Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group

Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second five- year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank.

Amnesty International warns Ivorian Police allowing machete-wielding men to attack anti-third term protesters

Amnesty International has accused the police in Cote D’Ivoire of allowing machete-wielding men to attack unarmed protesters who are against the decision by President Alassane Ouattara to run for a third term.On...

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

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Buhari mourns Ivorian Prime Ministern Amadou Gon Coulibaly

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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

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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...

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Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

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