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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Population: 24.29 mn.
GDP: $40.39 bn.
Debt: $13.43 bn.

news from Côte d'Ivoire

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Spreading toxicity

A new round of legal action against local and foreign companies accused of dumping toxic waste in Côte d'Ivoire which killed 16 people in 2006 could have serious political an...

Democratic deficit

Leaders send out mixed signals on whether elections will take place this year

President Laurent Gbagbo assured representatives of the United Nations Security Council - on a flying visit to Abidjan on 9 June - that the November election deadline would hold. T...

Skimming a bad system

Côte d'Ivoire's Public Prosecutor, Raymond Tchimou, is leading a crackdown on corruption in the cocoa industry, which accounts for 40% of world supply. On 13 June, Tchimou an...

It's not over yet

Postponed elections and continuing violence cast a long shadow over hopes for peace

The elections that were due in January are now scheduled for 30 November, but the old bugbears that caused the delay have still not been laid to rest, a year after the Ouagadougou ...

A do-it-yourself peace

Our accord is a model for all, President Gbagbo tells the UN – but the hardest test is yet to come as election preparations begin

Both government and rebel politicians extol the virtues of the peace accord which they negotiated in March. Côte d'Ivoire is moving determinedly towards free elections next y...

The 'Soro ranks'

When the war broke out in 2002, those soldiers who defected from the national army to the rebels were rewarded by promotion; they now insist they should keep their higher ranks in ...

Blood chocolate

Chocolate sales could dive after a report that Ivorian rebels may earn more from taxes on cocoa beans than from 'blood diamonds'.

The Bank test

One of the best tests of the peace accords is whether they prompt the African Development Bank to return to Abidjan. It moved to Tunisia in June 2003, after the Ivorian civil war e...

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