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
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Cte d'Ivoire invites consultants to install various power cables - ESI AfricaCte d'Ivoire invites consultants to install various power cables  ESI Africa

Deadline date: 20 February 2019. Cte d'Ivoire has received a loan from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Transmission, ...



Cte d'Ivoire: Energy sector forms part of economic reforms programme - ESI AfricaCte d'Ivoire: Energy sector forms part of economic reforms programme  ESI Africa

In recent years, Cte d'Ivoire has prioritised a comprehensive programme of economic reforms aimed at achieving a sustainable balance of payment position.



Cote d'Ivoire: What the Return of Gbagbo Could Mean for Ivory Coast's 2020 Election - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsCote d'Ivoire: What the Return of Gbagbo Could Mean for Ivory Coast's 2020 Election  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo's acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) opens the way for his ...



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

Prosecutors have said that Gbagbo, the first former head of state to be handed over to the ICC, clung to power "by all means" in the world's largest cocoa ...



Nigerias Ambassador to Cte dIvoire is dead - Daily Post NigeriaNigerias Ambassador to Cte dIvoire is dead  Daily Post Nigeria

Nigeria's Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire, Amb. Ibrahim Isah, has died. Sources from the Nigerian Embassy at Deux Plateau, Abidjan, told News Agency of Nigeria.



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 ...



Konnect Africa launches Internet access offers in Cte d'Ivoire - Intelligent CIO AfricaKonnect Africa launches Internet access offers in Cte d'Ivoire  Intelligent CIO Africa

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat, has announced the launch of its Internet access offers in Cte d'Ivoire. According to the.



The Trial of Laurent Gbagbo and the Resilience of Cote d'Ivoire's Old Guard - World Politics ReviewThe Trial of Laurent Gbagbo and the Resilience of Cote d'Ivoire's Old Guard  World Politics Review

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



Cote d'Ivoire: International Criminal Court - Laurent Gbagbo, Bl Goud Free - AllAfrica.comCote d'Ivoire: International Criminal Court - Laurent Gbagbo, Bl Goud Free  AllAfrica.com

The former Ivoirian leader and ex-minister were on January 15, 2019 acquitted of charges of crimes against humanity.



Eutelsat's Konnect Africa Launches Internet Access Offerings in Cte d'Ivoire - Sports Video GroupEutelsat's Konnect Africa Launches Internet Access Offerings in Cte d'Ivoire  Sports Video Group

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, announces the launch of its Internet ...



Cote d'Ivoire president inaugurates new administrative complex - Political Analysis South AfricaCote d'Ivoire president inaugurates new administrative complex  Political Analysis South Africa

The President of Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, and his Burkinabe counterpart, Roch Marc Christian Kabor, on Thursday, 10 January 2019, inaugurated the ...



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 ...



Ghana exports food to Burkina Faso & Cote d'Ivoire - FreshPlaza.comGhana exports food to Burkina Faso & Cote d'Ivoire  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.



In Cte d'Ivoire, Church Headquarters Leads in Community Health Initiatives - Adventist ReviewIn Cte d'Ivoire, Church Headquarters Leads in Community Health Initiatives  Adventist Review

Volunteers from the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church embarked on a screening and deworming initiative in ...



Kagame Named Honorary Citizen of Cte d'Ivoire Capital Abidjan - KT PressKagame Named Honorary Citizen of Cte d'Ivoire Capital Abidjan  KT Press

President Paul Kagame who is on a two-day State visit to Cte d'Ivoire alongside First Lady Jeannette Kagame was on Thursday, awarded an honorary ...



Lessons Learned from the UN's Transition in Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebLessons Learned from the UN's Transition in Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

by Alexandra Novosseloff. In April 2016, after four years of progressive downsizing, the Security Council decided to close the UN Operation in Cte d'Ivoire ...



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 ...



EXTRA TIME: Kalou, Drogba, Cornet surprise kids in Cote d'Ivoire - Goal.comEXTRA TIME: Kalou, Drogba, Cornet surprise kids in Cote d'Ivoire  Goal.com

Chelsea legends Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba; and Lyon star Cornet Maxwel celebrated Christmas with kids in Abidjan during an event organised by ...



Ghana exports food to Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire - GhanaWebGhana exports food to Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire  GhanaWeb

Following the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative, Ghana is now in a position to export foodstuffs to neighbouring Burkina Faso and Cote ...



Cosmic retail boom in Cte d'Ivoire as economic recovery spurs shift to formal shopping - How we made it in AfricaCosmic retail boom in Cte d'Ivoire as economic recovery spurs shift to formal shopping  How we made it in Africa

Showcasing a resurgence in the Cte d'Ivoire economy, the opening of the nation's most extensive shopping mall is transforming lives in the commercial capital ...



Cote d'Ivoire: Eranove signs a new concession for a power plant in Cte d'Ivoire - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsCote d'Ivoire: Eranove signs a new concession for a power plant in Cte d'Ivoire  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Abidjan, December 20, 2018 - The Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Mr Abdourahmane Ciss, the Minister of Economy and Finance, ...



Minister of Hajj and Umrah Receives Interior Minister of Cote d'Ivoire - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMinister of Hajj and Umrah Receives Interior Minister of Cote d'Ivoire  Asharq Al-awsat English

Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten received Thursday the Minister of Interior and Security of Cote d'Ivoire Sidiki Diakite and his ...



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.



Nowhere but Everywhere: Experiencing Cte d'Ivoire - Egyptian StreetsNowhere but Everywhere: Experiencing Cte d'Ivoire  Egyptian Streets

Ebrie women in their traditional Akan Coastal dress. Source: christinenesbitt I lay back lazily on bed with my dog-earred, yellowing copy of Jack Kerouac's 'On.



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.



Kagame, First Lady in Cte d'Ivoire for State Visit - KT PressKagame, First Lady in Cte d'Ivoire for State Visit  KT Press

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame arrived in Abidjan, Cte d'Ivoire this evening to begin a two-day State visit to the West African country.



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.



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.



WATCH: Jean Seri hands Cote dIvoire draw against Guinea - Goal.comWATCH: Jean Seri hands Cote dIvoire draw against Guinea  Goal.com

The Syli national took an early lead through Mohamed Yattara before the Elephants evened scores at the Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry.



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 ...



Cte dIvoires president announced an amnesty program. Is this the end of a victors peace? - Washington PostCte dIvoires president announced an amnesty program. Is this the end of a victors peace?  Washington Post

On the eve of Aug. 7, the anniversary of the independence of Cte d'Ivoire, President Alassane Ouattara announced an amnesty for 800 people detained or ...



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 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 ...



Cte d'Ivoire: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis - Amnesty InternationalCte d'Ivoire: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis  Amnesty International

There should be no amnesty for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations committed in Cte d'Ivoire's 2010-11 ...



Read next on IOL French company to fuel Cote d'Ivoire's buses with compressed natural gas - IOLRead next on IOL French 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.



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 ...



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

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday held talks with Cote d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara in Beijing, and the two ...



Cte d'Ivoire gold project delivers promising drill results - Mining ReviewCte d'Ivoire gold project delivers promising drill results  Mining Review

Tietto Minerals has reported high grade results from drilling at its Abujar-Gludehi (AG) deposit, part of its Abujar gold project in Cte d'Ivoire.



Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire cement cooperation agreement on cocoa - Myjoyonline.comGhana, Cote d'Ivoire cement cooperation agreement on cocoa  Myjoyonline.com

Ghana and Ivory Coast have agreed on an implementation plan to concretise the Abijan Declaration, which seeks to address challenges in cocoa production.



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

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Cote d'Ivoire's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B+'. The Outlook is Stable. A full list of rating actions is at ...



Cote d'Ivoire seizes 400 tonnes of fake medicines over two years - The East AfricanCote d'Ivoire seizes 400 tonnes of fake medicines over two years  The East African

Nearly 400 tonnes of fake medicines have been seized over two years in Cote d'Ivoire, whose main city Abidjan is a West African haven for counterfeit drugs, the ...



Cote dIvoires Simone Gbagbo granted amnesty, leaves prison - PunchngCote dIvoires Simone Gbagbo granted amnesty, leaves prison  Punchng

Cote d'Ivoire former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil...



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 ...



Cte d'Ivoire - General Assembly of the United Nations General DebateCte d'Ivoire  General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate

DANIEL KABLAN DUNCAN, Vice-President of Cte d'Ivoire, said reforming and modernizing the United Nations is ever more important at a time when the ...



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

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 ...



WATCH: Cote dIvoire survive Rwanda scare in Kigali - Goal.comWATCH: Cote dIvoire survive Rwanda scare in Kigali  Goal.com

The Elephants secured a hard-earned away victory against the Wasps to put their Afcon qualification chances on track.



WATCH: Eric Bailly helps Cote d'Ivoire beat CAR - Goal.comWATCH: Eric Bailly helps Cote d'Ivoire beat CAR  Goal.com

... HIGHLIGHTS .. Cote d'Ivoire 4-0 Central African Republic MD3 - Group H #AFCON2019Q pic.twitter.com/5OB9u73Dvt. CAF (@CAF_Online) October 12, ...



The Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz Invitational kicked off in Abidjan - Chessbase NewsThe Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz Invitational kicked off in Abidjan  Chessbase News

Amin Bassem leads a field of ten strong chess players from ten different African countries. They are competing at the Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz Invitational, ...



Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire to announce floor price for cocoa on Oct 1 - Myjoyonline.comGhana, Cote d'Ivoire to announce floor price for cocoa on Oct 1  Myjoyonline.com

Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire will, for the first time, jointly announce the price of cocoa for the 2018/2019 crop season in October this year. The move comes on the ...



Cte d'Ivoire: Perfectly Positioned - Global FinanceCte d'Ivoire: Perfectly Positioned  Global Finance

Cte d'Ivoire offers much to foreign investors, and government administrators are getting used to what is involved.



Oboh Wins Cote dIvoire Open - THISDAY NewspapersOboh Wins Cote dIvoire Open  THISDAY Newspapers

From Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja. Nigeria's promising golfer, Georgia Oboh has started her professional quest on a bright note after winning the Cote d'Ivoire ...



Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha withdraws from Cote d'Ivoire squad - Goal.comCrystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha withdraws from Cote d'Ivoire squad  Goal.com

The Crystal Palace talisman will miss this month's international duty as he continues recovery from injury.



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

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Burkina ...



IMF Staff Team Completes Visit to Cte d'Ivoire - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Team Completes Visit to Cte d'Ivoire  International Monetary Fund

April 5, 2018. End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed ...



Africa heavy on Security Council agenda as Cte d'Ivoire takes over December presidency - The New TimesAfrica heavy on Security Council agenda as Cte d'Ivoire takes over December presidency  The New Times

Africa is high on the agenda of the Security Council's program of work in December as Cote d'Ivoire takes over the council's presidency for the month. There will ...



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

Exore Resources has begun work at its 80%-owned Cte d'Ivoire gold projects a set of highly prospective gold exploration permits located in Cte d'Ivoire.



How selective justice is eroding peace in Cte d'Ivoire - IRINnews.orgHow selective justice is eroding peace in Cte d'Ivoire  IRINnews.org

Peace without equitable justice is unlikely to foster reconciliation in Cte d'Ivoire.