Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • Cote d'Ivoire sues for frank cooperation with Burkina Faso
    13 june 2001 22:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan Wednesday wound up a 48-hour friendly and working visit to Ouagadougou stressing the need for a fostering of relations between Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, Angola create joint commission
    13 june 2001 16:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Angola and Cote d'Ivoire have agreed to create a joint commission to streamline their bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Ivorian Premier N'Guessan Visits Burkina Faso
    13 june 2001 12:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has never accused Burkinabe authorities of involvement in the recent coup attempt in Cote d'Ivoire, Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan said in Ouagadougu. Full text...

  • Regional business turns its back on "Ivoirité"
    12 june 2001 23:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- "Money knows no borders," Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo told newsmen from the Malian state television at the recent inauguration of a ginning company belonging to Malian tycoon Cheikna Kagnassi in M'Bengue, about 700 km north of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian Palm nut producers end strike
    11 june 2001 21:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Palm oil producers in Ehania, near Aboisso (190 km east of Abidjan), have ended a strike embarked upon since 20 May to press for better prices for palm nuts, union sources affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Member Heads of State to address Air Afrique crisis
    08 june 2001 11:18:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Finance and Transport ministers from member countries of the beleaguered multinational Air Afrique company rose from a meeting in Abidjan last Wednesday with a memorandum for the Heads of State conference slated for next Monday in the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire steps up defence and security budget
    07 june 2001 22:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Defence and security have been accorded higher priority in the Ivorian budget adopted by Parliament in Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • Air Afrique council prepares memorandum
    07 june 2001 22:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The council of ministers of the 11-nation Air Afrique has prepared a memorandum to be submitted to the heads of state summit opening in Abidjan Monday. Full text...

  • Warder strike forces sealing of Ivorian jails
    07 june 2001 17:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The gates to virtually all Ivorian prisons have been closed for two days following a strike called on 2 June by the National Union of Prison Warders (SYNAPAP-CI). Full text...

  • Ivorian rice farming project on upbeat
    07 june 2001 16:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Six years into the venture, officials at a 10-billion CFA franc hydro-agricultural project to develop rice cultivation in Cote d'Ivoire's central region of Divo region have reported significant yields. Full text...

  • France gives conditions for assistance to Cote d'Ivoire
    07 june 2001 15:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The French Embassy in Abidjan says Paris will only resume full economic and financial assistance to Cote d'Ivoire, when the latter concludes agreements with the Bretton Woods institutions. Full text...

  • Conference speaker blames Ivorian campus violence on mascot
    07 june 2001 13:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A guest speaker at a conference on the crisis bedevilling the Ivorian education system has indicted the emblem of Abidjan University - a mask - as the mystical force behind a recent spate of violence on campus. Full text...

  • Ministers discuss Air Afrique's fate amid tension
    06 june 2001 19:36:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A meeting of transport, economy and finance ministers from 11 Air Afrique member states opened in Abidjan Wednesday to examine proposals tabled by the World Bank to solve the company's worst financial crisis. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire backs diplomat Amara Essy for OAU scribe
    05 june 2001 17:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amara Essy, Cote d'Ivoire's candidate to succeed Salim Ahmed Salim as OAU secretary-general, spent his political career as a diplomat in the "protective" shield of the late President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire not due French assistance before 2002
    05 june 2001 15:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The French government has, to the disappointment of the authorities in Abidjan, ruled out any possibility of resuming economic assistance to Cote d'Ivoire before 2002. Full text...

  • Pope John Paul appoints 2 bishops for Cote d'Ivoire
    05 june 2001 13:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Abbots Jean-Pierre Kutwa and Joseph Ake have been appointed bishops by Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Agre of Abidjan's Saint Paul's Cathedral has announced. Full text...

  • 12 billion CFA for AIDS control in Cote d'Ivoire
    04 june 2001 16:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire requires some 12 billion CFA francs for the implementation of its 2001-2002 action plan for AIDS control, a government official said. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire woos Togo for OAU top job
    04 june 2001 16:24:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Former Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra, has met with President Gnassingbe Eyadema seeking Togo's support for Amara Essy, the Ivorian candidate for the post of the OAU Secretary General. Full text...

  • Bangui coup makes headlines in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 june 2001 21:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The failed coup in the Central African Republic, ASEC and the release of RDR leader Jean-Jacques Bechio made headlines in the Ivorian media this week. Full text...

  • EU proposes gradual resumption of aid to Cote d'Ivoire
    31 may 2001 14:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- European Union's Council of ministers is expected to discuss a proposal for the gradual and moderate resumption of aid to Cote d'Ivoire when it meeting from 10-15 June in Brussels. Full text...

  • 93 women among 3,600 detained in Abidjan prisons
    30 may 2001 16:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- There are some 93 women including 13 teenagers among 3,600 prisoners currently detained in the Abidjan Prison, the ruling Ivorian Popular Front-run newspaper, Notre Voie reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ministers to discuss Air Afrique crisis next week
    30 may 2001 14:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Finance and transport ministers from countries which own Air Afrique are to meet in Abidjan on 5 and 6 June to discuss measures of salvaging the ailing multinational airline. Full text...

  • Ivorian farmers deny employing child-slaves
    29 may 2001 13:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An Ivorian farmers NGO has slammed against international media organisations for alleging that child-slaves from Burkina Faso and Mali produced 90 percent of agricultural products in two agricultural firms in the country. Full text...

  • Kabbaj says ADB window excludes 39 African countries
    28 may 2001 22:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Thirty nine African countries have had no access to non-concessionary resources of the African Development Bank (ADB) since 1995, ADB president Omar Kabbaj has said. Full text...

  • Quality of Cote d'Ivoire's cocoa deteriorates
    26 may 2001 14:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The collapse of international cocoa prices is taking place as the quality of Cote d'Ivoire's main foreign exchange earner has deteriorated considerably. Full text...

  • President Gbagbo to visit Angola Monday
    26 may 2001 11:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Monday begins a two-day visit of Angola, official visit to Angola, official sources said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian border police intercept 49 Burkinabe children
    25 may 2001 21:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian border police have intercepted 49 Burkinabe minors - including 13 girls - at Lalerabo near the common border with Burkina Faso, the Ivorian Press Agency reported Friday. Full text...

  • African insurers convene in Abidjan Sunday
    25 may 2001 21:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 500 delegates from some forty countries are scheduled to convene the 28th Conference of the African Insurance Organisation 27-31 May in Abidjan, organisers of the meeting said. Full text...

  • Subscription to Ivorian women's bank start
    25 may 2001 19:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian women on Friday officially launched subscriptions for a bank created recently to finance the activities of women entrepreneurs. Full text...

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