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High-Level Peacebuilding Delegation To Tour Three Countries

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -A High Level delegation from the UN Peace-Building Commission (PBC) arrives in Liberia Tuesday, October 5t on a Joint peace building mission in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Defense Lawyer Calls for Gbagbo's 'Unconditional' Release

[International Justice Monitor] In a letter to the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Emmanuel Altit, senior lawyer of Laurent Gbagbo, has called for a lifting of restrictions against his client who is on conditional release. (AllAfrica)

Shock Finding - What African Women Say About Wife-Beating

[Afrobarometer] Accra -About one in four African women - and even more African men - say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. (AllAfrica)

ICC Prosecutor Asks Judges to Declare a Mistrial in Gbagbo Case

[International Justice Monitor] The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor has asked the Appeals Chamber at the court based in The Hague to overturn the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and declare a mistrial. (AllAfrica)

Made With Child Labor? Major Chocolate Companies Flunk Scorecard

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Most of the world's cocoa is grown by poor family farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast, where an estimated 1.6 million children work in the industry (AllAfrica)

President Kagame in Abidjan for CGECI Academy

[Rwanda Govt] President Kagame is in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire where he will take part in the CGECI (Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d'Ivoire) Academy. (AllAfrica)

Kagame Addresses Ivorian Private Sector Meet

[New Times] President Paul Kagame is in Côte d'Ivoire where he earlier on Monday gave a keynote address at the country's largest meeting by members of the private sector, dubbed Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d'Ivoire (CGECI). (AllAfrica)

Cocoa Farmers Are Trapped By the Chocolate Industry

[The Conversation Africa] The chocolate industry is worth more than $80 billion a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s. In other areas, artificial support for cocoa farming is creating a debt problem. Farmers are also still under pressure to supply markets in wealthy countries instead of securing their own future. (AllAfrica)

Ivory Coast - Gbagbo Contest Liberation Conditions

[Cameroon Tribune] Lawyers of the former President, have submitted a complaint aimed at obtaining from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a review of conditions that had been imposed on his release when he was acquitted on 15, January, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Challenges Made Me an Achiever, Says Soccer Star Drogba

[New Times] Former Ivorian international football star Didier Drogba has noted that the challenges he faced in life made him take the lead to become a greater achiever and turn his talent into profit, which he initially didn't know was possible. (AllAfrica)

Local Black Stars Aim to Tame Elephants ... in Wafu Cup Semis Clash

[Ghanaian Times] The local Black Stars will continue with the hunt for a third WAFU Cup success when they line up against Cote d' Ivoire in a crunch semi final clash at the ongoing WAFU championship in Thies, Senegal today. (AllAfrica)

Black Stars B Clash With Cote d'Ivoire ... After Overcoming Stubborn B. Faso

[Ghanaian Times] BURKINA Faso's recent stranglehold on Ghana has been broken - and it was only done through the lottery of shoot-out. (AllAfrica)

Mano River Union Establishes Transboundary Water Resources National Advisory Committee

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Mano River Union (MRU) comprising of four West African countries including Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast have officially established a National Advisory Committee (NAC) to supervise and manage the transboundary water resources in the Moa-Makona and Cavalla water basins respectively. The decision was reached at the end of a one day stakeholders meeting held in Monrovia Thursday, September 26, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Shock as DJ Arafat's Body is Exhumed By Selfie-Chasing Die-Hard Fans

[Nairobi News] Twelve people have been arrested by Ivorian authorities after they exhumed the body of the late DJ Arafat and broke open the coffin in order to take photos and videos. (AllAfrica)

Another Political Crisis Hovers

[ISS] As Côte d'Ivoire heads towards its 2020 presidential elections, the question facing the international community - particularly the African Union (AU), its Peace and Security Council (PSC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - is what role they should play in Côte d'Ivoire's peacebuilding and democratic consolidation. (AllAfrica)

Grieving Fans Open Late Ivorian Singer Dj Arafat's Grave Just After Funeral

[RFI] Fans of the singer DJ Arafat opened his tomb and his coffin after his private funeral on Saturday morning. The Ivorian star was killed following a motorbike accident in Abidjian on 12 August. (AllAfrica)

Côte d'Ivoire Prepares to Say Goodbye to DJ Arafat

[RFI] Two weeks after the star of coupé-decalé died in a motorbike accident, more than 100,000 people are expected to attend Friday's music tribute to DJ Arafat. The popular musician and producer will be buried on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Fans of DJ Arafat Can Finally Pay Their Respects at Funeral

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The funeral arrangements for Ivorian singer DJ Arafat have now been announced. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde. (AllAfrica)

What You Need to Win Afcon Soccer Tourney

[The Conversation Africa] The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of the most difficult to win based on a large qualification pool. (AllAfrica)

The Emerging Alliance of Two Former Presidents

[RFI] One is currently out on parole in Brussels after being acquitted for war crimes; the other has joined the opposition after walking out of Côte d'Ivoire's coalition government. In recent months, Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bédié have gotten closer and teir rapprochement could shake up next year's presidential election. (AllAfrica)

DJ Arafat Dies in High-Speed Accident

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Ivorian singer and star of the coupé-décalé DJ Arafat is dead.  He died August 12, as a result of a traffic accident that occurred on Sunday evening, Ivorian Radio-Television (RTI) announced on its Twitter account. (AllAfrica)

Ivorian Singer Dj Arafat, 33 Dies in Traffic Accident - Côte d'Ivoire State TV

[RFI] Popular Ivorian singer DJ Arafat, known for his hit, "Moto Moto" died on Monday after getting in a traffic accident, said state broadcaster Ivorian Public Radio-Television (RTI). (AllAfrica)

When Funds Are Stolen, Peasants Piss On Seedlings

[East African] Last Monday, Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours, in what almost certainly was a world record. (AllAfrica)

Crackdown On Dissenting Voices Must Stop Ahead of Next Year's Elections

[AI London] 14 peaceful activists arrested since the beginning of the year (AllAfrica)

Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bechtel and Côte d'Ivoire Launch New Collaboration

[USMCC] Abidjan -The U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has announced its intent to deploy a new strategic collaboration with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation (a Bechtel company) and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire, focusing on national infrastructure master planning. (AllAfrica)

Joint Statement Between the U.S. and the AU Concerning the Development of the AfCFTA

[USTR] Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney and African Union Commission Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga today signed a joint statement concerning trade between the United States and the African Union at the opening ceremony of the 2019 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. (AllAfrica)

Remarks of Ambassador C.J. Mahoney at the 2019 AGOA Forum

[USTR] Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire -Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney delivered the following remarks at the opening ceremony of the 2019 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: (AllAfrica)

U.S., Côte d'Ivoire to Co-host the 2019 AGOA Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

[State Department] The United States and Côte d'Ivoire will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from August 4-6. (AllAfrica)

Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal

[State Department] The United States and Côte d'Ivoire will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from August 4-6. (AllAfrica)

Flip-Flops to Building Blocks - How Plastic Waste Can Build a Classroom

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Too much plastic and not enough schools are scourges of modern life many countries face. Now a factory in West Africa will try to tackle both by transforming old flip-flops and car tyres into bricks to build classrooms. (AllAfrica)