Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • Malians forced out of fishing villages
    11 september 2001 19:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Malian fishermen have started leaving their villages for urban centres like Bouake and Yamoussoukro in central Cote d'Ivoire for fear of attacks by locals bent on taking over their fishing activities, sources said in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • China props Ivorian military
    11 september 2001 17:59:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The People's Republic of China has granted the Ivorian government 1 million US dollars to help equip its military, Chinese embassy sources said Tuesday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Six leaders attend Yamoussoukro ECOWAS mini summit
    10 september 2001 23:46:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five African presidents on Monday attended a mini-summit of the Economic Community of West African States convened by the Ivorian head of state, Laurent Gbagbo in Yamoussoukro. Full text...

  • Cholera kills six in Korhogo district
    10 september 2001 23:34:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Six persons died of cholera over the weekend in Korhogo district, 600 km north of Abidjan, bringing the death toll to 27 since the outbreak of the disease in the area three weeks ago, hospital sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Military officers learn about rights of children
    10 september 2001 22:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Military and civilian officers from several West African countries have concluded a course in Abidjan on the rights and protection of children before, during and after conflicts. Full text...

  • Yamoussoukro to host ECOWAS mini-summit
    09 september 2001 18:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Six leaders are expected to attend a mini-summit of the Economic Community of West African States Monday in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire's political capital. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition MPs end parliamentary boycott
    07 september 2001 23:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Opposition MPs from the Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI-DA), have ended their week-long parliamentary boycott in protest against a statement by a member of the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI). Full text...

  • Papers focus on Durban and Seydou Diarra's Paris trip
    07 september 2001 22:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The World Conference against racism in Durban, South Africa, the trip to Paris of the president of the national reconciliation forum, Seydou Diarra, to meet former President Henri Konan Bédié and the Rally of Republicans' (RDR) leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO), as well as the case involving the Senegalese fashion designer, Oumou Sy, are the main focus of Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • IMF adopts Côte d'Ivoire's interim economic programme
    07 september 2001 20:35:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- In a move indicative of the country's improved relations with donor institutions, the IMF has approved a six-month interim programme for Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • De Klerk offers to mediate in the Ivorian crisis
    06 september 2001 23:45:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Former South-African president Frederick de Klerk has offered to mediate in the political crisis simmering in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ivorian police arrest 19 Libya-bound girls in Abidjan
    06 september 2001 14:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian policemen intercepted 19 young girls aged between 18 and 19 years as they were about to leave for Libya, via Lome, on 28 August. Full text...

  • Traditional medicine fair in Abidjan
    06 september 2001 10:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Traditional healers and herbalists from five west African countries are taking part in an international fair billed as 'Herbora 2001' in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Diarra says reconciliation forum will boost Ivorian unity
    04 september 2001 22:15:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The president of Cote d'Ivoire's National Reconciliation Forum, Seydou Diarra, said Tuesday in Paris that the national reconciliation forum slated for 9 October was expected to overcome political obstacles in a bid to unify the country. Full text...

  • Opposition party boycotts parliamentary session
    04 september 2001 20:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- MPs of the Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally (PDCI-RDA) were Tuesday still holding fast to a walk-out they staged last Thursday over a statement made by a colleague of the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI). Full text...

  • Abidjan to host Euro-African exhibition
    04 september 2001 15:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At least 450 African and European exhibitors are expected to participate in a trade fair to be held in Abidjan from 28 November to 9 December. Full text...

  • Ouattara ready for reconciliation forum
    03 september 2001 23:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Leading Ivorian opposition figure and chairman of the Rally for the Republic party (RDR), Alassane Ouattara, affirmed Monday that he was ready to attend the forum for national reconciliation billed for 9 October in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian Radio director barred from travelling abroad
    03 september 2001 16:12:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Police at Abidjan airport on Sunday prevented the Managing director of the privately-owned "Radio Nostalgie" in Cote d'Ivoire, Ahmed Bakayoko, a member of the opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR), from leaving the country, newspapers reported Monday. Full text...

  • Gbagbo attends peace meeting in Barcelona
    02 september 2001 15:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire is in Barcelona to take part in an international peace meeting focusing on conflict resolution across the world, notably Africa. Full text...

  • Ivorian SMEs in e-commerce
    01 september 2001 10:49:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- There are officially 3,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cote d'Ivoire, 10 percent of which practice e-commerce using Internet tools, says the country's Export Promotion Agency (APEX-CI). Full text...

  • Postponed reconciliation forum hits headlines
    31 august 2001 17:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The latest postponement of the national reconciliation forum in Cote d'Ivoire and the defeat of ASEC Mimosas by Petro Athletic of Angola during the second round of the Champion's League hit the headlines in the Ivorian press this week. Full text...

  • Rights group criticises travel ban on politicians
    30 august 2001 23:49:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Movement for Human Rights is urging authorities in Cote d'Ivoire to stop putting travel restrictions on politician leaders. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire postpones national reconciliation forum
    30 august 2001 21:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Authorities in Abidjan have assured security guarantee for former leaders Henri Konan Bedie and General Robert Guei as well as ex-Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara, who have been invited to attend Cote d'Ivoire's reconciliation forum. Full text...

  • Government warns Ivorians against street food
    30 august 2001 15:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian ministry of Health and Social Welfare has warned the population against consuming fruit juice and food sold in the street. Full text...

  • Gbagbo consoles relatives of food poisoning victims
    29 august 2001 21:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday visited a village near Yamoussoukro to sympathise with families who lost 25 relatives to food poisoning there, a source at state house in Abidjan said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition leader barred from travelling
    28 august 2001 19:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities have barred the leader of the opposition Party for Progress and Socialism, or PPS, Bamba Morifere, from travelling abroad. Full text...

  • Gbagbo wants all former leaders to attend forum
    28 august 2001 19:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo said in Abidjan Monday that the necessary steps were being taken to ensure the participation of all the former top political leaders in the national reconciliation forum opening in Abidjan on 7 September. Full text...

  • Rights group wants Racism Conference to condemn Cote d'Ivoire
    28 august 2001 13:05:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch has urged the forthcoming Conference against racism in Durban, South Africa to condemn the government of Cote d'Ivoire for allegedly inciting hatred based on ethnic and religious differences. Full text...

  • Air Afrique to appoint new manager in September
    27 august 2001 22:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Chad's minister of transport, Ahmat Mahamat Saleh, has been appointed acting administrator of the multinational African airline, Air Afrique, effective 31 August when its interim general manager, Jeffrey Erickson, quits the company. Full text...

  • Court orders Telecel to pay shareholder 1.4 billion FCFA
    27 august 2001 19:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Abidjan's Court of Appeal has ordered Telecel, Cote d'Ivoire's main cellular phone company, to pay 1. Full text...

  • Rights group wants Cote d'Ivoire indicted for xenophobia
    27 august 2001 14:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ahead of the World Conference against Racism in Durban, the New York based Human Rights Watch has released a report indicting the authorities in Cote d'Ivoire for condoning and even inciting xenophobia. Full text...

  • Bouake University under police surveillance
    24 august 2001 23:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The University of Bouake, 290 km north of Abidjan, is under close police and military surveillance since Friday, following a clash between security forces and students in which several people were injured, students union sources said. Full text...

  • RSF protests arrest of newspaper director
    23 august 2001 19:41:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International press watch body Reporters without Frontiers (RSF) has registered a strong protest against the arrest of the managing director of the Monrovia Guardian, sources close to the institution said Thursday. Full text...

  • Ivorian president makes brief visit to Bamako
    23 august 2001 15:57:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Wednesday made a brief visit to Bamako at the end of which he said all past misunderstanding between his country and Mali had been cleared. Full text...

  • Gbagbo pays first visit to Mali
    22 august 2001 19:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo arrived in Bamako Wednesday on a one-day working visit, his first to Mali since he took office in October 2000. Full text...

  • Ivoirians await reconciliation forum amid doubt and hope
    21 august 2001 23:35:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's long-awaited National Reconciliation Forum is scheduled for 7 September. Full text...

  • Bamako blames upheaval in Cote d'Ivoire for weaker ties
    20 august 2001 17:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Mali's director general of customs Seydou Diawara has blamed the recent unrest in Cote d'Ivoire for the slow-down in economic relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • USAID to probe child labour allegation in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 august 2001 11:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- USAID would send a mission next month to investigate allegations of child labour in cocoa plantations in Cote d'Ivoire, a representative of the ILO in Abidjan said. Full text...

  • Press focus national reconciliation, Air Afrique's woes
    17 august 2001 20:07:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo's invitation to former Presidents Henri Konan Bedie and Robert Guei as well as main opposition leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara to attend Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum on 7 September this week featured in the Ivorian press. Full text...

  • African businessmen abroad to meet in Paris
    14 august 2001 20:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A forum on economic integration for African businessmen living abroad will be held in Paris in September, it was announced in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Real estate company to evict rates defaulters
    13 august 2001 23:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cash-strapped Ivorian Construction and Real Estate Company (SICOGI) will, starting Tuesday, evict over 2,000 of its tenants who have not paid up their mortgage fees, the company's general manager disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire moves against child trafficking
    11 august 2001 19:12:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has set up a national committee to fight child trafficking, official sources in Abidjan said. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire moves towards health insurance for all
    11 august 2001 17:36:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government is working on a bill to prescribe universal health insurance for the entire population including foreign nationals, a release in Abidjan said Friday. Full text...

  • WAEMU sets up quality control organ
    08 august 2001 19:31:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A system for certifying, standardising and promoting products from countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been set up in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • Prosecution contests ruling on Yopougon massacre
    08 august 2001 19:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The prosecution was Wednesday expected to file an appeal to the Supreme Court in Cote d'Ivoire against the acquittal by a military tribunal, of eight security officers charged with the killing of 57 people during last year's post-election upheavals. Full text...

  • President Gbagbo recuperates 500 army deserters
    08 august 2001 15:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's President Laurent Gbagbo has revealed that his government has recuperated 500 army deserters who left after the ''disastrous end'' of the military transition last October. Full text...

  • Emergency plan for new refugees in Cote d'Ivoire
    08 august 2001 11:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN refugees agency and its partners have worked out an emergency plan for resettlement of 1,068 refugees in the Guiglo region of Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ivorian co-operatives set up agricultural bank
    07 august 2001 11:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian growers' co-operatives and the International Cocoa Organisation last Friday established a Professional Agricultural Bank (BPA), official sources in Abidjan said Monday. Full text...

  • France urges Cote d'Ivoire to find Yopougon killers
    06 august 2001 16:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France on Monday urged Ivorian authorities to continue searching for those who committed murders at the height of election-related political tension between October-December 2000. Full text...

  • Tribunal acquits defendants in Yopougon mass grave trial
    03 august 2001 22:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A military tribunal in Abidjan Friday pronounced guiltless and set free gendarme commander Victor Be Kpan and seven co-defendants who were tried in connection with a mass grave in Abidjan's Yopougon district. Full text...

  • Prosecution seeks life imprisonment for gendarmes
    03 august 2001 12:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At the trial on the massacre last October of 57 people during post-election unrest in Cote d'Ivoire, the Prosecution has called for life sentences for eight security officers (gendarmes) charged with the murders. Full text...

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