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Ivory Coast News
The government of Ivory Coast has set up a finance committee not only to facilitate the settlement of domestic debt, but also to pursue dialogue between suppliers/service providers and the country’s Treasury.
After last Friday’s skirmishes in Western Ivory Coast, 17-year-old Ange Joel found herself cut off from her parents and streaming over the border into neighbouring Liberia due to what appears to be the latest eruption of hostilities in the West African nation.
After seven UN peacekeeping soldiers were killed in southwestern Ivory Coast near Liberia’s border on Friday, Ivorian defense minister has said a number of government forces have also been killed in an ambush believed to be carried out by dissidents.
The former Defense Minister under former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, Moise Lida Kouassi is on Thursday facing interrogation in the main city, Abidjan after his extradition from Togo on Wednesday.
By Kofi Agyepong/WADR Correspondent
Ghana’s police say they have seized a big quantity of weapons entering the country from neighbouring Ivory Coast.
A statement from Ghana police service today said the weapons include AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, which were on board a truck.
The Liberian government has denied Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that it has failed to investigate and prosecuted dozens of Liberian mercenaries and Ivorian militants who crossed into Liberia, after allegedly committing war crimes during Ivory Coast post-election crisis.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that armed militants hostile to the Ivorian government have been recruiting Liberian children inside Liberia.
The New York based rights group in a report released on Wednesday that Liberian authorities have failed to investigate and prosecute...
The World Bank has approved a US$90 million grant to finance the Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Project.
The World Bank has approved US$144.5 million in zero interest financing and a US$31.5 million grant for two projects under the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) program to boost electricity supply and lower energy cost in four countries, a press release from the bank said on Friday.
In Ivory Coast, the country’s Health Ministry appears to be moving ahead in efforts to encourage greater collaboration between modern and traditional medicines, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.