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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he’s now running for re-election after saying he would not seek third term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara announced on Thursday evening that he was running for re-election. The presidential election would take place on October 31, 2020. "I am a candidate for the presidential election...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth and obtain justice concerning the massacre, 11 human rights organizations said on Tuesday. Amid growing...

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina pens emotional tribute to late Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

July 8 was all like every normal day, focused on work. I had no inkling there would be a storm, even though we have weathered many storms and floods in Abidjan in recent times.

Buhari mourns Ivorian Prime Ministern Amadou Gon Coulibaly

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Cote d'Ivoire and a candidate for October’s presidential election.  In a message of condolence to President Alassane...

Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate for ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after ministerial meeting

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister and presidential candidate for the ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. He was 61. Gon Coulibaly had been chosen as the...

Coronavirus update: Zambia, Ivory Coast and Malawi

Coronavirus numbers keep changing in Africa where more than 6200 people have now died and more than 233000 have contracted the virus, according to the latest data from the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Ivory Coast records 186 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths

Ivory Coast on Wednesday recorded 186 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4181 and 41 deaths. The government said in all 4181...

IMF approves release of $886.2 million to Côte d’Ivoire to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the release of $886.2 million to Côte d’Ivoire to respond to COVID-19 pandemic. The loan was taken by Côte d’Ivoire under Rapid Credit Facility and the...

BREAKING: African Development Bank announces bold measures to curb coronavirus

The African Development Bank on Wednesday announced health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in country's where it has a presence, including its headquarters in Abidjan. The measures include telecommuting, video...

Alassane Ouattara has stabilized Cote D’Ivoire – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja praised Alassane Ouattara, the Ivorian President, for leading an inclusive administration and stabilizing the country. Receiving the outgoing Ambassador of Cote D’Ivoire to Nigeria, Ambassador...

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Kristalina Georgieva calls on Lebanon to reform to receive financial assistance from IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Sunday that...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging...

Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion...

IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

IMF approves $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

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