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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Kenya/Cte dIvoire/Tunisia: Delivery companies set up shop in Africa - The Africa ReportKenya/Cte dIvoire/Tunisia: Delivery companies set up shop in Africa  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Ouattaras new government, who is likely to stay or get the boot? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Ouattaras new government, who is likely to stay or get the boot?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: President Ouattara unveils his new government - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: President Ouattara unveils his new government  The Africa Report

Bollore Transport & Logistics Cote d'Ivoire supports UNICEF to fight against malaria | Logistics - Logistics Update AfricaBollore Transport & Logistics Cote d'Ivoire supports UNICEF to fight against malaria | Logistics  Logistics Update Africa

WHO validates Cote d'Ivoire for eliminating sleeping sickness as a public health problem - World Health OrganizationWHO validates Cote d'Ivoire for eliminating sleeping sickness as a public health problem  World Health Organization

World Bank forecasts Niger, Guinea, Cte dIvoire to make big recovery in 2021 - The Africa ReportWorld Bank forecasts Niger, Guinea, Cte dIvoire to make big recovery in 2021  The Africa Report

Child survivors of trafficking rescued in Ghana return to Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebChild survivors of trafficking rescued in Ghana return to Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cte dIvoire: Former President Laurent Gbagbo is acquitted on appeal - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Former President Laurent Gbagbo is acquitted on appeal  The Africa Report

Is Cte d'Ivoire's slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout linked to hesitancy? - DevexIs Cte d'Ivoire's slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout linked to hesitancy?  Devex

Cte d'Ivoire: Hundreds arrested still languishing in detention following presidential election unrest - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: Hundreds arrested still languishing in detention following presidential election unrest  Amnesty International

UNCTAD helps Cte d'Ivoire's digital entrepreneurs weather COVID-19 crisis - UNCTADUNCTAD helps Cte d'Ivoire's digital entrepreneurs weather COVID-19 crisis  UNCTAD

IronRidge Resources begins drilling at its gold license in Cte d'Ivoire - Mining ReviewIronRidge Resources begins drilling at its gold license in Cte d'Ivoire  Mining Review

Cte dIvoire: Prime minister Hamed Bakayokos final days - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Prime minister Hamed Bakayokos final days  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Prime minister Hamed Bakayoko struck down at the height of his career - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Prime minister Hamed Bakayoko struck down at the height of his career  The Africa Report

UNHCR Cte d'Ivoire Situational Emergency Update - 19 March 2021 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebUNHCR Cte d'Ivoire Situational Emergency Update - 19 March 2021 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cote dIvoire dealt blow as Gervinho misses Niger & Ethiopia games through injury - Goal.comCote dIvoire dealt blow as Gervinho misses Niger & Ethiopia games through injury  Goal.com

Cte d'Ivoire security post near Burkina Faso border attacked - cgtn.comCte d'Ivoire security post near Burkina Faso border attacked  cgtn.com

Cote d'ivoire farmers need steady rains to bolster cocoa mid-crop - cgtn.comCote d'ivoire farmers need steady rains to bolster cocoa mid-crop  cgtn.com

Charles Bulu: Referee in stable condition after collapsing during Cote dIvoire versus Ethiopia match - Goal.comCharles Bulu: Referee in stable condition after collapsing during Cote dIvoire versus Ethiopia match  Goal.com

Cote D'Ivoire President Ouattara keeps brother as defence minister - cgtn.comCote D'Ivoire President Ouattara keeps brother as defence minister  cgtn.com

Cote d'Ivoire: trial over Dukou post-election massacre underway - RFI EnglishCote d'Ivoire: trial over Dukou post-election massacre underway  RFI English

Cte d'Ivoire president says Gbagbo 'free to return' after ICC acquittal - cgtn.comCte d'Ivoire president says Gbagbo 'free to return' after ICC acquittal  cgtn.com

Manchester Uniteds Diallo dazzles during Cote dIvoire dance initiation - Goal.comManchester Uniteds Diallo dazzles during Cote dIvoire dance initiation  Goal.com

Cte d'Ivoire defender Sol Bamba back in training amid cancer treatment - cgtn.comCte d'Ivoire defender Sol Bamba back in training amid cancer treatment  cgtn.com

Tietto strikes 180 g/t gold at flagship Cote dIvoire deposit - The West AustralianTietto strikes 180 g/t gold at flagship Cote dIvoire deposit  The West Australian

Exploration Success for Perseus in Cte d'Ivoire - Financial PostExploration Success for Perseus in Cte d'Ivoire  Financial Post

On the road with Cte d'Ivoire's cocoa beans - Equal TimesOn the road with Cte d'Ivoire's cocoa beans  Equal Times

Cote d'Ivoire's Gbagbo awaits crucial ICC ruling - cgtn.comCote d'Ivoire's Gbagbo awaits crucial ICC ruling  cgtn.com

Gbagbo, Bl Goud are free to return to Cte d'Ivoire, President Ouattara says - The North Africa PostGbagbo, Bl Goud are free to return to Cte d'Ivoire, President Ouattara says  The North Africa Post

OCP Africa, IDB Team Up to Improve Rice Production in Cote dIvoire - Morocco World NewsOCP Africa, IDB Team Up to Improve Rice Production in Cote dIvoire  Morocco World News

ITFC Partners with OCP Africa to support Cte d'Ivoire's agriculture output and train 20,000 farmers - Salaam GatewayITFC Partners with OCP Africa to support Cte d'Ivoire's agriculture output and train 20,000 farmers  Salaam Gateway

OCP Africa partners with IsDB to boost rice output in Cte d'Ivoire - The North Africa PostOCP Africa partners with IsDB to boost rice output in Cte d'Ivoire  The North Africa Post

Magnum commits to planting 465000 trees in Cte d'Ivoire, where much of its cocoa is sourced - Retail TimesMagnum commits to planting 465000 trees in Cte d'Ivoire, where much of its cocoa is sourced  Retail Times

The United States Provides $19.5 Million to Counter Violent Extremism in Cte d'Ivoire - PRNewswireThe United States Provides $19.5 Million to Counter Violent Extremism in Cte d'Ivoire  PRNewswire

Referee faints in bizarre end to Cote d'Ivoire match - beIN SPORTS AUSTRALIAReferee faints in bizarre end to Cote d'Ivoire match  beIN SPORTS AUSTRALIA

Cte d'Ivoire: Belarusian and Ivorian pilots sentenced in Paris over bombing of French camp in Bouake - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaCte d'Ivoire: Belarusian and Ivorian pilots sentenced in Paris over bombing of French camp in Bouake  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Ghana: Press zooms in on deepening ties between Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, others - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishGhana: Press zooms in on deepening ties between Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, others  Journalducameroun.com - English

In Cte d'Ivoire, protecting children and young people on the move during COVID-19 - UNICEFIn Cte d'Ivoire, protecting children and young people on the move during COVID-19  UNICEF

Cte d'Ivoire becomes second African country and first French-speaking country to receive vaccine doses via COVAX Facility - UNICEFCte d'Ivoire becomes second African country and first French-speaking country to receive vaccine doses via COVAX Facility  UNICEF

EU/Cte dIvoire: 1bn to support the Ivorian cocoa sector, really? - The Africa ReportEU/Cte dIvoire: 1bn to support the Ivorian cocoa sector, really?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: One too many rounds for Alassane Ouattara? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: One too many rounds for Alassane Ouattara?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko dies in German hospital - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko dies in German hospital  The Africa Report

Awal Resources Signs Drill for Equity Memorandum of Understanding over Odienn and Bondoukou - PRNewswireAwal Resources Signs Drill for Equity Memorandum of Understanding over Odienn and Bondoukou  PRNewswire

In Cte d'Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty - UNDPIn Cte d'Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty  UNDP

Fitch Affirms Cote d'Ivoire at 'B+'; Outlook Positive - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Cote d'Ivoire at 'B+'; Outlook Positive  Fitch Ratings

Cte dIvoire: Women underrepresented in parliament despite 2019 law - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Women underrepresented in parliament despite 2019 law  The Africa Report

Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire begin history-making COVAX vaccination drives - UN NewsGhana and Cte d'Ivoire begin history-making COVAX vaccination drives  UN News

Social media businesses are booming in Cte dIvoire - Quartz AfricaSocial media businesses are booming in Cte dIvoire  Quartz Africa

Dancing off the streets in Cote d'Ivoire - Deutsche WelleDancing off the streets in Cote d'Ivoire  Deutsche Welle

Cte dIvoire: How is President Ouattara preparing his future government? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: How is President Ouattara preparing his future government?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire presidential election: On the web, anything goes - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire presidential election: On the web, anything goes  The Africa Report

A Risky Third Term Bid in Cte dIvoire - Council on Foreign RelationsA Risky Third Term Bid in Cte dIvoire  Council on Foreign Relations

Cte d'Ivoire: Post-Election Violence, Repression - Human Rights WatchCte d'Ivoire: Post-Election Violence, Repression  Human Rights Watch

Cote D'Ivoire President's Reelection Bid Raises Political Risks - Fitch RatingsCote D'Ivoire President's Reelection Bid Raises Political Risks  Fitch Ratings

Cote d'Ivoire: 'Tone down the hateful rhetoric', find peaceful solutions UN rights chief - UN NewsCote d'Ivoire: 'Tone down the hateful rhetoric', find peaceful solutions UN rights chief  UN News

'Made In India' COVID-19 Vaccines Dispatched To Cote d'Ivoire - BW Businessworld'Made In India' COVID-19 Vaccines Dispatched To Cote d'Ivoire  BW Businessworld

Cte d'Ivoire: Authorities must ensure human rights are respected before, during and after - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: Authorities must ensure human rights are respected before, during and after  Amnesty International

A new poll stirs violence, bad memories in Cte d'Ivoire - The New HumanitarianA new poll stirs violence, bad memories in Cte d'Ivoire  The New Humanitarian

Madagascars Filatex to start work on Cte dIvoire solar production - The Africa ReportMadagascars Filatex to start work on Cte dIvoire solar production  The Africa Report

UNHCR Cte d'Ivoire Situational Emergency Update - 22 January 2021 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebUNHCR Cte d'Ivoire Situational Emergency Update - 22 January 2021 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cte dIvoire : PDCI leader Bdi stands firm despite increasing criticism - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire : PDCI leader Bdi stands firm despite increasing criticism  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire : How much influence can Soro wield despite his distance? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire : How much influence can Soro wield despite his distance?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Legislative elections in Yopougon - Africanews EnglishCte dIvoire: Legislative elections in Yopougon  Africanews English

Cte d'Ivoire: Conduct election in 'a peaceful manner' UN chief - UN NewsCte d'Ivoire: Conduct election in 'a peaceful manner' UN chief  UN News

Cte dIvoire: Deadlock eleven days before the election - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Deadlock eleven days before the election  The Africa Report

WFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, October 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebWFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, October 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cte dIvoire: Prime minister Hamed Bakayoko transferred to a German hospital - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Prime minister Hamed Bakayoko transferred to a German hospital  The Africa Report

Cte d'Ivoire: UN reports 3000 flee abroad amid electoral violence - UN NewsCte d'Ivoire: UN reports 3000 flee abroad amid electoral violence  UN News

Cote d'Ivoire heads to elections after political turmoil - cgtn.comCote d'Ivoire heads to elections after political turmoil  cgtn.com

Cte dIvoire: What Ouattara has in store for his third term - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: What Ouattara has in store for his third term  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Ouattara appoints KKB to new reconciliation ministry - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Ouattara appoints KKB to new reconciliation ministry  The Africa Report

Cte d'Ivoire adopts Africa's first legal process to identify and protect stateless people - UNHCRCte d'Ivoire adopts Africa's first legal process to identify and protect stateless people  UNHCR

Cte dIvoire: All signs point to the imminent return of Gbagbo - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: All signs point to the imminent return of Gbagbo  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Guillaume Soros efforts to get back onto the ballot - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Guillaume Soros efforts to get back onto the ballot  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire/France: Ouattara refuses Macrons request to delay polls - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire/France: Ouattara refuses Macrons request to delay polls  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire, Senegal, Nigeria lead Africa office demand rebound, says Haussmann Africa - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire, Senegal, Nigeria lead Africa office demand rebound, says Haussmann Africa  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Henri Konan Bdi faces pressure from all sides - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Henri Konan Bdi faces pressure from all sides  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Can the opposition FPI unite? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Can the opposition FPI unite?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Where is civil society ahead of the presidential election? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Where is civil society ahead of the presidential election?  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire Benin: French intelligence warn of jihadist expansion - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire Benin: French intelligence warn of jihadist expansion  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: How much influence does Soro exert despite his exile? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: How much influence does Soro exert despite his exile?  The Africa Report

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

Faith-based project against paediatric HIV launched in Cte d'Ivoire - UNAIDSFaith-based project against paediatric HIV launched in Cte d'Ivoire  UNAIDS

Cte dIvoire: Opposition parties take on Alassane Ouattara - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Opposition parties take on Alassane Ouattara  The Africa Report

Cte d'Ivoire: The use of machetes and guns reveals horrors of post-election violence - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: The use of machetes and guns reveals horrors of post-election violence  Amnesty International

Cte dIvoire: Can Ouattara break into this opposition bastion? - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Can Ouattara break into this opposition bastion?  The Africa Report

Côte d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Key Players Change the View of the Global Face of Global Industry by 2028 : Cte d'Ivoire Telecom (CI-Telecom), MTN CI, Arobase Telecom, Orange CI (France Telecom), Comium CI (KoZ), Etisalat (Moov), LapGreen (Green Network, GreenN, SoccerNurds - SoccerNurdsCôte d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Key Players Change the View of the Global Face of Global Industry by 2028 : Cte d'Ivoire Telecom (CI-Telecom), MTN CI, Arobase Telecom, Orange CI (France Telecom), Comium CI (KoZ), Etisalat (Moov), LapGreen (Green Network, GreenN, SoccerNurds  SoccerNurds

Cte dIvoire: There are worrying signs of its political trajectory - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: There are worrying signs of its political trajectory  The Africa Report

Ejuke ends six-month CSKA Moscow goal drought against FC Rotor Volgograd - Goal.comEjuke ends six-month CSKA Moscow goal drought against FC Rotor Volgograd  Goal.com

Roxgold breaks ground at Sgula gold project in Cte d'Ivoire - Mining TechnologyRoxgold breaks ground at Sgula gold project in Cte d'Ivoire  Mining Technology

Cte dIvoires Ouattara announces third term bid in October vote - The Africa ReportCte dIvoires Ouattara announces third term bid in October vote  The Africa Report

WFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, November 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebWFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, November 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Africa in the news: Updates on politics in Cte dIvoire and Mali, oil management, and COVID-19 - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Updates on politics in Cte dIvoire and Mali, oil management, and COVID-19  Brookings Institution

Cte dIvoire: Ouattara kicks off an atypical presidential campaign - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Ouattara kicks off an atypical presidential campaign  The Africa Report

Cte dIvoire: Hamed Bakayoko likely to replace PM Coulibaly - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Hamed Bakayoko likely to replace PM Coulibaly  The Africa Report

WFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, December 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebWFP Cte d'Ivoire Country Brief, December 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Elections in Cte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara's Dilemma - Chatham HouseElections in Cte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara's Dilemma  Chatham House

Lessons from the Ebola crisis - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebLessons from the Ebola crisis - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Ivorian Authorities Want Locals to Keep Up with COVID-19 Measures - Africanews EnglishIvorian Authorities Want Locals to Keep Up with COVID-19 Measures  Africanews English

Ivory Coast without ivory? Elephant populations are declining rapidly in Cte d'Ivoire - EurekAlertIvory Coast without ivory? Elephant populations are declining rapidly in Cte d'Ivoire  EurekAlert