Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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