Ivory Coast confers National Honour on Kandeh Yumkella

Kamdeh Yumkella on Right.

 By: Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara, Jnr. Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 honoured the outgoing Director- General of UNIDO, Kandeh K. Yumkella, with the Commander of the National Order of Cote d’Ivoire award in appreciation of his contributions to Africa, to the government and people of Ivory Coast and for his outstanding More...

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By On Sunday, May 5th, 2013

The French, The UN and THE IVORY COAST

 With the violent overthrow of democratically elected President Gbagbo, Ivory Coast has reverted to its old status of a French colony in fact. The hands of French, Western and UN officials drip with the blood More...

Abidjan stampede probe
By On Friday, January 4th, 2013

Ivory Coast:-Government vows to wrap up Abidjan stampede probe this week

 The Ivorian government on Wednesday promised that an investigation into the circumstances of a New Year stampede that left at least 63 people dead would be wrapped up by the end of the week. The official death More...

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso gestures during a speech at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny University of Cocody, Abidjan. Barroso is in Ivory Coast for an official visit.
By On Friday, October 26th, 2012

European Union chief pledges help for Abidjan

 By: Selay Marius Kouassi and Eszter Farkas Abidjan – European Union Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso pledged 115-million euros in support to Ivory Coast during a visit to the West African country More...

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By On Saturday, October 20th, 2012

IVORY COAST: Understanding the present Conflict

 OPINION By: Toure Moussa Zeguen There are many understandings of the real causes of the war that has been raging in Cote d’Ivoire since 19 September 2002. Some have made arguments of xenophobia against More...

Kone Katinan Justin, a former Ivorian minister in charge of budget and spokesman of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo
By On Thursday, September 6th, 2012

A Ghanaian judge on Thursday denied bail for the spokesman for Ivory Coast’s ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo and set an extradition case for him for next week following his arrest.

 “While declining bail, I’ll urge the prosecution to expedite the extradition processes by filing the requisite documents by Thursday, 13th September,” magistrate court judge Aboagye Tandoh More...

RAID: Soldiers patrol near the Akouedo camp after an attack in Abidjan on Monday. A group of unidentified, heavily armed men in civilian clothes stormed the army camp
By On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Gunmen in predawn raid on Ivory Coast army camp

 ABIDJAN — Gunmen killed five soldiers and seized weapons in a predawn raid on an army camp in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, on Monday, military officials said, heightening fears of renewed More...

Cocoa pods in harvest
By On Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Ivory Coast has paid 29 billion CFA francs into a reserve fund to guard against price fluctuations as it implements a sweeping reform of its cocoa sector

 Ivory Coast has paid 29 billion CFA francs into a reserve fund to guard against price fluctuations as it implements a sweeping reform of its cocoa sector,a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Cocoa pods More...

Ivory Coast"s President Alassane Ouattara (R) smiles next to Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko during a news conference in Man, in the west of Ivory Coast
By On Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Ivory Coast plans to spend over $20bn through 2015 on a sweeping development programme aimed at boosting growth and reversing a decade of economic decline.

 The world’s top cocoa producer, once the motor for economic growth in West Africa, has seen a decade of stagnation as a political crisis split the country between northern rebels and government loyalists More...

Female Genital Mutilation
By On Saturday, July 21st, 2012

In Ivory Coast, Nine jailed for ‘Female Circumcision’

 Nine women have been sentenced to jail terms for the female circumcision of around 30 young girls, in what the UN said was the first criminal prosecution of its kind in Ivory Coast. A woman who performs genital More...