Côte d’Ivoire



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Capital: Yamoussoukro

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Alassane Ouattara


  • 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)

  • 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%)


  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Senoufo
  • Baule



  • Thu - Sep 17, 2020: Presidential Election - Four Candidates On the Starting Block - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Cameroon Tribune] Incumbent Alassane Ouattara, former President Henri Konan Bedie, Gbagbo's former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan and Kouadio Konan Bertin, retained for the October 31 race.
  • Wed - Sep 16, 2020: Côte d'Ivoire Court Clears President's Contentious Third-Term Bid - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [RFI] Côte d'Ivoire's top court has cleared the way for President Alassane Ouattara to seek a controversial third term, sparking violent protest in several cities. The constitutional council also barred former president Laurent Gbagbo and ex-prime minister Guillaume Soro from standing in next month's election.
  • Tue - Sep 15, 2020: Court Clears Ouattara's Third-Term Bid, Gbagbo Disqualified - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [DW] The Ivory Coast Constitutional Council has approved President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term in office amid fresh violence. Vehicles were reportedly set alight by protesters in several cities.
  • Sat - Sep 5, 2020: The Long Path to a Green Future - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Africa In Fact] African economies looking for a sustainable industrialisation model find themselves at a crossroads with little time to decide the way forward
  • Thu - Sep 3, 2020: Super Eagles to Play Friendlies Against Côte d'Ivoire, Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [This Day] For the first time in almost a year, Super Eagles will be in action as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday announced two friendly encounters slated for October.