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While leaders across Africa praised the role of women, the government in Ivory Coast decided to update a list of jobs that women are banned from doing. The labour laws now preclude "work that exceeds the ability and physical capacity of women, or work that presents dangers which is likely to undermine ...
Friday, the Ivorian businessman Evariste Akoumian, CEO and co-founder of SolarPack a company based in Ivory Coast, visiting Haiti this week, donated to ... who received the Head of SolarPack for the symbolic delivery of some samples of school bags thanked on behalf of the Haitian government and the ...
... which has focused its operations in Africa, signed an agreement with the government in December to improve efficiency and capacity at its CCGT plant near Abidjan. The work will add a further 30 MW of capacity to the 430-MW plant, which currently supplies around 25 percent of Ivory Coast's electricity.

France's Total expects to take a final investment decision (FID) on liquefied natural gas (LNG) import projects in Myanmar and Ivory Coast this year as part of the oil ... Total is ready to trigger its second major LNG infrastructure project in Ivory Coast as soon as the government gives the green light, he added.
INTERNATIONAL - Ivory Coast lost an estimated 125,000 metric tons of cocoa this season through the smuggling of beans to neighboring countries ... The government and regulator will review border security ahead of the smallerof the two annual harvests which begins in April, said one of the people.
Ivory Coast Is Said to Lose 125,000 Tons of Cocoa to Theft ... (Bloomberg) -- Ivory Coast lost an estimated 125,000 metric tons of cocoa this season through the smuggling of beans to neighboring countries where farmers and traders are paid better prices, according to ... 25, according to government data.
The total is the equivalent of 9.2% of arrivals since the beginning of the season in October through February 25, according to government data. Mariam Dagnogo, a spokesperson for Le Conseil du Cafe-Cacao, the regulator, didn't answer calls seeking comment. Ivory Coast is struggling to contain cocoa ...
The Ivorian government has issued a statement categorically denying claims on social media that it has closed its border with neighbouing Burkina Faso after Friday's terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou which killed 16 people."On behalf of the President of the Republic Alassane Ouattara, I would like to make ...
Industrial production of gold in Ivory Coast reached 25 tonnes in 2017, up 2 per cent on the previous year, government figures show but further promising deposits are still in development. In a country where cocoa remains the main export commodity, the mining industry accounts for just 3 per cent of gross ...
Despite this, the Ivory Coast government has never monitored the victims to check for long-term health effects. UNEP's report, which was commissioned by the Ivory Coast government and follows an environmental audit of 17 sites affected by the dumping, has strongly recommended that the Ivory Coast ...
INTERNATIONAL - Ivory Coast sold more cocoa from its main crop this month after favorable growing conditions resulted in better-than-expected ... Earlier this month, government data showed contracts auctioned and sold for the main harvest through March totaled 1.438 million tons, volumes that will ...
The Ivorian government has carried out other operations against wildlife traffickers in past months. Last year officials seized more than 200 pounds of ivory and three tons of pangolin scales, from an estimated 4,000 pangolins. Additionally they found hundreds of carved pieces of ivory, 53 elephant tails, ...
ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's mining sector turnover rose by 11.5 per cent in 2017 on the back of increased exports of gold, manganese and nickel, government officials have said. "The mining sector announced a sales revenue of 539 billion CFA francs ($1.02 billion) in 2017, compared to 483 billion in 2016," ...
The cocoa is sold through the normal distribution channel, despite the government's claims that it wants to stop illegal cultivation and the resulting deforestation. Consequently, around 40% of cocoa from the Ivory Coast - the world's leading producer -- comes from protected areas, as the head of the national state forest ...

Rejected cocoa smuggled from Ivory Coast - Akandoh ... "This government thinks that it is not right for people to smuggle cocoa out to neighbouring countries but it is acceptable for those in the neighbouring ... That is the thinking of this government and that has caused the rejection of the cocoa by Japan."
A former defence chief for the Ivory Coast's ousted leader was sentenced to 15 years on Thursday for conspiring against the government, the latest top aide of the former regime to be jailed. Moise Lida Kouassi, a defence minister under strongman Laurent Gbagbo, was convicted by a court in Abidjan of ...
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - A former defence chief for the Ivory Coast's ousted leader was sentenced to 15 years on Thursday for conspiring against the government, the latest top aide of the former regime to be jailed. Moise Lida Kouassi, a defence minister under strongman Laurent Gbagbo, was convicted by ...
Kouassi was arrested in June 2012 in Togo and extradited back to the Ivory Coast. The court ruled that Kouassi and his co-defendants plotted in early 2012 with former regime army officers who had fled to Ghana to try and topple Ouattara's government. Felix Bobre, Kouassi's lawyer, told reporters his ...
protests also broke out in Sudan, where a cut in government subsidies has led to a doubling of the price of bread. See article. soldiers in Ivory Coast looted weapons and burned down parts of an army base, continuing a string of mutinies over pay that have rocked the country since last year. South Africa's ...
Israel will offer a cash reward to civilians who temporarily join a new government unit created to deport its asylum seekers, Haaretz has reported. The population and ... The program applies to citizens of Sudan, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, and countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel. If asylum seekers do ...
Ivory Coast, which joined the council on Jan. 1 as a non-permanent member, urged all parties to hold the elections on time and expressed concern at the recent violence around the protests. Equatorial Guinea is also a new council member, and its envoy Anatolio Ndong Mba advocated that all stakeholders ...
Bouake, in the center of the west African nation, was the epicenter of several months of army mutinies last year that spread across the nation, forcing the government to yield to calls for bonuses and promotions. Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, emerged from a decadelong political crisis as a rising ...
The rampaging soldiers were also involved in a series of mutinies last year over wage disputes with the government. Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted between the rival factions late on Tuesday, though residents said the situation was calm on Wednesday after some early sporadic gunfire, and ...
Bouake, in the centre of the West African nation, was the epicentre of several months of army mutinies last year that spread across the nation, forcing the government to yield to demands for bonuses and promotions. Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, emerged from a decade-long political crisis as a ...
In December last year, government retired 1000 soldiers, paying them $25,782 each as part of a retirement plan that will see 4,400 troops leave the army in four years. Ivory Coast's army is seen to be too big and unruly and the retirement plan sought to implement military reforms that would reduce the size ...
Authorities in Ivory Coast imposed a 0.5 per cent tax on cash transfers over mobile money services, a move estimated to net XOF10 billion ($18.2 million) for the country's government. Reports from newswire Agence de Presse Africaine said the tax will be levied on the company or individual making the ...
Calvare said the government does not intervene in social matters, but has applied for World Bank funding to help the villagers combat the "phenomenon of coastal erosion and climate change". Ivory Coast also says it is doing its part to fight climate change, committing at the Paris climate talks in 2015 to ...
"Ethiopia is forecast to expand by 8.3 percent in 2017, Tanzania by 7.2 percent, Ivory Coast by 6.8 percent, and Senegal by 6.7 percent, all helped by public ... Still staying in Angola, the change in the political helm came with it huge economic decisions by the newly installed Joao Lourenco government.
... government was beginning to implement a military reform law. According to a copy of the law seen by Reuters, 4400 troops are to leave the army over four years. It was not immediately clear if the figure includes soldiers already scheduled to retire during the period. Ivory Coast's army was thrown together ...
Heavy vehicles manufacturer Ashok Leyland has opened its West African headquarters in Abidjan, and unveiled four products for the market. With a partnership with the Ivory Coast government, Ashok Leyland is looking to develop a central automotive hub for West Africa in that country, said a statement ...
ABIDJAN, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is in talks with Hershey over the construction of a factory for making and marketing semi-finished cocoa products, the government's spokesman said on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting. Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan will travel to the United States between ...
The Ivory Coast's military is to be reduced by 1,000 troops by the end of the year as part of an effort to rationalise a costly army, Reuters reports. Ivory Coast government spokesman Bruno Kone confirmed the cut following a cabinet meeting, adding that 997 soldiers had accepted voluntary retirement as part ...
Over seven years after Ivory Coast's crisis, the country's political scene remains divided. Victims feel ... The sticking point is always the same, he says, "there is no dialogue between the government and the opposition." ... The question is whether the political tension could lead Ivory Coast into a new crisis.
The 7th World Radio Day was celebrated in Yamassoukro (Ivory Coast) on 13 February at the kind invitation of the government and Foundation Huphouet Boigny, which administers the "Radio de la paix" antenna created by UN peacekeeping forces during the civil war that ravaged the country in ...
That's not good, says Abraham Denis Yaurobat, President of the human rights organization APDH (Action for the Protection of Human rights, in Ivory Coast). "The consequences still have an impact on society and politics to this day," he says. Yaurobat has been working on the matter of how to bring about ...
The operation, conducted by Ivory Coast authorities with assistance from the EAGLE Network and the U.S. government, also led to the arrest of six suspects believed to have been operating a criminal syndicate in several African and Asian countries for years, the EAGLE Network said. The arrested suspects ...
In this handout picture received from the Ivorian government Press Moise Lida Kouassi (L) a key ally of Ivory Coast's ex-President Laurent Gbagbo is led away ... IVORY COAST - A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced a former adviser to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo to 15 years in jail for plotting to overthrow ...
On Wednesday, a military confrontation erupted in Bouake, the second city of the Ivory Coast. Members of a mutinous faction within the army lay siege to the camp of an elite Ivory Coast military unit called the Coordination Center for Operational Decisions (CCDO) and seized their weapons and supplies ...
ABIDJAN, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has awarded Tullow Oil two new onshore oil blocks, a government spokesman said on Thursday, expanding the company's footprint in the gulf of Guinea. The two blocks - CI-521 and CI-522 - are near Ivory Coast's eastern border with Ghana, where Tullow ...
Heavy vehicles manufacturer Ashok Leyland has opened its West African headquarters in Abidjan, and unveiled four products for the market. With a partnership with the Ivory Coast government, Ashok Leyland is looking to develop a central automotive hub for West Africa in that country, said a statement ...
Justice Olatoregun also ordered the NDLEA to forfeit the Ivory Coast international passport to the government of Ivory Cost. She further ordered NDLEA to forfeit the sum of $400 USD, found in his possession to the Federal government of Nigeria, and that the money should be paid into the federal ...
Ivory Coast will pay over 4000 soldiers $25,782 each as a retirement package designed to reduce the size of an unruly and mutiny-prone army. The government had last week announced that it would retire up to 1,000 soldiers by the end of this year, with a plan of having 4,400 troops leave the army over ...
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its ... The government said last week that it would retire around 1,000 soldiers by the end of the year as part of efforts to bring the force - estimated at about ...
He added that his government is working to promote investments in Africa especially in the sectors of construction, infrastructure, energy and mining, agriculture, and communications and information technology. The forum began on Thursday with a day focused on young African entrepreneurs; it will ...
The Ivory Coast's military is to be reduced by 1,000 troops by the end of the year as part of an effort to rationalise a costly army, Reuters reports. Ivory Coast government spokesman Bruno Kone confirmed the cut following a cabinet meeting, adding that 997 soldiers had accepted voluntary retirement as part ...
ABIDJAN, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is in talks with Hershey over the construction of a factory for making and marketing semi-finished cocoa products, the government's spokesman said on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting. Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan will travel to the United States between ...
Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a bid to rationalize a costly and sometimes unruly military. Government spokesman Bruno Kone told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the 997 soldiers had accepted voluntary ...


 

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