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The 12th Edition of WAI Newsletter (January – June 2019) is now Available Online!
The 12th Edition of WAI Newsletter (January – June 2019) is now Available Online!

  The West Africa Institute (WAI) was created by the ECOWAS Commission, the UEMOA Commission, the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the ECOBANK Group and UNESCO. It was approved by the Summit of Heads of State of ECOWAS, held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in December 2008 and by the Council of Ministers of UEMOA on 26 June, 2009, in Dakar (Senegal).  WAI’s main missions a [ ... ]

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WAI presents its Condolences following the passing away of Minister Júlio Herbert Lopes
WAI presents its Condolences following the passing away of Minister Júlio Herbert Lopes

Following the passing away, on 21 October 2019, of Mr. Júlio Herbert Lopes, Minister of Regional Integration to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the West Africa Institute (WAI) expresses its deepest condolences to the grieving family of the deceased, to the Government and the People of Cabo Verde.  Prior to his nomination as a member of the Government, Mr. Júli [ ... ]

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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  Juridical and Political Sciences, Bamako, Mali – May 2017   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, Presiden [ ... ]

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

By Dr. Félix Fofana N’Zué - Director of the Economic Policy Analysis Unit of the ECOWAS Commission   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  [ ... ]

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What Research Support in Support of Regional Integration in West Africa?
What Research Support in Support of Regional Integration in West Africa?

By Prof. Diéry Seck - Director General of CREPOL, www.crepol.org, Dakar, Senegal and also Member of the Academy of Sciences of Senegal   Over the last few decades, West Africa has held a leading role in Africa on efforts to achieve regional integration (RI) on the continent.  Its two main groupings, Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) and the E [ ... ]

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Defense of Master's Thesis - University of Luxembourg, July 09, 2019
Defense of Master's Thesis - University of Luxembourg, July  09, 2019

Ms. Débora Gonçalves defended her Master's thesis in European Governance at the University of Luxembourg, on July 09, 2019, on the theme: "Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development in Cabo Verde" under the scientific supervision of Prof. Harlan Koff, Fellow of the West Africa Institute (WAI). The Director General of WAI, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, was the Sec [ ... ]

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The Ambassador of the Russian Federation receives the Director General of WAI, July 19, 2019
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation receives the Director General of WAI, July 19, 2019

  Responding to the kind invitation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Cabo Verde, His Excellency Vladimir G. Sokolenko, the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI) paid a visit at the Embassy of the Russian Federation, July 19, 2019. Prof. Djénéba Traoré, was accompanied by Mr. Renato Frederico, Deputy Administ [ ... ]

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WAI Director General receives Prof. Dr. Tsigbé, Historian, July 15, 2019
WAI Director General receives Prof. Dr. Tsigbé, Historian, July 15, 2019

The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, received on July 15, 2019 at the headquarters of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Joseph Koffi N. Tsigbé, Associate Professor (CAMES) at the Department of History of the University of Lome (Togo).  The visit was part of a 5-day mission to Praia under the mandate of the Center for Linguistic and [ ... ]

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“La Langue et (E) Immigration”, Theme discussed at ENG's Round-Table, 13 June 2019
“La Langue et (E) Immigration”, Theme discussed at ENG's Round-Table, 13 June 2019

 The School of Business and Governance of the University of Cabo Verde (ENG-UNICV) organized a conference on "La Langue et (E) Immigration this Thursday, June 13, in the Auditorium of the School. The event that marks this year the 5th edition of the works in French was organized by the students of the 2nd year of the course of Public Relations and Executive Secretariat, under the discipline  [ ... ]

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WAI takes part in the 2nd Africa and ECOWAS Week, ENG - Uni-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde, 24-29 May 2019
WAI takes part in the 2nd Africa and ECOWAS Week, ENG - Uni-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde, 24-29 May 2019

The School of Business and Governance (Escola de Negócios e Governação (ENG))  of the University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) organized from 24 to 29 May 2019 the 2nd Africa and ECOWAS Week. The agenda of the event was rich in dialogue sessions as well as in cultural and artistic activities: discussion panels, fashion shows, exhibitions of handmade jewelries, pr [ ... ]

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