COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Presidential Republic
Current President: Alassane Ouattara
Population: 23,740,424 (2016)
Land Size: 332,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Wed - Mar 29, 2017: Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
[Deutsche Welle] An Ivorian court has cleared former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes. The charges stem from post-election violence in 2010 and 2011.
- Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Infant Separated From Parasitic Twin - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
[VOA] Doctors at a Chicago-area hospital have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with a parasitic twin and having four legs and two spines.The girl, known only as "Dominique" from Ivory Coast, is recovering well from the delicate and groundbreaking March 8 surgery and is expected to live a normal, fully-functional life.
- Wed - Mar 22, 2017: Jailing of Gay Ivorian Men Stokes Fears in LGBT Safe Haven - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -Ivory Coast does not explicitly criminalise homosexuality, but its public indecency law singles out homosexual acts and relations.
- Thu - Mar 9, 2017: Ivory Coast Solicits Mauritian Investors to Develop a Biotechnology and ICT Free Zone Project - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
[Government of Mauritius] The Government of Ivory Coast in collaboration with the Village des Technologies de l'Information et de la Biotechnologie (VITIB) has solicited the expertise of Mauritian investors to set up a Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Free Zone in Grand-Bassam based on the model of the Cyber City in Ebène.
- Fri - Mar 3, 2017: Abidjan-Dakar Highway Construction in Sight - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
[Observer] Phase II of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) experts meeting to construct a six-lane road to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa will end today in Monrovia.