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: 23,740,424 (2016)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Mon - May 22, 2017: I. Coast Soldiers Deny 'Agreement' With Government to End Mutiny - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Deutsche Welle] The government of Ivory Coast says it has reached a deal with mutinying troops to end a four-day rebellion over pay. But renegade soldiers, who deny accepting any such agreement, are vowing to continue their revolt.
  • Mon - May 22, 2017: Heavy Gunfire Heard in Ivory Coast's Two Main Cities Amid Mutiny - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Deutsche Welle] Witnesses say sustained gunfire has been heard in Abidjan and Bouake as the military tries to end a four-day army mutiny over pay. Falling cocoa prices have had a detrimental affect on the country's finances.
  • Fri - May 19, 2017: Obasanjo Worries Over Standoff in Cote d'Ivoire - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Daily Trust] Abeokuta -A former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed concern over what he described as "the standoff and wholesome situation in the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Thu - May 18, 2017: Govt Asks Cote d'Ivoire Mutineers to Return to Barracks - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Daily Trust] The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned recent developments in Cote d'Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country's Armed Forces mutinied against the government.
  • Wed - May 17, 2017: Nigeria Condemns Mutiny in Cote d' Ivoire - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Leadership] The Federal Government of Nigeria has wishes to condemned in strong terms the recent developments in Cote d'Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country's Armed Forces mutinied against the Government.