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Over 1,200 business leaders meet in Abidjan

The sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited, in Abidjan, brought together around 1,200 delegates including, heads of state, African and international CEO’s, investors, bankers and other stake holders who debated Africa’s economic transformation. Three African presidents, namely Alassane Ouattara of the host country, Côte d’Ivoire, […]

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Ivorian coffee stuck at ports after Algeria banned imports

Coffee is piling up at ports and warehouses in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s biggest coffee producer, 3 months after Algeria, its main buyer, banned the import of 900 products including coffee and other foodstuffs, part of measures to cut spending following a drop in earnings from oil and gas. According to several operators in the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire losing 125,000 tons of Cocoa to smuggling– Bloomberg

About 125,000 tons of cocoa beans have been smuggled from Côte d’Ivoire to neighboring countries since the beginning of the 2017/2018 season, Bloomberg reports quoting sources close to the Council of Coffee and Cocoa in the West African nation. According to Bloomberg, nearly 100,000 tons of cocoa beans were smuggled across the border with Ghana […]

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Côte d’Ivoire seizes 600 kg of elephant tusks and pangolin scale

Côte d’Ivoire authorities on Thursday seized about 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales, Bonaventure Adomo, head of the Ivorian anti-smuggling unit, told reporters. The ivory was ready for export to Vietnam while the pangolin scales were destined for Asia, Adomo said. According to official accounts, the traffickers came from Côte […]

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Ivorian former defense minister gets 15-year jail term

The former defense minister of Côte d’Ivoire under disgraced ex-president Laurent Gbagbo was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Thursday for conspiring against the government, local media reported. Moise Lida Kouassi, who appeared in court along three other defendants, was convicted of “conspiring to destroy or change the constitutional system”. The court ruled that […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Gunfire at military camps in Bouake

Heavy gunfire erupted at two military barracks in Côte d’Ivoire’s second largest city, Bouake, local media reported late on Tuesday. Early last year, Côte d’Ivoire was shaken by successive uprisings by low-ranking troops. Bouake was the epicenter of the army mutinies. The mutineers are understood to mainly be former rebels who were integrated into the […]

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ECOWAS: Five heads state to greenlight Morocco’s full membership

Morocco will have to wait until 2018 to hear the final verdict on its application for ECOWAS membership. A committee, made up of the five heads of state of Nigeria, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Guinea Conakry, will study Morocco’s membership to the ECOWAS, stated a communiqué sanctioning the works of the 52nd ordinary summit […]

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Burkina Faso: Macron vows to break ‘Françafrique’ ties, create 450 million jobs in Africa

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told youths in Burkina Faso that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who want to break with France’s past politics with its former colonies known as the “francafrique.” The 39-year-old leader who was on a visit to Burkina Faso, part of a tour leading him also […]

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Morocco Supports Social, Economic Projects in Côte d’Ivoire

Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire are bound by an enduring alliance underpinned by south-south cooperation and a co-development approach. The visit paid by King Mohammed VI to Abidjan, which started on Sunday, is reflective of the keen interest attached by the two leaders to overseeing the social and economic development projects launched in Côte d’Ivoire with […]

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French President starts first African tour

President Emmanuel Macron of France is starting his first African tour on Monday, with a first stop in Burkina Faso, the French presidency said in a statement. The French head of state will later on visit Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in an effort to revitalize his country’s image on the continent and boost its ties […]

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