On the Origins of ECOWAS

People often wonder what the history of the Economic Community of West African States  (ECOWAS) is? Who was the first to start it? I is it a legacy of colonialism? The truth is that it’s hard to pinpoint one country in particular that “pioneered” ECOWAS.

 

The Short Answer is that leaders from Nigeria and Togo (General Yakubu Gowon and Gnassingbe Eyadema, respectively) started pushing for the idea in the early 1970s. Subsequently, ECOWAS was born out of the 1975 Treaty of Lagos

 

General Yakubu Gowon

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The world is one large community, and we are all its citizens. If you wanted to help your neighbor, you could easily just go next door. But how exactly can you help someone who’s half-way across the world? Proximity is one obstacle. But then there’s also the question of gathering enough funds to make a difference, figuring out what to do with those funds, and determining who to give those funds to. Fortunately, there are a number of foreign aid charities that do all of the work for you.
Here’s a look at some of the top-rated charities in International Relief and Development according to Charity Watch. All of these organizations have received an A+ Grade, the highest grade that an organization can receive.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Website: www.rescue.org
Stated Mission: Serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide. Provides emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy…

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Before Cowboys and Pioneers, These People Lived in Colorado (and still do)

In the minds of many, Denver is a new city. While the likes of New York, Boston, Charleston, and Chicago seem old in comparison, Denver is the equivalent of an adolescent. Many people think of cowboys and pioneers when they think of the first inhabitants of Colorado. But long before American settlers arrived, Colorado and its environs were settled by another people, the Utes…

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Before Cowboys and Pioneers, These People Lived in Colorado (and still do)

In the minds of many, Denver is a new city. While the likes of New York, Boston, Charleston, and Chicago seem old in comparison, Denver is the equivalent of an adolescent. Many people think of cowboys and pioneers when they think of the first inhabitants of Colorado. But long before American settlers arrived, Colorado and its environs were settled by another people, the Utes…

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Africa: Miracle Water (full documentary)

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Out of the four classical elements: earth, water, air, fire; water is acting more decisively in the daily lives of Africans. Their absence or excess, its necessity as ancestral bearer of life and death, are at the origin of almost all conflicts and at the center of everyday life. Water in Africa, as in any other continent, is an object of veneration, hunting and survival. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE here for more amazing docs!: http://goo.gl/vNINO4 Follow us on: Facebook: http://ift.tt/1eBzX7i Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewAtlantisDocu
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Ute Proud

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The University of Utah uses the name “Utes” for its sports teams, as it has done with full support of the Ute Indian Tribe since 1972. The University, as the flagship of higher education in Utah, takes pride in carrying the name with understanding and respect toward our state’s namesake people. Learn more about the Ute culture, heritage and the history of our region at http://ift.tt/2aAsZVm.
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