Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • Russia: Cote d'Ivoire humiliates Russia 2-0 in soccer friendly
    25 march 2017 13:52:00
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa and Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha sparked Cote d'Ivoire to a 2-0 win over Russia in a friendly at Krasnodar on Friday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Annan, Adesina urge governments to close Africa's energy deficit
    13 march 2017 20:03:51
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Africa Progress Pane Kofi Annan, and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina have called on African governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy gap. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ghana to restore degraded forest areas with US$24m AfDB loan
    07 march 2017 17:21:35
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds' Forest Investment Programme (CIF FIP) have signed a US $24 million loan agreement with Form Ghana Ltd. to commence an innovative project on public-private partnership for the restoration of degraded forest areas in Ghana. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Mali secures US $25m AfDB loan to build solar photovoltaic plant
    07 march 2017 16:54:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Mali has secured a US$25 million concessional loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund its first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the Bank announced here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB, ARC enhance weather-related risk management in Africa
    07 march 2017 16:26:08
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have formally teamed up to strengthen mechanisms to manage weather-related risk on the continent, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'Implement ECOWAS Long-Term Election Observation Missions' recommendations'
    01 march 2017 15:09:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Regional election experts have recommended speedy follow-up and implementation of reports of ECOWAS Long-term Election Observation Missions (LTEOMs), particularly their recommendations to enable prompt remedial actions by Election Management Bodies/Governments and other relevant stakeholders of the affected countries. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS reiterates commitment to impartial poll observation
    27 february 2017 22:41:53
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is working with development partners to improve the integrity of its Long-Term Election Observation Missions (LTEOMs) as an effective tool for conflict prevention and deepening of democracy in the region. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS, partners review long-term election observation missions
    26 february 2017 11:59:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its development partners are organising a two-day workshop in the Ivorian capital city of Abidjan to review the impact of the organisation’s Long-Term Election Observation Missions (LTEOMs).Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB commits US $3.50m to IGAD infrastructure master plan
    15 february 2017 19:31:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The eight-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has secured a US $3.50-million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, to finance the its Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP). Full text...

  • UN: 'Côte d’Ivoire could be success story if peacekeeping gains fully backed'
    09 february 2017 07:51:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Côte d’Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country on Wednesday told the Security Council, but warned that authorities need to invest more in national reconciliation and transitional justice, and to improve the economic, social and cultural rights of Ivorians.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$69.6m for infrastructure in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique
    01 february 2017 19:51:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Wednesday announced approval of two transport sector investment risk participation in projects amounting to US $69.6 million under its Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF). Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: AfDB supports drought resilience programme in Eritrea
    27 january 2017 18:29:07
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Eritrea’s fourth Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme was boosted Friday with announcement of a loan and a grant amounting to US $7.14 million by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB funds road project for economic diversification in Comoros
    26 january 2017 19:36:30
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group announced on Thursday a US $20.4-million road network rehabilitation project grant to help the Union of Comoros Government to diversify the island nation's economy.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Guinea-Bissau’s rice development project receives AfDB support
    24 january 2017 17:14:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Guinea-Bissau’s proposed Rice Value Chain Development Project to be implemented in the Bafata and Oio regions of the country on Tuesday received the African Development Bank Group’s support with a loan and a grant amounting to US $5.67 million. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$ 20m for soft commodity value chain operations in Southern Africa
    21 january 2017 12:11:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 20 million facility to finance Meridian’s operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB Group approves a € 200 m loan to support Gabon's reform programme
    11 january 2017 19:54:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved a € 200 million loan to Gabon, to support the country’s economic and financial reforms programme (EFRSP). Full text...

  • 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...

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