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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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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2200 Churches Unite: Love Cote d'Ivoire Festival with Andrew Palau - MissionsBox2200 Churches Unite: Love Cote d'Ivoire Festival with Andrew Palau  MissionsBox

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Milestone initiative to end cocoa deforestation follows extensive consultations with stakeholders, including cocoa and chocolate companies, farmer groups, ...



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Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding Celebrated in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire - World - ReliefWebFourth Africa Day of School Feeding Celebrated in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire - World  ReliefWeb

ABIDJAN The fourth edition of the African Day of School Feeding, celebrated under the theme Investing in home-grown school feeding for achieving Zero ...



Eric Bailly suffers nasty collision, substituted during Cote d'Ivoire's game with Rwanda - Legit.ngEric Bailly suffers nasty collision, substituted during Cote d'Ivoire's game with Rwanda  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ? Eric Bailly suffered an injury during international duty and was substituted during a Group H AFCON qualifying match. Bailly was in action for ...



Cte d'Ivoire to launch a neighbourhood development programme in Abidjan - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaCte d'Ivoire to launch a neighbourhood development programme in Abidjan  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

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Basketball World Cup: Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria get difficult draw - Graphic Online - Graphic OnlineBasketball World Cup: Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria get difficult draw - Graphic Online  Graphic Online

African powerhouse Cote d'Ivoire have been drawn alongside hosts China, Venezuela and Poland in Group A of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.



Sustainable cocoa: Cte d'Ivoire and Ghana joint action plan to end deforestation and restore forests is milestone moment - FoodIngredientsFirstSustainable cocoa: Cte d'Ivoire and Ghana joint action plan to end deforestation and restore forests is milestone moment  FoodIngredientsFirst

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Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire reject cocoa ISO certification - GhanaWebGhana, Cote D'Ivoire reject cocoa ISO certification  GhanaWeb

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In 2011, with Cte d'Ivoire's post-election crisis in full flow, Fatou Diabat (not her real name) was raped in Abidjan by soldiers loyal to Ivorian president Laurent ...



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

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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

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Cte d'Ivoire has returned to economic growth after stabilising its political situation in 2011. The economy has grown at a rate of 9% per year since 2011, in part ...



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War crimes court to rule on release of Cte d'Ivoire ex-president - Mail and GuardianWar crimes court to rule on release of Cte d'Ivoire ex-president  Mail and Guardian

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As Adama Coulibaly walks through the rain-soaked, muddy streets of Abobo in Abidjan, the 28-year-old tailor says he is disillusioned with President Alassane



Acquittal of Gbagbo in Cote d'Ivoire is a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence - Amnesty InternationalAcquittal of Gbagbo in Cote d'Ivoire is a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence  Amnesty International

Following today's International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to acquit Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Bl Goud, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry Amnesty ...



Cte dIvoires opens Cosmos Yopougon mall aimed at working class - QuartzCte dIvoires opens Cosmos Yopougon mall aimed at working class  Quartz

Cte d'Ivoire's post-war recovery has been lauded around the world, and the development of a new mall is a sign that the optimism has a solid foundation.



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The acquittal of Cote d’Ivoire’s former president, Laurent Gbagbo, at the International Criminal Court is the product of years of prosecutorial ...



Cte d'Ivoire: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis - Human Rights WatchCte d'Ivoire: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis  Human Rights Watch

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Belgium agrees to take in former Cte d'Ivoire president Gbagbo - RFI EnglishBelgium agrees to take in former Cte d'Ivoire president Gbagbo  RFI English

Cote d'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo, acquitted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, will be taken in by Belgium, the ...



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Cote d`Ivoire market analysis on Fitch Solutions. Credit and macro intelligence solutions for industry professionals.



Cte d'Ivoire ex-president opens freedom bid at ICC - Mail & GuardianCte d'Ivoire ex-president opens freedom bid at ICC  Mail & Guardian

Cte d'Ivoire ex-president opens freedom bid at ICC.



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The west African state has reclaimed its status as the most attractive francophone market south of the Sahara. International banks are rushing to do business ...



Cote d'Ivoire: We remain 2021 Nations Cup hosts - The East AfricanCote d'Ivoire: We remain 2021 Nations Cup hosts  The East African

The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) insists neither they nor the Abidjan government have been informed by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) of a ...



In Cte d'Ivoire, a plan to reach at-risk men for HIV testing - The Hub at Johns HopkinsIn Cte d'Ivoire, a plan to reach at-risk men for HIV testing  The Hub at Johns Hopkins

An effort led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs aims to combat the social and cultural stigmas that prevent some men in parts of Africa ...



Air Cote d'Ivoire to take A319neo after order switch - FlightglobalAir Cote d'Ivoire to take A319neo after order switch  Flightglobal

Airbus's slack A319neo sales have been given a small lift following conversion of an Air Cote d'Ivoire order to the variant. Air Cote d'Ivoire ordered a pair of ...



Coastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco Cote d'Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands - africanewsCoastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco Cote d'Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands  africanews

A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Cte d'Ivoire, on Wednesday, ...



Konnect Africa to Launch Satellite Broadband in Cte d'Ivoire - Via SatelliteKonnect Africa to Launch Satellite Broadband in Cte d'Ivoire  Via Satellite

Konnect Africa, an initiative from Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, revealed that it is launching internet access offers in Cte ...



Will Gbagbo's release spark reconciliation in Cte d'Ivoire? - RFI EnglishWill Gbagbo's release spark reconciliation in Cte d'Ivoire?  RFI English

Supporters of Laurent Gbagbo on Saturday welcomed Belgium's announcement to host the ex-Ivoirian president, following his acquittal for war crimes. Although ...



Centamin sees mineral resources more than doubling in Cte d'Ivoire - MINING.comCentamin sees mineral resources more than doubling in Cte d'Ivoire  MINING.com

The miner has added 780000 indicated ounces of gold to its Doropo project in Cote d'Ivoire, taking the its overall resource to over 2 million ounces.



Newcrest sells Cte d'Ivoire project to Canada's Roxgold in $30 million deal - MINING.comNewcrest sells Cte d'Ivoire project to Canada's Roxgold in $30 million deal  MINING.com

Australia's largest gold producer, Newcrest Mining, (ASX: NCM) is selling its Sgula gold project and its portfolio of 11 exploration tenements in Cte d'Ivoire to ...



Cote d'Ivoire: Sustaining Its Economic Transformation - International Monetary FundCote d'Ivoire: Sustaining Its Economic Transformation  International Monetary Fund

The IMF recently completed its annual health check of the Ivoirien economy. Political normalization and good implementation of reforms have contributed to the ...



Cte d'Ivoire authorizes ratification of agreement creating the African Free Trade Zone - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaCte d'Ivoire authorizes ratification of agreement creating the African Free Trade Zone  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

The lower chamber of the parliament of Cte d'Ivoire adopted, on October 31, 2018, a draft law authorizing the government to ratify the agreement for.



Cte d'Ivoire raises cocoa farmers' price for first time in two years - ConfectioneryNews.comCte d'Ivoire raises cocoa farmers' price for first time in two years  ConfectioneryNews.com

World's biggest cocoa producer announces price increase for this season's main cocoa crop, but Ghana announces no change to price, angering its farmers.



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Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has announced financial close of a bridge loan facility contracted by Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) for construction of the 44-MW ...



Solutions in West Africa - Ivorian refugees - Q3 2018 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebSolutions in West Africa - Ivorian refugees - Q3 2018 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Finding Solutions Voluntary repatriation is the most viable durable solution for Ivorian refugees in West Africa. UNHCR also pursues local integration and ...



Kagame in Cte d'Ivoire on two-day state visit - The New TimesKagame in Cte d'Ivoire on two-day state visit  The New Times

President Paul Kagame with his host and Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara together with First Ladies Mrs Jeannette Kagame and Dominique Ouattara.



Cote d'Ivoire: Tensions after local polls [The Morning Call] - africanewsCote d'Ivoire: Tensions after local polls [The Morning Call]  africanews

Tension is rising in Cote d'Ivoire following the municipal elections that were held on October 13, 2018. Violence has been reported in various parts of the country ...



Cte d"Ivoire is emerging as one of Africa"s premier destinations for gold mining investment - Proactive Investors UKCte d"Ivoire is emerging as one of Africa"s premier destinations for gold mining investment  Proactive Investors UK

Heading north out of Abidjan, the capital of Cte d'Ivoire, one thing that immediately strikes travellers from the West is the quality of the roads. Not here your ...



Cote d'Ivoire Deepwater Development Moves Forward - OE DigitalCote d'Ivoire Deepwater Development Moves Forward  OE Digital

Independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) and its joint venture partner in Cote d'Ivoire



How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cte d'Ivoire, and South Africa - The Real News NetworkHow Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cte d'Ivoire, and South Africa  The Real News Network

Lonce Ndikumana discusses his newest research on capital flight from Angola, Cte d'Ivoire and South Africa between 1975 and 2015. 290 Billion dollars were ...



French company to fuel Cote d'Ivoire's buses with compressed natural gas - IOLFrench company to fuel Cote d'Ivoire's buses with compressed natural gas  IOL

The government of Cote d'Ivoire has unveiled its first fleet of buses which will be fueled with compressed natural gas to serve Abidjan's urban area.



Dry weather in Cte d'Ivoire boosts cocoa prices - ConfectioneryNews.comDry weather in Cte d'Ivoire boosts cocoa prices  ConfectioneryNews.com

Recent, improved conditions in West Africa has boosted speculative buying of crops, sending cocoa up 30% at the end of year. The end of 2018 saw London ...



Work begins on new Cote d'Ivoire gold project - Mining ReviewWork begins on new Cote d'Ivoire gold project  Mining Review

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Cote d'Ivoire today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of a ...



Fitch Affirms Cote d'Ivoire at 'B+'; Outlook Stable - african-markets.comFitch Affirms Cote d'Ivoire at 'B+'; Outlook Stable  african-markets.com

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China, Cote d'Ivoire agree to promote bilateral ties to higher level - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Cote d'Ivoire agree to promote bilateral ties to higher level - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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Hadara Mamadou was appointed to be ambassador to the United States from Cte d'Ivoire on February 28, 2018, and he presented his credentials to President ...



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