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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Ally of Cte d'Ivoire president rejects plan for 'unified party' - Mail & Guardian

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Ally of Cte d'Ivoire president rejects plan for 'unified party'
Mail & Guardian
Cte d'Ivoire's Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, on Sunday rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara. The political office of the ...

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Airbus to help develop Cote d'Ivoire's aviation industry - defenceWeb

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Airbus to help develop Cote d'Ivoire's aviation industry
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The agreement was signed on 15 June by Amadou Kon, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Cte d'Ivoire and Mikail Houari, President Airbus Africa Middle East in the presence of Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of the Republic of Cte d'Ivoire ...
Cte d'Ivoire signs aerospace development deal with AirbusBreaking Travel News
Airbus enters partnership with government of Cte d'IvoireWebWire (press release)

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Predictive Discovery signs MoU on Cote D'Ivoire project - Mining Review

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Predictive Discovery signs MoU on Cote D'Ivoire project
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Predictive Discovery has announced the signing of a MoU with Progress Minerals and West African Ventures Investment on the Bobosso project in Cote D'Ivoire. Under this agreement, Predictive Discovery will not be required to fund a 30% share of future ...



Cte d'Ivoire Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Hadara Mamadou? - AllGov

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Cte d'Ivoire Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Hadara Mamadou?
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Hadara is president of the think tank Cercle Libral de Cte d'Ivoire. He also has served as chairman of the board of SONITRA (Socit nationale ivoirienne de travaux), a public-private partnership that undertakes public works projects, such as roads ...



Airbus seeks opportunities in Cte d'Ivoire - Flightglobal

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Airbus seeks opportunities in Cte d'Ivoire
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Airbus has signed a tentative agreement with Cte d'Ivoire's government to support development of aerospace activities in the African country. The manufacturer says the memorandum covers the establishment of a "framework of collaboration", within which ...
Airbus partners with government of Cte d'IvoireeTurboNews

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Atunda Entertainment garners honour in Cote D'Ivoire - The Punch

Atunda Entertainment garners honour in Cote D'Ivoire
The Punch
Recently, the city of Cocody, Cote D'Ivoire, played host to tourism enthusiast, Wale Akinboboye and his Atunda Entertainment. About 150 Anglophone and Francophone talents choreographed by Atunda Entertainment visited the Mayor of Cocody, Cote ...

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Pictures from the 22nd edition of Miss Cote D'Ivoire - Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

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Pictures from the 22nd edition of Miss Cote D'Ivoire
Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)
Fatem Suy was crowned Miss Cte d'Ivoire 2018 at the 22nd edition of one of Africa's most beautiful and prestigious beauty pageant. The event took place at the Palais des Congrs Sofitel Abidjan hotel ivory. Fatem Suy succeeds Miss Cte d'Ivoire 2017 ...



CTE D'IVOIRE | PEOPLE TO WATCH | Soldiers, stars and stalwarts - The Africa Report

CTE D'IVOIRE | PEOPLE TO WATCH | Soldiers, stars and stalwarts
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One of Cte d'Ivoire's top entrepreneurs is preparing to list her company on the regional stock exchange, the Bourse Rgionale des Valeurs Mobilires (BRVM). In March, Konat's agribusiness Protein Kisse-L (PKL) announced that it is part of the BRVM ...



Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire to set common cocoa export volume in 2019-20 - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire to set common cocoa export volume in 2019-20
Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
(Ecofin Agency) - Cte d'Ivoire and Ghana will adopt a common policy on the volume and timing of cocoa exports for the 2019/2020 season. Joseph Aidoo, head of Cocobod, told Reuters. This strategy aims to discharge the global market and boost cocoa ...

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Cote d'Ivoire: Govt Wants Bigger Piece of Chocolate Profits - AllAfrica.com

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Cote d'Ivoire: Govt Wants Bigger Piece of Chocolate Profits
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For many years, Ivory Coast has been the world's largest producer of cocoa. Most of it leaves the country in bulk and ends up in Europe, where it gets turned into fine and expensive chocolate, fetching up to 50 times the price of the raw cocoa ...