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New Mutiny In Ivory Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - Paramilitary forces in Ivory Coast have fired shots into the air in several cities in what seems to be the start of a new mutiny. Shots were heard in the main city Abidjan, the capital, Yamoussoukro, and the western cities of Man and Daloa.

Mugabe Says Ivory Coast Refused Him Entry

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said that some African leaders have refused to recognise his leadership on regional bodies at the prodding of the French government. In Ivory Coast, a former French colony, French-installed dictator Alassane Ouattara blocked President Mugabe from entering the country after his plane landed at the airport, Mugabe said, without giving more details.

Mozambique Millionaires Will Lead Growth Of Africa’s Rich

AFRICANGLOBE - Mozambique’s economy is being boosted by the biggest natural gas find in the world in the last decade. Mozambique is expected to add dollar millionaires at the fastest rate in Africa over the next decade followed by Ivory Coast and Zambia as a mix of construction, financial services and property developments boost the ranks of the rich in Africa.

Africa Cracking Down? Ivory Coast Bans Foreign Muslim Preachers, Freezes Construction...

AFRICANGLOBE - Ivory Coast banned foreign imams from preaching in mosques in the north bordering Mali. The construction of new mosques was also suspended in the area around Ouangolodougou, a city in northern Ivory Coast that’s close to the Malian border. In late June the Chad government banned women from wearing the Islamic veil days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, N’Djamena.

Ivory Coast To Record Double-Digit Growth In 2016

AFRICANGLOBE - Ivory Coast’s economy will grow by 7.9 percent this year and by an average of 7.6 percent in 2016 and 2017, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a new report. The country, once torn by civil war, has been showing impressive economic recovery since the end of the crisis in 2011.

Toxic Whiteness: Ivory Coast Has Banned Skin-Whitening Creams

AFRICANGLOBE - "Black people are seen as dangerous," Jackson Marcelle, a Congolese hair stylist living in South Africa who regularly uses skin lightening creams, told the BBC of these stereotypes in 2013. "That's why I don't like being Black. People treat me better now because I look like I'm white."

Ivory Coast Bans Skin Bleaching Creams

AFRICANGLOBE- Ivory Coast has banned skin whitening creams, which are widely used in west Africa, because of fears they cause lasting damage to health, the health ministry said Wednesday. "Cosmetic lightening and hygiene creams... that de-pigment the skin... are now forbidden," the ministry said in a statement.

African Migrants In Russia Describe ‘Hell On Earth’

AFRICANGLOBE - First they spat angry words at Remy Bazie. Then they struck him in the face with an iron bar, knocking him unconscious. The men who jumped the Ivory Coast migrant at a crowded Moscow train station did not rob him. But they damaged his jaw to the degree that doctors had to install a metal plate to hold it in place.

Africans Will Have A Say In Brazil – Samuel Eto’o

AFRICANGLOBE - Indomitable Lions striker Samuel Eto'o was in the Ivory Coast from 14-18 May at the invitation of the Ivorian Board for Sports to grace the Copa Cola-Cola youth tournament. In between his busy schedule Eto'o took time to share his thoughts about the Fifa World Cup Brazil2014, predicting that African teams will

Ivory Coast ‘One Of Africa’s Best Bets’, Says Investor

AFRICANGLOBE - Three years after disputed elections led to bloodshed, Ivory Coast has emerged as one of the most exciting opportunities for private equity investors in Africa, with a dynamic workforce keen to put a decade of turmoil behind it, a senior investor said on Friday.

African Trade Routes Shift Focus From Exports To Local Markets

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's booming economic growth and swelling population is giving it an opportunity to shift away from the traditional raw material export model towards consuming and transforming its own commodities and selling them to its own expanding local markets.

A Return To African Hairstyles In Ivory Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - The afro — the natural hairstyle forever synonymous with the “Black is beautiful” movement championed by Black-Americans in the 1960s — is making a comeback in Africa, especially the Ivory Coast. When they see you wearing natural hair, they look at you like you are a pariah, like there is a problem, when actually, it should be normal,” said Liliana Lambert.

Ivory Coast On the Right Track ‘Despite Challenges’

AFRICANGLOBE - While Côte d'Ivoire is on the right path following a violent post-election crisis in 2011, threats to its peace and political stability should not be underestimated, a senior United Nations official today said, urging the Security Council to extend the UN Mission in the country, known as UNOCI.

West African Economy Records 6.9% Growth In 2012 – ECOWAS

AFRICANGLOBE - The West African economy grew at a rate of 6.9 percent during the year 2012, an increase over the 5.9 percent in 2011, regional bloc ECOWAS announced March 1, 2013. The achieved economic growth in the sub-region was more than double the global rate, according to a report delivered at the just-ended 42nd ECOWAS Summit in Ivory Coast.

I Fought for Democracy Said Laurent Gbagbo

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday told the International Criminal Court which is weighing whether to charge him with crimes against humanity that he had always been pro-democracy. “All my life, I fought for democracy,” Gbagbo told the court that will decide whether to charge him over 2010-2011 post-election violence in the west African nation that claimed thousands of African lives.

China Grants $500 Million Loan to Ivory Coast for Hydropower Plant

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of the Ivory Coast has concluded a 20 year $500 million loan deal with China’s Export-Import Bank (Exim), to fund the construction of a new 275 megawatt(MW) hydropower station, which is the biggest deal between the two countries in over three decades.
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