Nations Bid for 2019, 2021 AFCON Hosting
[CAF]Algeria, Cameroon, CÃ´te d'Ivoire, Guinea and Zambia have all made their final push for considerations to be granted the rights to host and organize the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 and 2021 with delegations from the five nations making 30 minutes presentations highlighting their proposed venues and explaining why their bids should be given the nod.
The MFWA Petitions Ivorian Media Regulator On Frequent Media Sanctions
[MFWA]The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has petitioned the Ivorian statutory media regulatory body, the Conseil National De La Press (CNP), regarding its frequent suspension of newspapers and journalists over complaints of ethical violations.
On the Border Between CÃ´te d'Ivoire and Liberia, a Challenge in Supporting HIV-Positive Women
[GFO]Ten years of armed conflict and perpetual insecurity have driven HIV prevalence in CÃ´te d'Ivoire to heretofore unseen levels -- especially among women in the western zone on the Liberian border. Many of these women were infected as a result of sexual violence perpetuated by one or another of the marauding armed groups that terrorized the region for over a decade; others were infected after turning to prostitution to escape extreme poverty.
Artist's 'Noisy' Paintings Informed By Political Upheavals
[The Star]Aboudia is a young artist from the Republic of the Ivory Coast, whose work has been prominently displayed at the famous Saatchi Gallery in London. Combining various Western art traditions such as graffiti art, pop art (popular culture imagery) and abstract expressionism (expressing ideas through non-figurative imagery), his 'noisy', mural-like paintings are informed by political upheavals of his native land: just two years ago he was hiding from the post-election violence in the underground bunker. Street
Tracing the Oil Money
[AfricaFocus]From 2011 to 2013, the governments of [ten oil-producing African countries] sold over 2.3 billion barrels of oil. These sales, worth more than $250 billion, equal a staggering 56 percent of their combined government revenues. But, reveals a new report from Swiss and international nongovernmental organizations, there is little transparency about these sales, a quarter of which were made to littleknown Swiss trading companies.
Orange Fab Start-Up Accelerator Programme Expands to Ivory Coast and Israel
[CIO]Orange has announced the launch of its Orange Fab programme in Ivory Coast - Orange Fab Ivory Coast - and in Israel - Fab Israel, a development that now expands the network of the start-up accelerator initiative to four continents.
Unfpa to Promote Rights of Women, Young People at Cairo Population Conference
[UNFPA]New York -The health and rights of women and young people, particularly girls, will be the focus of various events that will be held during the 69th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly, which starts here tomorrow. A number of these events will be organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In addition, the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, will be stressing to world leaders the vital need for them to invest in women and young people and to achieve the goals of the 199
Japan and UNDP Mobilize Against Ebola
[UNDP]Abidjan/CÃ´te d'Ivoire -The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute $180,000 USD toward building the capacities of the Ivorian national police to prevent the appearance and spread of Ebola in the country.
Sasol Banyana Banyana to Play Cote d'Ivoire
[SAFA]With just four weeks left before the South African Women's National team, Sasol Banyana Banyana take on Cameroon in their opening group match of the African Women's Championship (AWC) in Windhoek, preparations for the AWC have now entered home stretch.
Gbagbo Trial to Go Ahead
[Hirondelle]Arusha -The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday rejected a request from the defence of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for leave to appeal the confirmation of charges against him.
New Ivory Coast Citizens No Longer 'Live Like Ghosts'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Tenkodougou -Three years after the civil war, patriotic sentiment is running high on Independence Day in Ivory Coast. But in seven, small hamlets hidden in the lush green cocoa fields of the central belt, the villagers are keener than most to prove their loyalty to the nation.
Indomitable Lions, Teranga Lions, Blue Sharks Remain On Course
[CAF]Cameroon, Cape Verde and Senegal maintained their winning momentum in the qualifiers with victories in Day Two (Wednesday) of the journey for places at the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015.
Angolan Under17 Team Receive Cote d'Ivoire for Can Race
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan under17 men's football team will play on Saturday Cote d'Ivoire at Luanda's Coqueiros stadium, in the first leg match of the last eliminatory, qualifying for CAN2015, to be hosted by Niger.
Govt Okays Establishment On Abidjan-Lagos Corridor
[Daily Trust]The Federal Government has ratified the treaty on the establishment of Abidjan-Lagos corridor among the governments of the Republics of Benin, Cote D'ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria.
FEC Ratifies Abidjan-Abuja Corridor Treaty, Approves U.S.$2.25 Million Transmission Contract
[This Day]The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday ratified the Abidjan-Abuja Corridor Treaty and approved over $2.25 million for the power sector.
Proper Facilities Needed to Address Maternal Mortality
[Key Correspondents]When Tanoh Marie felt the first contractions she understood that her delivery time was near. As a mother of two already she knew about such things.
Champions Nigeria Shocked - Cote d'Ivoire, Tunisia Survive
[CAF]Shocks were aplenty on the opening day matches of the group phase of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers at the weekend.
Zokora Brings an End to Elephants Career
[CAF]Ivorian midfielder Didier Zokora has announced his international retirement after more than a decade with the national team.
Frieslandcampina to Acquire Ivory Coast Dairy Business From Olam
[This Day]Dutch farming cooperative, Royal FrieslandCampina, one of the five largest dairy companies in the world yesterday disclosed plans to buy the Ivory Coast dairy businesses of Singapore's Olam International. FrieslandCampina has presence in Nigeria and Ghana.
Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia Seal Slots
[CAF]Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Zambia sealed their places for the Orange African Youth Championship Senegal 2015 with convincing wins on Saturday.