Anger flares in Ivory Coast after election candidates barred
Opposition figures reacted angrily on Tuesday after Ivory Coast's top court rejected 40 candidates for upcoming presidential elections, validating the contested bid of head of state Alassane Ouattara but sidelining his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo.
Ivory Coast president urges peace as he files candidacy for elections
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called for peace after clashes that have claimed at least eight lives as he filed his candidacy on Monday for elections less than three months away.
Reflecting on AfDB and Adesina for Africa
The economy must be structured in a way that it must help the society and the human resource therein to develop themselves, and, in turn, they should help in developing, further, the economy.
Ivory Coast president says will not run for third term
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not run in October's election, ending months of speculation over whether he would seek a third term.
Ghana keen to adopt Eco as currency
Ghana is keen to adopt new West African currency Eco which is replacing CFA used by Francophone countries in the region. Eight members of the West African Monetary and Economic Union agreed to dump CFA for Eco on December 21. “It will help remove trade and monetary barriers, reduce transaction costs, boost economic activity, and…
Ivory Coast leader announces amnesty for Simone Gbagbo and 800 others
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday announced amnesties for around 800 people, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo who is currently behind bars, in the name of national reconciliation.
West African leaders break silence on Togo violence
At least 16 people have been killed and scores more injured in anti-government protests that have seen hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets across the country.
Ivory Coast slashes budget on low cocoa prices
Ivory Coast has cut planned spending for 2017 by 10 percent due to a sharp drop in world prices of cocoa, its leading export, President Alassane Ouattara said, according to Thursday’s edition of national newspaper Le Patriote.