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2016-05-20 Govt Pins its Hopes On First Chocolate Factory
[Al Jazeera] The Ivory Coast is the world's biggest exporter of cocoa beans, but for a long time cocoa farmers have reaped very little profit from the staple food used to make chocolate around the world.

2016-05-18 African Basketball League - Cote d'Ivoire's Ramblers Keep Top Spot After Abdijan Challenge
[Premium Times] Abidjan Ramblers are top on the standings in the African Basketball League (ABL) following their fair performance in their native country in last weekend's Abidjan Basketball Challenge where four of the franchise teams in the ABL competed against each other.

2016-05-13 Cote d'Ivoire Tops Nielsen's African Investment List
[SA Info] Cote d'Ivoire is the best sub-Saharan African destination for investors, with South Africa in the top seven, according to Nielsen's 2016 African Prospects Indicators report. The report, the second published by Nielsen, collects and analyses business, retail and consumer information on sub-Saharan Africa for investors.

2016-05-13 Lamine Koné Rescues Sunderland
[RFI] Cote D'Ivoire international defender Lamine Koné was the unlikeliest of marksmen on Wednesday night as Sunderland swept past Everton to maintain their Premier League status.

2016-05-12 AU Urged to Reconsider Transferring Liaison Office to CĂ´te d'Ivoire
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Acting Foreign Minister, B. Elias Shoniyin is urging the African Union (AU) Commission to reconsider its decision to relocate its Liaison Office from Monrovia to Abidjan, CĂ´te d'Ivoire.

2016-05-10 Amnesty Wants Mrs. Gbagbo Handed Over to ICC
[New Dawn] The global human rights organization Amnesty International says it welcomes the trial of Mrs. Simone Gbagbo but wants local authorities to hand her over to the International Criminal Court for further trial.

2016-05-09 MRU Commit to Combating Terrorism
[Analyst] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has concluded a One-Day Working Visit to Guinea and Sierra Leone with a commitment to collaborate on the fight against terrorism in the Mano River Basin and beyond. The Liberia leader visited the two countries on Friday, May 6, 2016.

2016-05-05 China Welcomes UN Decision to End Sanctions Against Cote d'Ivoire
[Focac] United Nations -China welcomes the United Nations Security Council's decision to lift all sanctions against Cote d'Ivoire, said a Chinese envoy Thursday.

2016-05-05 Nation Sweetens Up With First Locally Made Chocolate
[Deutsche Welle] Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer but for a long time it couldn't process the cocoa beans into chocolate. That is about to change now with the introduction of chocolate "Made in Ivory Coast."

2016-05-06 Ivory Coast Wants Refugees Home
[New Dawn] Nimba -LRRRC boss Cllr. AblaGadegbeku Williams and Ivorian Minster MariatuKone surrounded by others Liberian and Ivorian officials

2016-05-04 Abidjan Regains Its Glamour
[Africa Renewal] Lit by an elaborate display of orange lights, one of the three colours of Côte d'Ivoire's flag, the city of Abidjan ushered in 2016 with a spectacular fireworks display. For 25 minutes revellers in the commercial capital that calls itself the "perle des lumières" (pearl of lights) were treated to dazzling displays of colour in the sky above the Ebrié Lagoon.

2016-05-03 Ecowas Ministers Call for Support to Dakar-Abidjan Corridor Project
[Daily Observer] ECOWAS Ministers for Works, Infrastructure, Roads, and Justice, have called on Heads of States and Governments to consider contributing funds towards the project implementation of the Dakar-Abidjan Corridor Project.

2016-04-30 Beyond the ICC - How International Criminal Justice Can Thrive
[ISS] The international criminal justice system has been developing at an exponential rate; and Africa remains a wellspring of such developments. At the International Criminal Court (ICC), which remains focused mostly on African situations, the first four months of 2016 have been eventful.

2016-04-30 France to Boost Military Presence
[RFI] France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces.

2016-04-29 UN to End Peacekeeping Mission
[Deutsche Welle] The UN Security Council has voted to lift remaining sanctions on Ivory Coast and pull out peacekeepers next year. The decision signals the West African country is on the right track, following years of instability.

2016-04-29 Boost Education to Cut Child Labour On Cocoa Farms - Charity
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Building schools and educating children is the best way to stamp out child labour on Ivory Coast cocoa farms, a charity working in the world's largest cocoa producer said on Thursday.

2016-04-29 Security Council Approves Final Extension for UN Mission, Citing 'Remarkable' Progress
[UN News] The United Nations Security Council today renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in CĂ´te d'Ivoire for a final period, extending it until the end of June next year, and also decided to terminate all arms, travel and financial sanctions against the country, with immediate effect.

2016-04-27 President Kabila Offers Plane to Ferry the Body of Papa Wemba
[Nation] DR Congo President Joseph Kabila has offered a plane to fly back from Cote d'Ivoire to Kinshasa on Thursday the body of Papa Wemba, who collapsed and died at a concert in Abidjan.

2016-04-26 History Maker Mahrez Wins Top English Award
[CAF] Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez crowned a wonderful weekend when he was voted Player of the Year by fellow English Premier League professionals.

2016-04-25 Elumelu, Kirubi Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Awards in Abidjan
[This Day] The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, was at the weekend honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the fifth edition of the annual Economic Forum of the Ivorian National Council of Employers held in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital.

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