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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Ouattara promises peaceful elections in uneasy Cte d'Ivoire - Africa TimesOuattara promises peaceful elections in uneasy Cte d'Ivoire  Africa Times

Cte d'Ivoire: Authorities must uphold the right to fair trial of opposition members and their relatives - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: Authorities must uphold the right to fair trial of opposition members and their relatives  Amnesty International

Cote d'Ivoire at the political cross-roads - The Patriotic VanguardCote d'Ivoire at the political cross-roads  The Patriotic Vanguard

Cte dIvoire: Does Guillaume Soro still have a future in politics? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Does Guillaume Soro still have a future in politics?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: death in New York of Issiaka Ouattara, alias Wattao - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: death in New York of Issiaka Ouattara, alias Wattao  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: What we know about the recording at the centre of the Soro affair - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: What we know about the recording at the centre of the Soro affair  The Africa Report

International arrest warrant thwarts Soro's return to Cte d'Ivoire - RFIInternational arrest warrant thwarts Soro's return to Cte d'Ivoire  RFI

How tech can transform Cte d'Ivoire's cocoa chain - Global Trade Review (GTR)How tech can transform Cte d'Ivoire's cocoa chain  Global Trade Review (GTR)

Cte dIvoires Guillaume Soro is a wanted man - The Africa ReportCte dIvoires Guillaume Soro is a wanted man  The Africa Report

RMB's economic outlook for Cote d'Ivoire ahead of polls - CNBCAfrica.comRMB's economic outlook for Cote d'Ivoire ahead of polls  CNBCAfrica.com

Cote dIvoire: The divorce chronicles of Ouattara & Soro - The Africa ReportCote dIvoire: The divorce chronicles of Ouattara & Soro  The Africa Report

Another door opens to Africa with mission to Cote DIvoire | Faith - Tallahassee DemocratAnother door opens to Africa with mission to Cote DIvoire | Faith  Tallahassee Democrat

Japan U-23 team to face South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire in Olympic warmups - The Japan TimesJapan U-23 team to face South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire in Olympic warmups  The Japan Times

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

2022 World Cup qualifiers: Eagles may draw Cote d'Ivoire, B'Faso, Gabon - New Telegraph Newspaper2022 World Cup qualifiers: Eagles may draw Cote d'Ivoire, B'Faso, Gabon  New Telegraph Newspaper

Street militia leader in Cte d'Ivoire sentenced to 20 years - cgtn.comStreet militia leader in Cte d'Ivoire sentenced to 20 years  cgtn.com

Cote d'Ivoire: A New Time For West Africa - Seeking AlphaCote d'Ivoire: A New Time For West Africa  Seeking Alpha

Govt of Cte d'Ivoire adopts competitiveness optimization plan for Air Cte d'Ivoire - DevdiscourseGovt of Cte d'Ivoire adopts competitiveness optimization plan for Air Cte d'Ivoire  Devdiscourse

How businesses bounce back after conflicts: lessons from Cte d'Ivoire - The Conversation USHow businesses bounce back after conflicts: lessons from Cte d'Ivoire  The Conversation US

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

Cte d'Ivoire Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (26 Nov. 2019) - France DiplomatieCte d'Ivoire Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (26 Nov. 2019)  France Diplomatie

Floods ravaged a UNESCO World Heritage site in Cte dIvoire - Quartz AfricaFloods ravaged a UNESCO World Heritage site in Cte dIvoire  Quartz Africa

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

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

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

Cte dIvoire: How much do Soro, Bdi, Gbagbo earn? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: How much do Soro, Bdi, Gbagbo earn?  The Africa Report

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 dIvoire: Simone Gbagbo upsets Gbagbo or nothing faction - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Simone Gbagbo upsets Gbagbo or nothing faction  The Africa Report

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

Cte d'Ivoire: Modern Architecture Along Africa's Ivory Coast - ArchDailyCte d'Ivoire: Modern Architecture Along Africa's Ivory Coast  ArchDaily

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

Cte d'Ivoire: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n MDRCI011 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCte d'Ivoire: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n MDRCI011 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Frances Macron, in Cote dIvoire, speaks of new commitments in Sahel anti-jihadist force - RFIFrances Macron, in Cote dIvoire, speaks of new commitments in Sahel anti-jihadist force  RFI

Cote d'Ivoire beat holders Nigeria in U-23 AFCON - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCote d'Ivoire beat holders Nigeria in U-23 AFCON - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cte d'Ivoire : Status: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in an environmental sample - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCte d'Ivoire : Status: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in an environmental sample - 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

Cte dIvoire: Guillaume Soro warns of the Fire Next Time - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Guillaume Soro warns of the Fire Next Time  The Africa Report

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 Cote d'Ivoire drop threat of cocoa sustainability ban - ConfectioneryNews.comGhana and Cote d'Ivoire drop threat of cocoa sustainability ban  ConfectioneryNews.com

Cte d'Ivoire gets World Bank support for 60 MW of solar - pv magazine InternationalCte d'Ivoire gets World Bank support for 60 MW of solar  pv magazine International

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

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

Cte dIvoire: If Ouattara runs, the best candidate to beat him will be Bdi KKB - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: If Ouattara runs, the best candidate to beat him will be Bdi KKB  The Africa Report

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

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

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

Another political crisis hovers over Cte d'Ivoire Another political crisis hovers over Cte d'Ivoire - Institute for Security StudiesAnother political crisis hovers over Cte d'Ivoire Another political crisis hovers over Cte d'Ivoire  Institute for Security Studies

Chocolate makers hobble Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana poverty-fighting cocoa premium with discounts - The Japan TimesChocolate makers hobble Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana poverty-fighting cocoa premium with discounts  The Japan Times