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

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Cote d'Ivoire: Oragroup announces the largest IPO ever made on the Abidjan Stock Exchange (BRVM) - AllAfrica.com

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Cote d'Ivoire: Oragroup announces the largest IPO ever made on the Abidjan Stock Exchange (BRVM)
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Oragroup is present in 12 countries across West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo) and in four Monetary Union areas (WAEMU, CEMAC, Guinea ...

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Injured Wilfried Zaha returns to Crystal Palace from Cote d'Ivoire duty - Yahoo Sports

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Injured Wilfried Zaha returns to Crystal Palace from Cote d'Ivoire duty
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Wilfried Zaha has returned to Crystal Palace for assessment after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with Cote d'Ivoire. The 25-year-old was on parade in the Elephants' 4-0 thrashing of Central African Republic on Friday but missed ...



Cote d'Ivoire: African Handball Clubs Championship - Three Cameroonian Clubs in Abidjan - AllAfrica.com

Cote d'Ivoire: African Handball Clubs Championship - Three Cameroonian Clubs in Abidjan
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A total of 21 clubs are taking part in the competition that kicked off yesterday in Abidjan Cte d'Ivoire. The 40th of the African Handball Clubs Championship kicks off in Abidjan, Cte d'Ivoire, today, October 18, 2018. The competition which is ...



Injured Wilfried Zaha returns to Crystal Palace from Cote d'Ivoire ... - Goal.com

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Injured Wilfried Zaha returns to Crystal Palace from Cote d'Ivoire ...
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The fleet-footed forward is in a race against time to be fit for the Eagles' Premier League visit to the Goodison Park on Sunday.

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Jean-Yves Le Drian visiting Cte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso (17-19 October 2018) - France Diplomatie (press release)

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Jean-Yves Le Drian visiting Cte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso (17-19 October 2018)
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Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian is visiting Cte d'Ivoire on October 17 and 18 for discussions with Ivorian authorities, especially on regional and international issues, and to follow up on the French-Ivorian roadmap signed ...



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

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Cote d'Ivoire: Tensions after local polls [The Morning Call]
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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 that have even led to the death of two people. AdChoices. ADVERTISING. inRead invented ...
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WATCH: Eric Bailly helps Cote d'Ivoire beat CAR - Goal.com

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WATCH: Eric Bailly helps Cote d'Ivoire beat CAR
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Cote d'Ivoire: Ft African Legends Series - Didier Drogba, the Irreplaceable Chelsea Legend - AllAfrica.com

Cote d'Ivoire: Ft African Legends Series - Didier Drogba, the Irreplaceable Chelsea Legend
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After a short while, we have to reminisce the good old days. The times when African legends where still around, playing their best football in front of a crowd of tens of thousands, and millions behind a screen. This week, we focus on Didier Drogba ...



Cte d'Ivoire-local elections: Ouattara's ruling coalition wins Majority - Medafrica Times

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Cte d'Ivoire-local elections: Ouattara's ruling coalition wins Majority
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With 92 mayors and 18 regional councilors, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara's ruling alliance won a majority in local elections that were contested by its former coalition ally Henri Konan Bdi. The PDCI, led by Henri Konan Bdi, alleged electoral ...



Governor General of Canada to visit Burkina Faso, Cte d'Ivoire, and Nigeria - africanews

Governor General of Canada to visit Burkina Faso, Cte d'Ivoire, and Nigeria
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In Cte d'Ivoire, the Governor General will visit a Canadian-funded initiative, which helps cocoa farmers adapt to a changing climate and grow their incomes. She will also deliver remarks at a higher education institution specialized in engineering ...

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