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.
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…
Zaha strikes as Ivory Coast reach Cup of Nations last 16
Wilfried Zaha scored on his first start at this year's Africa Cup of Nations as Ivory Coast clinched a place in the last 16 with a 4-1 victory over Namibia on Monday.
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…
Ivory Coast's Gbagbo to stay detained until February
Ivory Coast ex-strongman Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars until at least February despite his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal court, the tribunal said Friday.
Ivory Coast's Gbagbo seeks immediate release from ICC
Defence lawyers sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's immediate release by the International Criminal Court on Thursday following his acquittal over post-election violence.