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Air borders start reopening in Côte d’Ivoire & Zambia

International flights, which have been suspended since March due to the health crisis, will be able to resume from 1 July, the Ivorian authorities announced on June 25. But travelers arriving on Ivorian soil will be subject to “control on arrival and monitoring during their stay through a geolocation system,” Health Minister Eugene Aka Aoulé […]

Fatou Bensouda & team defend their appeal following the acquittal of former Ivorian president

Since Monday June 22, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda and her team have been explaining and defending the reasons that led them to appeal the acquittal of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his former Minister of Youth Charles Blé Goudé. The prosecution has three days to convince. As expected, the prosecution […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Former President Bédié announces candidacy for the 2020 presidential election

Former president of Côte d’Ivoire Henri Konan Bédié is officially candidate for the presidential election. The candidacy of the former Ivorian head of state, 86, was announced Saturday in Abidjan at a ceremony of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI). He was officially urged to stand at the party’s nomination convention scheduled for the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Deadly landslide killed more than ten people

At least 13 people were killed in a landslide that occurred on Thursday in Anyama, a commune north of Abidjan, according to provisional estimates. Several houses located at the bottom of the railway line that goes to Burkina Faso were buried under meters of mud. Around 8:00 am Thursday June 18, the mound on which […]

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Covid-19: Senegal wants to avoid stigmatization

In the last two days, the number of deaths related to Covid-19 has been 10, including 6 new deaths in 24 hours, bringing to 70 the number of deaths recorded since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. In addition, 74 new cases have been added to this list. In addition, the health authorities […]

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ICC granted more freedom for Gbagbo and Blé Goudé

In a decision issued on Thursday May 28, the ICC Appeals Chamber decided to revoke part of the conditions of release imposed on Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé. According to the ICC Appeal Chamber’s statement, the former president of Côte d’Ivoire and his minister will no longer be prevented from moving outside the boundaries […]

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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: cabinet reshuffle

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara carried out a slight government reshuffle on Wednesday 13 May, the presidency announced in a statement. This reshuffle, announced while Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly is in France for treatment, was marked by the dismissal of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Albert Mabri Toikeusse, ally and vice-president of […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Nineteen new arrests for alleged insurgency attempt

New elements have emerged in the so-called “Guillaume Soro” case in Côte d’Ivoire. At a press conference on Tuesday, Prosecutor Richard Adou announced 19 new arrests in the case. Nineteen people were recently arrested in connection with the investigation into the alleged insurrection attempt orchestrated by MP Guillaume Soro, Prosecutor Richard Adou said at a […]

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Ivorian PM Amadou Gon evacuated to France for medical treatment

The Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon has been evacuated to France on Saturday, May 2, for “medical check-up”. The Presidency announced in a statement that the Minister of State, Minister of Defense Hamed Bakayoko, will be in charge of the interim. The presidency did not state clearly what Gon, who underwent a serious heart surgery […]

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