Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • 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...

  • Group backs Ivorian Amara Essy for OAU post
    23 may 2001 21:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A West African group on Wednesday expressed support for the candidature of former Ivorian foreign minister Amara Essy for the post of OAU secretary general. Full text...

  • Defence minister denies coup attempt
    23 may 2001 20:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Senior defence and civil protection minister Moise Lida Kouassi has quashed allegations that the government had foiled a coup attempt during the night of 16 to 17 May. Full text...

  • UEMOA mission ends visit in Abidjan
    22 may 2001 20:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Inter-Parliamentary Committee (IPC) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has urged Ivorian authorities to intensify efforts to restore internal peace, stability and harmony. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition welcomes government overtures
    22 may 2001 16:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The secretary general of the opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR), Henriette Dagari Diabate, has lauded talks with Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, describing them as "frank and open. Full text...

  • Ivorian gendarmes intercept traffic of Malian minors
    22 may 2001 14:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Nine Malian minors were recently intercepted by Ivorian gendarmes in Bouake, 450 km north of Abidjan and handed over to Mali's consul in the city, Mamadou Diane. Full text...

  • Frenchman found dead in his room
    21 may 2001 22:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A French national was found dead Sunday in his bedroom in Abidjan's Bietry residential area, police sources said in Cote d'Ivoire's business city. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire Owes ADB 25 billion F CFA
    21 may 2001 21:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire owes 37 million US dollars in debt arrears to the African Development Bank (ADB). Full text...

  • Benin, Cote d'Ivoire to broaden cooperation
    15 may 2001 23:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his Benin counterpart Mathieu Kerekou Tuesday undertook to strengthen and broaden cooperation. Full text...

  • Press body denounces sentencing of two Ivorian journalists
    14 may 2001 21:44:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An international body defending press freedom, Reporters without Frontiers (RSF), Monday denounced the sentencing of two Ivorian journalists to three months of imprisonment for libel. Full text...

  • President Gbagbo visits Benin
    14 may 2001 21:23:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo Monday began a 48-hour friendly and working visit to Benin. Full text...

  • Rival Ivorian student factions sign agreement
    14 may 2001 15:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The two rival factions of the Cote d'Ivoire Students and Pupils Federation (FESCI) have signed in Abidjan an agreement for unity under which they pledged to stop causing trouble in the country's universities. Full text...

  • Ivorian journalist sentenced three months in jail
    10 may 2001 21:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A court in Abidjan has sentenced Meite Sindou, editor in chief of the daily Le Patriote, to three months suspended prison term for defamation, legal sources revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • The spectre of wasted year haunts the Ivorian school system
    10 may 2001 12:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- With the suspension of lectures in universities because of the insecurity that prevails on campuses, the interruption of classes in primary schools and the threat of a strike in the country's high schools, the Ivorian school system is heading for a complete deadlock. Full text...

  • Ivorians shun hard drinks
    09 may 2001 22:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian drinkers have been avoiding distilled liquor since Monday's official ban on the sale of 'Pastis 45' and JFull text...

  • Ivorian farmers oppose liberalisation scheme
    09 may 2001 14:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A group of Ivorian farmers in Divo, 220 km north-west of Abidjan, have called for a new type of partnership between farmers, middlemen and foreign partners. Full text...

  • Malian imports through Cote d'Ivoire drop drastically
    09 may 2001 13:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Malian imports through Cote d'Ivoire estimated at 150 billion CFA francs (1 US dollar = 700 CFA francs) have substantially dropped, the Ivorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) said. Full text...

  • Labour party calls for durable peace
    08 may 2001 20:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's opposition Ivorian Workers Party (PIT) on Tuesday appealed upon all political forces in the country to strive for the installation of sustainable peace under the national reconciliation process launched in March. Full text...

  • Ivorian primary school teachers strike for better pay
    08 may 2001 15:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Primary school teachers in Cote d'Ivoire are on a three-day strike to press for better wages, sources in Abidjan said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian farmers deny employing "slaves" on plantations
    05 may 2001 20:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian coffee and cocoa producers have expressed outrage over a documentary by a private British Television station, which alleged that "90 percent of the Ivorian cocoa harvest is done by children from the Sahelian region who live in conditions that border on slavery. Full text...

  • Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire work on greenhouse gas emissions
    05 may 2001 16:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese and Ivorian ministers of Environment, Lamine Ba and Gilbert Bleu-Laine, have made a final review of a regional project on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings. Full text...

  • Gbagbo says Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana should strengthen ties
    04 may 2001 23:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Fresh from a 24- hour official visit to Accra, Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, has called for a stronger bond between his country and Ghana. Full text...

  • Media body lifts suspension of Solidarite PAALGA
    04 may 2001 23:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The National Commission on Press (CNP) in Cote d'Ivoire Friday lifted the suspension of the bi-monthly Solidarite PAALGA with immediate effect, sources from the institution said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Release of RDR militants makes Ivorian headlines
    04 may 2001 19:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The recent release of militants of the Rally of Republicans (RDR) including spokesman Aly Coulibaly and organising secretary Kafana Koné, made news across the Ivorian press this week, alongside Senegal's parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire pledge to promote good governance
    03 may 2001 21:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire Thursday called on African countries to intensify economic co-operation among themselves in order to surmount threats of marginalisation under globalisation. Full text...

  • Kufuor says Africa is democratising
    03 may 2001 19:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor said Thursday that Africa was being democratised with a fresh breed of leaders elected by the people through the ballot box. Full text...

  • RDR members set free in bid to defuse tension
    03 may 2001 13:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities Wednesday set free Jean-Phlilippe Kabore, son of Henriette Dagri Diabate, general secretary of the Rally of Republicans (RDR), and five members of the opposition party. Full text...

  • African mayors in AIDS control
    03 may 2001 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 70 mayors from 17 African countries are holding a three-day workshop in Abidjan devoted to the search for affective measures to reduce the socio- economic impact of HIV/AIDS in their respective cities. Full text...

  • Abidjan port seeks to win back landlocked clients
    02 may 2001 17:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Delegations of port users from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are on their second of a two- day visit at the invitation of the Abidjan Port Authority management in the Ivorian economic capital. Full text...

  • Ivorian President Gbagbo in Ghana
    02 may 2001 14:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo winds a two-day visit of Ghana on Wednesday at the invitation of his host, John Agyekum Kufuor. Full text...

  • Malian business delegation reconsiders Ivorian landscape
    30 april 2001 20:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A delegation of Malian businessmen is currently visiting Cote d'Ivoire at the invitation of the Ivorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Abidjan Port Authority. Full text...

  • Malian nationals quite Cote d'Ivoire for security reasons
    30 april 2001 20:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- More than a hundred Malians returned home from Cote d'Ivoire last week, allegedly for "security reasons," sources in Bamako said Monday. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities release political detainees
    30 april 2001 20:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Political observers have hailed as a plausible step towards national reconciliation in Cote d'Ivoire, the release last weekend of two officials of the Republican Rally (RDR). Full text...

  • Africa to combat money laundering
    27 april 2001 22:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 15-member-nation CFA monetary zone has announced the promulgation of laws next year against money laundering in the subregion. Full text...

  • Air Afrique to turn Abidjan into gateway to Europe
    27 april 2001 20:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The multinational air company Air Afrique intends to turn Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital into a major gateway to Europe under its 2001 programme beginning Monday. Full text...

  • ADB joins Africa's struggle against Malaria
    27 april 2001 13:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based African Development Bank (ADB) this week indicated it was throwing its weight behind Africa's fight with Malaria. Full text...

  • Suspension of newspaper shocks editor in chief
    26 april 2001 22:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The National Press Commission (CNP) in Cote d'Ivoire has suspended publication of the bi-monthly, Solidarite PAALGA, for "non-compliance with certain rules" concerning publication in the country, the commission announced Thursday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • ADB observes Africa Malaria Day
    26 april 2001 20:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based African Development Bank on Wednesday joined in celebrations marking the first annual Africa Malaria Day to show its solidarity with its member countries battling the killer disease. Full text...

  • Six Ivorian soldiers sentenced to prison
    26 april 2001 20:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Six Ivorian soldiers have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from one to 20 years, the military tribunal in Abidjan announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Fabius endorses resumption of co-operation with Abidjan
    25 april 2001 22:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- French finance Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday encouraged multilateral and bilateral institutions to resume co-operation with Cote d'Ivoire following an improvement of the internal political situation. Full text...

  • France, Cote d'Ivoire sign financial agreements
    25 april 2001 20:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Paris and Abidjan have signed four cooperation agreements totalling 5. Full text...

  • Ivorian Air Afrique workers set conditions
    25 april 2001 12:52:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The three Air Afrique workers unions in Côte d'Ivoire have set six conditions including the departure of the pro tem manager Jeffrey Erickson, that they want met before they sign an agreement proposed by the company's head office. Full text...

  • Ivorian HIV/AIDS plan due release
    25 april 2001 08:10:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government would next 3 May unveil its 2000-2002 HIV/AIDS control plan of action, official sources in Abidjan said at the start of the week. Full text...

  • Ivorian parliament to meet in Yamoussoukro
    22 april 2001 15:07:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's National Assembly will meet Wednesday for the first time in the nation's political capital Yamoussoukro, a reliable source said Saturday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • French Ministers due in Abidjan
    21 april 2001 19:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote-d'Ivoire (PANA) -- French Finance and Co-operation Ministers, Laurent Fabius and Charles Josselin, are due next week in Cote-d'Ivoire, where they are expected to sign major financial agreements and take part in the Ministerial meeting of the currency, Franc Zone, in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers focus on national reconciliation
    20 april 2001 23:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The process of national reconciliation afoot in Cote d'Ivoire was the focus of Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Abidjan University campus under police guard
    20 april 2001 22:44:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Abidjan University campus of Cocody-Mermoz, a residential area of Abidjan, was under close police surveillance Friday afternoon following the ransacking of student rooms Thursday. Full text...

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