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Ivory Coast aligns cocoa sales system with Ghana - CCC sources  Nasdaq

ABIDJAN, Feb 12- Ivory Coast has started selling cocoa directly to the world's top traders, switching from auctions to a system already used by the.

Amnesty Calls for End to Ivory Coast Crackdown Ahead of Vote  Bloomberg

Ivory Coast must end arbitrary arrests and harassment of people for perceived critical views and dissent, and immediately and unconditionally release all ...

Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Guillaume Soro Resigns  Bloomberg

The speaker of Ivory Coast's National Assembly, former rebel leader Guillaume Soro, resigned, fueling speculation he may run in next year's presidential ...

Laurent Gbagbo, Former Ivory Coast Leader, Is Acquitted Of War Crimes  NPR

Laurent Gbagbo had been charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the wake of his 2010 electoral loss. Charges against his former youth ...

Nigeria behind Senegal, Ivory Coast as African football powerhouses – Elahor  Brila

Senegal and Ivory Coast are "miles ahead" of Nigeria in terms of producing top football stars because while they keep developing and improving the academy ...

Exore Resources strikes near-surface gold in Ivory Coast  Small Caps

Exore Resources (ASX: ERX) has announced “exceptional” high-grade gold results from its maiden reverse circulation (RC) drilling program on the Antoinette ...

Small Caps
Belgium agrees to take in former Ivory Coast president  The Guardian

Belgium has agreed to take in the former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the international criminal court in The Hague, a foreign ...

The Guardian
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo detained again after last-minute appeal  The Guardian

Former president remains in ICC custody after acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity.

The Guardian
Ivory Coast agree to host the Nations Cup in 2023  BBC Sport

Ivory Coast will stage the Africa Cup of Nations in 2023, allowing Caf to give 2021 to Cameroon.

BBC Sport
Will Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?  Washington Post

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is ...

Washington Post
Ivory Coast Archives  defenceWeb

International Criminal Court judges rejected a prosecution request to extend custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal on charges ...

IVORY COAST : Guillaume Soro to face reprisals ?  Africa Intelligence

Now that he is no longer president of the National Assembly following his resignation on February 8, Guillaume Soro could find himself subject to considerable ...

Africa Intelligence
Focus - The health hazards of air pollution in Ivory Coast  FRANCE 24

In 2016, the Swiss NGO Public Eye analysed the sulphur *content* of the fuel being sold in eight West African countries, including Ivory Coast. The results were ...

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo's release delayed until February  Al Jazeera English

International Criminal Court appeals judges have delayed the release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, ordering that he should be held for at ...

Al Jazeera English
Threatened by modernisation and christianity, Ivory Coast's women healers face extinction  africanews

In the Akan culture, which is practiced by 25 million people, mainly in eastern Ivory Coast, the Komians are consulted for their knowledge of medicinal plants but ...

Africa ocean health index 2018: Seychelles top, Ivory Coast bottom  africanews

The latest global assessment of ocean health has ranked Seychelles, Morocco and Egypt the highest in Africa while Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and ...

Revisited - Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast's abandoned capital  FRANCE 24

In 1983, Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny moved the country's capital city from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro, his birthplace. Huge building sites were set ...

Zip Zap Circus off to Ivory Coast for festival | Cape Times  Independent Online

Zip Zap performers will share the stage with organisations from around the world at the Intercultural Encounters of Circus of Abidjan Festival.

Independent Online
Wilfried Bony: Ivory Coast striker joins Al-Arabi on loan until end of the season  BBC Sport

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony joins Qatari club Al-Arabi on loan until the end of the season.

BBC Sport
The International Criminal Court just acquitted the former Ivory Coast president. What happens now?  The Washington Post

On Jan. 15, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, and his former aide, Charles Blé ...

The Washington Post
Ivory Coast’s President Won't Rule Out a Third Term  Bloomberg

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara declined to rule out running in next year's presidential election amid speculation he will seek a third term, a move that ...

Two Ivory Coast men arrested in Clement sexting scandal: report  TheSpec.com

OTTAWA — Two Ivory Coast men have been reportedly been arrested in relation to the sexting and extortion attempts that brought down former Conservative ...

Ivory Coast dry season could impact cocoa mid-crop - farmers  CNBC

ABIDJAN, Jan 14- Dry weather in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa-growing regions last week could hinder the development of the April-to-September mid-crop, ...

Mild Harmattan Means Ivory Coast Cocoa Crop May Eye Record  Bloomberg

Cocoa growers in Ivory Coast are enjoying favorable weather at what can be a make-or-break time for the crop in the world's top producer. The Harmattan -- dry ...

IVORY COAST : Khady Dior Ndiaye, Kosmos' first country manager  Africa Intelligence

While it has been in possession of five offshore blocks in partnership with BP since 2017, Kosmos Energy has only.

Africa Intelligence
What will the return of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo mean for the country's 2020 elections?  CNBCAfrica.com

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

Former Ivory Coast president acquitted of war crimes by ICC  UPI News

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted Tuesday of charges he ordered killings and other crimes after an election in 2011.

UPI News
Hostility Still Looms in Ivory Coast and Liberia  Fair Observer

After the ICC acquitted Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity, the fear of renewed violence in Ivory Coast is growing.

Fair Observer
Ivory Coast bishops appeal to president to continue reconciliation  La Croix International

Bishop Ignace Bessi, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Ivory Coast. (DR photo). Catholic bishops in Ivory Coast have called on the president ...

La Croix International
Ex-Ivory Coast leader released by international court  Toronto Star

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ivory Coast's ex-president and a former youth minister were released from International Criminal Court custody Friday, more than ...

Toronto Star
Arsenal news: Ivory Coast star wanted, Unai Emery keen on £40m centre-back | Daily Star  Daily Star

UNAI EMERY is back on the trail of Ivory Coast central defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin as he looks to boost Arsenal's back four.

Daily Star
Ivory Coast agrees to buy C295 transport aircraft from Airbus  UPI News

The Ivory Coast announced its first purchase of a C295 medium transport aircraft, with Airbus calling it ideal because of its proven abilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

UPI News
Two men charged in Ivory Coast for trying to blackmail MP Tony Clement  The Globe and Mail

Two men in Africa's Ivory Coast have been charged with trying to blackmail Canadian MP Tony Clement by posing as a woman online and demanding money ...

The Globe and Mail
​Ivory Coast orders single C295 transport  Flightglobal

The Ivory Coast air force has finalised an order for a single Airbus Defence & Space C295 medium transport. “The C295 has proven its outstanding capabilities ...

Ghana's Complete Farmer to expand to Ivory Coast, launch mobile app  Disrupt Africa

Ghanaian agri-tech startup Complete Farmer is to expand operations to Ivory Coast this year, while also building its user base with the launch of a mobile ...

Disrupt Africa
IVORY COAST : Major overhaul at Eranove  Africa Intelligence

Eranove is poised to embark on a series of significant.

Africa Intelligence
Lawyers wrangle over release of Ivory Coast politician Gbagbo  Reuters Africa

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Prosecutors and defence lawyers fought on Friday over terms of release for former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, after he was ...

Reuters Africa
ICC acquits former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo  DW (English)

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has freed former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. The court acquitted Gbagbo, who has been in custody ...

DW (English)
Former Ivory Coast president acquitted of war crimes  The Irish Times

ICC orders release of Laurent Gbagbo who was charged over post-election violence in 2010.

The Irish Times
Sundowns thrash Ivory Coast champions Mimosas  Citizen

Thema Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates his goal during the CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and ASEC Mimosas at ...

Ivory Coast secures loan to support refinery revamp  Oil & Gas Journal

Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage has secured a €577-million debt financing to enable modernization work on its 76300-b/d refinery in Vridi district of Abidjan, ...

Oil & Gas Journal
International Criminal Court orders conditional release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo  Herald-Whig

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court orders conditional release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo.

IVORY COAST : Back to school for Mohamed Yassine  Africa Intelligence

The minister of education and professional training, Kandia Kamissoko Camara,

Africa Intelligence
‘Sexually Extorted’ MP Tony Clement Sexted Two Ivory Coast Men  VICE

Two Ivory Coast men have been arrested after posing as a woman and enticing a Canadian MP to send them sexually explicit photos of himself. Yesterday the ...

2 from Ivory Coast charged over attempt to extort Tony Clement sexting scandal  Global News

Two people from the Ivory Coast are facing charges related to an attempt to extort former Conservative MP Tony Clement.

Global News
Peacebuilding’s Poster Child Is Losing Its Shine  Foreign Policy

On the night of Ivory Coast's local elections last fall, Lancinè Coulibaly was kidnapped. Coulibaly had been a campaign aide to Tehfour Koné, an opposition ...

Foreign Policy
Gor Mahia parts ways with Ivory Coast forward Guikan  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Seventeen-time Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC, have parted ways with Ivory Coast forward, Ephrem Guikan.

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Samuel Koffi, vice president and chief operating officer at the International University of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, visited the University of Central Arkanas Jan ...

UCA News
Arrests Linked To Tony Clement Sexting Scandal Made In Ivory Coast: CTV Report  HuffPost Canada

Two men have been arrested by Ivory Coast officials in connection to former Tory MP Tony Clement's sexting scandal, according to sources cited in an exclusive ...

HuffPost Canada
ISSA Executive To Play A Key Role In Africa Cup Of Nations  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Mixing football with ship supply may not be an obvious choice unless you are ISSA Executive Vice President Mr Kouame Aduo Luc who has seen his love of the ...

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Fugitive suspect involved in Adams Mahama murder arrested in Ivory Coast  Myjoyonline.com

Security agencies working in collaboration with Interpol have arrested a second suspect in the murder of former NPP Upper East regional Chairman, Adams ...

German Ministry Mocked for Mistaking Ivory Coast for Ireland in Brexit Tweet  Sputnik International

A Tweet meant to be a powerful message of commitment to defending Ireland's interests in re-negotiations over the Brexit deal has turned into an ...

Sputnik International
Cocoa Farmers Hope for More Rain  THISDAY Newspapers

More downpours are needed to strengthen Ivory Coast's April-to-September cocoa mid-crop despite above-average rains in most growing regions, farmers said.

THISDAY Newspapers
Sundowns grit out tough draw in Abidjan  TimesLIVE

Mamelodi Sundowns had to battle big, physical and determined opponents in Asec Abidjan, and tough conditions too, for a 0-0 Caf Champions League draw in ...

T&G Hometeam Worcester City Tournament: Dedicated South High senior Papee Paye plays in memory of his father  Worcester Telegram

WORCESTER — South High senior basketball star Papee Paye dedicates every game and each of his accomplishments to the memory of his late father and it's ...

Worcester Telegram
Rwanda Drawn Against Ivory Coast, Senegal in Africa Rugby Silver Cup  KT Press

The senior men's national rugby team, Silverbacks, has been placed in Group B of second tier of Africa Rugby competitions, Africa Rugby Silver Cup 2019 ...

KT Press
Ivorian cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop  Reuters

More downpours are needed to strengthen Ivory Coast's April-to-September cocoa mid-crop despite above-average rains in most growing regions last week, ...

AFRICA/FRANCE : Lionel Zinsou rakes it in with Accor  Africa Intelligence

Already advising Accor, Southbridge bank owned by Benin's ex-prime mininster is racking up the contracts in Ivory Coast.

Africa Intelligence
Market Street Kitchen  Aspen Times

Mawa McQueen had no intention of building her booming catering and locals' favorite Aspen restaurant business, but the forces behind the Element Hotel in ...

Aspen Times
The greatest moment in Zambian football history: Seven years on  zambianfootball.co.zm

On 12th February 2012, Zambia beat a much fancied star studied Ivory Coast 8-7 on post match penalty shoot outs. Kolo Toure and Gervinho failed to convert ...

Mawa's Kitchen  Aspen Times

With a mix of cultures influencing its cuisine, Mawa's Kitchen is a bright and beautiful display of *fresh*, tasty food without a lot of frills. Mawa McQueen, the chef ...

Aspen Times
Mamelodi Sundowns' program in Abidjan as they prepare for ASEC Mimosas clash  KickOff.com

Mamelodi Sundowns had their first training session in Abidjan earlier today, as they prepare for match day four of the CAF Champions League group stages.

FIBA qualifiers: Basketball team enter residential camp  The New Times

The national men's senior basketball team head coach, Vladimir Bosnjak, gives instructions to his players. Sam Ngendahimana. Twitter · Facebook · Email ...

The New Times
UNESCO partners with Armor to equip pupils in Africa with photovoltaic film for portable lamps  Ventures Africa

Under the partnership agreement, Armor must supply UNESCO with photovoltaic films that will be used to power the portable lamps that will be distributed to.

Ventures Africa
Esperance rock Buccaneers' ship  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

Orlando Pirates' Augustine Mulenga challenges Franck Nom of Esperance during their first CAF Champions League match two weeks ago. The Tunisian giants ...

SowetanLIVE Sunday World
Predictive Discovery gets some early success as it hunts for gold in West Africa  Stockhead

Gold miner Predictive Discovery has been struggling for traction in recent years. But it had some good news for the market this morning, with a promising ...

School of Architecture alum leads 'African Modernism' exhibition in Uganda  Yale News

With “African Modernism: Architecture of Independence,” Doreen Adengo and her collaborators are highlighting the spirit of postcolonial African identities.

Yale News
As Migrant Routes Shift, a French Mayor Offers Shelter  The New York Times

Bayonne, near the Spanish border, is on the front line of a migration crisis, putting the city's leader in conflict with the Macron government for offering aid to ...

The New York Times
35 illegal immigrants rescued off western Libya - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Libyan authorities on Tuesday rescued 35 illegal immigrants of different nationalities off the country's western coast. The immigrants ...

London African Gospel Choir to perform Simon’s ‘Graceland’ in New Haven  CTPost

To mark the 30th anniversary of Paul Simon's “Graceland” album a few years ago, London's Camden Jazz Café commissioned the London African Gospel Choir ...

African Champions League: Simba avenge Ahly mauling  BBC Sport

Tanzania's Simba beat Ahly, champions Esperance secure a good win over Sundowns. All the African Champions League news in one place.

BBC Sport
More young SA professionals see better career prospects overseas  TimesLIVE

More young South African working professionals are willing to relocate for work compared to their contemporaries around the rest of the world but, disturbingly, ...

IVORY COAST : Alassane Ouattara steps up the pressure on Guillaume Soro  Africa Intelligence

Alassane Ouattara is putting Guillaume Soro under increasing pressure to resign from his post as National Assembly president as quickly.

Africa Intelligence
Human trafficking isn’t just morally repugnant. It’s also a security threat.  The Washington Post

Jamille Bigio is a senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Rachel Vogelstein is the Douglas Dillon senior ...

The Washington Post
Sherbrooke wants to host Francophonie Games in 2021  CBC Sports

Sherbrooke's city council agreed Monday to submit its candidacy to host the Francophonie Games in 2021, but with several conditions. The council wants to ...

CBC Sports
Celebrity Hot Chocolate Pop Up to Launch for Fairtrade Fortnight  The Resident

Rosine's Hot Chocolate Salon, a secret pop-up in a Dalston newsagent with celebrity designed hot chocolates, launches for Fairtrade Fortnight.

The Resident
ASX rises on heavyweights despite Transurban fall  The Australian Financial Review

Australian shares closed higher on Tuesday as muted gains by the index heavyweights ended a two-day run of losses.

The Australian Financial Review
Key Champions League games for Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns  TimesLIVE

Tuesday could prove pivotal for both Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in their bid to progress in the African Champions League but both face tough ...

Ahead of cuts, school board asks for community priorities  KCAW

Posted by Enrique Pérez de la Rosa, KCAW | Feb 11, 2019. Ahead of cuts, school board asks for community priorities. A portion of the survey the Sitka School ...

Lobi hold Wydad to keep quarter-final hopes alive  Yahoo News

Nigerian side Lobi Stars took an unexpected away point off Wydad Casablanca of Morocco Tuesday in a CAF Champions League 0-0 draw to keep alive hopes ...

Yahoo News
Football gossip: Solskjaer, Fred, Almiron, Schmeichel, Feliz, Fer, Kessie  BBC Sport

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be named the full-time manager of Manchester United - but the club may not announce it until the end of the season. (Sun). Solskjaer ...

BBC Sport
Sherbrooke wants to host the Francophonie Games in 2021  Yahoo News Canada

Sherbrooke's city council agreed Monday to submit its candidacy to host the Francophonie Games in 2021, but with several conditions. The council wants to ...

Yahoo News Canada
Transocean February 2019 Fleet Status Report Analysis  Seeking Alpha

Transocean publishes its new fleet status report. There are a number of developments on the contract side, but the previously reported major contract with ...

Seeking Alpha
Liberia: President Weah Consoles Accident Victims During Visit at JKF Hospital  Front Page Africa

Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah Tuesday, February 12, 2019 made his first stop of the day's activities at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center to see ...

Front Page Africa
Africa's forgotten stateless population | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

In the Kiambaa area on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, it's not unusual to hear hymns sung in the Shona language. It's more unusual, however, when ...

Mail and Guardian
CAF president Ahmad allegedly involved in shady deals  GhanaWeb

Caf President Ahmad is facing a threat to his reign after being accused of violating the statutes of African football's ruling body. Executive Committee (ExCo) ...

Achraf Hakimi and Serge Aurier: Progression vs. stagnation  Goal.com

Achraf Hakimi has overcome his lull at Real Madrid to thrive in the Bundesliga, while Serge Aurier seems unable to shake his demons.

Mamelodi Sundowns: Pitso urges Tade to earn his starting place  The South African

Despite having featuring among the PSL's top goal-scorers so far this season, new Mamelodi Sundowns recruit, Emiliano Tade will have to earn a starting place ...

The South African
Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste  Reuters

Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he buys from people for 500 ...

Gossip: Tottenham, Arsenal eye swap deals, Hazard update  Football365.com

Football365 - Both Tottenham and Arsenal might be exploring swap deals sometime soon. And Hazard is surely off...

Ivory Coast teachers launch strike over pay, conditions  Aljazeera.com

Police officers and civil servants are also threatening to walk out in protest, seeking wage parity.

Ivory Coast Creates Task Force to Monitor China-Backed Projects  Bloomberg

Ivory Coast will create a panel to monitor the execution of close to $6 billion of projects in the West African nation, according a government spokesman.

Ivory Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks  News24

Ivory Coast says it had drawn up a list of 148 works of art taken during the colonial period that it wants France to return.

Ivory Coast to Review State-Company Stakes as It Seeks Partners  Bloomberg

Ivory Coast will review its holdings in state-owned companies as part of measures to increase private participation and better control its budget, according to a ...

Ivory Coast vote count 'validated and signed off' but still not published  TimesLIVE

Riot police fired teargas overnight to break up crowds of demonstrators demanding the release of results from a tense weekend election in Ivory Coast, ...

Ivory Coast Signs Deal for Thermal-Power Plant With Eranove  Bloomberg

Ivory Coast said it signed an agreement with the local until of France's Eranove SA for the construction of a thermal-power plant with a capacity of 390 ...

Ivory Coast ex-president to open freedom bid at ICC  News24

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is set to ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him on all charges of crimes against humanity and release ...

‘We remain hosts of 2021 Nations Cup’ - Ivory Coast  BBC Sport

The Ivorian Federation insist neither they nor the Ivorian government have been informed by Caf of a possible shift in their hosting of the 2021 Nations Cup.

BBC Sport
Ivory Coast appeals to Court of Arbitration for Sport over 2021 Afcon  BBC Sport

The Ivorian Football Federation appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against an alleged decision by Caf to strip the country of the 2021 Nations Cup.

BBC Sport
Ivory Coast election results revealed  Aljazeera.com

The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast has maintained its majority after municipal elections on Saturday.


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Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south.Prior to its colonization by Europeans, Ivory Coast was home to several states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé. The area became a protectorate of France in 1843 and was consolidated as a French colony in 1893 amid the European scramble for Africa. It achieved independence in 1960, led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who ruled the country until 1993. Relatively stable by regional standards, Ivory Coast established close political and economic ties with its West African neighbors while at the same time maintaining close relations to the West, especially France. Ivory Coast experienced a coup d'état in 1999 and two religiously-grounded civil wars, first between 2002 and 2007 and again during 2010–2011. In 2000, the country adopted a new constitution.Ivory Coast is a republic with strong executive power vested in its president. Through the production of coffee and cocoa, the country was an economic powerhouse in West Africa during the 1960s and 1970s, though it went through an economic crisis in the 1980s, contributing to a period of political and social turmoil. In the 21st century, the Ivorian economy is largely market-based and still relies heavily on agriculture, with smallholder cash-crop production being dominant.The official language is French, with local indigenous languages also widely used, including Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin, and Cebaara Senufo. In total there are around 78 languages spoken in Ivory Coast. There are large populations of Muslims, Christians (primarily Roman Catholics) and various indigenous religions.