  Prof. Djénéba Traoré WAI Director General         The West Africa Institute (WAI) is a think tank serving regional integration institutions and remains deeply committed to the principle that «Reflection must necessarily precede decisions and actions». Created to give the concept of "regional integration" a scientific dimen [ ... ]

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The Reports on Abuja and Praia Regional Dialogues are now Available Online!
The Reports on Abuja and Praia Regional Dialogues are now Available Online!

    Kindly find the reports of the Regional Dialogue on «Emerging Trends and Challenges of Electoral Democracy in Africa», held in in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, from 25th to 26th May 2016 under the aegis of the Department of Political Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC) and of the Regional Dialogue on «Political Parties and Electoral Processes: Prev [ ... ]

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The Challenge of Structural Transformation in West Africa
The Challenge of Structural Transformation in West Africa

Dr. Félix Fofana N’Zué   Development theory stipulates that for countries to develop, they have to structurally transform going from an agrarian economy to a modern one. This structural transformation was to take place in stages (Kuznets, 1966)*. Thus, socio economic development is achieved via transformation especially Structural Transformation. This transformation is [ ... ]

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The 7th Edition of WAI Newsletter is now Online!
The 7th Edition of WAI Newsletter is now Online!

  Dear Readers, in the December 2016 edition of WAI Newsletter, you will find the editorial of HE Ing. José Brito, Chairman of WAI Board of Directors. The keynotes of WAI Chairman mainly underline the importance of the new Strategic Plan and the role of «think tank» of the Institute in the accelerating process of regional integration in the West Africa region. WAI Dire [ ... ]

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The Director General of the West Africa Institute receives the 2016 Pan African Humanitarian Award
The Director General of the West Africa Institute receives the 2016 Pan African Humanitarian Award

                                 The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré was awarded the Pan-African Humanitarian Award on Academic Excellence and Community Development. 23 Winners have been distinguished for the 2016 Edition of the Pan A [ ... ]

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