Ivory Coast creates military zone after jihadist attack

13/07/2020 – Ivory Coast has created a special military zone in the north of the country, the government said Monday, less than a month after a deadly jihadist attack on a frontier post. Continuer à lire … « Ivory Coast creates military zone after jihadist attack »

French president visiting Ivory Coast, Niger over weekend

20/12/2019 – French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Ivory Coast, where he plans to share a holiday meal with French forces Friday evening, at the start of his West Africa visit aimed at confronting the region’s rising jihadist violence. Continuer à lire … « French president visiting Ivory Coast, Niger over weekend »

Kuwait Warehousing Company Agility Plans Trans-Africa Facilities

09/09/2019 – Agility Public Warehousing Co., a Kuwait-based logistics company operating in more than 100 countries, is stepping up plans to develop so-called warehouse parks across Africa at a cost of about $200 million each. Continuer à lire … « Kuwait Warehousing Company Agility Plans Trans-Africa Facilities »

Ivory Coast: Bolloré launches Aerohub

08/09/2019 – The French logistics company has enlarged its footprint in Western Africa by inaugurating a multi-modal logistics hub at Abijan’s Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, investing 6.8 million euros. The “Aerohub” will provide logistic solutions tailored to players in the distribution of standard cargo, consumables, pharmaceuticals, the telecommunications and catering sectors. Continuer à lire … « Ivory Coast: Bolloré launches Aerohub »

UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran

2018/12/11- Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab rebels are profiting from the illegal trafficking of charcoal exports produced in Somalia and transiting through Iran, United Nations experts said in a report recently shared with the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran »

Mali – Randgold Resources’ Mali mine granted four-year, 50% tax concession

2018/08/05 – Mali’s government has granted Randgold Resources a 50 percent corporate tax reduction for the next four years at its Gounkoto mine, the Africa-focused gold miner said on Wednesday.
The tax concession is to support the development of a « super pit » which will be one of the largest opencast gold mines in Africa, the company said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Randgold Resources’ Mali mine granted four-year, 50% tax concession »

French Interior Minister Visits Algeria, Discusses Immigration, Organized Crime #Terrorism

2018/03/15 – French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has discussed with Algerian officials, during his visit to Algeria, the issues of secret immigration, organized crime, combating terrorism and exchange of security information about extremist groups that are active in the African coast. Continuer à lire … « French Interior Minister Visits Algeria, Discusses Immigration, Organized Crime #Terrorism »

AU deploys election observers in Djibouti #Mali

2018/02/21 – The African Union (AU) has deployed its election observers in Djibouti, for the legislative elections scheduled to take place on Friday in the Horn of African nation.

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed the AU election observation mission (AUEOM) led by Anicet-Georges Dologuele, former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), according to a statement from the pan-African bloc on Monday. Continuer à lire … « AU deploys election observers in Djibouti #Mali »

Abidjan – U.S. signs $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast

 The Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. government’s main development fund, said on Tuesday it had signed a $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast to build schools and improve roads around the busy port in the commercial capital Abidjan.

The five-year compact was signed at the State Department between Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and Jonathan Nash, the MCC’s acting chief executive. Continuer à lire … « Abidjan – U.S. signs $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast »

Trade between Turkey, Ivory Coast increased 80%: Envoy

Abidjan, Ivory CoastThe trade volume between Turkey and Ivory Coast has increased by 80 percent in five years, Ankara’s ambassador to Yamoussoukro said late Monday.

Speaking at a ceremony marking Turkey’s 94th anniversary of the proclamation of its Republic, Esra Demir said: « The volume of trade between Turkey and Ivory Coast has increased from around $200 million in 2011 to around $360 million in 2016, an 80 percent increase. » Continuer à lire … « Trade between Turkey, Ivory Coast increased 80%: Envoy »