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Algeria recalls envoy in Côte d’Ivoire over inauguration of consulate in Moroccan Sahara

Algerian foreign ministry Thursday said it recalled its ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire for consultation over the recent inauguration of a consulate in Laayoune, the capital of Western Sahara, considered by Morocco as Moroccan Sahara. “The ministry of foreign affairs has decided to recall, for consultations, the Algerian ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, following sibylline and insidious […]

Côte d’Ivoire: Ex-rebel leader says he remains presidential candidate

Former Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro on Tuesday said he would not drop out of presidential elections set for the end of the year, despite an arrest warrant against him. Ivorian public prosecutor issued a warrant for Soro on Dec. 23 as part of an investigation into an alleged coup plot. Soro denied any wrongdoing […]

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Ivorian president does not rule out running for third term

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire on Monday announced his plan to propose “modifications” to the country’s constitution. In remarks to foreign diplomats, Ouattara, who has not yet announced whether he will be a candidate in October, said, “In the first quarter of the year, I will put to parliament proposals for modifications to the […]

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Guillaume soro announced in Spain after banned from landing in Abidjan

Guillaume Soro, candidate of the Ivorian Générations et Peuples solidaires party to the October 2020 presidential election, whose plane was impeached to land in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on December 23 and who could only land in Accra for some hours has finally set in Spain. The information on his arrival in Europe was given by […]

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Côte d’Ivoire mourns Dj Arafat; fans open his coffin

In Côte d’Ivoire, fans of dancehall artist DJ Arafat opened his coffin Saturday to take photos of the corpse, prompting police to fire teargas after an overnight funeral concert where tens of thousands paid tribute to the “Yorobo” as he was nicknamed in the West African nation. The 33-year-old DJ, whose real name was Ange […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Didier Drogba aims for presidency of football federation

Former Ivorian football star Didier Drogba has officially announced his candidacy as president of Ivorian Football Federation, FIF. The former Chelsea player filed his application for elections slated to be held later this year. The 41-year-old will face competition from a former playing colleague Bonaventure Kalou, who was in October 2018 elected mayor of the […]

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Morocco’s Agentis starts building $50m hospital in the Côte d’Ivoire

Moroccan company Agentis has started the construction of a new regional hospital in Côte d’Ivoire.   The construction of the new regional hospital (CHR) in Adzopé, 100 km north of Abidjan, was launched by the head of state Alassane Ouattara, who welcomed the construction of this new facility as, he said, it “will fill a […]

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Côte d’Ivoire awards Morocco’s Agentis contract to build two regional hospitals

Agentis, a Moroccan company distributor and manufacturer of medical devices has won a $97-million contract in Côte d’Ivoire to build two regional hospitals. Under the deal signed by Agentis boss Adil Mesfioui and Kobenan Koussi Adjoumani, minister of animal and fisheries resources on behalf of the Health Minister, the Moroccan company will build and equip […]

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Tourism: Africa receives only 5% of the international arrivals

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9%). The growth record is slightly above the global performance of a 7% rise in 2017, to reach a total of […]

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AfDB, Entreprenarium launch master classes for 200 women entrepreneurs

The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire. Masterclasses in business management and financial planning will be conducted by Entreprenarium at the Bank’s premises, benefiting 100 women entrepreneurs. A second masterclass […]

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