Côte d’Ivoire



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Capital: Yamoussoukro

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Alassane Ouattara


  • 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: 27,481,086 (2020)

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)

  • 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%)


  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Senoufo
  • Baule



  • Tue - Oct 19, 2021: Football Legend Didier Drogba Appointed WHO Ambassador for Sports and Health - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [WHO] Football legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d'Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization's guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Football Star Didier Drogba Signs With WHO, As New Goodwill Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [UN News] Football legend Didier Drogba on Monday was named the World Health Organization's (WHO) new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Former President Laurent Gbagbo Returns to Politics With New Political Party - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [RFI] Côte d'Ivoire's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo unveiled his new party on Sunday that he hopes will return him to the presidency after a 10 year absence.
  • Tue - Oct 12, 2021: Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso Win to Go On Top - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [CAF] Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire picked wins on Monday against Djibouti and Malawi respectively as they went top of their groups in the race to earn a ticket to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Mon - Oct 11, 2021: UNHCR Recommends Worldwide End of Refugee Status for Ivorians By June - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [UN News] Following an in-depth analysis of the situation in Côte d'Ivoire, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, recommended on Thursday that countries hosting Ivorians end their refugee status, and help them to voluntarily repatriate, obtain permanent residency or began the naturalization process to remain.