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  • BRMV urges Africa to open up its financial markets
    18 january 2019 21:25:23
    Dakar Senegal (PANA) - The director of the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM), Edoh Kossi Amenounve, on Friday stressed the need for Africa to have strong and integrated stock exchanges to improve the market access to local private capital.Full text...

  • Gbagbo, Blé Goudé to remain in custody until appeal hearing on 1 February
    18 january 2019 13:59:17
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and one of his key allies, Mr Charles Blé Goudé, shall remain in the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) pending the Appeals Chamber's decision on the prosecution's appeal against the decision of the court to release them following their acquittal. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire introduces model to improve business
    17 january 2019 09:32:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday adopted a model for the creation and improvement of business in the West African country.Full text...

  • Laurent Gbagbo is released after his acquittal
    16 january 2019 20:03:58
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday ruled, by a majority, that former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, and his co-accused, Charles Blé Goudé, will be released following their acquittal on Tuesday of all crimes against humanity charges.Full text...

  • Burkinabe political party welcomes ICC acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and his minister
    16 january 2019 13:26:32
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Union for Renaissance/Sankarist Party (UNIR/PS) of Burkina Faso on Wednesday welcomed the acquittal of former Cote d'Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo and his minister, Charles Blé Goudé, by the International Criminal Court (ICC).Full text...

  • Laurent Gbagbo's acquittal rejigs Ivorian political scene (Analysis by TALL Mamadou)
    15 january 2019 19:33:49
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The acquittal and release of former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, on Tuesday by Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark the return, through the widest door, to the political scene of a prominent figure whose fate has suffered a severe blow after the controversial presidential election of November 2010. Full text...

  • Rights body says Gbagbo acquittal 'crushing blow to post-poll violence victims'
    15 january 2019 13:49:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The acquittal of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and co-accused Charles Ble Goude by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday was described as a crushing disappointment to victims of post-elections violence in the West African country by Amnesty International.Full text...

  • ICC acquits Gbagbo and Blé Goudé from all charges
    15 january 2019 12:41:29
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé, an Ivorian politician, from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire attracts most FDI in French West Africa - UNCTAD report
    10 january 2019 09:08:41
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire, with 25.8 percent of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the West African Economic and monetary Union (WAEMU) in 2017, remains the most attractive country in the French West Africa economic grouping.Full text...

  • Ivorian President announces government social programme for all
    01 january 2019 14:32:52
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday announced a government programme that "will address all social issues with greater scope and pragmatism, in order to ensure immediate and lasting results for all" in the country. Full text...

  • Reform of Ivorian Electoral Commission to start in 2019 - Ouattara
    01 january 2019 10:17:19
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The reform process of the Ivorian Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) will start this month, President, Alassane Ouattara said in his New Year's address to the nation on Monday. Full text...

  • AFAD and Lys Sassandra qualify for final of Ivorian League Cup
    31 december 2018 08:59:16
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - AFAD and Lys Sassandra on Sunday qualified for the Sixth Ivorian League Cup to be played on 19 January 2019. Full text...

  • Nine trafficked Burkinabe children in Côte d'Ivoire returned to their country
    29 december 2018 16:24:01
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Nine young Burkinabes aged between 14 and 18 years, who were trafficked to Cote d'Ivoire, have been handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities. Full text...

  • Tunisia commits to bring to justice killers of Ivorian community leader
    26 december 2018 19:12:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian government has pledged to reveal the circumstances under which the head of the Ivorian community in Tunisia, Falikou Coulibaly, was murdered on Sunday by a group of delinquents in the suburbs of La Soukra near Tunis. Full text...

  • African students in Tunisia stage sit-in over murder of Ivorian community leader
    25 december 2018 19:30:18
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - African students in Tunisia held a sit-in on Tuesday at the Municipal Theater of Tunis on Bourguiba Avenue to denounce the murder of the head of the Ivorian community in this north African country, Falikou Coulibaly, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Tunisian rights group condemns assassination of Ivorian community head
    25 december 2018 18:12:56
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian League for Defence of Human Rights on Tuesday strongly condemned the assassination of Falico Coulibaly, head of the Ivorian community in Tunisia, on Sunday by attackers who wanted to steal his cell phone.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to host Rugby Silver Cup tourney in June 2019
    24 december 2018 15:52:26
    Abidjan, Ivory Coast (PANA) - The African confederation of Rugby unions, Rugby Africa, has approved Côte d'Ivoire's candidacy to host Rugby Zone B Silver Cup tournament in June 2019, according to a communique made available to PANA here on Monday.Full text...

  • Head of Ivorian community in Tunisia murdered in burglary
    24 december 2018 15:30:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Ivorian community head n Tunisia, Falico Coulibaly, was killed Sunday night in a robbery perpetrated by a group of thugs who stabbed, a source close to the community said on Monday. Full text...

  • Mali opens centre for citizens living abroad at Ivorian border
    22 december 2018 13:03:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – An accommodation, information and orientation centre for Malians living abroad was opened on Friday at Zegoua in Mali, close to the border with Côte d'Ivoire, official sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire, Rwanda sign four cooperation agreements
    20 december 2018 09:32:52
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Côte d'Ivoire and Rwanda on Wednesday signed four cooperation agreements as the two countries sought to strengthen their ties during a 48-hour official visit to Abidjan of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire to increase electricity generation
    19 december 2018 12:18:37
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire(PANA) - The Ivorian government will initiate, at the end of the first quarter of 2019, two projects for the construction of thermal power stations, as part of efforts to increase generation of electricity, to meet domestic demand and for export, according to a statement issued on Wednesday after a meeting of the Council of Ministers.Full text...

  • Rwandan president expected Wednesday in Cote d'Ivoire
    19 december 2018 08:47:52
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday begins a two-day visit to Cote d'Ivoire, PANA has learned from official sources. Full text...

  • Ghana to host 13th International Conference on Pathogenetic HIV Treatment
    18 december 2018 16:28:25
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - The 13th edition of the International Conference on Pathogenesis-Based HIV Treatment and Resource-Based Preventive Research (INTEREST) will be held 14-17 May 2019 in Accra, Ghana, according to the organizing committee.Full text...

  • Quarter-final fixtures of the Ivorian football League Cup
    17 december 2018 09:25:40
    Abidjan. Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The following are the fixtures of the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the 6th edition of Ivorian League Cup.Full text...

  • AfDB Board approves Bank’s borrowing programme for 2019
    16 december 2018 09:23:23
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the institution’s 2019 borrowing programme to the tune of US$7.24 billion to be raised from the capital markets. Full text...

  • Ivorian FA takes CAF to CAS over withdrawal of 2021 AFCON hosting rights
    14 december 2018 12:08:09
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian football federation (FIF) on Thursday announced it has lodged a complaint at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to withdraw the hosting of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) from the West African country. Full text...

  • Suspected terrorists planning attacks in three ECOWAS countries arrested in Mali
    13 december 2018 12:29:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - An alleged terrorist cell, which was preparing to carry out attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, was dismantled last week by Malian security services in Koutiala, southern Mali, PANA learned on Thursday from a security source in the capital, Bamako. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire implements plan for restitution of cultural property
    13 december 2018 12:06:23
    Abidjan, Ivory Coast (PANA) - The Ivorian government has begun implementing a plan to identify, promote and return its cultural property abroad, official sources told PANA on Thursday.Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire adopts new national strategy on statistics development
    13 december 2018 11:55:04
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian government on Wednesday adopted at the weekly council of ministers meeting a new national strategy on statistic development (SNDS) 2017-2021, whose objective is to build a strong and stable national statistics system (SSN), official sources told PANA on Thursday.Full text...

  • Pharmaceutical regulation authority to be created in Cote d'Ivoire
    13 december 2018 10:53:01
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government adopted on Wednesday during the meeting of the council of ministers a decree on the organization and functioning of the Ivorian Pharmaceutical Regulation Authority (AIRP).Full text...

  • Cleaning up the transport sector in African cities (An AfDB feature)
    13 december 2018 06:15:47
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africa is the continent with the most rapidly-growing urban population, at an estimated annual rate of 3%. The surge in population is paired with rapid urbanisation and increased transportation for which emissions from transportation are growing significantly all across Africa, further driven by urban sprawl, rapid motorization and low levels of institutional capacity to manage traffic and its impact. Full text...

  • Ecobank signs partnership deal with MFS Africa for mobile payment services
    12 december 2018 18:32:14
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Pan-African banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), announced on Wednesday it has signed a partnership agreement with pan-African Fintech, MFS Africa, to provide its clients with multi-platform mobile payment services. Full text...

  • Ivorians protest against injustice, human rights violations
    12 december 2018 14:21:37
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian protesters, decked in orange vests, will take to the streets on 19 December to kick against injustice and violation of human rights in their country.Full text...

  • SOA lead Ivorian League 1 football championship
    10 december 2018 09:25:37
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - SOA is leading the Ivorian League 1 football championship as the competition reaches the halfway mark. Full text...

  • AfDB, partners launch ambitious plan to improve child nutrition, fight stunting
    05 december 2018 14:16:30
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Full text...

  • US$20 million facility for Meridian’s soft commodity value-chain operations in Southern Africa
    04 december 2018 13:08:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Trade Finance Full text...

  • Some results of Day 12 matches of Côte d'Ivoire's League 1 football championship
    03 december 2018 10:54:50
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Following are some results of Day 12 matches of the MTN 1 football championship in Côte d'Ivoire played on Saturday and Sunday: Full text...

  • African countries becoming more open to each other, says 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report
    30 november 2018 14:21:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The year 2018 is a landmark chapter in Africa’s regional integration efforts as the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Single African Air Transport Market are major milestones in the creation of a regulatory environment that promotes air connectivity and makes it faster, easier and less expensive for Africans to travel within Africa. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire adopts National Identification Strategy
    29 november 2018 10:28:24
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government has adopted a national civil registration and identification strategy aimed at establishing a system for collecting and registering all civil events throughout the country, at health centres, as well as in consulates and diplomatic missions. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire to launch national assessment on money laundering risks
    29 november 2018 10:18:15
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Côte d' Ivoire will on 12 December launch a national assessment of the risks in the Fight against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (FML/FT).Full text...

  • AfDB supports entrepreneurship in transition states through equity investment
    28 november 2018 15:49:07
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development (AfDB) Bank has approved an additional equity investment of US$ 25 million in Trade and Development Bank (TDB), to enhance the latter’s trade, finance and infrastructure investment operations. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana conduct joint security operation
    22 november 2018 11:59:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - More than 850 security officers from Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana have started a joint security operation in the South and West zones of Burkina Faso to flush out criminal gangs, the Burkinabe government announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Centurion, American firm forge alliance in the oil sector
    19 november 2018 15:36:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Endeavor Management, a US-based oilfield consulting firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with Centurion, a pan-African law and advisory firm which operates in sub-Saharan Africa, to provide advisory services to the various players in the oil sector. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifiers: Cote d'Ivoire qualify for finals
    19 november 2018 11:43:36
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's on Sunday reached the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Cameroon in June/July 2019 thanks to a 1-1 draw against Guinea in their Group H match played in Conakry. Full text...

  • African countries call for regional programme for universal health coverage, SDGs
    17 november 2018 19:41:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The third annual conference of planning directors from World Health Organisation (WHO) member countries on the strengthening of health systems for universal health coverage and sustainable development goals (SDGs), which ended Saturday in Abidjan, has recommended the speeding up the establishment of a regional heath coverage programme. Full text...

  • Ivorian President to attend 11th Extraordinary Summit of AU
    16 november 2018 19:21:33
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara left Abidjan on Friday for Ethiopia to take part in the 11th Extraordinary Summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa on the reform of the continental organization, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...

  • Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
    15 november 2018 13:30:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” according to a popular saying. And this was exactly happened when the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, laid out his vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many did not see what was coming ahead. Full text...

  • 'Use of blended finance as tool for scaling up investment in Africa, on the rise'
    15 november 2018 12:57:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The use of blended finance as a tool to address risk perceptions and crowd in private investment to develop Africa and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is on the rise, according to delegates who attended the recently-concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • President Ouattara urges WAEMU countries to invest in renewable energy sources
    14 november 2018 18:14:16
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday called on member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) to ‘invest massively’ in renewable energy sources, noting that less than half of the regional population has access to energy. Full text...

  • Pan-African investment platform launched in Côte d'Ivoire
    14 november 2018 14:18:42
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – A new Pan-African investment platform, called the New African Capital Partners (NACP), was launched on Tuesday in Cote d'Ivoire, according to a communiqué issued here on Wednesday. Full text...

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