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Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Location of Ivory Coast within the African Union.
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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


Fall Armyworms Are Ravaging Crops in Many African Countries
"They've finished eating the wild plants and are now going into the villages where there is more vegetation. They eat everything in their path. All plant life is at risk."

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:19:09 +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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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 20:50:45 GMT


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 10:00:43 GMT


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 02:28:10 GMT


‘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 07:00:13 GMT


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 GMT


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.

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 16:04:37 GMT


A Brutal Disease Kills Monkeys. Flies Could Be Spreading It.
A downside of social living among monkeys and chimpanzees, a new study suggests, is being at greater risk of deadly disease.

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:18:14 GMT


Laurent Gbagbo, Former Ivory Coast Leader, Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanity
Mr. Gbagbo is the first former head of state to be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:42:15 GMT


Teaching Children Regardless of Grade
Educators in a remote valley in India devised a community approach to instructing students when teachers were sparse. It’s catching on.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:00:06 GMT


African Officials Respond to France’s Restitution Report
Government officials from Senegal and the Ivory Coast ask for African treasures to be returned.

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:52:45 GMT