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Shot of the day
Shot of the day CELEBRATING CULTURE: Women parading in wide-skirted costumes and bucket and feather headdresses at a cultural festival in Bingerville, Ivory Coast recently. The Ivoiro-Antillais festival is aimed at building a cultural bridge between Ivory Coast and the Caribbean. Photo: (...)
[Namibian Sun] 28/03/2017

 
‘U.N. Mission Expects to End in a Year,’ UN Chief
U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous has said he expects operations in Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia to end by March 2018, which will save hundreds of millions of dollars. He told a farewell news conference on Friday that a major U.N. review of the 16 peacekeeping missions — which cost nearly (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

 
Cote d'Ivoire: Jailing of Gay Ivorian Men Stokes Fears in LGBT Safe Haven
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -Ivory Coast does not explicitly criminalise homosexuality, but its public indecency law singles out homosexual acts and relations.
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

 
Baby born with 4 legs, 2 spines survives risky surgery to remove two extra limbs
The very young life of Baby Dominique is now forever changed. She was born in the Ivory Coast, with four legs and two spines, the result of a twin who died in utero and was absorbed by Dominique 8217;s body. At 10 months, after flying nearly 9,000 miles, the child underwent a massive, risky s (...)
[Nigerian Voice] 22/03/2017

Ivory Coast appoint former Belgium manager Wilmots as coach
Ivory Coast named Marc Wilmots as Les Éléphants new head coach on Tuesday. The former Belgium coach Wilmots, 48, succeeded Michel Dussuyer who resigned in January after exited the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage. “The appointment of Marc Wilmots is a big catch for the Ivorian (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 21/03/2017

Belgium’s Wilmots new Ivory Coast coach
Former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has been appointed to lead Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifying bid, the country's football authorities said on Tuesday.
[Today] 21/03/2017

Doctors successfully operate on baby born with four legs, two spines
Doctors on Tuesday successfully separated a baby girl, from the Ivory Coast, born with four legs and two spines in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital. Paediatric and reconstructive surgeon Frank Vicari said the ten-month-old Dominique underwent a six-hour procedure involving five (...)
[Punch] 21/03/2017

Cote d’Ivoire names Wilmots new coach
Former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has been appointed to lead Cote d’Ivoire’s World Cup qualifying bid, the country’s football authorities said on Tuesday. Wilmots, 48, is one of an elite band of players to have played at four World Cups, and also led Belgium into the 2014 World Cup during his (...)
[New Telegraph] 21/03/2017

Ivory Coast name Wilmots as coach
Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the (...)
[Q FM] 21/03/2017

Ivory Coast to nearly double banana production in two years
Ivory Coast to nearly double banana production in two years
Ivory Coast's banana output is expected to nearly double within two years thanks to the recent arrival of two large producers and initiatives to promote local farmers and regional trade, an industry official said on Thursday.
[Africa Report] 16/03/2017

 
Côte d’Ivoire: Annan, Adesina urge governments to close Africa's energy deficit
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Africa Progress Pane Kofi Annan, and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina have called on African governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy gap. (...)
[Panapress] 13/03/2017

Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB, ARC enhance weather-related risk management in Africa
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have formally teamed up to strengthen mechanisms to manage weather-related risk on the continent, it was officially announced here Tuesday. (...)
[Panapress] 07/03/2017

Africa: African Bankers Scrutinize German Minister's 'Marshall Plan'
[Deutsche Welle] German Development Minister Gerd Müller has been canvassing support for his 'Marshall Plan with Africa' at the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast. Some bankers thought his discussion paper lacked detail.
[AllAfrica] 05/03/2017

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB to open field offices in Benin, Guinea and Niger
By Correspondent Benin, Guinea and Niger will benefit significantly from the development support provided by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) following the Board’s approval to open offices in the three countries in order to strengthen its operational presence, visibility and address their needs effectively....
[The African Business Fortune] 24/02/2017

AfDB to open field offices in Benin, Guinea and Niger
— Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 23, 2017 – Benin, Guinea and Niger will benefit significantly from the development support provided by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) following the Board’s approval to open offices in the three countries in order… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 23/02/2017

- West Africa: 30 media workers arrested in 38 days
The 30 victims, made up of 15 journalists and 15 media technicians, were arrested, detained and/or assaulted in 10 separate incidents in four countries namely Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Togo
[IFEX] 22/02/2017

Adesina to Ambassadors: “We are stronger than ever before”
— Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 16, 2017 – In a major speech delivered before the diplomatic community in Abidjan, African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina stressed that the Bank is stronger than ever before. The lending and disbursements are… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 17/02/2017

AfDB approves new US $28.2M funding injection in Shelter Afrique
— Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 16, 2017 – On February 1, 2017, the African Development Bank disbursed an equity investment of US $8.2 million in Shelter Afrique, a Development Finance Institution investing in affordable housing for Africa. It is owned… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 17/02/2017

Cote d'Ivoire: Six Journalists Arrested Over 'False News' On Mutiny
[Al Jazeera] Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers and the public prosecutor said.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Cote d'Ivoire: Six Journalists Detained Over Mutiny Reporting
[Deutsche Welle] Editors and executives at independent and opposition media have been arrested for "spreading false information." Ivory Coast has been rocked by a series of strikes and mutinies by soldiers demanding backpay and (...)
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

UN: 'Côte d’Ivoire could be success story if peacekeeping gains fully backed'
New York, US (PANA) - Côte d’Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country on Wednesday told the Security Council, but warned that authorities need to invest more in national reconciliation and transitional justice, and to improve the economic, social and (...)
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

AfDB approves US $69.6 for Ghana, Malawi and Mozambique
— Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 1, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved two transport sector investment risk participations amounting to US $69.6… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 03/02/2017

Cote d'Ivoire: Coach Dussuyer Can't Find Key to Success, Calls it Quits
[allAfrica] Departing a dream job with the Ivory Coast has not proven easy for Michel Dussuyer but the Frenchman said he had quit to "preserve a more serene and peaceful climate without negative pressure on this young squad".
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

Côte d’Ivoire unrest makes cocoa grinders rethink investments
Côte d’Ivoire unrest makes cocoa grinders rethink investments
Cocoa grinders in Côte d’Ivoire are holding off on new investments after military and social unrest this month, potentially denting government plans to boost processing of the commodity in the world's top grower.
[Africa Report] 31/01/2017

 
Africa's chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns
SWIFT Innotribe, one of the worlds leading startup competitions, announced today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. In its third successive year, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 16-18 (...)
[IT News Africa] 31/01/2017

Int'l Recognition: Cameroon, Ivory Coast reporters win Africa fact-check awards
The awards were handed out by Africa Check, which was set up in South Africa in 2012.
[Pulse] 08/12/2016

Simone Gbagbo: Ivory Coast's ex-first lady clashes with judge at trial
Simone Gbagbo is the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, who was forced from power in 2011.
[Pulse] 29/11/2016



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