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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Population: 23.69 mn.
GDP: $36.37 bn.
Debt: $11.34 bn.

news from Côte d'Ivoire

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Toxic traffic

As oil trader Trafigura pledges to pay the Ivorian government CFA 100 billion (US$198 million) in compensation for a deadly toxic spill last August, Africa Confidential has uncover...


Buying time

Irregular war-time army recruits mutinied in five towns in early February in a protest over pay. President Laurent Gbagbo has bought some time, but may not have enough cash to reso...


Strangers in the night

Two gendarmes and a customs agent dead, a supposed assaillant killed by an angry mob and fears of a wave of new attacks: this is the aftermath of a night raid on 11-12 January by a...


Banny's bonus

The French-sponsored resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 1 Novmber, increasing the powers of Premier Charles Konan Banny at the expense of President Laurent...


Diamonds, gold and guns

Both sides in the divided country exploit the underground economy to pay for fresh weapons

Another round of regional negotiations has failed, a credible election is impossible by the deadline of 31 October and the international and regional organisations look increasingl...


Diamond dollars

Diamonds slip through the export ban imposed on Côte d'Ivoire last year. Many are now routed through Ghana. Production is estimated at between 114,000 and 214,000 carats, c...


Toxic trials

International oil traders Trafigura's Chief Executive, Claude Dauphin, and his West Africa Manager Jean-Pierre Valentini remain in Abidjan's high-security Maison d'Arrêt et d...


The toxic trade

How lethal waste came to Abidjan and who brought it there

The poisonous waste was carried on a Greek-owned tanker , the Probo Koala, flying a Panamanian flag, leased by the London branch of a Swiss oil-trading company whose fiscal headqua...


Toxic timeline

2 July: Probo Koala docked at Amsterdam after unloading at Algesiras, Spain. It asked Amsterdam Port Services (APS) to empty its slops tank. More than 500 cubic metres (m3 ) were u...


Cocoa wars

The United Nations and European Union are stepping up pressure on President Laurent Gbagbo's government to account for its oil windfall funds and its levies on cocoa exports. The W...


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