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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.

For Africa, Entrepreneurship Is the Way

AFRICANGLOBE - Something extraordinary is happening in Africa. In the wake of enhanced political stability and reduced conflicts in many countries, it is clear that a vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship is kicking in with vigor. Between 2001 and 2010, six of the world's ten fastest-growing economies were in Africa and the International Monetary Fund predicted that between 2011 and 2015, African countries will hold 7 of the top 10 spots.

Political Stability Taking Root in West Africa

Political stability is taking root in West Africa, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, cautioning, however, that progress remains tenuous and could be undermined by developments such the presence of an islamic extremist groups in Nigeria or the recent disturbances in Guinea-Bissau.