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

Africa in the news: Guinea, Sudan, Nigeria, and Cte dIvoire updates - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Guinea, Sudan, Nigeria, and Cte dIvoire updates  Brookings Institution

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

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

Cte dIvoire presidential election: Opposition threatens boycott - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire presidential election: Opposition threatens boycott  The Africa Report

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

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

Cote d'Ivoire gears up for end-of-month elections - cgtn.comCote d'Ivoire gears up for end-of-month elections  cgtn.com

Cte d'Ivoire: Elections Preparedness Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n MDRCI013 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCte d'Ivoire: Elections Preparedness Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n MDRCI013 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cte dIvoire: Tidjane Thiams discreet meeting with Dominique Ouattara - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Tidjane Thiams discreet meeting with Dominique Ouattara  The Africa Report

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: Gbagbo to be reinstated for polls says African human rights court - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Gbagbo to be reinstated for polls says African human rights court  The Africa Report

Cote d'Ivoire: List of funeral directors - GOV.UKCote d'Ivoire: List of funeral directors  GOV.UK

Cte dIvoire: Opposition Joined Forces at an Anti-Ouattara Rally - Africanews EnglishCte dIvoire: Opposition Joined Forces at an Anti-Ouattara Rally  Africanews English

Cte dIvoire: Ouattara and Bdi in the shadow of Houphout-Boigny - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Ouattara and Bdi in the shadow of Houphout-Boigny  The Africa Report

The United Kingdom and Cte d'Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement - GOV.UKThe United Kingdom and Cte d'Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement  GOV.UK

Open letter on Cte dIvoire and Guinea: Africa needs new leaders - The Africa ReportOpen letter on Cte dIvoire and Guinea: Africa needs new leaders  The Africa Report

Floorball Belgium supporting Cote d'Ivoire Floorball Federation - IFF Main Site - International Floorball FederationFloorball Belgium supporting Cote d'Ivoire Floorball Federation - IFF Main Site  International Floorball Federation

A Libyan deal, an Ivoirien election, and a UN 'separation' in Uganda: The Cheat Sheet - The New HumanitarianA Libyan deal, an Ivoirien election, and a UN 'separation' in Uganda: The Cheat Sheet  The New Humanitarian

Gervinhos Cote dIvoire return kept on ice in Belgium draw - Goal.comGervinhos Cote dIvoire return kept on ice in Belgium draw  Goal.com

Ivorian President Sees New Regional Currency On Hold Until 2023 - BloombergIvorian President Sees New Regional Currency On Hold Until 2023  Bloomberg

Beaumelle: Cte d'Ivoire inspired by the golden generation - FIFA.comBeaumelle: Cte d'Ivoire inspired by the golden generation  FIFA.com

Cote d'Ivoire COVID-19 Situation Report, 16 October 2020 - UNICEFCote d'Ivoire COVID-19 Situation Report, 16 October 2020  UNICEF

Cte d'Ivoire reaches deal with Huawei to boost the ICT sector - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaCte d'Ivoire reaches deal with Huawei to boost the ICT sector  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Cote dIvoire players set Premier League penalty record - Goal.comCote dIvoire players set Premier League penalty record  Goal.com

Guy Edi insists Cote d'Ivoire must finish strong to remain in contention for AfroBasket 2021 crown - FIBAGuy Edi insists Cote d'Ivoire must finish strong to remain in contention for AfroBasket 2021 crown  FIBA

Concerned about Tensions Ahead of 31 October Presidential Election, Secretary-General Condemns Lethal Violence in Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebConcerned about Tensions Ahead of 31 October Presidential Election, Secretary-General Condemns Lethal Violence in Cte d'Ivoire - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

United Kingdom and Cte d'Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement - Mirage NewsUnited Kingdom and Cte d'Ivoire sign Economic Partnership Agreement  Mirage News

The State of the Ivorian Economy: How Cte d'Ivoire Could Rebound after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Boost Growth - Marketscreener.comThe State of the Ivorian Economy: How Cte d'Ivoire Could Rebound after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Boost Growth  Marketscreener.com

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

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

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

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

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

Cte d'Ivoire : declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the presidential elections on 31 October 2020 - EU NewsCte d'Ivoire : declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the presidential elections on 31 October 2020  EU News

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

The Report: Cte d'Ivoire 2020 - Oxford Business GroupThe Report: Cte d'Ivoire 2020  Oxford Business Group

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

Coronavirus: air bridge to Cte d'Ivoire - EU NewsCoronavirus: air bridge to Cte d'Ivoire  EU News

Providing support to COVID-19-hit households in Cte d'Ivoire - UNAIDSProviding support to COVID-19-hit households in Cte d'Ivoire  UNAIDS

Cte dIvoire: Newly-appointed PM Bakayokos government has minor reshuffle - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Newly-appointed PM Bakayokos government has minor reshuffle  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

Cote D'Ivoire: Police allow machete-wielding men to attack protesters - Amnesty InternationalCote D'Ivoire: Police allow machete-wielding men to attack protesters  Amnesty International

Cte dIvoire: Death of Prime Minister leaves political void - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Death of Prime Minister leaves political void  The Africa Report

Watching the spread of coronavirus in Cte d'Ivoire - Atlantic CouncilWatching the spread of coronavirus in Cte d'Ivoire  Atlantic Council

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

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 makes ex-president Laurent Gbagbo an offer - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Ouattara makes ex-president Laurent Gbagbo an offer  The Africa Report

Cote dIvoire crisis deepens as vice president quits - RFI EnglishCote dIvoire crisis deepens as vice president quits  RFI English

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$886.2 Million Disbursement to Cte d'Ivoire to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$886.2 Million Disbursement to Cte d'Ivoire to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

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

Cote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #13: Reporting Period: 20 June to 3 July 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #13: Reporting Period: 20 June to 3 July 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Bus torched in Cote d'Ivoire as election tensions run high - cgtn.comBus torched in Cote d'Ivoire as election tensions run high  cgtn.com

Cote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #12, Reporting Period: 6 to 19 June 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #12, Reporting Period: 6 to 19 June 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cte dIvoire: Why Prime Minister Coulibaly is at hospital in France - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Why Prime Minister Coulibaly is at hospital in France  The Africa Report

COTE DIVOIRE: Building up a force to combat deforestation - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: Building up a force to combat deforestation  AFRIK 21

Cote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #15: Reporting Period: 18 to 31 July 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #15: Reporting Period: 18 to 31 July 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Ouattaras Power Grab Renews Fears of Violence in a Divided Cote dIvoire - World Politics ReviewOuattaras Power Grab Renews Fears of Violence in a Divided Cote dIvoire  World Politics Review

Cte dIvoire: New PM Hamed Bakayoko, what you need to know - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: New PM Hamed Bakayoko, what you need to know  The Africa Report

Deadly violence in Cote d'Ivoire as Ouattara gears up to claim third mandate - RFI EnglishDeadly violence in Cote d'Ivoire as Ouattara gears up to claim third mandate  RFI English

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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report #08 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report #08 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire announce closer ties to protect their cocoa industry - ConfectioneryNews.comGhana and Cote d'Ivoire announce closer ties to protect their cocoa industry  ConfectioneryNews.com

Cote d'Ivoire : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cte d'Ivoire - International Monetary FundCote d'Ivoire : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cte d'Ivoire  International Monetary Fund

Cote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #16: Reporting Period: 1 to 14 August 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #16: Reporting Period: 1 to 14 August 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

COTE DIVOIRE: $315 million from IDA for flood and waste management - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: $315 million from IDA for flood and waste management  AFRIK 21

Cote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #17: Reporting Period: 15 to 28 August 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #17: Reporting Period: 15 to 28 August 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Kings and chiefs fight coronavirus in Cote d'Ivoire - Global TimesKings and chiefs fight coronavirus in Cote d'Ivoire  Global Times

Controversies after Cte dIvoire imposes coronavirus measures - The Africa ReportControversies after Cte dIvoire imposes coronavirus measures  The Africa Report

Ouattara mourns PM as Cte d'Ivoire faces election uncertainty - Africa TimesOuattara mourns PM as Cte d'Ivoire faces election uncertainty  Africa Times

Cote d'Ivoire children head back to school after weeks of COVID-19 shutdown - CGTNCote d'Ivoire children head back to school after weeks of COVID-19 shutdown  CGTN

Cte d'Ivoire government seeks end to violence ahead of October election - cgtn.comCte d'Ivoire government seeks end to violence ahead of October election  cgtn.com

Cte dIvoire presidential polls: for Henri Konan Bdi, age is an asset - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire presidential polls: for Henri Konan Bdi, age is an asset  The Africa Report

Cote d'Ivoire Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report #09 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report #09 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Over 150 companies take part in ''India Day'' in Cote dIvoire - Outlook IndiaOver 150 companies take part in ''India Day'' in Cote dIvoire  Outlook India

COTE DIVOIRE: Government launches operation 1 day, 5 million trees. - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: Government launches operation 1 day, 5 million trees.  AFRIK 21

Earthworm, Nestl tie-up tackles deforestation in Cte d'Ivoire: 'Cocoa farming in the Cavally forest reserve is illegal' - FoodNavigator.comEarthworm, Nestl tie-up tackles deforestation in Cte d'Ivoire: 'Cocoa farming in the Cavally forest reserve is illegal'  FoodNavigator.com

Cte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso turn to tech in counterterrorism - Africa TimesCte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso turn to tech in counterterrorism  Africa Times

Cte dIvoire: Ouattaras bid for 3rd term opens up a can of worms - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Ouattaras bid for 3rd term opens up a can of worms  The Africa Report

WorldCargo News - News - Cte d'Ivoire Terminal moves forward - WorldCargo NewsWorldCargo News - News - Cte d'Ivoire Terminal moves forward  WorldCargo News

Preparation is key for coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Cte d'Ivoire - Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) InternationalPreparation is key for coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Cte d'Ivoire  Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) International

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

Cote d'Ivoire relocates elephants to save dwindling population - cgtn.comCote d'Ivoire relocates elephants to save dwindling population  cgtn.com

Cote d'Ivoire says arrested militant leader behind deadly attack on soldiers - cgtn.comCote d'Ivoire says arrested militant leader behind deadly attack on soldiers  cgtn.com

Cte d'Ivoire banks on reforms to improve investment climate - UNCTADCte d'Ivoire banks on reforms to improve investment climate  UNCTAD

COTE DIVOIRE: Some 258 million to improve water supply in Bouak - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: Some 258 million to improve water supply in Bouak  AFRIK 21

Cte d'Ivoire President Ouattara's third term bid faces legal challenge - RFI EnglishCte d'Ivoire President Ouattara's third term bid faces legal challenge  RFI English

Cte d'Ivoire Terminal to begin operations next year - Ship TechnologyCte d'Ivoire Terminal to begin operations next year  Ship Technology

COTE DIVOIRE: Country joins WGBC, for eco-friendly construction - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: Country joins WGBC, for eco-friendly construction  AFRIK 21

Cte dIvoire: Alassane Ouattara will run for third term - The Africa ReportCte dIvoire: Alassane Ouattara will run for third term  The Africa Report

Gbagbos release risks shaking up Cote dIvoires presidential election - RFIGbagbos release risks shaking up Cote dIvoires presidential election  RFI

COTE DIVOIRE: GreenTec invests in recycling specialist startup Coliba - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: GreenTec invests in recycling specialist startup Coliba  AFRIK 21

Cte d'Ivoire's Gbagbo waiting for a passport to return home after ten years - RFI EnglishCte d'Ivoire's Gbagbo waiting for a passport to return home after ten years  RFI English

COTE DIVOIRE: SODECI partners with government to improve country clean-up - AFRIK 21COTE DIVOIRE: SODECI partners with government to improve country clean-up  AFRIK 21

Cote d'Ivoire: Ivory Coast - Alassane Ouattara's Third-Term Bid Reignites Violence - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsCote d'Ivoire: Ivory Coast - Alassane Ouattara's Third-Term Bid Reignites Violence  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Foxtrot to invest in Cote d'Ivoire gas supplies - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceFoxtrot to invest in Cote d'Ivoire gas supplies - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Cote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #18: Reporting Period: 29 August to 11 September 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire - ReliefWebCote d'Ivoire: COVID-19 Situation Report #18: Reporting Period: 29 August to 11 September 2020 - Cte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Cote d'Ivoire reports first death from COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCote d'Ivoire reports first death from COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Ghana and Cte dIvoire taste success in raising price of cocoa - The Africa ReportGhana and Cte dIvoire taste success in raising price of cocoa  The Africa Report