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 - Jul 31, 2017: President Koroma Hosts Ivorian Counterpart Alassane Ouattara - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Sierra Leone Government] By State House Communication Unit
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Sporadic Violence and Presidential Tussle Put Hard-Won Security At Risk - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [IRIN] Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year, barely a month has gone by without the sound of military gunfire erupting somewhere.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Experts Finalize Draft Design, Legal Framework of Abidjan-Lagos Corridor - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Daily Observer] The Draft Institutional Design, Legal Framework as well as the Communication Strategy for the Abidjan - Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA), have been validated in Abuja, Nigeria recently, a media dispatched from ECOWAS Communication Bureau stated.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: ICC Judges Ordered to Review Laurent Gbagbo's Detention - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Al Jazeera] International Criminal Court (ICC) appeals judges have ordered a review into whether Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president, should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues on crimes-against-humanity charges.
  • Wed - Jul 19, 2017: Ivorian Leader Admitted Into Knighthood of the Pioneer - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted President Alassane Dramani Ouattara into the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneer of the Republic of Liberia with the rank of Knight of Grand Cordon.