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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Population: 27.47m
GDP: $70.04bn
Debt: 55.1% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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All eyes on 2025 – and the northern border

Recent elections have left the ruling RHDP in a comfortable political position but Tidjane Thiam's ascent in the PDCI has raised the stakes

Unless a yet-to-be-known actor has a spectacular political ascent, the 2025 presidential election will be a contest between the Parti démocratique de Côte d’Ivoi...


Will Tidjane Thiam's 'grand retour' succeed?

The former chief executive of Prudential and Credit Suisse is returning to national politics as presidential contender

A big choice faces the internal elections committee of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), the long-time ruling party now in opposition, as they prepare to...


Putting a LID on cocoa

Civil society groups are demanding that European Union lawmakers include a guarantee of minimum prices for cocoa producers in the latest agreement between the EU, Ghana, Côte...


Football before politics

Local elections have been brought forward to avoid clashing with the Africa Cup of Nations but offering just as many fireworks as old rivals vie for key posts

The stakes are high. The coming local elections must be flawless, unlike the violence-tainted 2020 presidentials, not only for the sake of the country's reputation but to reassure ...


Rebel returns home

Eight years after being transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, and almost two years after his final acquittal for crimes against humanity, Charles Bl&e...


Junta holds Ivorians 'hostage'

Bamako's 10 July detention of 49 Ivorian soldiers who had flown in to change the guard at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma) air...


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Euro MPs back action on cocoa prices

As production costs escalate, Ghanaian and Ivorian officials are lobbying the EU to raise prices for cocoa bean exports

As Africa's cocoa producers face growing financial pressures, they have won backing from European Union MPs to open talks on a price pact as part of wider discussions on sustainabi...

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Ouattara keeps options open for his successor

The octogenarian President has lined up a beauty parade of contenders – even as his supporters say he may stand again in 2025

Succession gossip – rarely quiet for long in Abidjan – is simmering after President Alassane Ouattara appointed a new deputy and reshuffled the cabinet and the top rank...


Après nous, le déluge?

Fruitless dialogue and the violent past of aspiring new leaders raise risks of turmoil despite the country's strong economic base

The country is entering unknown territory, with the three major political parties in various stages of disintegration. The stage is set for a era without the three men who have dom...


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