Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • NGOs criticise Ivorian reconciliation forum
    19 october 2001 22:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A group of Ivorian NGOs meeting under the aegis of the 'Fondation France Libertés' has expressed doubts about the ongoing national reconciliation forum in Cote d'Ivoire redressing the state of political animosity in the country. Full text...

  • Bedie's return, arrest of army officer make headlines
    19 october 2001 20:56:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The return to Abidjan of former Ivorian president Henri Konan Bedie 22 months after the December 1999 coup that forced him into exile in France made news this week in Cote d'Ivoire, alongside the arrest of Captain Fabien Coulibaly, aide-de-camp to former junta leader Gen. Full text...

  • General Guei still bitter over arrest of aide
    19 october 2001 13:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's former military ruler General Robert Guei still accuses army chief of staff, Brig. Full text...

  • Rights groups want retrial in Yopougon massacre
    19 october 2001 09:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (IFHR) have appealed to Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to use his influence to facilitate an appeal against the acquittal of eight gendarmes charged with the Yopougon massacre. Full text...

  • NESTLE-Cote d'Ivoire nets 5.4 percent profits
    18 october 2001 20:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A report by the Ivorian branch of the Swiss group NESTLE Wednesday said the company recorded a 5. Full text...

  • Abidjan airport authorities reinforce security rules
    18 october 2001 12:14:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities have reinforced security at Félix Houphouët-Boigny international airport in Abidjan following last month's terror attacks in the United States. Full text...

  • Robert Guei's aide-de-camp, army colonel arrested in Abidjan
    17 october 2001 11:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Captain Fabien Coulibaly, aide- de-camp of the former military ruler of Cote d'Ivoire, Gen. Full text...

  • Teachers demand apology from former Ivorian leaders
    16 october 2001 19:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Democratic Union of Secondary Education Teachers has called on former presidents Henri Konan Bedie and Robert Guei as well as erstwhile prime minister Alassane Ouattara to apologise to the Ivorian people for the suffering caused them while they were in power. Full text...

  • African countries move to harmonise business laws
    16 october 2001 18:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An institute to harmonise business laws across African countries has been set up in Abidjan, according to reliable sources in the Ivorian economic capital. Full text...

  • Air Afrique workers threaten strike action
    16 october 2001 12:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Air staff of the multinational Air Afrique company have given an ultimatum to management to annul recent appointments of airline officials or they would strike indefinitely beginning next Monday. Full text...

  • 20 killed in Ivorian road crash
    15 october 2001 23:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Twenty people died at the weekend in a crash involving a passenger lorry and a trailer near Daloa, 400-km west of Abidjan in Cote d'Ivoire, hospital sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Former Ivorian Supreme Court President dies
    15 october 2001 21:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The former president of the Ivorian Supreme Court, Mamadou Koui, died from a heart attack in Abidjan Sunday morning at the age of 59, family sources announced Monday. Full text...

  • Late Houphouët-Boigny blamed for Ivorian woes
    15 october 2001 21:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At the ongoing reconciliation forum in Cote d'Ivoire, National Ivorian Party (PNI) chairman Paul Pepe has accused the country's first president, the late Felix Houphouët-Boigny, of being directly responsible for the present crisis in the country. Full text...

  • Exiled ex-President Bedie back in Abidjan
    15 october 2001 21:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian former President Henri Konan Bedie, who has been in self-exile in France since he was toppled in the December 1999 military coup, arrived in Abidjan Monday to take part in the ongoing National Reconciliation Forum, his aides said. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire national coach happy with first camp
    15 october 2001 16:43:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian national football team coach Lama Bamba has expressed satisfaction with the performance of European-based players who took part in the team's first training camp from 3 to 10 October in Montpellier, France. Full text...

  • Teaching mathematics in local languages
    12 october 2001 09:17:00
    Boundiali- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Visit the Niene integrated centre in Kolia, an Ivorian village in Boundiali, 731 km north of Abidjan, and you would find in it a perculiar primary school in which Mathematics is taught in the local Malinke and Senoufo languages. Full text...

  • Political parties invoke consensus at reconciliation forum
    11 october 2001 20:36:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Several political parties in Cote d'Ivoire have urged compatriots to derive a consensus at their ongoing reconciliation forum in order to resolve permanently the crisis the country has experienced since 24 December 1999. Full text...

  • Ouattara's issue steals the show at Ivorian forum
    11 october 2001 20:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The controversy around former Ivorian Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara, or ADO was the main topic Wednesday during the first day of the national reconciliation forum in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Trading declines at regional Stock market
    11 october 2001 10:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based Regional Securities Stock Market (BRVM) closed its 121st trading session of the year at 68. Full text...

  • Konare praised for his speech at Ivorian Forum
    11 october 2001 10:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare has been commended for his powerful speech at the ongoing Ivorian Reconciliation Forum in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Five Ivorian players miss training camp in France
    10 october 2001 22:12:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five Ivorian national football team players missed the Elephants' first camp held recently in Montpellier, France as part of preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN). Full text...

  • Josselin says reconciliation is precondition for aid
    10 october 2001 21:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- French co-operation and Francophonie minister Charles Josselin stated in Abidjan Tuesday that the success of reconciliation would send a powerful signal to donors to resume aid to Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Bedie expected to meet Gen. Guei in Abidjan soon
    10 october 2001 20:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Former Ivorian President Henri Konan Bedie is expected back in Abidjan on 15 October, the acting chairman and secretary general of the Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally, Laurent Donal-Fologo, revealed Tuesday evening in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Eyadema calls for full participation at forum
    10 october 2001 19:31:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- On the opening of the national reconciliation forum in Cote d'Ivoire, Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema congratulated President Laurent Gbagbo and politicians taking part in the discussions, and urged those absent to follow suite. Full text...

  • Ouattara's nationality to be settled soon
    10 october 2001 15:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The long-running controversy over former Ivorian Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara's nationality, could be settled soon, according to French Co-operation Minister, Charles Josselin. Full text...

  • Observers satisfied with opening of Ivorian forum
    10 october 2001 14:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Foreign observers at the ongoing national reconciliation forum in Cote d'Ivoire have expressed satisfaction with what they said was the successful opening of the talks. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire convenes national reconciliation forum
    09 october 2001 23:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Convened on the initiative of the Ivorian head of State, President Laurent Gbagbo, and postponed on two occasions, the national reconciliation forum eventually opened late Tuesday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Gbagbo Invites Ouattara to Join Coalition Government
    09 october 2001 21:05:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has invited the opposition Rally for Republicans, or RDR party led by former prime minister Alassane Ouattara to take part in a "national coalition government". Full text...

  • Josselin represents France, EU at reconciliation forum
    08 october 2001 19:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Minister of Co-operation and Francophonie, Charles Josselin would represent France and the European Union Council at Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum scheduled to open in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • Three Ivorian leaders warned not to miss forum
    08 october 2001 19:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The chairman of Cote d'Ivoire's forum has urged former President Henry Konan Bedie, Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara and former junta leader, Gen. Full text...

  • Of players, footballs and tall grass
    08 october 2001 12:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian footballers are renowned for their art of "freezing" a game when they are on the brink of defeat. Full text...

  • Ivorian Prime Minister sees debt overhang as major obstacle
    05 october 2001 22:15:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan said the foreign debts owed by African countries should be written off, so as to ensure stability and progress for the marginalised people of the continent. Full text...

  • Former Ivorian ruling party trapped
    05 october 2001 21:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The National Assembly of Cote d'Ivoire this week passed two major bills in the absence of most MPs of the former ruling PDCI-RDA, who walked out in protest at the method adopted for plenary voting. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire fixes minimum cocoa price
    05 october 2001 19:59:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Following consultations between officials of the Coffee and Cocoa Board (BCC) and the association of exporters (GEPEX), the farm gate price of cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire has been fixed at 325 francs CFA (46 US cents) per kg starting October and continuing through December 2001. Full text...

  • 30,000 girls work as maids in Abidjan
    05 october 2001 19:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- More than 30,000 girls are employed as housemaids in Abidjan, according to a study conducted by the International Catholic Office for Children (BICE). Full text...

  • Air France Takes Over Air Ivoir
    05 october 2001 16:18:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire's national airline has been sold to Air France for 1. Full text...

  • Thierry Tan to revive Ivorian coffee project
    04 october 2001 20:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Chinese businessman Thierry Tan, who fled Cote d'Ivoire in 1995 following allegations that he had embezzled 25 000 million francs CFA F (35 million US dollars) is back in Abidjan with plans to revive his 'Ivoir Café' project. Full text...

  • Fuel shortage affects traffic in Abidjan
    04 october 2001 17:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Traffic was still erratic in Abidjan Thursday due to an acute shortage, which had forced the closure of most petrol stations since Wednesday afternoon. Full text...

  • Ivorian customs officers end their strike
    04 october 2001 16:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A three-day strike by the Ivorian Customs Workers Unions was called off Thursday morning after extensive negotiations between government authorities and the strikers. Full text...

  • Ivorian Prime Minister due in France Thursday
    03 october 2001 22:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan, begins a week-long visit to France Thursday, diplomatic sources said in Paris Wednesday. Full text...

  • Speaker warns that institutional discords risk coups
    03 october 2001 21:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Speaker of the Ivorian Parliament, Mamadou Koulibaly, Tuesday warned House members of the risk of a military take-over, where republican institutions become unstable. Full text...

  • Ivorian customs strike paralyse border traffic
    03 october 2001 16:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A strike by Ivorian customs officers entered its third day Wednesday paralysing activities at Abidjan port and Cote d'Ivoire's Felix Houphouet-Boigny international airport. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Cote d'Ivoire sign co-operation agreement
    03 october 2001 15:14:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia and Cote d'Ivoire have signed an agreement that would promote the postal sector, develop electronic services and upgrade human resources through the use of the new information and communication technologies. Full text...

  • ECOWAS reflects on lasting development
    02 october 2001 23:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Delegates from member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are currently reflecting in Abidjan on ways to lasting development in the sub region, organisers said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Former OAU scribes urge for peace in Cote d'Ivoire
    02 october 2001 23:19:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- In the countdown to its national reconciliation forum, three former OAU secretaries general have enjoined the people of Cote d'Ivoire to throw their weight behind the country's peace process. Full text...

  • Abidjan takes note of new elements provided by FIDH and RSF
    01 october 2001 20:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has taken note of the new information as provided by the International Human Rights Federation (FIDH) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the Yopougon murders, the Ivorian Justice, public freedom and human rights minister, Oulai Siene, said Sunday. Full text...

  • French mechanic arrested in Abidjan for stealing
    01 october 2001 20:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Frenchman Cesar Camille, 31, was arrested last week for "breach of trust, forgery and use of false documents and the sabotaging of military equipment," official sources said Monday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian couple criticises UK child protection standards
    30 september 2001 20:30:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A couple from Cote d'Ivoire has criticised the standards of child protection in the United Kingdom, at the hearing of an inquiry into the murder of their daughter Victoria Climbie in February last year. Full text...

  • Dakar set to host Ivorian reconciliation talks
    30 september 2001 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ivorian political actors were due to start arriving in Dakar, the Senegalese capital Sunday for Tuesday's national reconciliation meeting. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities arrest Guinean opposition leader
    30 september 2001 18:36:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- N'Faly Kaba Fatoulaye, leader of an armed struggle against the Guinean government, was last Thursday arrested by Ivorian authorities at the border with Ghana, reliable sources in Abidjan affirmed Sunday. Full text...

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