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Hershey’s and Mars accused of avoiding paying decent income differential to cocoa farmers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

Hershey’s and Mars, two American companies in the chocolate industry, are drawing the wrath of Abidjan and Accra. Ivorian and Ghanaian cocoa regulators accuse them of undermining efforts to raise the incomes of cocoa farmers. The two multinationals have “temporarily” changed their suppliers in order to avoid financing the decent income differential, a premium for […]

Polisario provocations: Ivorian President hails restraint shown by Morocco in Guerguarat

Polisario provocations: Ivorian President hails restraint shown by Morocco in Guerguarat

The President of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara, has addressed a letter to King Mohammed VI, reiterating his country’s solidarity with Morocco and hailing the great restraint shown by the Kingdom in the face of the provocations of the Polisario separatist front.   The Ivorian head of state assured the Monarch of his full support […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: All is set for President Laurent Gbagbo to be issued a diplomatic passport

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, according to several sources, completed the formalities in Belgium on Monday, for obtaining a diplomatic passport. Following the statements of President Alassane Ouattara on RFI and France 24, who, a few days before the presidential election, had said he was in favor of the handing over of a passport, this […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Augustin Sidy Diallo passed away after tested positive to COVID-19

Day of mourning for Ivorian football. On Saturday 21 November, Augustin Sidy Diallo was swept away at the age of 61. He had tested positive at Covid-19 in early November. Great figures of football, shocked by this brutal loss, pay tribute to the leader. It was under his presidency that the Elephants had once again […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Alassane Ouattara met with opposition leader, Henri Konan Bédié

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara met on Wednesday 11 November with the president of the opposition coalition, Henri Konan Bédié. This meeting was held two days after the televised speech of Alassane Ouattara in which he had indicated his intention to meet the president of the PDCI. Alassane Ouattara and Henri Konan Bédié met for about […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: violence intensifies, thousands flee country

As political and community violence flares up in Côte D’Ivoire following the controversial election of Alassane Ouattara for a third term, thousands of people have fled the country.   According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as a sign of the growing concern of the population, the violence has caused the exodus of 8,000 […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Constitutional Council confirmed the reelection of Alassane Ouattara for a third term

Unsurprisingly, the Ivorian Constitutional Council on Monday 9 November confirmed the results of the IEC proclaiming the victory of Alassane Ouattara in the presidential election of 31 October in the first round. The Constitutional Council has confirmed all the figures of the Ivorian Electoral Commission: Alassane Ouattara re-elected for a third term in the first […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Guillaume Soro called on the Defense and Security Forces “to act”

The trial of strength continues between the Ivorian government and its opposition. This Wednesday evening, former rebel leader Guillaume Soro, in exile in Paris, called on the Defense and Security Forces “to act”. While several opposition leaders are under house arrest, he said he is ready to continue the implementation of the “transition”. In this […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Alassane Ouattara declared winner, opposition announced the creation of a National Transitional Council

Following a meeting of more than an hour between the different opposition parties, Pascal Affi N’Guessan announced the creation of a National Transitional Council. The FPI candidate first recalled that the opponents no longer recognize Alassane Ouattara as President of the Republic and that his remaining in power is likely to “provoke a civil war”. […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Former President Laurent Gbagbo calls Ivoirians to avoid ‘‘disaster’’

The former president of Côte d’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo said Thursday he is resolutely on the side of the opposition and is against a third term of office for Alassane Ouattara. He therefore calls on all parties to negotiate to avoid what he calls “the disaster”. In an interview with TV5Monde, Laurent Gbagbo explains why he […]

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