Ivory Coast


Investment into Ivory Coast up 25% this year

2016-07-13 11:41

Investment in Ivory Coast is up 25% in the first half of this year on the same period in 2015, according to the Centre for Investment Promotion, which track inflows into the economy.

Ivorian opposition rejects plans for constitutional referendum

2016-07-01 09:30

Twenty-three opposition parties in Ivory Coast have issued a joint declaration against President Alassane Ouattara's "authoritarian" plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms.

Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

2016-06-30 10:04

Gay men in Ivory Coast say they've been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the US Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month's killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for Ivory Coast parliament speaker

2016-06-07 10:22

Burkina Faso cancelled an international arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, the latest twist in a saga which has tainted diplomatic relations between the countries for months.

I Coast's ex first lady on trial for poll bloodbath

2016-05-31 22:38

Ivory Coast's feisty former first lady Simone Gbagbo has gone on trial for crimes against humanity in what many see as a litmus case for justice.

Ivory Coasts pins its hopes on chocolate

2016-05-20 05:17

The world's biggest exporter of cocoa beans takes what it calls its first step to become a player in the global industry.

Ivory Coast says ex first lady Gbagbo getting 'fair trial'

2016-05-10 21:00

A prosecutor in the trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity says it is fair and transparent, after the defence says the jury was biased.

Ivory Coast counts on new schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 17:59

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," says Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

450 million Africans threatened by spinal meningitis

2016-04-22 11:57

Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.

Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants

2016-04-21 19:58

Ivory Coast has deployed teams of rangers to protect the country's last surviving dwarf elephants from extinction.

 

Concern over Ivory Coast 's main cocoa crop

2016-07-04 19:45

Cool, cloudy weather and a lack of rain in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions will hinder the development of the next crop.

10 held in Burkina over jihadist attacks

2016-07-01 05:39

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and café in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

I Coast seizes 150kg of smuggled elephant tusks

2016-06-10 22:32

About 150kg of elephant tusks coming from Nigeria have been seized in Ivory Coast in the biggest such haul in a decade, the customs department says.

Ivory Coast ex-first lady claims she suffered rape attempt

2016-06-02 11:32

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo denied charges of crimes against humanity during political violence in 2010 and said she had suffered attempted rape while in detention.

Ivory Coast arrests driver over beach resort attack

2016-05-27 11:17

Ivory Coast police have arrested a driver who allegedly transported weapons used in a jihadist attack on the Grand-Bassam beach resort that killed 19 people in March, security sources say.

Donors promise $15bn to Ivory Coast

2016-05-18 11:52

International donors and partner countries of the Ivory Coast meeting in Paris have promised more than $15bn by 2020 to help finance the country's development.

Ivory Coast to privatise power, water monopolies

2016-05-02 15:24

Ivory Coast will break up its long-standing electricity and water monopolies to reduce prices amid growing public concern over price hikes, says President Alassane Ouattara.

Ivory Coast wants to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 14:45

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast former first lady loses final appeal

2016-04-21 20:57

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo is set to go on trial on charges of crimes against humanity after the country's supreme court rejected the latest appeal.

Ivory Coast to seek over $7bn from donors

2016-04-20 17:45

Ivory Coast will seek to raise $7.65bn during a meeting with donor partners next month to help fund an ambitious 5-year development programme.

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