Could Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, S/Leone & Guinea Electricity
[Inquirer]About a week ago, the African Development Bank (ADB) published an appraisal report in relations to CĂŽte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) Electricity Network Interconnection. According to the report, the CLSG interconnection project will be implemented over the period 2014 - 2017 and would entail construction of a 1,357-km-long double circuit high voltage (225 kV) line to connect the national networks of all four Mano RiverUnion (MRU) countries at a total estimated cost of .about USD
UN Urges Probe Into Serious Human Rights Abuses By Traditional Hunters
[UN News]The United Nations today released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in CĂŽte d'Ivoire by traditional hunters called Dozos for over four years beginning in March 2009.
World Cup 2014 - Match Schedules of African Teams
[Africa Top Sports]The final draw of World Cup Brazil 2014 as well as the match schedules were released by FIFA. But Africa Top Sports chose to underscore the match schedules of African teams qualified for the most prestigious football competition.
Africa Face Big Challenge at World Cup
[Africa Top Sports]The draw for the 2014 World Cup has been made in Brazil. And it is Ghana which is housed in the worst group alongside Germany, which stopped them in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa ( 0-1), the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo and the United States.
Drogba and Eboue Threatened With Sanctions for Paying Tribute to Mandela
[Africa Top Sports]The Turkish Football Federation does not sympatize with tributes to Nelson Mandela. Didier Drogba and Emmanuel EbouĂ© have come to notice it. Both Ivorian internationals of Galatasaray (Istanbul) , are threatened with sanctions for paying tribute at the end of a match to " Madiba " who died on Thursday , according reports by the Turkish press on Sunday.
Cote d'Ivoire Seen As Favourites to Qualify for World Cup Second Phase
[ANGOP]The Angolan midfielder Felisberto Amaral Gilberto considered Cote d'Ivoire favourites, among African nations, to qualify for the second phase of the world cup of Brazil2014.
France Strives to Keep African Influence At Paris Summit
[RFI]"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President FranĂ§ois Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday. Over 50 representatives of African countries will discuss conflict resolution and Hollande will try to convince them to keep doing business with France.
'Tropicalize' the ICC, Says Ivorian Expert
[RNW Africa]Kenyans' varying attitudes towards the International Criminal Court compete for headlines these days. But long before the trial of Deputy President Ruto began this past September in The Hague (or the date for President Kenyatta's trial was set for February 2014), many Africans were already scrutinizing the court's every move.
IFC and SociĂÂ©tĂÂ© GĂÂ©nĂÂ©rale Trade Facility Supports Energy Imports in Cote d'Ivoire
[PR Newswire]Washington -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and SociĂ©tĂ© GĂ©nĂ©rale have co-arranged a $300 million facility for Cote d'Ivoire's only oil refinery that will help guarantee a steady supply of critical energy imports for the country and its landlocked neighbors.
UNEP Congratulates Yaya TourĂÂ© On BBC African Footballer of the Year Win
[UNEP]Nairobi -Mr. TourĂ© in October pledged to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants killed each year as he was unveiled as a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador.
Yaya Toure Named African Footballer of the Year
[Premium Times]Hopes of having Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, named BBC African Footballer of the Year Award for 2013 was dashed on Monday evening as Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, was picked ahead of the Nigerian.
Yaya TourĂÂ© - After Manchester City, the Ivorian Hangs up
[Africa Top Sports]The major European football clubs interested in Yaya TourĂ© get to see elsewhere. The Ivorian striker hopes to finish his career at Manchester City. In an interview with English sports newspaper The Daily Mirror, the Ivory Coast international has first expressed his gratitude to Manchester City for the confidence that they had in him.
Yaya Toure Pips Mikel to BBC African Footballer of the Year Award
[Daily Trust]Ivory Coast and Manchester United FC of England midfielder, Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
Journalist Released After Six Hours of Abduction
[MFWA]DieusmondĂ© TadĂ©, a journalist with privately-owned and pro-government newspaper, Le Nouveau RĂ©veil was on November 18, 2013, kidnapped by unknown persons in a taxi at Cocody a suburb of Abidjan.
Hague Accused Can Appear by Video-Conference
[Hirondelle]Arusha -Some defendants at the International Criminal Court (ICC) may be authorized to attend court sessions by videoconference, according to a new amendment to the ICC's founding statute agreed by member states.
Desailly Backs CĂÂŽte d'Ivoire Rather Than Ghana for Brazil 2014
[Africa Top Sports]Former France international Marcel Desailly of Ghanaian origin has surprisingly backed CĂŽte d' Ivoire to do better than Ghana at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Data for Development Revolution Kicks Off
[SciDev.Net]We live in exciting times. Hoards of data collected routinely by big telecom companies - but which are currently sitting idle - are about to hit the research community and be used for as yet un-thought of applications.
Refugees Return From Liberia
[IRIN]Zwedru -As peace takes hold in parts of CĂŽte d'Ivoire, more Ivoirians are returning home from eastern Liberia, where they have been living since the post-election violence broke out in 2010 and forced them to flee.
People in Need Get Better Access to Healthcare Thanks to EU Collaboration On Debt Reduction
[EASS]Brussels -Ivorians will get better maternal and child health services thanks to an âŹ18 million deal on debt reduction between CĂŽte dÂŽIvoire, France and the European Commission.
UNHCR Exceeds 16,000 Ivorian Refugee Repatriation Target
[NEWS]The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Liberia has repatriated 16,232 Ivorian refugees this year, attaining the 16,000 repatriation target the UN refugee agency had set for 2013.