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Africans Have the Capacity to Change Our Continent - President Kagame Tells Private Sector in Abidjan

[Rwanda Govt] Abidjan, 20 December 2018 - President Kagame said on Thursday that Africans have the capacities to change the continent from being a permanent recipient of the other's generosity as he addressed members of the private sector in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Eranove signs a new concession for a power plant in Côte d'Ivoire

[35°N] Abidjan, December 20, 2018 - The Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Mr Abdourahmane Cissé, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr Adama Koné, the Secretary of State to the Prime Minister in charge of the Budget and State Portfolio, Mr Moussa Sanogo, and the Director General of Atinkou, Bernard N'Guessan Kouassi, in the presence of the Managing Director of the Eranove Group, Mr Marc Albérola, have signed on Wednesday 19 December 2018, the concession agreement for the (AllAfrica)

Oragroup's IPO on the Abidjan Stock Exchange - 100% subscription to the public offering

[35°N] With 100% subscriptions at the end of the public offering, Oragroup is preparing the biggest introduction at the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) (AllAfrica)

Kagame in Côte d'Ivoire On Two-Day State Visit

[New Times] President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame arrived in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire for a two-day state visit. (AllAfrica)

Sustainability, Peace, Security 'Best Guarantee Against Instability' - UN Chief

[Africa Renewal] "Peace and development are indivisible," UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, encouraging a stronger push along what he dubbed "the peace continuum" as the "best guarantee against instability and insecurity." (AllAfrica)

LRRRC, UNHCR Draft Vision for Ivorian Refugees Local Integration

[Observer] The Liberia Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have drafted a comprehensive vision aimed at ensuring the sustainable local integration of Ivorian refugees at the various camps in the country. (AllAfrica)

HEC Paris launches its first office for West and Central Africa in Abidjan

[35°N] 22 November 2018 - HEC Paris celebrates the opening of its first office for West and Central Africa, in Abidjan. (AllAfrica)

CFAO Retail and Carrefour enter in partnership with JUMIA

[35°N] 26 November 2018: Adialea, the joint venture between CFAO and Carrefour, has announced the signature of memorandum of understanding with Jumia, Africa's leading name in e‑commerce, to sell Carrefour products through the company's online shopping platform. (AllAfrica)

Semlex Wins Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast National Identification Document Contracts

[The Point] SEMLEX GROUP has signed two major contracts with the governments of Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast for the production of their national identification documents. (AllAfrica)

Ivorian Legend Drogba Calls Time On Glittering Football Career

[Nairobi News] Former captain of Côte d'Ivoire says he is retiring from the game a happy man. (AllAfrica)

Retail in Africa - CFAO Retail pursues its business development plan with the opening of Carrefour Market in the Abidjan borough of Yopougon

[35°N] Abidjan, 22 November 2018: CFAO Retail today celebrated the inauguration of its third store in Côte d'Ivoire and its fourth in Sub-Saharan Africa. The new Carrefour Market is part of the Cosmos shopping centre opened today by His Excellency Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister, Minister of Budget and State Portfolio. (AllAfrica)

Soccer Legend Drogba Retires

[allAfrica] Cape Town -African football legend Didier Drogba has retired from the game. (AllAfrica)

Didier Drogba Calls Time On Playing Career

[RFI] Didier Drogba, one of the most high profile African footballers of the past 20 years, confirmed his retirement as a player on Wednesday night. Drogba, 40, had been plying his trade in the United States with Phoenix Rising, the second division club at which he is a co-owner. (AllAfrica)

These Young Africans Were Just Recognised for Making a Difference

[allAfrica] Cape Town -You may know who Millie Bobby Brown is from her role in the American TV series Stranger Things, but do you know who Kherann Yao, Deasy Helena Muzima, Detty Dione Datto, Lebohang Masango and Tchonté Silué are? (AllAfrica)

Millie Bobby Brown Named UNICEF's Youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador

[Unicef] Stranger Things star appointed on World Children's Day, when children around the world unite for their rights and 'take-over' key roles in government, entertainment and business (AllAfrica)

Prosecution Outlines Evidence On Gbagbo and Blé Goudé's Alleged Criminal Responsibility

[International Justice Monitor] Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and his former youth and sports minister Charles Blé Goudé have filed a no case to answer motion, requesting an acquittal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) without being required to present their defense. This post summarizes prosecution evidence contained in a filing responding to the motion, and in presentations made at a hearing last month, in which it argues that it has advanced sufficient evidence to enable judges to convict the duo. (AllAfrica)

Legal Proceedings Against Simone Gbagbo - Prosecutor Requests Access to Ivorian Submissions

[International Justice Monitor] Convicted and amnestied by the Ivorian authorities, Simone Gbagbo is still wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Faced with the refusal of the Ivorian government to transfer the former first lady, the ICC has requested documents which the ICC Prosecutor also wishes to access. (AllAfrica)

Solar-Powered School Bags Changing Cote d'Ivoire's Education

[This is Africa] "No child should study in the dark": Evariste Akoumian, a 37-year-old Ivorian, invented the "Solarpak", a schoolbag with a solar panel and a lamp, to improve the education of young schoolchildren from rural, non-electrified areas. Using the lamp, children can now comfortably study after dark. (AllAfrica)

Prosecution - Gbagbo Encouraged the Commission of Crimes

[International Justice Monitor] Hearings in the trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé continued this Tuesday, October 2, 2018. As was the case yesterday, the day was devoted to the prosecution's response to the defenses' requests for dismissal of the case. (AllAfrica)

FEC Approves $1.5m AfDB Loan for Lagos - Abidjan Road

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved $1.5 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the Lagos-Abidjan road project. (AllAfrica)

Gbagbo Trial - Bensouda Opposes a Dismissal and Drops Charges Against Blé Goudé

[International Justice Monitor] Fatou Bensouda has dropped some charges against Charles Blé Goudé, who is facing trial as a co-defendant of Laurent Gbagbo before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for acts of crimes against humanity. (AllAfrica)

For the Prosecution, This Trial Must Proceed to the End

[International Justice Monitor] After several months, the joint trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé resumed Monday, October 1, 2018 in The Hague. Over the course of five days, the different parties will submit their arguments regarding the request for dismissal filed by the defense teams. (AllAfrica)

Oragroup announces the largest IPO ever made on the Abidjan Stock Exchange (BRVM)

[35°N] With a fundraising target of CFAF 56.9 billion (?86 million), Oragroup's IPO will be the biggest listing on the BRVM, Abidjan's stock exchange since its creation in 1998. The fundraising will enable Oragroup to consolidate its growth. (AllAfrica)

African Handball Clubs Championship - Three Cameroonian Clubs in Abidjan

[Cameroon Tribune] A total of 21 clubs are taking part in the competition that kicked off yesterday in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Didier Drogba, the Irreplaceable Chelsea Legend

[FirstTouch] After a short while, we have to reminisce the good old days. The times when African legends where still around, playing their best football in front of a crowd of tens of thousands, and millions behind a screen. This week, we focus on Didier Drogba, the Chelsea legend who had an illustrious career in England before moving to China and the MLS to wind down his career. Mostl know about his highs, the times when he was the king of Stamford Bridge and a constant menace in a head to head against Arsenal. But wh (AllAfrica)

International Criminal Court - Gbagbo, Blé Goudé Counsel Demand Acquittal

[Cameroon Tribune] They say after more than two years of trial, the prosecution has failed to prove its case against the former Ivorian President and cabinet minister. (AllAfrica)

Documentary Lays Bare the Flight of an African Migrant

[Deutsche Welle] A Paris-based Ivorian refugee retraced the dangerous route he took through Africa to escape civil war and produced Revenir, eye-opening documentary screened at the African Film Festival in Cologne. (AllAfrica)

What Has Happened to Ivory Coast's Bailly At United?

[FirstTouch] Jose Mourinho looked to have made a masterstroke in landing the signature of a certain Ivorian defender from Villarreal on the 8th of June, 2016. Not many teams were aware of the attributes that Eric Bailly possessed at just the age of 22 when he moved to Manchester United. The young player had a raw talent similar to that of Raphael Varane when he was brought in at the Bernabeu by Jose Mourinho when he was still the manager of Real Madrid. His pace above all else, convinced many that the defense of the ne (AllAfrica)

Ivorian Refugees in Liberia Get 100 Modern Homes

[New Liberia] The availability of quality housing has always been a challenge for refugees the world over. A problem the government of Liberia through Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission LRRRC and United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR has endeavored to correct by the construction of 100 modern housing units for Ivorian Refugees in Bahn, Nimba County through its local reintegration program. (AllAfrica)

West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales

[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan's pro-whaling agenda. (AllAfrica)

Golden Eaglets Crush Cote d'Ivoire in Qualifiers

[Premium Times] A 5-1 victory recorded by the Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, over their Ivorian counterparts on Thursday put them back on track in their quest to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged next year in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)