Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • Ivorian govt. to end State ownership of the press
    02 august 2001 08:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Communications and Technology Minister Lia-bi Douayoua, says the government plans to relinquish State ownership of the press in the country. Full text...

  • Armed men rob 300 million FCFA from Abidjan bank
    01 august 2001 21:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Three armed men on Tuesday morning got away with 300 million FCFA from a branch of the West African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's business capital, a local daily, Douze, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Day three of gendarmes murder trial in Abidjan
    01 august 2001 14:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The trial of eight gendarmes (policemen) charged with murder following the discovery of 57 bodies in 2000 in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, entered day three Wednesday with the cross-examination of witnesses. Full text...

  • Ivorian Supreme Court quashes Palenfo sentence
    01 august 2001 10:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Supreme Court has quashed a military court ruling in which Gen. Full text...

  • Gbagbo sees reconciliation crucial for Cote d'Ivoire
    31 july 2001 23:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire has a stake in moving towards national reconciliation because the present generation believes this is the first time such problems are faced, according to Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire women in Paris condemn xenophobia
    31 july 2001 22:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The president of Femme 2000 - a Paris-based Cote d'Ivoire women's NGO - Maggie Delly Kouko Tuesday identified xenophobia as detriment to African unity, and urged authorities in Abidjan to quell it from permeating the society. Full text...

  • Ivorian editor gets six-month imprisonment
    30 july 2001 22:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A court in Abidjan on Monday sentenced the former editor of the privately owned Ivorian daily, Le Jour, Jerome Diegou Bailly, to six months imprisonment for "forgery" and "fraud". Full text...

  • Snatching policemen arrested
    30 july 2001 20:14:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five policemen of Cote d'Ivoire's anti-riot squad were arrested at the weekend in Abidjan for snatching jewellery and cellular phones from traders, a police source disclosed on Monday. Full text...

  • Brazzaville summit to decide fate of Air Afrique
    30 july 2001 19:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Heads of State whose countries are shareholders of Air Afrique are due to meet 10 August in Brazzaville, Congo, to determine the fate of the financially distressed regional airline. Full text...

  • Laurent Gbagbo ends visit
    30 july 2001 15:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo left Dakar early Monday afternoon at the end of a 24-hour working and friendly visit to Senegal, during which he had talks with host President Abdoulaye Wade. Full text...

  • Wade, Gbagbo to discuss Air Afrique problems
    29 july 2001 20:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo arrived in Dakar Sunday for two-day consultations with his Senegalese counterpart on the fate of the beleaguered Air Afrique multinational company. Full text...

  • Cholera epidemic kills 64, leaves 597 affected
    29 july 2001 15:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A cholera epidemic that erupted few weeks ago in Cote d'Ivoire has already killed 64 of the 597 persons infected by the virus, a medical source confirmed in Abidjan. Full text...

  • West African nations establish corridor against AIDS
    29 july 2001 14:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The West African nations of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Cote d'Ivoire have decided to join efforts to effectively control AIDS by setting up a health corridor at their respective borders. Full text...

  • President Gbagbo expected in Dakar Sunday
    29 july 2001 12:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is expected in Dakar on Sunday for a "friendship and working visit" during which he will hold talks with his Senegalese counterpart, Abdoulaye Wade. Full text...

  • Ivorian reggae star performs for compatriots
    28 july 2001 16:32:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian reggae star Ismael Isaac, who sold more than 225,000 copies of his latest album "Black System," goes on stage Saturday for the first time at Abidjan's Hotel Ivoire. Full text...

  • New security measures at Abidjan airport
    27 july 2001 21:45:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- New security measures will be implemented on Wednesday (1 August) at Abidjan International Airport, Jean Kouassi Abonouan, director general of the National Agency for Ivorian Civil Aviation (ANAC), said Friday. Full text...

  • Ivorian rice imports reach 93.3 million dollars
    27 july 2001 20:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire plans to import rice worth 70 billion CFA francs (93. Full text...

  • Prosecution lawyers withdraw from Yopougon court case
    27 july 2001 16:19:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Lawyers for the prosecution in the trial of eight gendarmes charged with "murder and assassination" in the Yopougon massacre, have decided to abandon the proceedings slated to resume Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian media focus on trial of security officers
    27 july 2001 11:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Several Ivorian newspapers this week commented on the criminal trial involving eight gendarmes charged with the murder of 57 people whose bodies were found dumped in Yopougon, a suburb of Abidjan in October 2000. Full text...

  • Yellow fever breaks out in western Cote d'Ivoire
    26 july 2001 14:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Immunisation teams have been dispatched to Cote d'Ivoire's western forest region following an outbreak of yellow fever, the country's health minister, Raymond Abouo N'dori, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Financial Association raises 30 billion CFA Francs
    25 july 2001 23:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Micro-finance Network says it collected savings amounting to 30 billion CFA francs within five years, 18 billion of which, has been injected into the national economy as credits to its members. Full text...

  • Saga of Yopougon massacre comes to court
    25 july 2001 22:36:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At the mention of his name Sergeant Yoro Dassehon, alias 'Alexis the Saviour' sprung from his seat as if taken aback by the call ushering him (and eight other gendarmes) to the dock, as hearing began on the Yopougon mass grave discovered in the heat of political unrest in Cote d'Ivoire last December. Full text...

  • Africa Sports fires coach for poor performance
    25 july 2001 21:50:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian oldest soccer club, Africa Sports, has fired its Swiss coach, Franco Cuccinotta, for poor performance, informed sources said in Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence falls among blood donors
    24 july 2001 14:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The rate of HIV prevalence among blood donors in Cote d'Ivoire has dropped from 8 percent to 0. Full text...

  • Over 4,000 Liberian refugees flee to Cote d'Ivoire
    24 july 2001 11:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 4,300 Liberian refugees have crossed into Cote d'Ivoire since May after escaping from the fighting in the Lofa county on the border with Guinea, a humanitarian source said Tuesday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Senegalese celebrate the qualification of the Lions
    23 july 2001 23:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Heavy rains which fell the whole day on Abidjan did not prevent Senegalese nationals living here to celebrate their national team's qualification for the finals of the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Consumers' union calls for "Dead City" day
    23 july 2001 21:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The General Union of Consumers in Cote d'Ivoire (UGCCI) Monday called on Ivorians to observe Wednesday as "dead city" day nation-wide as a protest against a proposed hike in electricity rates. Full text...

  • RSF protests death threats on journalist
    23 july 2001 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has protested the death threats on journalist Maka Gbossokotto, working for "Le Citoyen" daily in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Regional workshop on AIDS opens in Abidjan
    23 july 2001 20:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Participants from 20 countries in central and western Africa are Monday attending a regional workshop on mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • Ivorian officials refute match-fixing allegations
    22 july 2001 16:31:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has refuted allegations that FIF officials struck a deal that compromised the country's chances at qualifying for the 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • 10.7 million dollars needed to fight drug trafficking
    22 july 2001 15:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The fight against narcotics in Cote d'Ivoire needs eight billion CFA francs (10. Full text...

  • Entente Council to adopt common tourist visa
    21 july 2001 16:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A common tourist visa will be issued beginning 21 September in the five-member states of the Entente council, the Ivorian ministry of tourism and crafts said Friday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian gendarmerie, military blamed for killings
    20 july 2001 20:29:00
    New York- United States (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's military and Gendarmerie have been blamed for civilian deaths and other human rights violations that followed the country's elections in October 2000. Full text...

  • Chairman of electoral commission gets French decoration
    18 july 2001 22:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France has decorated the chairman of Cote d'Ivoire's National Electoral Commission, Honore Guie, with the medal of Chevalier in the French National Order of Merit, diplomatic sources revealed Wednesday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Seminar seeks to integrate women in development
    18 july 2001 21:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An international seminar focussing essentially on "Gender, population and development in Africa", entered its second day Wednesday in Abidjan with an aim to specify the role of women and their integration in society. Full text...

  • RDR officials sued over destruction at Abidjan Stadium
    17 july 2001 21:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's National Sports Authority has sued two officials of Alassane Outtarra's Rally of Republicans in connection with property damage at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan last December. Full text...

  • Over 67 percent of Ivorian adults are illiterate
    17 july 2001 18:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At least 67. Full text...

  • Eight Ivorian gendarmes to face trial next week
    16 july 2001 14:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Eight gendarmes charged with the killing of a group of people that were discovered in an open mass grave in Yopougon, outside Abidjan, will appear before a military court on 24 July, justice ministry sources said. Full text...

  • Five ASEC players transferred to Belgium
    15 july 2001 18:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five teenage soccer players have been transferred from ASEC Mimosas' SIFCOM football academy in Abidjan to the Belgian team, KSK Beveren, under a partnership arrangement, sources close to the Ivorian team said. Full text...

  • Air Afrique staff unhappy with administrator
    14 july 2001 13:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Air Afrique's personnel has accused the acting administrator of the company, Jefrey Erickson, of "distorting the truth" when it comes to Air France's financial participation in the troubled multinational airline company. Full text...

  • African Integration Observatory hails Amara Essy
    13 july 2001 16:56:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Observatory for the total unity and integration of Africa (OUITA) has congratulated Amara Essy on his election as OAU Secretary General, hoping that he would "turn the prestige acquired by Cote d'Ivoire into an asset". Full text...

  • Amara Essy gets rousing reception in Abidjan
    13 july 2001 13:50:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- New OAU secretary general Amara Essy of Cote d'Ivoire returned to Abidjan Thursday evening, together with the Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Burkina Ambassador found in Yopougon
    12 july 2001 09:57:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Cote d'Ivoire, Emile Ilboudo, who was kidnapped Wednesday morning in Abidjan has been found in Yopougon, a suburb of the capital, the independent daily "L'Observateur Paalga" reports. Full text...

  • Buruli ulcer patients keep faith in spite of the pain
    11 july 2001 23:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Lying on a bed, his eyes wide open, young Fidel Ego, a victim of Buruli ulcer, cautiously gazed at his visitors at the Raoul Follereau Institute in Adzope, 120 km north of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Flooding kills two in Abidjan
    11 july 2001 23:07:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian capital, Abidjan, is "drowning" in more than a month of unremitting rains, reports say. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition parties welcome Amara Essy's election
    11 july 2001 22:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian opposition parties - Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA) and the Rally of Republicans (RDR) - Wednesday welcomed Tuesday's election of the country's former Foreign Minister Amara Essy as the new OAU Secretary-General. Full text...

  • UEMOA to define major trends of its agricultural policy
    10 july 2001 23:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) experts and representatives of the agriculture sector of each of the union's member states opened a workshop in Abidjan Tuesday to define the main trends of an agricultural policy for the union. Full text...

  • NDI decries partisan tilt in Ivorian media
    09 july 2001 20:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Officials from the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) have expressed concern at what they said was the overly partisan character of the media in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

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