Gay Men 'Attacked' for Showing Support to Orlando Victims
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Six gay men in Ivory Coast were abused and forced to flee their homes after they were pictured signing a condolence book for victims of the recent attack on a gay nightclub in Florida, a rights group said on Wednesday.
Ekramy Howler Gifts Asec Victory
[CAF] A goalkeeping blunder by Al Ahly shot-stopper Sherif Ekramy gifted Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas a shocking late winner in their Group A Day Two clash in Alexandria on Tuesday.
FDH Bank Hires Ivory Coast's Ouattara As MD
[Nyasa Times] FDH Financial Holdings Group--the parent company of FDH Bank which acquired 75 percent stake in the previously wholly State-owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) in July-- has hired an Ivorian Tennie Ouattara as new Managing Director.
Discop Africa/Abidjan 2016 Wrap Up - Interview With the Organizer
[Balancing Act] London -Exclusive Interview with Patrick Zuchowicki, director and founder of Basic Lead, the organisation behind Discop Africa, just a few days after Discop Abidjan was held from 31 May to 2 June 2016.
Coffee Business Brewing
[Al Jazeera] Most of the coffee beens come to the world market from African countries like Ivory Coast, but few companies roast and package them locally.
'Ivory Coast, Liberia Border to Reopen Soon' -Toulepleu Superintendent
[FrontPageAfrica] Toulepleu, Cote d'Ivoire -The Superintendent of Toulepleu, Diawara Karim, has disclosed that the Ivorian government will shortly reopen its borders with Liberia.
'Mercedes' Cocoa Helps Farmers Speed to Better Harvest
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ouattaradougou, Ivory Coast -Ivory Coast is on a drive to improve cocoa quality and yield as small farmers struggle with weather extremes
Drug Trafficking Threatens Development
[WACSI] Drug trafficking is fast becoming the most serious problem in West Africa. The sub- region has seen an increase in drug trafficking, production and consumption which continues to ruin many lives.
Arbitrary Evictions in Protected Forests
[HRW] Dakar -Residents of C么te d'Ivoire's protected forests live in fear of arbitrary evictions and have suffered extortion and physical abuse by forest conservation authorities, Human Rights Watch and the Ivorian Coalition of Human Rights Actors (Rassemblement des Acteurs Ivoriens des Droits Humains, RAIDH) said today. The Ivorian government should halt all forced evictions, investigate and prosecute abuses, and introduce legislation that provides farmers with the protections required by international law.
President Mahama Holds Talks With President Ouattara of C么te d'Ivoire
[Ghana Govt.] President John Dramani Mahama last week held bilateral talks with President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan as part of a two-day Official Visit to C么te d'Ivoire.
UN Envoy Welcomes Progress Made in Addressing Sexual Violence Crimes
[UN News] Concluding a three-day visit to C么te d'Ivoire, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has welcomed progress made thus far by the Government, and in particular by the national armed forces, in addressing sexual violence crimes in the country.
Simone Gbagbo Trial Begins
[HRW] Dakar -The upcoming trial in C么te d'Ivoire of the former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity could be a pivotal moment for justice. However, for the trial to be meaningful to victims, it must be credible, fair, and followed by other trials that target high-level rights abusers from both sides of the 2010-2011 post-election crisis.
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation With C么te d'Ivoire
[IMF] Press Release No. 16/252