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R&B star Akon enters Congo mining sector in JV with state company

Jan 05 2021

DAKAR A company led by American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has signed a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint venture with a state miner, according to a contract published by the mines ministry.

Ivory Coast president on track for election win, opposition cry foul

Nov 02 2020

ABIDJAN, Nov 2 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara edged closer to claiming a landslide election victory, partial tallies showed on Monday, though opponents said his bid for a third term was illegal and the results were skewed by an opposition boycott.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara takes early lead in election

Nov 01 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara took a strong early lead on Sunday as he seeks a third term in an election that has been marked by deadly violence, winning all 26 of the voting districts that were announced by the electoral commission.

Reports of scattered unrest as Ivory Coast holds vote

Oct 31 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast appeared to have averted large-scale violence on Saturday in a presidential election boycotted by the opposition, although there were conflicting reports of scattered unrest in the provinces.

Ivory Coast votes for president in test of post-war stability

Oct 30 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast goes to the polls on Saturday as President Alassane Ouattara seeks a third term in an election two rival candidates have urged their supporters to boycott.

Ivory Coast former president Gbagbo breaks silence to warn of election 'catastrophe'

Oct 30 2020

ABIDJAN Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo warned on Thursday the West African nation faced a catastrophe if candidates in Saturday's presidential election do not resolve a standoff that has led to violent protests and an opposition call for boycott. | Video

A post-election crisis could scupper Ivory Coast's economic gains

Oct 29 2020

ABIDJAN As sleek highway overpasses and shopping malls sprouted in Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan following the 2010-11 civil war, investors often pointed to 2020 as the year that could unleash the country's full economic potential.

A post-election crisis could scupper Ivory Coast's economic gains

Oct 29 2020

* Steady growth over the past decade but poverty remains high

Bitter rivals, familiar faces and fears as Ivory Coast votes for president

Oct 28 2020

ABIDJAN Residents of Ivory Coast's biggest city Abidjan are stocking up on provisions and sending loved ones to rural villages ahead of a contentious presidential election on Saturday many fear could turn violent. | Video

Child labour rising in West Africa cocoa farms despite efforts: report

Oct 19 2020

ABIDJAN The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.

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