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Ivory Coast News
The new government of Alassane Ouattara government in the Ivory Coast has said it has begun efforts to reform the country’s agricultural sector.
The latest revelation by Franco-Lebanese lawyer Robert Bourgi that several African leaders, including former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, sent millions of US dollars to fund French election campaigns has sparked big debates.
Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed serious concern about security on the Ivory Coast-Liberia border, in the wake of the trafficking and circulation of small arms and light weapons.
A mini-summit on security in the West African sub-region has taken place on Sunday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The meeting is being chaired by the current chairman of the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Liberian government have set up six camps for Ivorian refugees away from the Ivorian border, as many of them have said they are not yet willing and ready to return home.
The representative of UN Secretary General in Ivory Coast, Young-jin Choi, who leaves Abidjan on 31 August, after four years at the head of the UN mission (UNOCI) says he’s leaving the country "with great hope."
Ghana’s cocoa harvest has exceeded one million metric tons for the first time, as increased fertilizer use and pest and disease control spurred output in the ongoing 2010-11 crop season.
Strife-torn Ivory Coast has put forward a “Marshall Plan” request to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the country’s reconstruction.
Some 24 hours after former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his wife were indicted for economic crimes, Gbagbo’s lawyer has denounced the move.
Amnesty International is calling on the new Ivorian government to ensure compensation paid out by the oil-trading company, Trafigura reaches the thousands of victims affected by toxic waste dump exactly 5 years ago.