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: 24,184,810 (2017)

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 - Oct 19, 2018: Oragroup announces the largest IPO ever made on the Abidjan Stock Exchange (BRVM) - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [35°N] With a fundraising target of CFAF 56.9 billion (?86 million), Oragroup's IPO will be the biggest listing on the BRVM, Abidjan's stock exchange since its creation in 1998. The fundraising will enable Oragroup to consolidate its growth.
  • Fri - Oct 19, 2018: African Handball Clubs Championship - Three Cameroonian Clubs in Abidjan - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Cameroon Tribune] A total of 21 clubs are taking part in the competition that kicked off yesterday in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Wed - Oct 17, 2018: Didier Drogba, the Irreplaceable Chelsea Legend - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [FirstTouch] After a short while, we have to reminisce the good old days. The times when African legends where still around, playing their best football in front of a crowd of tens of thousands, and millions behind a screen. This week, we focus on Didier Drogba, the Chelsea legend who had an illustrious career in England before moving to China and the MLS to wind down his career. Mostl know about his highs, the times when he was the king of Stamford Bridge and a constant menace in a head to head against Arsenal. But wh
  • Wed - Oct 3, 2018: International Criminal Court - Gbagbo, Blé Goudé Counsel Demand Acquittal - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Cameroon Tribune] They say after more than two years of trial, the prosecution has failed to prove its case against the former Ivorian President and cabinet minister.
  • Mon - Sep 24, 2018: Documentary Lays Bare the Flight of an African Migrant - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Deutsche Welle] A Paris-based Ivorian refugee retraced the dangerous route he took through Africa to escape civil war and produced Revenir, eye-opening documentary screened at the African Film Festival in Cologne.