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: 26,260,582 (2018)

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

  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: Coronavirus - Panic in Osun As Another 67 Nigerians Expected From Ivory Coast - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Premium Times] Following the successful management of 127 returnees from Ivory Coast, who arrived Nigeria, penultimate week, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt from reliable sources that another batch of 67 Nigerians are currently on their way to Ejigbo, headquarters of Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State.
  • Thu - Apr 2, 2020: Six Ivorian Journalists Heavily Fined in March - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [RSF] After a significant fall in press freedom violations in recent years in Côte d'Ivoire, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed by the heavy and completely unjustified fines imposed on six journalists in summary proceedings in the past month. They send an alarming signal during the Covid-19 pandemic and ahead of the presidential election at the end of 2020.
  • Tue - Mar 31, 2020: Liberia Closes Borders With Guinea and Ivory Coast Due to Coronavirus Pandemic As Several Ghanaians Arrested in Nimba - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [FrontPageAfrica] Ganta -Liberia, too, has finally joined Guinea and Ivory Coast to shut its borders with both nations as they all battle to stem the spread of the deadly Covid-19 in their respective countries.
  • Tue - Mar 31, 2020: Coronavirus Preparations in Full Swing - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [MSF] Abidjan/New York -Local authorities and MSF work together to prepare for COVID-19
  • Fri - Mar 27, 2020: Preparation Is Key for Covid-19 Pandemic in Côte d'Ivoire - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [MSF] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working to respond to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic recently declared in Côte d'Ivoire.