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Ecowas Countries to Develop Harmonized Fuel and Vehicle Emission Standards Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

[UNEP] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held its first regional meeting towards establishing regionally harmonized fuel and vehicle emission standards. The meeting was co-organized by UN Environment and the ECOWAS Commission, and brought together representatives from 12 of the 15 ECOWAS countries. Also, in attendance were Joel Devain, the Executive Secretary of the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA), Jane Akumu and Angele Luh of UN Environment and Bernard Koffi of the ECOWAS (AllAfrica)

Is Ivory Coast's President Tightening His Grip On Power?

[Deutsche Welle] The second term of Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara should be his last, according to the country's constitution. But Ouattara has dropped hints he might have other plans. Bram Posthumus reports from Abidjan. (AllAfrica)

Court Orders Ivoirians Extradited

[NEWS] The Monrovia City Court has ordered the Government of Liberia to extradite eight Ivorians accused of committing war crimes in their country to face prosecution. (AllAfrica)

Court Approves 8 Gbagbo Loyalists' Extradition

[Observer] Eight Ivorians believed to have been loyal to ousted Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who have legally challenged their extradition from Liberia, are expected to be turned over to the Ivorian government as soon as the Monrovia City Court yesterday approved their deportation (extradition). (AllAfrica)

President Weah Travels to Ivory Coast On Official Visit

[Govt of Liberia] President George Manneh Weah departs the Country today July 5th, 2018 for Ivory Coast on an official visit. While in Ivory Coast, the President will serve as guest of honor to the Islamic Community in the Yamoussoukro region. The President will also use the visit to explore new frontiers for increased trade between Liberia and Ivory Coast for the mutual benefit of both Countries. (AllAfrica)

Amadou Gon Coulibaly Renamed PM

[Cameroon Tribune] President Alassane Dramane Ouattara announced the change in a statement on July 4, 2018 after dissolving the cabinet. (AllAfrica)

No Happy Ending for Ivorian Girl Who Became Face of Migration

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Oumoh's story began when she left her home in the West African nation of Ivory Coast and began the long trek to Europe (AllAfrica)

What's Driving African Migration, Who's Going, and Where?

[Afrobarometer] It is well established that young people constitute the majority of those who risk their lives on migratory routes from Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe. But there are important differences by country that may inform more targeted policy responses. Afrobarometer's Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye and Edem Selormey present the preliminary findings of the current round of nationally representative surveys relating to migration aspirations. (AllAfrica)

Memories of Playing the Beautiful Game in Côte d'Ivoire

[allAfrica] San Francisco -"No one polishes the dust off my heart the way he does." --  Rabih Alameddine on the great Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta (AllAfrica)

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ross Set for Fact-Finding Mission to Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire

[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in Ethiopia, Kenya and Côte D'Ivoire as well as accompany Secretary Ross in Ghana. These visits provide an opportunity for the delegation to gather insight into market opportunities and ch (AllAfrica)

Govt Wants Bigger Piece of Chocolate Profits

[VOA] For many years, Ivory Coast has been the world's largest producer of cocoa. Most of it leaves the country in bulk and ends up in Europe, where it gets turned into fine and expensive chocolate, fetching up to 50 times the price of the raw cocoa. (AllAfrica)

Hair Politics - Beyond Beauty, This Ivorian Hair Artist Used Her Hair to Address #MeToo

[This is Africa] Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia's poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues. (AllAfrica)

Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home

[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes. (AllAfrica)

Open Letter to Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire

[HRW] Expand (AllAfrica)

Côte d'Ivoire - Justice for 2010-11 Crimes Stagnates

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A Warning Sign to African Telecoms Operators - Fire At Operator Closes Down Nearly 50% of Its Capacity

[Balancing Act] London -The fire on 30 April at Orange Cote d'Ivoire should send a shiver down the spine of all African telecoms operators. They now operate essential infrastructure and barring Presidential shut-downs, they need to take care in event of "fire and acts of God". Russell Southwood reflects on what happened. (AllAfrica)

Mourinho Benches Bailly Because Cote'd Ivoire Not At World Cup

[Vanguard] Jose Mourinho has made an odd revelation about why Eric Bailly hasn't been playing in recent weeks. Despite being United's best defender, Mourinho has left him out of the team because he doesn't have an international boss to impress ahead of the World Cup, as Ivory Coast didn't qualify. (AllAfrica)

WAFU Cup - Scorpions Facing Ivory Coast in Semis Today

[Foroyaa] Gambia cross daggers with The Elephants Ivory Coast today in a would-be thrilling clash. (AllAfrica)

Wafu Cup - Fans Envision Classic Final Between Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire

[Observer] The West Africa Union U-20 tournament has produced the last four teams that are competing in the semi-finals today. The four are host Liberia, La Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, and Mali. Liberia and La Cote d'Ivoire came from Group A and The Gambia and Mali came from Group B. (AllAfrica)

WAFU Cup - Gambia Beat Mali to Set Up Ivory Coast Semis

[Foroyaa] Gambia sealed a passage to the semi-finals of the West Africa Football Union Nations Cup (WAFU Cup) after beating Mali by 1-0 yesterday evening. (AllAfrica)

Host Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire Reach Semis

[CAF] Host Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire eased into the semis of the ongoing WAFU 'A' U-20 tournament after convincing wins in the ultimate Group A matches on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Ivorian President Pays Tribute to Genocide Victims

[New Times] The President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, yesterday paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Ouattara is in Rwanda on a three-day visit. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change Threatens Livelihoods of 130m Niger Basin Inhabitants

[Guardian] Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said the livelihoods of over 130 million people living in the Niger Basin were at risk of climate change and other environmental challenges. (AllAfrica)

Is Côte D'Ivoire Becoming a Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot?

[ISS] Since 2016, Côte d'Ivoire has recorded at least five major wildlife-trafficking events involving seizures and arrests. The most recent was in January, when 578kg of ivory and over half a ton of pangolin scales, leopard skins and other items were seized. According to media reports, the pangolin scales were probably poached and harvested in Côte d'Ivoire, while the elephant tusks came from West, East and Central Africa. (AllAfrica)

Will Ivorians Take a Stand for Syria's Victims?

[allAfrica] A United Nations Security Council vote on Syria last month offers fresh evidence that China is using its growing influence to curtail the UN's role in protecting human rights, in this case with help from Cote d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Standard Bank Confirms Expansion to Ivory Coast

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -STANDARD Bank has opened a branch in Ivory Coast, bringing its presence in African countries to 20. The bank in the capital, Abidjan, will focus on the needs of Corporate and Investment clients. (AllAfrica)

Weah Returns From State Visit to Ivory Coast, Ghana

[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah and his entourage have returned home after a four-day successful State visit to neighboring Ivory Coast and Ghana. Speaking to the press during his arrival at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County, President Weah termed the trip as "successful", saying major developmental issues were discussed. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Returns Home After Successful State Visit to Ivory Coast, Ghana

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia, Liberia - President George Manneh Weah and entourage have returned home after a four-day successful State visit to Ivory Coast and Ghana. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Departs Liberia for Cote d'Iviore, Ghana

[Govt of Liberia] President George Manneh Weah has departed the country for Abidjan and Accra respectively on a four-day State visit beginning the 4th through 7th April, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Ouattara Hails Mnangagwa, Smooth Transition

[The Herald] Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara has commended Zimbabwe for the smooth transition it undertook saying the peaceful move had done Africa proud. President Ouattara made the remarks after meeting President Mnangagwa at the Presidential Palace here yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire Sign 'Abidjan Declaration' On Cocoa

[Ghana Presidency] Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire have resolved to address the challenges of the cocoa sector, within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement which links the two countries, by signing the "Abidjan Declaration." (AllAfrica)