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  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB president cautions about fragility threat in Africa
    10 january 2017 18:30:17
    Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Warning that fragility threatens to tear apart the very fabric holding African communities together, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Akinwumi A. Adesina has called on African countries to identify and mitigate fragile situations in the continent.Full text...

  • 2017 AFCON: Côte d'Ivoire coach names final 23 players for 2017 AFCON
    05 january 2017 12:16:44
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The French coach of the Ivorian national football team, Michel Dussuyer, has released to the Confederation of African football (CAF) a final list of 23 players for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) due for 14 January-5 February in Gabon. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief hails peaceful, inclusive legislative elections in Cote d’Ivoire
    21 december 2016 20:49:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the Ivorian government and the people for last Sunday’s peaceful and inclusive legislative elections as well as the progress in the country since last year. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB to manage Africa Renewable Energy Initiative resources
    17 december 2016 08:18:21
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has endorsed a proposal by the Bank’s management to serve as Trustee to administer and manage the resources of Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), and also to host the AREI Independent Delivery Unit as requested by African Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Partners join forces to improve wastewater management, sanitation in Africa
    17 december 2016 08:09:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and partner UN Environment and GRID-Arendal have launched a new project designed to improve wastewater management and sanitation provision in Africa. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Africa50 to develop solar power project in Nigeria
    17 december 2016 07:49:26
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africa50, the infrastructure fund for Africa, has signed a joint development agreement for an 80 MW (AC) solar photovoltaic independent power project in Nigeria, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB approves 769.78 million euros to improve urban transport in Abidjan
    17 december 2016 06:37:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of 769.78 million euros for Côte d'Ivoire to enable the West African State significantly improve urban transport in the capital city of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB provides US$250m to support Nigeria's youth employment programme
    16 december 2016 17:34:08
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Announcing its approval of Enable Youth Nigeria programme on Friday, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) said it would provide a US$ 250 million loan, to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihoods for youths in the country's urban and rural areas. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB provides US$ 100m credit for Nigeria's hydro plants rehabilitation
    16 december 2016 16:04:49
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a financing package of US$ 100 million for rehabilitation of Kainji and Jebba hydro plants, which are among Nigeria’s cheapest and steadiest suppliers of electricity. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB to sink US $20m in Port Sudan water, sanitation project
    15 december 2016 17:44:33
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to finance the Port Sudan Priority Water and Sanitation (PSPWS) project in collaboration with the UK Department of International Development (DfID), the Bank said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$500m budget support loan to Egypt
    15 december 2016 17:10:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday announced approval of a US$500 million loan to finance Egypt’s economic governance and energy support programme phase II. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$159 m corporate loan to Ethiopian Airlines
    15 december 2016 16:49:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines’ expansion plan and fleet modernization programme had a boost after the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a financing package of US$ 159 million on Thursday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB President names five regional heads
    25 november 2016 14:27:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has announced major structural changes with the appointment of five regional Directors-General and country managers handling the bank's biggest lending portfolios. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire partner to fight child trafficking
    04 november 2016 07:29:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday signed a co-operation agreement on the fight against Cross-Border Child Trafficking and the Worst Forms of Child Labour. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorians vote on Quattara's proposed constitutional amendments
    30 october 2016 12:27:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorians went to the polls on Sunday to vote on some constitutional amendments proposed by President Alassane Ouattara to end years of instability and unrest across the country, local newspapers reported here.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: 'Stop arbitrary arrests of opposition supporters ahead of referendum'
    28 october 2016 15:19:40
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International, has urged the authorities in Côte d’Ivoire to stop targeting opposition members by curtailing their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Côte d’Ivoire
    12 october 2016 11:06:59
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Following discussions held between International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff and the Ivorian authorities during the just-ended 2016 Annual Meetings in Washington, a staff-level agreement has been reached on a three-year economic support programme for the West African country, the IMF said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian authorities, IMF in talks on proposed economic programme
    30 september 2016 10:10:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to continue discussions in the weeks ahead on the fiscal path and the financing modalities of a new three-year economic programme that could be supported by the IMF through arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Full text...

  • Mali: Coach names 23 players for Côte d'Ivoire clash
    28 september 2016 15:37:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The coach of the Malian national football team, Frenchman Alain Giresse, on Wednesday released the list of 23 men to play against Côte d'Ivoire on 8 October in Boauké, for the first round of the qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 to be hosted in Russia.Full text...

  • US: US lifts economic sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire
    15 september 2016 06:45:57
    Washington, DC. US, (PANA) - The US has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Cote d'Ivoire in 2006 during political unrest and civil war in the West African country, the US Department of State has announced.Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Ivorian team named for AFCON 2017 qualifier against Sierra Leone
    25 august 2016 19:04:07
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian national football team's coach, Michel Dussuyer, on Thursday announced a list of 23 players selected to take on Sierra Leone on 3 September in Boauké, as part of the sixth and last day of qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) to be hosted by Gabon.Full text...

  • UN: UN experts task int'l community on toxic waste in Cote d'Ivoire
    17 august 2016 18:40:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Cote d’Ivoire, a group of UN experts on Wednesday urged the Ivorian government, and the international community to use the opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident. Full text...

  • US: US government felicitates with Ivorians on national day
    06 august 2016 18:13:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Saturday felicitated with the people of Cote d'Ivoire, as the country celebrates its 56th independence anniversary on 7 August.Full text...

  • FIBA Africa U-18 Championship: Rwanda beat Cote d'Ivoire in FIBA tourney
    30 july 2016 19:37:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda on Saturday trounced Cote d'Ivoire with 76 -74 scores in a basketball "consolation match' intended for updating a new classification for FIBA ranking, a sports source confirmed to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • US: Air Côte d'Ivoire orders additional Airbus A320neo
    13 july 2016 13:45:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Air Cote d’Ivoire, the Ivorian national carrier, has placed an order with Airbus for the purchase of an additional A320neo to complete its fleet. Full text...

  • UN: UN report stresses need to fight against sexual violence in Cote d'Ivoire
    12 july 2016 22:37:02
    New York, US (PANA) - In a new joint report, the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday called for strengthening rape prevention efforts and to improve the fight against impunity for sexual violence in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: IMF team finds impressive economic performance in Côte d’Ivoire
    08 july 2016 13:42:17
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Ivoirien authorities and an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team have made good progress in discussing policies that could be supported by the Fund's new arrangements, with a view to cementing Côte d’Ivoire’s impressive economic performance over the past four years, according to an IMF statement released Friday.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Experts urge ECOWAS to strengthen regional integration by reducing non-tariff barriers to trade
    15 june 2016 16:30:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – Trade experts on Tuesday called on member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to step up efforts to minimize the burden that non-tariff measures (NTMs) place on businesses in the region. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: UN backed e-schools initiative targets humanitarian education
    09 june 2016 17:22:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The UN-founded Global E-schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) plans a new push in the use of information technologies to educate children caught in conflict and refugees under a new strategic plan launched in Abidjan on Thursday at an African ministerial forum. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Korea seeking support for solar-powered tech labs for school internet
    09 june 2016 11:19:30
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Korean ministry of education researchers have proposed a new public-private partnership with African countries to enhance affordable internet connection in schools, using solar-powered technology which provides ready-made internet connection for use in remote areas. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Ministers discuss technologies to empower marginalized communities
    08 june 2016 14:13:35
    Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire (PANA) - Ministers of education in Africa opened a debate here Wednesday on how to effectively ensure proper delivery of educational material to communities affected by conflict, including refugees, the disabled and women traders disadvantaged by the lack of basic education.Full text...

  • Cote d’ Ivoire: Rwanda e-schools initiative on showcase at ICT ministerial talks
    07 june 2016 16:42:55
    Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire (PANA) -The successful roll-out of the one laptop per child in Rwanda, a major initiative to boost skills development in the East African country, is a major topic of discussion at a ministerial conference on the roll-out of the Information and Technology (ICT) in education in Africa. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB strengthens its Nordic partnerships
    06 june 2016 16:48:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is strengthening its longstanding partnerships with the Nordic countries as its President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, this week visits Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB to host workshop on continental risk-sharing facility to boost agriculture
    03 june 2016 16:42:08
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivore (PANA) - The African Development Bank Group announced Friday that it will host a workshop on “Establishing an African Agriculture Risk Sharing and Financing Mechanism” in Nairobi, Kenya, from 12-13 July 2016. Full text...

  • France: Côte d’Ivoire hosts regional meeting on sport governance, integrity
    03 june 2016 15:52:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Government of Côte d’Ivoire and UNESCO will host in Abidjan, from 6-7 June, a regional experts meeting on the protection of sport integrity and issues of sport governance as part of the UN specialised agency's commitment to promote ethics and values in sports. Full text...

  • UN: UN official lauds Ivorian authorities on progress against sexual violence
    31 may 2016 21:55:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Concluding a three-day visit to Cote d’Ivoire, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Bangura has welcomed Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: IMF stresses sound Ivorian macroeconomic policies
    28 may 2016 10:15:14
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Côte d’Ivoire’s political normalization, together with supportive fiscal policy and structural reforms to improve the business climate, enabled a strong pickup in economic activity, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has observed on conclusion of its 2016 Article IV consultation with the Ivorian government. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: List of nominees for African Banker 2016 competition
    10 may 2016 11:31:49
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The organisers of the 10th edition of the African Banker Trophies have released the list of the nominees for the competition whose winners will be known on 25 May in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, as part of the annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

  • US: Amnesty Int'l tasks Ivorian authorities on Ms. Gbagbo's trial
    09 may 2016 13:01:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Monday urged Ivorian authorities to reconsider their refusal to comply with their obligation to surrender former first lady, Ms. Simone Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • US: Ivorian national airline orders 4 new Airbus A320 series
    06 may 2016 15:17:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Ivorian national airline, Air Cote d’Ivoire, has signed a purchase Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council approves final extension for UN mission in Cote d’Ivoire
    28 april 2016 22:48:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council Thursday renewed the mandate of the UN Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB props Botswana's economic diversification programme
    28 april 2016 17:30:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In a bid to help Botswana diversify its economy, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$76.2 million (equivalent to 850 million Pula) line of credit to Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) to be invested in key sectors, with a view to ultimately help diversify the country’s economic base. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire : Global Fund Board meeting in Abidjan approves strategy 2017-2022
    27 april 2016 18:40:56
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday approved a Strategy 2017-2022 to maximize impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilize additional resources. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS chief lauds Ivorian govt. on stopping new HIV infections
    26 april 2016 13:27:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Mr. Michel Sidibe, has commended Cote d'Ivoire for the progress recorded in stopping new HIV infections in the country. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Tunisian, Ivorian PMs hold talks in Abidjan
    25 april 2016 16:43:54
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid, who is on a two-day working visit in Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday held talks with his Ivorian counterpart Daniel Kablan Duncan in Abidjan.Full text...

  • UN: Côte d'Ivoire 'on the right track' – UN peacekeeping chief
    13 april 2016 06:51:22
    New York, US (PANA) - With Côte d'Ivoire now firmly anchored on the path of peace, stability and economic recovery, the top United Nations peacekeeping official has said that it is perhaps time to consider wrapping up the UN mission and begin to consider the Organization’s future role in supporting the consolidating the country’s gains. Full text...

  • US: IMF directors encourage WAEMU to improve business climate
    23 march 2016 08:46:00
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) should enhance its monetary policy effectiveness and improve the business climate while addressing income and gender inequalities in the region, according to the Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: IMF stresses fiscal discipline to keep Ivorian economy buoyant
    16 march 2016 09:24:48
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Sustaining Côte d’Ivoire's currently strong economic performance will require maintaining a disciplined fiscal policy, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team has recommended at the end of a two-week visit to Abidjan. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Morocco offers to assist Cote d'Ivoire investigate Grand-Bassam attack
    15 march 2016 11:17:39
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Morocco has offered to assist Cote d'Ivoire investigators to track down terrorists who attacked three hotels at Grand-Bassam, 40 km east of Abidjan, on Sunday. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council condemns Ivorian terrorist attack
    14 march 2016 20:28:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned Sunday's terrorist attacks in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, that killed some 18 people and left many more injured, and for which Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility. Full text...

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