Faced with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which is exacerbating humanitarian challenges in Nigeria, the ECOWAS Commission has expressed, this Saturday August 22, 2020, the region’s solidarity to the Government and People of Nigeria. This regional solidarity has been demonstrated through two food donations of a total quantity of…Continue reading ECOWAS expresses its solidarity to Nigeria through two food donations for the most vulnerable households
The government and people of Ghana have, on 17th August 2020, commissioned and handed over a fully furnished building to the African Union to be used as the Permanent Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA). In addition, a furnished residential accommodation, to be used as the…Continue reading Commissioning and Handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat in Accra- Ghana.
World merchandise trade likely registered a historic fall in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest reading of the WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer, a real-time gauge of trends in global trade. Additional indicators point to partial upticks in world trade and output in the third quarter, but the…Continue reading Goods barometer confirms steep drop in trade but hints at nascent recovery.
In furtherance of its commitment to the enhancement of the health and general wellbeing of citizens in the region, the ECOWAS Commission in conjunction with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has on the 19th of May 2020, flagged off the distribution of hygiene materials…Continue reading COVID-19: ECOWAS Flags off Distribution of Hygiene Materials to Displaced Populations in Nigeria
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD forecasts, which project a quarter-on-quarter decline of 27%. click here to read more UNCTAD NEWS
The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, according to the WTO Goods Trade Barometer released on 20 May. visit link for more WTO NEWS