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2014-12-18 NFF Lines Up Cote d'Ivoire, Mali Friendlies for Eagles
[This Day]Despite failing to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has secured Cote d'Ivoire and Mali friendlies for the Super Eagles.

2014-12-17 UN Demands U.S.$1.8 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in the Country
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced on Tuesday that agencies will need 1.8 billion to respond to South Sudan's humanitarian needs next year.

2014-12-17 ECOWAS Workshop Encourages Women's Involvement in Polls
[CAJ News]Abuja -THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has opened a technical workshop in Abuja with the aim of developing a regional gender and elections strategy programme.

2014-12-15 Violent Crime Marks Daily Life in the North
[HRW]Nairobi -Heavily-armed criminals are subjecting residents of northern Côte d'Ivoire to a relentless pace of often-violent attacks on buses and private vehicles and in villages, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces have largely failed to protect the population or investigate the crimes.

2014-12-15 Ivory Coast - Choosing Between Justice and Impunity
[PR Newswire]Brussels -In the report "Ivory Coast: choosing between justice and impunity"[in French] released today, FIDH, MIDH and LIDHO, its member organisations in Ivory Coast, point out that despite the renewal of the Special Investigation and Examination Unit (CSEI), judicial advances against those responsible for human rights violations during the 2010/2011 post-electoral crisis that left more than 3000 dead, remain insufficient.

2014-12-15 Rwandan, Ivorian Women Legislators to Strengthen Ties
[New Times]There is a lot that women parliamentarians in Ivory Coast can learn from their counterparts in Rwanda and mutual cooperation is needed if Ivorian women are to capture more seats in their country's parliament, an Ivorian woman parliamentarian has said.

2014-12-15 COPA Lagos - Sand Eagles Face Senegal, Enyinba Dare Barcelona in Thrilling Finale
[This Day]Despite losing a closely fought encounter against Cote d'Ivoire yesterday at the COPA Lagos 2014 beach soccer tournament, Nigeria's Sand Eagles still have a chance of winning a fourth successive title on home soil as they take on Senegal in the last match of the competition.

2014-12-12 Smoking Dope the Dutch Way
[Waza]In Ivory Coast it's forbidden to use soft drugs. In The Netherlands however it's perfectly legal to smoke a joint. So what is a young Ivorian visiting Amsterdam to do, if he doesn't want to look like a fool? I volunteered to try it out... and share my memorable experience with you.

2014-12-12 Basketball - Angola's African Cup Dominance Undisputable
[ANGOP]Luanda -The supremacy of the Angolan clubs in the African basketball, particularly the national team, has for years become an undisputable fact within and outside the continent.

2014-12-11 World Bank Group Approves Funds to Support Poverty Reduction Strategy
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$70 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support Côte d'Ivoire's efforts to strengthen public administration and facilitate private-sector growth, improve governance and establish a more conducive business climate to reduce extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.

2014-12-11 Côte d'Ivoire - Surrender Simone Gbagbo to the ICC - Judges Rule Hague Court Can Hear That Case
[HRW]Brussels -Ivorian authorities should promptly surrender Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. ICC judges ruled on December 11, 2014, that the court had the authority to hear the case against her. The ICC has charged Simone Gbagbo with four counts of crimes against humanity in relation to the deadly violence that followed Côte d'Ivoire's 2010 presidential election.

2014-12-11 West Africa Network Share Fairtrade Benefits in a Certification Conference
[Fairtrade Africa]Fairtrade Africa participated in the International Certification Conference held in Yamoussoukro Côte d'Ivoire from 16th to 18th September 2014.

2014-12-11 Youth Inclusive Program, a Main Approach for Fairtrade Child Labour Project
[Fairtrade Africa]The Youth Inclusive Community Based Monitoring and Remediation program focuses on the Fairtrade principle that producers take charge of their own development. "It Takes a Village to Protect a Child (ITAV)" project in Cote d'Ivoire has been set up uses these program principles.

2014-12-11 Côte d'Ivoire Launches Giveaway of 13 Million Nets to Fight Malaria
[Global Fund]Yamoussoukro -A nationwide campaign to distribute 13 million mosquito nets to protect people against malaria was launched here today, aiming to provide one net for every two people in Côte d'Ivoire.

2014-12-08 Gov't Owes Ivory Coast U.S.$88,000 Electricity Bills
[New Dawn]The coordinator for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) in Nimba County has disclosed that the Government of Liberia owes her Ivorian counterpart US$88,000 in current bills; while Nimba County along is indebted in the amount of US$1094,000 to the LEC.

2014-12-08 Canada 2015 Hopefuls Learn Fate in Ottawa
[CAF]The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ moved ever closer on Saturday, as the Final Draw in Ottawa gave a clearer picture of what the prestigious tournament will look like next summer. The 24 qualified teams discovered which nations they will face in the group stage, while their fans, who will travel from all over the globe to support their heroines, now know which stadiums in Canada they will need to attend.

2014-12-08 Meteb's Injury-Time Goal Gives Ahly Final Triumph
[CAF]An Emad Meteb stoppage-time goal gave Egyptians Al Ahly a dramatic CAF Confederation Cup final triumph over Ivorians Sewe Sport in Cairo Saturday.

2014-12-08 IMF Completes Sixth Review Under the ECF Arrangement, Approves U.S.$94.7 Million Disbursement, and Augments Access and Extends the Arrangement
[IMF]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Côte d'Ivoire's performance under an economic program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.

2014-12-08 Budget Committee Approves Text On Staff Pension Fund, Stressing Need to Address Weaknesses in Financial Management
[UN]Also Discusses Financing of Peacekeeping Missions in Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire

2014-12-05 Originally a Beverage Can, Now a Cooking Pot
[Waza]Recycling is gradually becoming part of the way of life in Ivory Coast. It is already common practice to sort plastic bottles and now beverage can recycling has made its appearance. Yehni Djidji, an Ivorian blogger, tells us more.

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