Cote d'Ivoire

Country Cote d'Ivoire
Capital Yamoussoukro
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Dioula, Baoulé, Dan, Anyin, Cebaara & Senufo

Yamoussoukro

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Introduction

Close ties to France since independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states, but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002. Rebel forces claimed the northern half of the country, and in January 2003 were granted ministerial positions in a unity government under the auspices of the Linas-Marcoussis Peace Accord. President GBAGBO and rebel forces resumed implementation of the peace accord in December 2003 after a three-month stalemate, but issues that sparked the civil war, such as land reform and grounds for citizenship, remained unresolved. In March 2007 President GBAGBO and former New Force rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed the Ouagadougou Political Agreement. As a result of the agreement, SORO joined GBAGBO's government as Prime Minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the zone of confidence separating North from South, integrate rebel forces into the national armed forces, and hold elections. Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of rebel forces have been problematic as rebels seek to enter the armed forces. Citizen identification and voter registration pose election difficulties, and balloting planned for November 2009 was postponed with no future date set. Several thousand UN troops and several hundred French remain in Cote d'Ivoire to help the parties implement their commitments and to support the peace process.

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Cote d'Ivoire - Wikipedia
Cote d'Ivoire - CIA World Fact Book

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Worrying Trends in Ivory Coast - Council on Foreign RelationsWorrying Trends in Ivory Coast  Council on Foreign Relations

MoodleMoot Africa - Moodle E-Learning Conference Cte d'Ivoire - MoodleMoodleMoot Africa - Moodle E-Learning Conference Cte d'Ivoire  Moodle

Meet the Elegant Creative From Cte dIvoire Who Wears the Whole World on His Sleeve - VogueMeet the Elegant Creative From Cte dIvoire Who Wears the Whole World on His Sleeve  Vogue

Against the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs - The Japan TimesAgainst the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs  The Japan Times

Cte dIvoire: Bouygues and the government finally agree on financing Abidjans metro - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Bouygues and the government finally agree on financing Abidjans metro  The Africa Report

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire come closer - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceGhana, Cote d'Ivoire come closer - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Cote d'Ivoire - Flash flood update (NOAA, SODEXAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 October 2019) - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire - Flash flood update (NOAA, SODEXAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 October 2019) - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cte dIvoire: Cocoa magnate who supports Bdi arrested - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Cocoa magnate who supports Bdi arrested  The Africa Report

Predictive Discovery granted new permit in Cote D'Ivoire - Mining ReviewPredictive Discovery granted new permit in Cote D'Ivoire  Mining Review

Cote d'Ivoire: ICC Prosecutor Asks Judges to Declare a Mistrial in Gbagbo Case - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsCote d'Ivoire: ICC Prosecutor Asks Judges to Declare a Mistrial in Gbagbo Case  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Cte dIvoire: Bdi as president would be a revenge - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Bdi as president would be a revenge  The Africa Report

Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire threaten cocoa sustainability schemes if producers don't pay more for beans - ConfectioneryNews.comGhana and Cte d'Ivoire threaten cocoa sustainability schemes if producers don't pay more for beans  ConfectioneryNews.com

MainOne lands its submarine cable in Cte d'Ivoire connecting to Abidjan data centre hub - Data EconomyMainOne lands its submarine cable in Cte d'Ivoire connecting to Abidjan data centre hub  Data Economy

Climate Smart Cocoa in Cte d'Ivoire: Towards climate resilient production at scale - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebClimate Smart Cocoa in Cte d'Ivoire: Towards climate resilient production at scale - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

International report - Plastic turned into buildings across Cote d'Ivoire - RFIInternational report - Plastic turned into buildings across Cote d'Ivoire  RFI

Saint Bernard are the Cte d'Ivoire Men's & Women's Floorball Champions 2019 - IFF Main Site - International Floorball FederationSaint Bernard are the Cte d'Ivoire Men's & Women's Floorball Champions 2019 - IFF Main Site  International Floorball Federation

Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire reviewing status of all sustainability programs to emphasize living income differential - Candy IndustryGhana, Cote D'Ivoire reviewing status of all sustainability programs to emphasize living income differential  Candy Industry

Cte dIvoire: Soro sends Ouattara a message in a Facebook post - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Soro sends Ouattara a message in a Facebook post  The Africa Report

Cte d'Ivoire and Kenya rising stars of global trade - Standard Chartered - IOLCte d'Ivoire and Kenya rising stars of global trade - Standard Chartered  IOL

WFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, July 2019 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebWFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, July 2019 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Exore Resources gains additional ground in Cote d'Ivoire - Mining ReviewExore Resources gains additional ground in Cote d'Ivoire  Mining Review

Cte d'Ivoire and Kenya listed among top five in trade growth index - ESI AfricaCte d'Ivoire and Kenya listed among top five in trade growth index  ESI Africa

MainOne lands submarine cable in Cote D'Ivoire - Africanews EnglishMainOne lands submarine cable in Cote D'Ivoire  Africanews English

Predictive Discovery and Resolute plan new exploration to extend Cote D"Ivoire gold bounty - Proactive Investors AustraliaPredictive Discovery and Resolute plan new exploration to extend Cote D"Ivoire gold bounty  Proactive Investors Australia

Olympics qualifier: FIFA appoints Togolese officials for Nigeria vs Cote dIvoire - FutaaOlympics qualifier: FIFA appoints Togolese officials for Nigeria vs Cote dIvoire  Futaa

Nigeria hold Cote d'Ivoire in 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier - Goal.comNigeria hold Cote d'Ivoire in 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier  Goal.com

Ex-Cote dIvoire Rebel Chief To Run For President In 2020 - CHANNELS TELEVISIONEx-Cote dIvoire Rebel Chief To Run For President In 2020  CHANNELS TELEVISION

Is Cote dIvoire Heading Toward Another Crisis? - World Politics ReviewIs Cote dIvoire Heading Toward Another Crisis?  World Politics Review

Cte d'Ivoire: Growing attacks on activists and opposition ahead of elections - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: Growing attacks on activists and opposition ahead of elections  Amnesty International

From coast to coast; Costa Rica and Cote D'Ivoire work together on reforestation - UNDPFrom coast to coast; Costa Rica and Cote D'Ivoire work together on reforestation  UNDP

Documentation drive targets excluded Cte d'Ivoire villagers - UNHCRDocumentation drive targets excluded Cte d'Ivoire villagers  UNHCR

Cote d'Ivoire marks 59th anniversary of independence - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCote d'Ivoire marks 59th anniversary of independence - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cte d'Ivoire: UN Review Should Press Government on Justice - Human Rights WatchCte d'Ivoire: UN Review Should Press Government on Justice  Human Rights Watch

UNICEF breaks ground on Africa's first-of-its-kind recycled plastic brick factory in Cte d'Ivoire - UNICEFUNICEF breaks ground on Africa's first-of-its-kind recycled plastic brick factory in Cte d'Ivoire  UNICEF

Easing 'classroom crisis' in Cte d'Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick - UN NewsEasing 'classroom crisis' in Cte d'Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick  UN News

Cte d'Ivoire Marriage Reform a Step for Women - Human Rights WatchCte d'Ivoire Marriage Reform a Step for Women  Human Rights Watch

Cattle herders face a life in limbo in Cte d'Ivoire - UNHCRCattle herders face a life in limbo in Cte d'Ivoire  UNHCR

Huge crowds attend funeral concert and final farewell for Cote d'Ivoire music star DJ Arafat - The Japan TimesHuge crowds attend funeral concert and final farewell for Cote d'Ivoire music star DJ Arafat  The Japan Times

Mahatma Gandhi IT & Biotechnology Park inaugurated in Cote dIvoire - Business StandardMahatma Gandhi IT & Biotechnology Park inaugurated in Cote dIvoire  Business Standard

Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bechtel and Cte d'Ivoire Government Launch New Strategic Collaboration - PRNewswireMillennium Challenge Corporation, Bechtel and Cte d'Ivoire Government Launch New Strategic Collaboration  PRNewswire

Farmers Face New Round of Eviction from Protected Forests in Cte d'Ivoire - Human Rights WatchFarmers Face New Round of Eviction from Protected Forests in Cte d'Ivoire  Human Rights Watch

Cocoa, Cte dIvoire, and childrens education: What you should know this Valentines Day - Brookings InstitutionCocoa, Cte dIvoire, and childrens education: What you should know this Valentines Day  Brookings Institution

Another political crisis hovers over Cte dIvoire - Daily MaverickAnother political crisis hovers over Cte dIvoire  Daily Maverick

Africa Cup of Nations: Cote d'Ivoire beat S. Africa - Anadolu AgencyAfrica Cup of Nations: Cote d'Ivoire beat S. Africa  Anadolu Agency

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Cte d'Ivoire - EU NewsEASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on Cte d'Ivoire  EU News

In West Africa, UN Security Council visits Cte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau - UN NewsIn West Africa, UN Security Council visits Cte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau  UN News

Cocoa prices soar as Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana threaten supply cut - The Japan TimesCocoa prices soar as Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana threaten supply cut  The Japan Times

Cte d'Ivoire signals renewed will to tackle issue of user fees for HIV services - UNAIDSCte d'Ivoire signals renewed will to tackle issue of user fees for HIV services  UNAIDS

Black Travel Vibes: This Woman's Journey To Cte d'Ivoire Is A Symbol Of Peace - EssenceBlack Travel Vibes: This Woman's Journey To Cte d'Ivoire Is A Symbol Of Peace  Essence

Cte dIvoire: New government to prepare for elections - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: New government to prepare for elections  The Africa Report

Cte d'Ivoire: Arbitrary arrests, crackdown on dissent and torture ahead of Presidential election - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: Arbitrary arrests, crackdown on dissent and torture ahead of Presidential election  Amnesty International

A Shrinking Window for Justice in Cte d'Ivoire - Human Rights WatchA Shrinking Window for Justice in Cte d'Ivoire  Human Rights Watch

cote d'ivoire dj arafat musician - Culture - The Japan Timescote d'ivoire dj arafat musician - Culture  The Japan Times

Carlsen Wins Cte dIvoire Rapid & Blitz - Chess.comCarlsen Wins Cte dIvoire Rapid & Blitz  Chess.com

Debt management in a challenging environment: Lessons from Cte dIvoire - Brookings InstitutionDebt management in a challenging environment: Lessons from Cte dIvoire  Brookings Institution

UN Human Rights Council 42 - Statement for the Universal Periodic Review on Cte d'Ivoire - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 42 - Statement for the Universal Periodic Review on Cte d'Ivoire  GOV.UK

Explorers mull Cte d'Ivoire campaigns - Petroleum EconomistExplorers mull Cte d'Ivoire campaigns  Petroleum Economist

South Korea beats Cote D'Ivoire 80-71 to bag first FIBA World Cup win - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSouth Korea beats Cote D'Ivoire 80-71 to bag first FIBA World Cup win - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

US government and Bechtel partner with Cte d'Ivoire on infrastructure masterplan - News - GCRUS government and Bechtel partner with Cte d'Ivoire on infrastructure masterplan - News  GCR

USTDA selects partner for Cote d'Ivoire smart grid pilot - Smart EnergyUSTDA selects partner for Cote d'Ivoire smart grid pilot  Smart Energy

Universal Periodic Review 33: Cte d'Ivoire - GOV.UKUniversal Periodic Review 33: Cte d'Ivoire  GOV.UK

MTN Group says Zambia, Cote dIvoire CEOs stepping down - Reuters AfricaMTN Group says Zambia, Cote dIvoire CEOs stepping down  Reuters Africa

Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt and Tunisia qualify Olympic places at African Games - World Archery Official WebsiteCote d'Ivoire, Egypt and Tunisia qualify Olympic places at African Games  World Archery Official Website

IronRidge strikes high-grade gold in Cote d'Ivoire - www.mining-journal.comIronRidge strikes high-grade gold in Cote d'Ivoire  www.mining-journal.com

UK fund AgDevCo invests 8.7m in Cte dIvoires DekelOil - The Africa ReportUK fund AgDevCo invests 8.7m in Cte dIvoires DekelOil  The Africa Report

Mako looks to more than double Cte dIvoire landholding - FinfeedMako looks to more than double Cte dIvoire landholding  Finfeed

Can Ghana and Cte dIvoire really deliver higher cocoa prices? - The Africa ReportCan Ghana and Cte dIvoire really deliver higher cocoa prices?  The Africa Report

MainOne set to build Cte d'Ivoire data centre and landing station - Data EconomyMainOne set to build Cte d'Ivoire data centre and landing station  Data Economy

Mozambique, Cote d'Ivoire make legal strides for women and childrens rights - Global VoicesMozambique, Cote d'Ivoire make legal strides for women and childrens rights  Global Voices

African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited to Issue $738 835 Payout to Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebAfrican Risk Capacity Insurance Limited to Issue $738 835 Payout to Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Regional bragging rights on the line as Mali face Cote d'Ivoire - RFI EnglishRegional bragging rights on the line as Mali face Cote d'Ivoire  RFI English

In Cte dIvoire its back to Ouattara, Bdi and Gbagbo - The Africa ReportIn Cte dIvoire its back to Ouattara, Bdi and Gbagbo  The Africa Report

Ivorian singer DJ Arafat, 33 dies in traffic accident: Cte dIvoire state TV - RFI EnglishIvorian singer DJ Arafat, 33 dies in traffic accident: Cte dIvoire state TV  RFI English

Carlsen Leading The Way At Cte dIvoire Rapid & Blitz - Chess.comCarlsen Leading The Way At Cte dIvoire Rapid & Blitz  Chess.com

Algeria overcome Cote d'Ivoire to move into semi-final - RFI EnglishAlgeria overcome Cote d'Ivoire to move into semi-final  RFI English

Cote d'Ivoire star Diabate dreams to dominate FIBA Basketball World Cup in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCote d'Ivoire star Diabate dreams to dominate FIBA Basketball World Cup in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

HRW: Cte d'Ivoire deforestation policy threatens small cocoa farmers - Africa TimesHRW: Cte d'Ivoire deforestation policy threatens small cocoa farmers  Africa Times

Cte d'Ivoire prepares to say goodbye to DJ Arafat - RFI EnglishCte d'Ivoire prepares to say goodbye to DJ Arafat  RFI English

AFCON 2019: Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Cote d'Ivoire through to last 16 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAFCON 2019: Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Cote d'Ivoire through to last 16 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua