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Guingouine (Côte d’Ivoire) (AFP) Leaving behind chic gowns and catwalks to stomp in the mud in heavy work boots, Guinean former fashion model Tiguidanke Camara has made herself west Africa’s first woman mine owner. In the small forest village of Guingouine, in the west of Ivory Coast, Camara runs a team of 10 geologists and labourers who are probing the soil for gold deposits. She readily wades into a mucky pond to help take laboratory samples. “When I was a model, I showed off for the jewellers. They have licencesRead More
UNESCO said Tuesday that it had decided to remove Ivory Coast's Comoe National Park from its list of endangered world heritage sites after more than a decade of conservation efforts.Read More