Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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