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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Prof. Ghandour Receives Message From Ivorian Counterpart - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour received, Thursday, a message from his Ivorian counterpart in response to his congratulatory message on the Calendar Year.
  • Wed - Apr 5, 2017: Envoy Wants to Boost Cooperation Relations With Côte d'Ivoire - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [ANGOP] Abidjan -The Angolan ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, Mário Feliz, defended Tuesday in Abidjan the increase of cooperation relations between the two countries.
  • Thu - Mar 30, 2017: Simone Gbagbo Acquittal Brings Accusations of 'Flawed' Trial - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Deutsche Welle] Human rights activists have condemned the acquittal of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes for her role during the 2010-11 post-election conflict that left more than 3,000 dead.
  • Wed - Mar 29, 2017: Simone Gbagbo Acquitted After Flawed War Crimes Trial - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [HRW] Nairobi -The acquittal in Côte d'Ivoire of former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity based on a process marred by fair trial concerns and a critical lack of evidence shows the importance of the International Criminal Court's case against her, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Wed - Mar 29, 2017: Former First Lady Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanity - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [VOA] A court in Ivory Coast found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty Tuesday of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2011 post-election violence.