Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • Burkinabe papers comment on Ivorian reconciliation forum
    28 september 2001 20:58:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Most newspapers in Burkina Faso this week analysed the significance of the visit to Ouagadougou by the chairman of the Ivorian reconciliation Forum to Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • New evidence emerges concerning Ivorian mass grave case
    28 september 2001 19:38:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Reporters Sans Frontieres and the International Human Rights Federation on Thursday submitted new elements to the Ivorian Government commissioner who handled the dismissed case of eight gendarmes who had been charged with mass killings in Yopougon, a suburbs of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ghana said recalling national from ECOWAS
    28 september 2001 15:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ghana has reportedly written to the ECOWAS chairman, asking that Ghanaian national Georges Sipa-Adjah Yankey, quit his post of President of the ECOWAS Investment and Development Bank, official sources said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • APEX-CI sympathises with US government
    27 september 2001 14:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Export Promotion Association of Cote d'Ivoire (APEX-CI) has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the 11 September terror attacks in the United States. Full text...

  • Ivorian national team to begin residential training
    26 september 2001 23:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's national soccer team, popularly known as "The Elephants" begins residential training in France on 30 September to prepare for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN) in Mali. Full text...

  • Cholera kills 40 Ivorian prisoners
    26 september 2001 19:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An outbreak of cholera killed 40 prisoners last week at the Man civilian prison, 585 km north-west of Abidjan, the official national redio reported Tuesday evening. Full text...

  • Malian President to attend Ivorian forum
    26 september 2001 11:58:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- President Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali will attend the opening ceremony of the National Reconciliation Forum in Cote d'Ivoire slated for 9 October, former Ivorian Premier Seydou Diarra hinted in Bamako Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian reconciliation committee to make nation-wide tour
    25 september 2001 16:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 50-man board of Cote d'Ivoire's National Reconciliation Forum said it will undertake a three-day visit of the country's 19 regional capitals beginning 26 September to brief authorities on modalities for holding the forum. Full text...

  • Thousands of Malian fishermen ask to return home
    25 september 2001 15:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Driven from their camps by Ivorian youths and evacuated to Bouake (central Cote d'Ivoire), some 1,500 Malian fishermen from the Bozo ethnic group have expressed the desire to return to Mali, the Malian Foreign ministry said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Renowned Ivorian church leader dies
    25 september 2001 13:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Renowned Ivorian church leader Papa Nouveau died at the weekend in his village of Toukouzou-Hozalem on the outskirts of Abidjan following a protracted illness, his congregation announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • 582 million FCFA for preparation of 'Elephants' team
    24 september 2001 19:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has given the Ivorian Football Federation 582 million FCFA (810,450 dollars) to meet costs of readying the national team for the 2002 African Cup of Nations tournament. Full text...

  • Africa Sports through to CAF Cup semi-finals
    24 september 2001 14:06:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Africa Sports of Abidjan are through to the semi-finals of the CAF Cup (for league runners-up) after beating Ghana's Goldfields 2-0 in a return quarterfinal match played Sunday in the Ivorian economic capital. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire introduces new reforms
    23 september 2001 17:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities have introduced free primary school enrolment for new pupils and made it vocational to wear uniforms since the 2001-2002 school year started on 17 September. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers gravitate towards reconciliation forum
    22 september 2001 16:12:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The announced list of delegates and tentative agenda of the upcoming national reconciliation forum in Côte d'Ivoire called the shots among Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Entente council states introduce single visa
    21 september 2001 07:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five West African countries in the Entente Council have officially introduced a common tourist visa to facilitate easy movement of tourists within their areas. Full text...

  • West Africa in huge rice imports
    20 september 2001 23:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Rice imports across the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are as high a billion dollars a year, according to West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) managing director Kanayo Nwanze. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire denies harbouring terrorists
    20 september 2001 20:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government Thursday said that it did not host any terrorist training camps on its territory as alleged by a British daily newspaper this week. Full text...

  • Five central themes for a reconciliation forum
    19 september 2001 23:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five central themes will be submitted, as a rough guide, to participants in the national reconciliation forum slated for 9 October in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Nigerian company to explore oil in Cote d'Ivoire
    19 september 2001 13:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A Nigeria-based oil exploitation and exploration company, Oranto Limited, has paid 700 million FCFA (about one million US dollars) to the Ivorian government for rights to explore for oil on two sedimentary blocks in the Ivorian Atlantic Sea waters. Full text...

  • Government bans sale of liquids in the streets
    19 september 2001 10:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- As a precaution against cholera, Ivorian authorities have imposed a two-month ban on the sale of water and fruit juice in the streets and schools in the country, official sources said in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • ADB to host African water development meeting
    19 september 2001 08:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A high level meeting to discuss ways of promoting water resources development in Africa opens in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday. Full text...

  • About 700 delegates to attend reconciliation forum
    18 september 2001 21:13:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 700 delegates, including former president Henri Konan Bedie, would take part in Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum scheduled to start on 9 October, Abidjan authorities disclosed on Monday. Full text...

  • Trading buoys up at BRVM stock market
    18 september 2001 15:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based Regional Securities Stock Market (BRVM) closed its 111th trading session of the year Monday on an upward trend compared to the preceding session. Full text...

  • Troubled Air Afrique gets new DG
    16 september 2001 16:27:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Marcel Mensah Kodjo of Togo, was Sunday appointed Director-General of the troubled multinational airline Air Afrique, Company sources said in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire excluded from ADB's debt alleviation
    15 september 2001 18:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has excluded Cote d'Ivoire from the list of countries whose debts will be cancelled this year under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, reliable sources said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to get 173 billion FCFA in aid from EU
    15 september 2001 16:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire will obtain 173 billion FCFA (242,507,506 US dollars) in aid under the 9th European Development Fund (ADF) between 2000-2005. Full text...

  • Ivorian police detains nine Burkinabe soldiers
    14 september 2001 20:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Nine Burkinabe soldiers were placed under police custody at Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigny airport between Monday evening until Tuesday night when they were released and allowed to board a plane for Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Terrorist attacks in US make headlines
    14 september 2001 14:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The terrorist attacks perpetrated in the US Tuesday against the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, are the main focus of the Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Gbagbo condemns terrorist attacks on US
    12 september 2001 14:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the US, saying there "is no reason to justify them". Full text...

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