Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • ECOWAS: Member states adopt declaration on eradication of statelessness
    26 february 2015 12:21:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Following high-level consultations on 23-24 Feb., ECOWAS member states Wednesday adopted a Declaration on the prevention, reduction and elimination of statelessness in West Africa at a joint UNHCR/ECOWAS Ministerial Conference hosted by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Development of ECOWAS policy on women and energy kicks off
    25 february 2015 16:43:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is spearheading the development of a policy that will help address barriers hindering the participation of women in energy access in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region, the Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire-based finance house said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Trading up at the West African bourse
    25 february 2015 14:00:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional Stock Exchange, BRVM, closed Tuesday on the rise, while the BRVM Composite index 10 lost 0.07% to 257.07 points as against the 257.26 points recorded previously. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Ecobank Transnational (Togo), Sonatel lead activity on Abidjan stock market
    24 february 2015 16:38:31
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The West African Regional Securities Exchanges of Abidjan (BRVM) concluded its Monday trading session with a drop compared to the previous session on Friday.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian nationalist, Ekra, dies at 98
    23 february 2015 08:33:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - A founding father of Cote d'Ivoire, Mathieu Vangah Ekra, died on Sunday at the age of 98, PANA learnt from officials sources here Monday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Bank Board names five candidates for AfDB presidential race
    20 february 2015 10:56:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ethiopia's Finance Minister Sufian Ahmed and Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina are among the five candidates who have been shortlisted to contest the presidency of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Bank said Friday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire hosts international confab on Africa in March
    16 february 2015 11:26:04
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - An international conference on Africa's emergence is slated to he held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 18-20 March 2015, official sources told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Women’s rights to be reviewed in Gabon
    13 february 2015 20:39:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The UN committee for eradication of discrimination against women (CEDEF) will on 17 Feb. examine the situation of human rights in Gabon, according to a statement from the UN High Commission for Human Rights. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Trading up at West African bourse
    13 february 2015 13:53:17
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional stock exchange, BRVM, ended Thursday on a 0.38% rise, with the BRVM index 10 inching up from 263.48 to 264.49 points. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire:Trading slightly upbeat at West African bourse
    11 february 2015 10:48:38
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional stock exchange, BRVM, ended Tuesday on a 0.08% rise, with the BRVM index 10 inching up from 261.85 to 262.05 points.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire : Cocoa, coffee prices maintain upward trend in Côte d’Ivoire
    10 february 2015 19:19:28
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – Cocoa and coffee sales at the first commodity trading session Tuesday in Abidjan maintained an upward trend, according to figures released by the Coffee and Cocoa Board. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Canada concerned about postponement of Nigerian general elections
    09 february 2015 19:32:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, Mr. Deepak Obhrai, on Monday expressed his government's concern about the postponement of Nigeria’s presidential, legislative and state elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: PACF moves to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa
    09 february 2015 14:48:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) on Monday launched an appeal for 5 million Pounds sterling, with which to finance the community partnerships whose goal is to eradicate the mother-to-child HIV transmission in West and Central Africa in 2016. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ivorian Popular Front hails Elephants' victory
    09 february 2015 10:06:30
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's main opposition party, the Ivorian Popular Front (IFP), has congratulated the national football team, The Elephants, for winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, on Sunday, beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties.Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says newspaper fined 1 million CFA in Cote d'Ivoire
    06 february 2015 15:46:45
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Ivorian authorities have imposed a fine of one million CFA francs on La Refondation SA, publisher of the daily newspaper Notre Voie, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has said.Full text...

  • UN: Six UN peacekeepers killed in road accident in Cote d’Ivoire
    05 february 2015 17:11:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Six peacekeepers under the UN Mission in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI)Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Trading at the West African bourse drops
    04 february 2015 13:30:29
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The reference indexes at the West African regional bourse (BRVM) closed Tuesday down for the BRVM 10 index and up for the Composite index. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Resignation of Constitutional Council Chief raises concerns on electoral process
    04 february 2015 12:29:57
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The main opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) has said that the resignation, Tuesday, of Prof. Francis Wodié, as President of the Constitutional Council, has raised concerns on the electoral process, with less than 10 month to the next presidential election in October 2015. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: BRVM, African Guarantee Fund sign pact
    04 february 2015 10:51:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Regional Stock Exchange, BRVM, and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) have signed a partnership deal aimed at financing the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the region, PANA reported from here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: President Ouattara appoints new president of Constitutional council
    03 february 2015 21:22:09
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday appointed justice Mamadou Koné as president of the constitutional council, replacing public law professor, Francis Romain Vangah Wodié.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Striking prison guards in Côte d’Ivoire reject call for duty (Corrected)
    03 february 2015 18:47:34
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Services in Côte d’Ivoire prisons are at a standstill since Monday due to a strike by guards who are demanding a pay rise, according to sources close to the correctional facilities. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Striking by prison guards in Côte d'Ivoire reject calls for duty
    03 february 2015 18:41:36
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Services in Côte d’Ivoire prisons are at a standstill since Monday due to a strike by guards who are demanding a pay rise, according to sources close to the correctional facilities.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN expert on fact-finding mission to CAR
    02 february 2015 13:56:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The UN independent expert for human rights, Ivorian Marie-Therese Kéita Bocoum, will embark on a fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic (CAR) from 4 to 14 February, PANA reported here Monday, quoting a communiqué by the UN high commission for human rights.Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Ex-Ivorian President congratulates Ivorian national team
    02 february 2015 11:38:49
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Former Ivorian President Henri Konan Bédié has sent a congratulatory message to the Ivorian national football team, The Elephants, for reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial Guinea by beating Algeria 3-1 on Sunday.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: FPI wants Ivorian govt. to eradicate abduction, killing of children
    31 january 2015 12:34:48
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The ruling party in Cote d'Ivoire, the Ivorian popular front (FPI), has called on the government to take measures towards halting the abduction and assassination of children in the country. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Revision of electoral register launched
    30 january 2015 13:31:30
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's Independent Electoral Commission has kick-started the process of revising the electoral register ahead of this year's presidential election through the publication on Friday of a tender to select the technical operator for the exercise. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: WHO approves designation of Africa regional director
    27 january 2015 19:30:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The 136th session of the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO), held in Geneva, has approved the designation of Botswana's Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as WHO Regional Director for Africa, said a communiqué sent Tuesday to PANA in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: UNICEF condemns children abduction in Côte d’Ivoire
    26 january 2015 16:25:41
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday "strongly" condemned the abduction of children in Côte d’Ivoire, whose number has reached 21 since December 2014. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Security to top priorities in Sahel this year - Buyoya
    23 january 2015 20:05:46
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The head of the African Union Mission for Mali and Sahel (MISAHEL), Pierre Buyoya, has said that the top priority in the Sahel region this year will be security.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Trading up at the West African bourse
    23 january 2015 16:10:33
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) -Trading at the West African regional stock exchange, BRVM, ended Thursday on a 0.58% rise with the BRVM index 10 inching up from 256.22 to 257.71 points. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: "The Elephants" urged to display winning spirit
    15 january 2015 22:13:33
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The chairman of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF), Augustin Sidy Diallo, on Thursday urged the players of the national football team, "The Elephants", to exhibit a winning spirit at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which opens in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy welcomes recent progress in Cote d'Ivoire
    13 january 2015 22:30:40
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou, on Tuesday praised Cote d’Ivoire for its significant progress towards lasting peace and economic recovery.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges Ivorians to work together for peaceful election
    13 january 2015 19:48:29
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all stakeholders Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire : Ivorian opposition leader condemns attack on French magazine
    08 january 2015 16:38:18
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The president of Ivorian Popular Front (FPI, Pascal Affi N’guessan, has described Wednesday's attack on French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' in Paris as a "threat to freedom of expression and freedom itself." Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian president condemns attack on French magazine
    08 january 2015 13:27:42
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, in an official communications with his French counterpart, François Hollande, has expressed his "deepest sympathy" to France following Wednesday's attack on French magazine, "Charlie Hebdo", that killed 12 and injured 11 others, said an official statement. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: President Ouattara seeks international support for Ivorian presidential election
    05 january 2015 17:27:35
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday urged the international community to back the country's Independent Electoral Commission in preparation for the presidential election, due to be held in October this year.Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Cocoa futures price rise in Côte d'Ivoire
    05 january 2015 16:29:18
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Côte d'Ivoire's cocoa futures price at Monday's auction recorded a rise while coffee went down, according to figures released by the Coffee-Cocoa Council. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Coffee futures price on upward trend in Côte d'Ivoire
    02 january 2015 17:47:25
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Coffee futures price released Friday by the Coffee-Cocoa Council maintained an upward trend while cocoa fell. Full text...

  • Côte-d'Ivoire: Cocoa futures prices rise in Cote d'Ivoire
    30 december 2014 13:35:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Cocoa futures prices released Tuesday by the Coffee and Cocoa Council of Côte d’Ivoire have indicated an increase for cocoa and a decrease for coffee.Full text...

  • AFCON 2015: Ivorian coach Renard names 23-man team
    29 december 2014 20:12:26
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The coach of the Ivorian national football team, "The Elephants", Hervé Renard, on Monday released the list of 23 players for preparations ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) to be hosted in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: European Investment Bank grants US$100m loan to Ecobank group
    23 december 2014 10:53:43
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Pan-African banking group Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has signed with the European Investment Bank (EIB) a US$100 million loan agreement, the bank said in a statement. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'At least 60 journalists killed in 2014'
    23 december 2014 10:40:40
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Twenty-three per cent of the sixty journalists who were killed around the world in 2014 were members of the international press, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Full text...

  • UN: ICC commits former Ivorian youth leader's case for trial
    22 december 2014 18:54:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has referred the case of the former Ivorian youth leader, Charles Ble Goude to ICC's Trial Chamber I, which will be in charge of the trial. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Cocoa futures prices rise in Cote d'Ivoire
    22 december 2014 17:04:38
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Cocoa futures prices released Monday by the Coffee and Cocoa Council of Côte d’Ivoire indicated a steady upward trend, while coffee prices declined.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: 5,000 migrants died in 2014, says IMO
    19 december 2014 11:39:19
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – On the occasion of celebrations marking the International migrants’ day Thursday, the Managing Director of the International Migration Organization, (IMO), William Lacy Swing, has called for urgent action to save the lives of migrants who usually embark on dangerous trips across sea and deserts in the hope for better life in their destination countries. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium to train Ivorian experts on surveillance of diamond exports
    16 december 2014 21:11:24
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Three Ivorian diamond experts will be trained by the Anvers World Diamond Center (AWDC) for the surveillance of diamond exports from Côte d'Ivoire in a bid to enable the country to export the precious metal legally on the international market, official sources said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’ivoire: Govt. set to compensate victims of post-electoral violence
    16 december 2014 14:19:23
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – A fund from which victims of the post-electoral crisis will be compensated will be established shortly in Cote d'Ivoire, the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, announced on Monday.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: BRVM, Senegal investment fund sign partnership agreement
    12 december 2014 19:53:37
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The West African regional bourse (BRVM) and the Senegalese government Fund for Strategic Investments (FONSIS) Friday signed a partnership deal under which Senegalese companies will be quoted on the stock exchange. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire eligible for Millenium Challenge Corporation assistance
    12 december 2014 18:16:21
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Côte d’Ivoire has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as eligible for threshold assistance for financial year 2015, the US embassy here said Friday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian govt. to reform defence, armed forces
    12 december 2014 12:28:07
    Abidjan, Cote d' Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government will reform its defence and armed forces following the adoption, Thursday, of a new bill that will repeal the 1961 law governing that sector, PANA reported, quoting an official source here Friday. Full text...

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