ECO: Designed for integration, dogged by mutual suspicion
The announcement of the takeoff of ECOWAS Currency, ECO, would have inspired mutual applause and unreserved general commendations.
Nigerian children rescued from human traffickers in Ivory Coast
Authorities in Ivory Coast have rescued 137 children who were trafficked to the country to work on cocoa plantations or as sex workers. The children were rescued during a two-day search of cars, farms and nearby villages by the Ivory Coast Police in the eastern town of Aboisso, Voice of America reported. The children ranged…
Macron says French forces kill 33 'terrorists' in Mali
French President Emmanuel Macron said 33 "terrorists" had been "neutralised" in an operation by French forces in central Mali on Saturday.
Five things to know about Africa's CFA franc
The CFA franc, a seven-decade-old currency shared by more than a dozen states in West Africa, has found itself in the spotlight over calls for it to be scrapped.
Thousands of opposition supporters rally in Ivory Coast
Tens of thousands of people attended a rally by the opposition Ivorian Democratic Party (PDCI) on Saturday in preparation for next year's presidential election. Supporters dressed in the party's green and white colours flooded into John Paul II Square in the city of Yamoussoukro, the birthplace of former president and party founder Felix Houphouet-Boigny.
Labour leadership in the 21st century: Challenges and transformation
As difficult union systems progress through the coming years, their liability to encounter snakes or ladders will depend, however, not on throws of the dice, but on certain dispositions and capacity to take initiates
Discover Ivory Coast: 5 Interesting Things To Do When You Visit
Ivory Coast also known as Cote d’Ivoire is located in West Africa and it is one of the top French-speaking countries in the world. It has two capitals Yamoussoukro which is the political capital and Abidjan the economic capital. Ivory Coast is also known as the largest exporter of Cocoa. If you are looking for a…
Cocoa prices soar as Ivory Coast, Ghana threaten supply cut
Cocoa prices rose sharply on Wednesday after key producers Ivory Coast and Ghana threatened to stop selling their products to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price.
One year after, AfCFTA seeks last ratification to kick off agreement
A year after the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was presented for signature, along with the Kigali Declaration and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Right to Residence and Right to Establishment, implementation of the agreement remains delayed over the inability to achieve required number of ratifications. Twenty-two (22) ratifications…
Engine failure forces Air France A380 back to Abidjan
A mid-flight engine failure forced an Air France A380 jet with more than 500 passengers on board to turn back to the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan where it landed without further incident early Sunday. "We were flying over Niger (to Paris)... I saw a ball of flame for a few seconds and then a large…