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Vol 2 (AAC) No 8

Published 1st June 2009

Côte d'Ivoire

As sweet as chocolate

Despite questions about elections and stability, Chinese companies are streaming in

Western investors are waiting around on the sidelines, nervous that the outcome of Côte d'Ivoire's elections, scheduled for 29 November, may bring more instability, but Chinese investors are heading straight for Abidjan, the next destination on their post-conflict country business tour. The war that pitted the north of the country against the south has not been resolved and the national elections, if they actually take place this year, are key to ending the conflict and achieving stability.

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