Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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