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Location of Ivory Coast within the African Union.
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‘Wiki Loves Africa’ 2020 features images of a continent on the move
"Wiki Loves Africa," encourages people to contribute Africa-relevant media to Wikimedia annually around a particular theme to fundamentally change how people both within and outside Africa see the continent.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:56:14 +0000


Who fact checks online disinformation in West Africa’s Bambara language?
Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:20:44 +0000


Côte d'Ivoire withdraws from African Court on Human and People's Rights
On April 29, the spokesperson of the Ivorian Government, Sidi Touré, announced Côte d'Ivoire's decision to remove its recognition of the competence of African human rights court.

Fri, 29 May 2020 17:19:34 +0000


Red palm fruit flourishes in Côte d'Ivoire, despite national shortage
In the sprawling markets of Côte d'Ivoire, red palm oil is sold in open-air stands in recycled plastic bottles by women. The original red palm tree originates in West Africa. 

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:32:37 +0000


8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist
Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system. 

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 15:56:18 +0000


Mozambique, Cote d'Ivoire make legal strides for women and children’s rights 
In July 2019, Mozambique and Cote d'Ivoire were the latest countries in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen marriage laws to empower girls and women. But implementation and enforcement remain a challenge.

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 17:30:28 +0000


Cote d'Ivoire's chocolate waste spurs second industry in cocoa butter
An Ivorian woman makes cocoa butter to sell to soap makers, using chocolate scraps from Cote d'Ivoire's booming cocoa bean industry, the largest in the world.

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:23 +0000


The repatriation of African artifacts to countries of origin is tricky business
Many of Africa's "stolen artifacts from colonial times were generally given or donated to French public collections. Thus, these artworks ... have become a property of the French state."

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:22:42 +0000


“Because we're here. Because we exist”: Nofi ‘Black and Proud’ challenges representation in French media
"I want us to be unavoidable. So we can offer an answer to this question of representation." Global Voices interviews the founder of Nofi, the first French black media channel.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:35:45 +0000


As Critiques of UN Peacekeeping Missions Grow, Africa Seeks Peace on its own Terms
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:29:01 +0000
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West African French-speaking country
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bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Gulf of Guinea
-world's biggest producer of cacao
-In 2009, the country's population was estimated at over 20 million.

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With Elections Ahead, Some African Presidents Try Engineering Results
Presidential elections are scheduled soon in at least 10 African countries. Many incumbents are changing constitutions and bending rules to ensure they stay in power.

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 19:48:26 +0000


Supreme Court Seems Ready to Limit Human Rights Suits Against Corporations
Six citizens of Mali sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, saying the firms had profited from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 23:09:09 +0000


Ivory Coast President Wins Third Term in Disputed Vote
Electoral officials said Alassane Ouattara won Saturday’s vote in a landslide but his opponents boycotted the election after he defied constitutional term limits.

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 19:35:31 +0000


Migrant Boy Dies After Confinement on Italian Quarantine Ship
The 15-year-old from Ivory Coast died in a hospital after being evacuated from one of the cruise ships where Italian authorities are keeping migrants as part of efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 19:27:22 +0000


Ivory Coast Prime Minister Dies After Cabinet Meeting
Amadou Gon Coulibaly had just returned to the West African country from France, where he had been receiving treatment for a heart condition.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:09:56 +0000


Terrorism Threat in West Africa Soars as U.S. Weighs Troop Cuts
The Pentagon and the State Department are sending mixed messages about reducing America’s presence in a region bloodied by terrorist violence.

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:42:15 +0000


West African Countries Take a Step Away From Colonial-Era Currency
A bloc of eight countries will rename their French-backed currency and France will scrap a contentious requirement for reserve deposits.

Sun, 22 Dec 2019 16:29:48 +0000


‘A New Message’: Russia Trains Its Propaganda Machine on Africa
Many of the players who drove Moscow’s campaign for influence in the West are now backing Putin’s African charm offensive.

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:21:49 +0000


Has Western L.G.B.T.Q. Activism Actually Hurt the Cause in Africa?
Robbie Corey-Boulet’s “Love Falls on Us” points out the negative consequences of American humanitarian efforts abroad.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 09:00:05 +0000


Less Trash, More Schools — One Plastic Brick at a Time
Plastic garbage collected by a women’s group is being recycled into bricks and used to build schools in West Africa.

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:03:11 +0000