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The infant mortality rate in Ivory Coast has halved in 20 years, the planning and development minister said Monday, pointing to better and more accessible health care.Read More
Very modern tales of religious intolerance, Islamist terrorism and illegal immigration are being heard as African story-tellers tackle the burning issues of today far from the traditional bedtime stories for children.Read More
Abidjan (AFP) Very modern tales of religious intolerance, Islamist terrorism and illegal immigration are being heard as African story-tellers tackle the burning issues of today far from the traditional bedtime stories for children. Story-telling had top billing this week at the 10th edition of the biannual Market for African Performing Arts, known by its French acronym MASA. About 1,000 artists from over 50 countries gathered in Ivory coast for a week-long festival of music, theatre, dance, comedy, slam poetry and story-telling that wrapped up Saturday. Francois Moise Bamba addressed religiousRead More

Posted On March 17, 2018By In None

Ivory Coast opposition to launch protest

Ivory Coast opposition activists on Saturday called a "democratic march" for next week ahead of senatorial, municipal and regional elections and as the country begins to look forward to presidential polls in 2020.Read More
Hundreds of small undertaker firms in Ivory Coast went on strike on Wednesday over what they described as abusive practices by the country's dominant funeral company.Read More
Briançon (France) (AFP) For many migrants arriving in Europe, it’s difficult to talk about the toll taken by the journey. But Ibrahim Soumahoro is unusually frank: the four years spent getting to France have been “lost years”. “I wouldn’t make this journey again for anything in the world,” the 20-year-old Ivorian said, struggling to control his emotions as he tells his story. “It’s not worthy of a human being, all this humiliation.” After a trip that saw him go through hell in Libya and lose his best friend in theRead More
The West African state of Ivory Coast on Monday said it was earmarking 3,760 billion CFA francs ($7.07 billion, 5.7 billion euros) in infrastructure spending over the next five years, especially in transport.Read More
Villagers in central Ivory Coast are savouring a rare victory after reaching a deal with a Canadian gold mine operator following a four-year battle for compensation that at times turned violent.Read More
Divo (Ivory Coast) (AFP) Villagers in central Ivory Coast are savouring a rare victory after reaching a deal with a Canadian gold mine operator following a four-year battle for compensation that at times turned violent. Since it began operating in 2014, the Agbaou gold mine — which covers an area of 334 square kilometres (130 square miles), or nearly 10 times that of New York’s Central Park — has been hit by demonstrations by local people angered that they had not received money for the loss of lands used forRead More
Michel Gbagbo, son of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, was sentenced Friday to six months' jail and a fine for "complicity in disclosing false news", his lawyer said.Read More