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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UAE to establish Cte d'Ivoire embassy, Tanzania consulate - Gulf Business News

Gulf Business News

UAE to establish Cte d'Ivoire embassy, Tanzania consulate
Gulf Business News
The UAE has signaled its intention to boost relations with key African countries after announcing the opening of a new embassy and consulate on the continent. Under a decree issued by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday, the ...

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Cote d'Ivoire starts work on DTT national roll-out - Telecompaper

Cote d'Ivoire starts work on DTT national roll-out
Telecompaper
Cote d'Ivoire's minister of communication, Sidi Tiemoko Toure, has officially inaugurated the national roll-out of digital terrestrial television (DTT) services in the country, completing a project which started in 2015 with a pilot phase in Abidjan ...



Randgold on track to meet guidance despite Cte d'Ivoire dispute - Financial Times

Financial Times

Randgold on track to meet guidance despite Cte d'Ivoire dispute
Financial Times
London's largest gold miner has had a tough 2018, hit by labour disputes in the Cte d'Ivoire and Mali, which have pushed down its stock price. Shares in Randgold have fallen 25 per cent this year, underperforming the wider market and also gold, down 6 ...

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

Amnesty International

Cte 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 post-election crisis, 11 national and international human rights groups said today. Contrary to all ...

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Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire agree on delimiting maritime boundary - GhanaWeb

GhanaWeb

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire agree on delimiting maritime boundary
GhanaWeb
Ghana indicated at the beginning, that it had reviewed the chart with the plotted coordinates of the maritime boundary as provided by ITLOS, submitted by Cte d'Ivoire' at the May 2018 meeting in Abidjan, Cte d'Ivoire and found it to be acceptable in ...

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Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa a growing presence at Heritage Days - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal

Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa a growing presence at Heritage Days
Edmonton Journal
Freshly-squeezed hibiscus flower juice, grilled beef skewers and colourful fabrics in the Cote d'Ivoire pavilion at Hawrelak Park are a sign of hope for the community. Cote d'Ivoire's full pavilion is one of the new additions to the Edmonton Heritage ...



Cote d'Ivoire's Simone Gbagbo granted amnesty, leaves prison - The Punch

The Punch

Cote d'Ivoire's Simone Gbagbo granted amnesty, leaves prison
The Punch
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 war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness. The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal ...
Insiders insight: Is Cte d'Ivoire's amnesty just shrewd politics?African Arguments
Cote d'Ivoire ex-First Lady granted amnestyzbc.co.zw
Cote d'Ivoire's ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo leaves detention after amnestyDaily Sun

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Maritime dispute: Ghana, Cte d'Ivoire agree guidelines on boundaries - GhanaWeb

GhanaWeb

Maritime dispute: Ghana, Cte d'Ivoire agree guidelines on boundaries
GhanaWeb
In a communiqu signed by the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, on behalf of Ghana and the State Mediator for Cote d'Ivoire, Mr Adama Toungara, and issued in Accra after the two-day meeting, Ghana indicated that it had reviewed the chart with the ...



Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire agree on guidelines to plot boundaries ... - Graphic Online

Graphic Online

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire agree on guidelines to plot boundaries ...
Graphic Online
Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire yesterday agreed to develop a document that will show the plotted maritime boundary for both countries.
Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire agree on guidelines to plot boundariesGhanaWeb
Ghana-Cte D'ivoire Chart Ways To Implement ITLOS JudgementNews Ghana

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Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire meet over ITLOS ruling implementation - Graphic Online

Graphic Online

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire meet over ITLOS ruling implementation
Graphic Online
Ghana and Cote d' Ivoire on Thursday started a two-day consultative meeting in Accra to deliberate on outstanding issues holding up the implementation of the ruling by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on ...