Côte d’Ivoire

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INFORMATION

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Alassane Ouattara

Economy:

  • Heavily dependent on agriculture and related activities which engage roughly 68% of the population.
  • World’s largest exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil.

Population: 27,481,086 (2020)

Land Size: 332,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Akan: 42.1%
  • Voltaiques or Gur: 17.6%
  • Northern Mandes: 16.5%
  • Krous: 11%
  • Southern Mandes: 10%
  • Other: 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)
Religions:

  • Muslim: 38.6%
  • Christian: 32.8%
  • Indigenous: 11.9%
  • None: 16.7%
  • note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Senoufo
  • Baule

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Journalists Detained, Attacked While Covering Contested Election i - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [CPJ] Authorities in Ivory Coast should drop their investigation into journalist Yao Alex Hallane Clément, and cease intimidating and harassing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Wed - Nov 25, 2020: Rawlings And Ouattara, About the Eco - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [FrontPageAfrica] Africa has lost one of its greatest sons with the passing of J. J. Rawlings, the former President of Ghana, a pan Africanist of the first order. He is on the scale of Patrice Lumumba, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Sankara, Amilcar Cabral, among others, those whose action gave a face and a new foundation to their countries, on the path of emancipation.
  • Tue - Nov 24, 2020: 12,608 Ivoirian Refugees Arrived in Liberia - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [New Republic] The Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) has announced the influx of Ivorian Refugees into the borders of Liberia through Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland Counties due to post election violence in neighboring Ivory Coast.
  • Fri - Nov 20, 2020: CHESS - Liberia Launches Cross Peace Building Cross-Border Engagement Between Ivory Coast, Liberia - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [FrontPageAfrica] Loguatuo -- A non-governmental organization, the Community Health Education Social Services (CHESS-Liberia), has launched a cross-border engagement between Ivory Coast and Liberia to reinforce Social Cohesion and border Security.
  • Thu - Nov 19, 2020: Africa Elections Monitoring Group Calls for AU, ECOWAS' Intervention in Guinea, Ivory Coast to Address Elections' Impasse - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The election monitoring group, the Africa Democratic Observation for Peaceful Elections and Good Governance (ADOPEGG), has called on the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to rise up to the occasion to impartially report on the Guinean and Ivorian crisis.