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"Drones have become my passion," says Noursely Doumbia, who holds a degree in electronics and is currently learning to pilot drones as part of a pioneering programme in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan.Read More
"Drones have become my passion," says Noursely Doumbia, who holds a degree in electronics and is currently learning to pilot drones as part of a pioneering programme in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan.Read More
"Drones have become my passion," says Noursely Doumbia, who holds a degree in electronics and is currently learning to pilot drones as part of a pioneering programme in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan.Read More
Ivory Coast's ruling coalition won an overwhelming victory Saturday in the country's first senatorial elections, which were boycotted by the opposition who have accused the electoral commission of bias.Read More
Abidjan (AFP) “Drones have become my passion,” says Noursely Doumbia, who holds a degree in electronics and is currently learning to pilot drones as part of a pioneering programme in Ivory Coast’s economic capital Abidjan. The training is being offered at a new “drone academy” which has been set up by the Ivorian Electricity Company (CIE) in order to revolutionise the inspection of its infrastructure and ultimately to reduce costs. Although common in Europe, the use of drones is still in its infancy in West Africa although the commercial marketRead More
Ivory Coast voted Saturday in its first senatorial elections, boycotted by the opposition who have accused the electoral commission of bias.Read More
Abidjan (AFP) Ivory Coast’s ruling coalition won an overwhelming victory Saturday in the country’s first senatorial elections, which were boycotted by the opposition who have accused the electoral commission of bias. The Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) coalition took 50 of the 66 seats contested, according to a tally compiled by AFP from results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission. President Alassane Ouattara will appoint a further 33 senators. The opposition had called for a reform of the commission and for all votes — including future municipalRead More
The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast $1 billion for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a top official for the bank's Africa region has said.Read More
Abidjan (AFP) The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast $1 billion for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a top official for the bank’s Africa region has said. Of that figure, $300 million would be set aside for the cocoa industry while another $200 million would be ploughed into cashew nut production, said Makhtar Diop, vice president of the World Bank’s Africa region. Ivory Coast is the world’s top cocoa-producing nation and the second largest producer of raw cashews. It currently exportsRead More
Riot police in Ivory Coast on Thursday arrested protestors and fired teargas to prevent an opposition demonstration from going ahead, AFP journalists said.Read More