Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24818/all en Ivory Coast signs $500 mln loan deal with China's Exim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/ivory-coast-signs-500-mln-loan-deal-chinas-exim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Loucoumane Coulibaly</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's government has agreed a $500 million low-interest loan from China's Export-Import Bank to finance construction of a 275 megawatt hydropower station near the western town of Soubre.</p> <p>The West African nation is investing heavily in major infrastructure projects in the wake of a years of political turmoil and is pushing to increase energy production by 150 MW per year over the next decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/ivory-coast-signs-500-mln-loan-deal-chinas-exim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abidjan Africa Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:15:38 +0000 5732259 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast inflation rises to 3.4 pct in Dec http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ivory-coast-inflation-rises-34-pct-dec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABIDJAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast year-on-year consumer price inflation in rose to 3.4 percent in December from 3 percent in November, figures from the National Statistics Institute showed on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ivory-coast-inflation-rises-34-pct-dec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d'Ivoire Economic Community of West African States Health Ivory Coast Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:30 +0000 5732690 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ivory Coast first to qualify for Nations Cup quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-ivory-coast-first-qualify-nations-cup-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup on Saturday and Algeria were the first team to be eliminated when they were beaten 2-0 by Togo in Group D.</p> <p>The Ivorians cannot finish lower than second in their group while Algeria are out after losing their first two matches.</p> <p>Ivory Coast head the group with six points, followed by Togo and Tunisia on three and Algeria on zero. Ivory Coast face Algeria on Wednesday and Togo meet Tunisia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-ivory-coast-first-qualify-nations-cup-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ivory Coast West African Nations Cup Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:45:03 +0000 5739961 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Soccer-Ivory Coast first to qualify for Nations Cup quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/rpt-soccer-ivory-coast-first-qualify-nations-cup-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(clarifies final para)</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup on Saturday and Algeria were the first team to be eliminated when they were beaten 2-0 by Togo in Group D.</p> <p>The Ivorians cannot finish lower than second in their group while Algeria are out after losing their first two matches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/rpt-soccer-ivory-coast-first-qualify-nations-cup-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ivory Coast Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:45:16 +0000 5739962 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Togo beat Algeria 2-0 to put Ivory Coast into quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-togo-beat-algeria-2-0-put-ivory-coast-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Togo's 2-0 win against Algeria in the African Nations Cup on Saturday helped keep their last eight chances alive and sealed Ivory Coast's qualification from Group D.</p> <p>Emmanuel Adebayor after 32 minutes and Dove Wome's stoppage time strike at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace put Togo on three points with Tunisia and eliminated Algeria, while pacesetters Ivory Coast cannot finish lower than second.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-togo-beat-algeria-2-0-put-ivory-coast-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Football in France Ivory Coast Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:45:17 +0000 5739963 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Ivory Coast first to qualify for Cup quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-soccer-ivory-coast-first-qualify-cup-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Ivory Coast confirmed as Group D winners)</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup on Saturday and Algeria were the first team to be eliminated when they were beaten 2-0 by Togo in Group D.</p> <p>The Ivorians are assured of top spot in their group while Algeria are out after losing their first two matches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-soccer-ivory-coast-first-qualify-cup-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ivory Coast Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:15:30 +0000 5739971 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Africa Cup quarter-final - Nigeria 2 Ivory Coast 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-africa-cup-quarter-final-nigeria-2-ivory-coast-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Full result of an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace Sunday:</p> <p>Nigeria 2 (Emenike 43, Mba 78) Ivory Coast 1 (Tiote 50)</p> <p>Teams</p> <p>Nigeria: Enyeama (capt), Ambrose, Omeruo, Oboabona, Echiejile, Mba, Mikel, Onazi, Emenike, Ideye, Moses (Yobo 90)</p> <p>Coach: Stephen Keshi</p> <p>Ivory Coast: Barry, Eboue, Zokora, Bamba, Tiene, Romaric (L. Traore 83), Tiote, Kalou (Gradel 69), Y. Toure, Gervinho, Drogba (capt)</p> <p>Coach: Sabri Lamouchi (FRA)</p> <p>Yellow cards</p> <p>Nigeria: Onazi 28, Enyeama 90</p> <p>Ivory Coast: Toure 38, Kalou 47, Bamba 81</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-africa-cup-quarter-final-nigeria-2-ivory-coast-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Spain Ivory Coast AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:30:22 +0000 5744628 at http://www.globalpost.com Pirates release French tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/pirates-release-french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pirates who seized a French tanker with a mostly African crew off Ivory Coast this week have released the vessel, a spokesman for its owner Sea Tankers said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The boat was released very early this morning. The pirates left the ship, which is under the control of its captain," said the spokesman, adding that two of the 17 sailors aboard were lightly wounded during the hijacking.</p> <p>The spokesman said part of the ship's cargo was stolen, but provided no other details on why the pirates abandoned the ship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/pirates-release-french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Ivory Coast Piracy Piracy in Somalia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:45:57 +0000 5747345 at http://www.globalpost.com Guinean soldiers occupy Ivorian village in border dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/guinean-soldiers-occupy-ivorian-village-border-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Soldiers from Guinea have occupied a village in Ivory Coast as a decades-old border dispute flares up, Ivorian security sources said Monday.</p> <p>An Ivorian soldier in the area told AFP, when reached by telephone from Abidjan, that "around 50 Guinean soldiers armed with Kalashnikovs" took over the village of Kpeaba.</p> <p>Kpeaba lies close to the town of Sipilou, around 15 kilometres (nine) from Ivory Coast's border with Guinea.</p> <p>"They have taken down the Ivorian flag and raised the Guinean one," said the soldier with the FRCI, the Ivorian army. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/guinean-soldiers-occupy-ivorian-village-border-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Ivory Coast Member states of La Francophonie War AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:30:36 +0000 5759319 at http://www.globalpost.com ICoast, Guinea vow peaceful resolution to border dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/icoast-guinea-vow-peaceful-resolution-border-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast will seek to peacefully resolve a border dispute with Guinea that has seen an Ivorian village occupied by Guinean soldiers since late January, a government statement said Wednesday.</p> <p>"Ivory Coast and Guinea, determined to choose a peaceful resolution to this dispute, have decided" to call on both populations to calm down, said the statement by the council of ministers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/icoast-guinea-vow-peaceful-resolution-border-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Ivory Coast Member states of the United Nations War AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:31:02 +0000 5761525 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast wants UN drone border surveillance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/ivory-coast-wants-un-drone-border-surveillance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast asked the United Nations Tuesday to monitor its border with Liberia with drones to make up for the expected decline in the global body's presence in the African country. </p> <p>Should a planned withdrawal of UN peacekeepers go into effect, Ivory Coast is seeking "the deployment of qualitative resources such as surveillance drones in the border area," said the country's UN envoy, Youssoufou Bamba.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/ivory-coast-wants-un-drone-border-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ivory Coast Peacekeeping United Nations peacekeeping War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:17:02 +0000 5817692 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast lawmakers pass critical land, nationality laws http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130823/ivory-coast-lawmakers-pass-critical-land-nationality-laws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ange Aboa</p> <p>ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's parliament on Friday approved new laws to ease access to citizenship for millions of foreigners and improve state regulation of land ownership, two issues at the heart of a decade of political crisis and violence.</p> <p>Immigrants from Ivory Coast's arid neighbors flocked to the West African nation following independence in 1960, lured by then President Felix Houphouet-Boigny's promises of land for anyone willing to develop it for agriculture.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130823/ivory-coast-lawmakers-pass-critical-land-nationality-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d'Ivoire Economic Community of West African States Ivory Coast Thomson Reuters Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:15:50 +0000 5916598 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast raises minimum wage by 60 percent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/ivory-coast-raises-minimum-wage-60-percent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Ivorian government announced Wednesday it would raise the minimum wage by more than 60 percent after 19 years at the same level.</p> <p>"This decision... will ease the burden on workers who have been hit far too hard by price rises," said government spokeswoman Affoussiata Bamba.</p> <p>The minimum monthly wage was fixed at 36,600 CFA Francs (55 euros, $75), and will rise to 60,000 CFA Francs (90 euros, $120) for the first time since 1994, when the CFA currency was devalued by half, according to a labour department document seen by AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/ivory-coast-raises-minimum-wage-60-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Employment compensation Human resource management Ivory Coast Labor Law Management Politics AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:40:08 +0000 5995925 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast raises minimum wage by 60 percent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/ivory-coast-raises-minimum-wage-60-percent-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Ivorian government announced Wednesday it would raise the minimum wage by more than 60 percent after 19 years at the same level.</p> <p>"This decision... will ease the burden on workers who have been hit far too hard by price rises," said government spokeswoman Affoussiata Bamba.</p> <p>The minimum monthly wage was fixed at 36,600 CFA Francs (55 euros, $75), and will rise to 60,000 CFA Francs (90 euros, $120) for the first time since 1994, when the CFA currency was devalued by half, according to a labour department document seen by AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/ivory-coast-raises-minimum-wage-60-percent-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Employment compensation Human resource management Ivory Coast Labor Law Management Politics AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:40:08 +0000 5995926 at http://www.globalpost.com Watchdog backs end to Ivory Coast 'blood diamond' ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/watchdog-backs-end-ivory-coast-blood-diamond-ban-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global diamond watchdog, the Kimberley Process, on Friday gave its backing for the lifting of a 2005 UN embargo on diamond sales from Ivory Coast.</p> <p>"The plenary recognised that Cote d'Ivoire has fulfilled ... minimum requirements," under the group's certification system, which is designed to stop the export of conflict, or "blood" diamonds.</p> <p>The move clears a major hurdle for the west African country to resume trading its diamonds on the international market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/watchdog-backs-end-ivory-coast-blood-diamond-ban-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Blood diamonds Diamond Ivory Coast AFP Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:47:11 +0000 5997229 at http://www.globalpost.com