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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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Morocco’s King to attend 5th EU-Africa Summit

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who is expected in Côte d’Ivoire this Sunday (November 26), will participate in the fifth African Union-European Union summit scheduled to be held in Abidjan November 29-30. The announcement came in a statement released Sunday by the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery. The Monarch’s participation in the summit will be […]

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Libya: Côte d’Ivoire repatriates 155 migrants after CNN footage sparks outrage

Some 155 Ivorian migrants in Libya have been flown back home on Monday night, visibly tired but relieved to be in their homeland, local media reported. The migrants will benefit from reintegration programs sponsored by the European economic aid, AFP reported. These 155 migrants are part of a group of 595 in total that the […]

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Mauritius tops 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mauritius remains the top ranking country in overall governance in Africa, Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) revealed this week. According to latest governance index published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Indian Ocean Island tops the list as the best governed African nation, for the fifth successive year. From a total of 53 […]

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Côte d’Ivoire eyes about 400,000 tons of cotton this year

Côte d’Ivoire’s Cotton and Cashew Council on Thursday announced that the West African nation is expecting to harvest about 400,000 tons of cotton this year, an increase of 60,000 tons compared to the previous season. According to the head of the council, the forecast is based on the good rainfall and better government support through […]

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