Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • Algeria hosts 15th World Youth Festival
    09 july 2001 16:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At least 30,000 youths are expected to participate in the 15th World Youth Festival (WYF) which entered its second day in Algeria on Sunday. Full text...

  • Cholera outbreak kills seven in Cote d'Ivoire
    09 july 2001 15:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A cholera outbreak has killed seven people in Oume location, about 240 kilometres from Abidjan, health officials in the Ivorian capital reported Monday. Full text...

  • Samba expected in Abidjan Sunday
    07 july 2001 21:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Ebrahim Malick Samba arrives in Abidjan Sunday for a one-week working visit to Cote d'Ivoire, the WHO country office in Abidjan said Saturday. Full text...

  • Complaints against Ivorian authorities make headlines
    06 july 2001 14:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Complaints lodged in Belgium for "crimes against humanity" against Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivorian Interior and Defence Ministers are the focus of Abidjan-based papers this week. Full text...

  • RSF protests attack against photojournalist in Kenya
    05 july 2001 18:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International media watchdog "Reporters Without Borders" (RSF) Thursday denounced the ruling party in Kenya for the attack by some of its members on Jackson Orina, a photojournalist of the "Nation" newspaper. Full text...

  • RDR denies inciting complaints against Gbagbo
    04 july 2001 19:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The secretary general of the opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR), Henriette Dagri Diabate, has rejected claims that her party organised people to lodge "crimes against humanity" charges against senior Ivorian officials, including President Laurent Gbagbo, in a Belgian court. Full text...

  • One million Ivorians living with HIV/AIDS
    03 july 2001 20:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- More than a million out of the Ivorian population estimated at 15 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS, according to the country's foreign minister, Abou Drahamane Sangare. Full text...

  • Ivorians react to charges filed against Gbagbo
    02 july 2001 21:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorians were on Monday still reacting to the "crime against humanity" charges filed in Brussels last Thursday against President Laurent Gbagbo as well as his military predecessor, Gen. Full text...

  • Press on ties with EU, murder at reporter's home
    30 june 2001 14:38:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The resumption of economic and financial co-operation between the European Union (EU) and Cote d'Ivoire, and murders committed at a home of a journalist are the main focus of the press this week. Full text...

  • Church bemoans judicial plight of Ivorian juveniles
    29 june 2001 21:27:00
    Abidjan- Côte-d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Catholic International Bureau for Children (BICE) has lashed at the country's Juvenile Delinquency Division, saying the unit has since its inception three years ago failed to deliver. Full text...

  • National reconciliation forum put off
    29 june 2001 15:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum, initially set for 9 July, has been postponed to a later date, a source close to the Ivorian presidency in Abidjan disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • EU slowly resumes cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire
    26 june 2001 22:59:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The European Union's Council of Ministers in Luxembourg has given its okay for a gradual return to cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire, EU sources in Abidjan hinted Tuesday. Full text...

  • Amara Essy intensifies campaign for African Union job
    26 june 2001 21:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Amara Essy, Ivorian former Foreign Minister and one of the candidates for the post of the African Union Secretary General, is in Bamako to seek the support of African delegates to the 28th Foreign Ministers session of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). Full text...

  • RSF demands action against shooting at journalist's home
    25 june 2001 21:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), wants the Ivorian authorities to bring to book those behind the 20 June deadly shooting at the residence of journalist Laurent Tape Koulou, the Editorial Manager of private newspaper "Le National. Full text...

  • BRVM Closes its 75th session on a bearish trend
    23 june 2001 12:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) closed its 75th quotation of 2001 on a bearish trend as compared to the previous session. Full text...

  • Ouattara's party ponders over reconciliation forum
    23 june 2001 09:44:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Rally for Republicans (RDR) of former Ivorian Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara might boycott the "national reconciliation forum" scheduled for 9 July in Cote d'Ivoire, according to the party's secretary general, Henriette Dagri Diabate. Full text...

  • Gbagbo Says Cote d'Ivoire Committed to Debt Repayment
    22 june 2001 22:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday wound up a private visit to France saying his country was committed to meeting its debt obligations to international finance institutions. Full text...

  • Gbagbo, Wade visits make headlines
    22 june 2001 17:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Visits to France by Presidents Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire and Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal are the focus of comments by Ivorian newspapers this week, along with child trafficking. Full text...

  • 4 Burkina nationals jailed for child trafficking
    22 june 2001 16:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An Ivorian court sitting at Katiola, some 500-km north of Abidjan, has sentenced four Burkinabe citizens to two months in jail each for "child trafficking," the Ivorian Press Agency (AIP) reported Friday. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader attempts to woo French investors
    22 june 2001 15:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian President Gbagbo Friday told French investors that their investments would be safe in his country in spite of upheavals that have shaken the confidence of investors and donors in the past two years. Full text...

  • Cote d-Ivoire-IMF negotiations resume
    21 june 2001 22:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Third round talks between Cote d'Ivoire and a joint IMF-World Bank mission resumed in Abidjan Thursday. Full text...

  • France to support Cote d'Ivoire's decentralisation
    21 june 2001 20:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has promised to provide technical support and expertise to assist Cote d'Ivoire's decentralisation programme. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader addresses French deputies
    21 june 2001 10:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has slammed at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union for their rather slow moves to resume assistance to his country. Full text...

  • Over half of Ivorian coffee and cocoa trees are old
    21 june 2001 09:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Almost 53 percent of cocoa and coffee plantations in Cote d'Ivoire are very old, the Ivorian Economic Research Centre (CIRES) concluded in a recent study conducted on the liberalisation of the sub-sector. Full text...

  • France, Cote d'Ivoire to continue defence cooperation
    20 june 2001 23:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French defence minister Allain Richard Wednesday said Paris would continue military cooperation with Abidjan, but reiterated the adherence of non-interference in the internal affairs of Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • France pleads for support to Cote d'Ivoire
    20 june 2001 21:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French finance, economy and industry minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday highlighted the importance of giving economic support to Cote d'Ivoire so as to bolster its efforts to entrench political stability. Full text...

  • Lufthansa suspends flights to Abidjan
    20 june 2001 20:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The German airline company, Lufthansa would suspend its two weekly flights between Frankfurt and Abidjan beginning 1 July, aviation sources announced Wednesday in Abidjan without giving reasons. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire makes efforts to eradicate child labour
    20 june 2001 18:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities are trying to end the use of children as labourers on plantations and in homes as servants. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire makes efforts to eradicate child trafficking
    20 june 2001 17:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The use if children on plantations as slave labour and in homes domestic servants as well as other ill treatment of minors are increasingly becoming the focus of attention from Ivorian authorities, which are trying to end such degrading and outdated practices. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire under pressure from foreign refugees
    20 june 2001 16:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Defence and Civil Protection Minister, Lida Kouassi, says his country is "exhausted" from 10 years of "sacrifices" for Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugees in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ivorian victims of political violence form an association
    20 june 2001 12:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An association known as Action Group of Cote d'Ivoire Victims has been established in the country by victims of the social and political unrest that rocked Cote d'Ivoire in October and December last year as well as in January 2001. Full text...

  • French Socialists Express Solidarity With Cote d'Ivoire
    19 june 2001 20:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France's Socialist Party has expressed its solidarity with Cote d'Ivoire's President Laurent Gbagbo in strengthening democracy in the west African country. Full text...

  • Community radios aspire for broader coverage
    19 june 2001 17:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian community radio executives under the umbrella, Union of Community Radios in Cote d'Ivoire (URPCI), have appealed to the government to allow them to extend their broadcast wavelengths to 100 kilometres. Full text...

  • France calls for positive EU position on Cote d'Ivoire
    18 june 2001 23:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine Monday described the position of Paris on Cote d'Ivoire as "constructive" in view of the steps being undertaken by President Laurent Gbagbo to enable a positive evolution of the political situation in the West African country. Full text...

  • Gbagbo asks France to help normalise ties with EU
    18 june 2001 19:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Visiting Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo Monday called on France to help normalise relations between Abidjan and its development partners of the European Union. Full text...

  • Protesters confront Ivorian President in Paris
    18 june 2001 14:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, on a visit to France, was at the weekend confronted by scores of his compatriots protesting in front of the Ivorian embassy in Paris. Full text...

  • British Airways suspends Abidjan-London flights
    16 june 2001 19:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- British Airways decided to suspend its traditional summer-end flights between Abidjan and London, with effect from 27 October 2001, the airline's representative said in Abidjan Friday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire gets 14.3 billion cfa for rural power supply
    16 june 2001 10:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 250,000 people in 100 villages of Cote d'Ivoire will have electricity in the next 18 months through a state initiative called "Clemessy Project," named after the French company in charge of implementing it. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire gets 14.3 billion cfa for rural power supply
    16 june 2001 10:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 250,000 people in 100 villages of Cote d'Ivoire will have electricity in the next 18 months through a state initiative called "Clemessy Project," named after the French company in charge of implementing it. Full text...

  • National Reconciliation and Air Afrique make headlines
    15 june 2001 23:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The talks initiated by President Laurent Gbabo with the Ivorian socio-political strata, prior to the 5 July forum organised within the framework of national reconciliation as well as the meeting of heads of Air Afrique member States, are the main topics focussed on by the Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities to build 3rd bridge in Abidjan
    15 june 2001 22:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Construction work on a third bridge in Abidjan, stopped shortly before the military coup of December 1999, would resume next year, official sources say. Full text...

  • Gbagbo to visit France
    15 june 2001 22:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo begins a six-day official visit to France 17 June, which will feature talks on bilateral and regional issues, the French Foreign Ministry said Friday. Full text...

  • RSF condemns restrictions on foreign media
    15 june 2001 21:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international Organisation for the defence of media freedom, Friday protested against new restrictions on the international media in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities dismantle child-slave network
    15 june 2001 20:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has reported identifying "slave-owning farmers" in the country, after British television broadcasts raised the issue of child slaves in Ivorian plantations. Full text...

  • A quarter of Cote d'Ivoire's population is alien
    15 june 2001 19:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's population of 15 million is 26 percent alien, i. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire tackles sickle-cell anaemia
    15 june 2001 15:36:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A sickle-cell control association in Cote d'Ivoire intends to launch an awareness campaign to enable sufferers to live with the disease. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire gets 1 billion FCFA loan from France
    15 june 2001 10:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire has obtained a loan of 1. Full text...

  • Food group urges production research in Cote d'Ivoire
    14 june 2001 21:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A body monitoring food security in west and central Africa (SADAOC) has observed that Cote d'Ivoire had the potential of going self-sufficient for up to 18 months if the authorities there researched into increased yields as well as food conservation. Full text...

  • New rabies outbreak reported in Cote d'Ivoire
    14 june 2001 19:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian doctors have been on alert in the past few months over a new outbreak of rabies in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Heads of State discuss beleaguered Air Afrique
    13 june 2001 23:51:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Four Heads of State and several heads of government and Transport ministers Wednesday in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire began deliberations on the future of the beleaguered multinational airline, Air Afrique. Full text...

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