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Ivorian President visits Ghana to boost cooperation ties

The Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has started a two-day official visit in Ghana on Monday, to deepen, as stated by Ghana’s Presidential office, the already strong relations that exist between the two West African nations, as well as explore other areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, […]

Côte d’Ivoire eyes 100% coverage of drinking water by 2020

Côte d’Ivoire government is seeking about $2.4 billion to ensure access to safe drinking water for 100% of its population by 2020, Economic and Infrastructure minister, Dr Kouakou Amédée said. Launching a program called “Water for All”, the minister indicated that the program is to put an end to the water shortages in the West […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Mass jailbreak

About 96 inmates, on Sunday, escaped from Katiola prison, about 45 km from Bouake in the central region of Côte d’Ivoire. According to a communiqué from the prison administration, the prisoners escaped “after having removed part of the roof of their cells.” “The inmates went through the roof of their cells to get to other […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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Côte d’Ivoire celebrates its silver medalist Marie-Josee Ta Lou

Congratulatory messages flood in Côte d’Ivoire on Monday after the West African nation’s athlete secured a consolation silver medal in the women’s 100 meters world championship in London on Sunday. Mari-Josée Ta Lou, 28, lost the gold medal to 26-year-old American athlete Tori Bowie by less than a single hundredth of a second. A hush […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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US congress to okay $525 million deal with Côte d’Ivoire

The United States’ sponsored program, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), on Thursday submitted to the US Congress “for examination and consideration,” a budget proposal for the Compact program with Côte d’Ivoire amounting to $525 million. Education and transport are listed among the sectors that will receive the investments boost from the MCC budget. “These two […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Rights Groups warn on ONUCI departure

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire, known as UNOCI, came to an end this week, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement in the West African nation. The main mission of the 6,900 peacekeepers in 2004 was to help restore ‘‘state authority” in the country following years of civil war. “The […]

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As UNOCI concludes mission, Côte d’Ivoire urged to address remaining challenges

As the UN Security Council marked Friday (June 30 June) the closing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), the Council members urged the Ivorian Government to address the remaining challenges in the country for the benefit of all Ivoirians. In a statement read out by Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz of Bolivia, […]

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Benin secures WB loan to ease power crisis

The World Bank has granted a loan of $ 60 million (34.6 billion CFA francs) to Benin to improve the energy performance in the west-African tiny nation. The loan was provided under a development aid fund put in place the international development association (IDA), an arm of the institution, which gives loans to the poorest […]

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