Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo plans to set up new political party

Laurent Gbagbo, the ex-president of Ivory Coast, has suggested forming a new political party, his Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), which is riven by severe internal divisions, announced on Monday. Speaking at a gathering of FPI leaders, Gbagbo criticized his former prime minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, who leads one of the groups, and suggested developing a […]

Ghana, Ivory Coast agree to cooperate on cocoa pricing

The Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s two biggest cocoa exporters, reached an agreement on Thursday to improve cooperation in the areas of pricing and to fight other obstacles hindering the sector. The Ivory Coast accounts for more than 40% of global production, while Ghana contributes for at least 20% of global output. However, according […]

Ivory Coast and Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments

The two largest Cocoa producers in the world, Ivory Coast and Ghana have demanded that   cocoa and chocolate companies pay more in premiums to support farmers’ income, the head of Ivory Coast’s industry regulator has revealed. Nonetheless , the head of Ivory Coast’s Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC),Yves Kone, admitted  that the two countries have […]

The Ivorian ruling party requests for President Alassane Ouattara to run for 3rd term

After his prime minister’s death and designated successor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the ruling party is asking the Ivorian president to run for a third term. Alassane Ouattara already vowed not to run for re-election last year, says he won’t seek third term in October 2020 election. If President Ouattara refuses to stand for next election […]

Angry Ivorian residents brought down a virus testing center in Abidjan

In a trendy video circulating on social media, a group of angry people were seen tearing down the facility which was under construction in the Nation’s capital. Although many thought this was triggered by the comments of the French Doctors that sparked outrage recently, the people themselves hold a different concern. According to them, the […]

National funeral for Ivorian music star DJ Arafat

When news of DJ Arafat’s demise broke a couple of weeks ago, Ivorian music fans and all over Africa were in sadness and shock, such is the level of love he has earned through his music. Today, he will be laid to rest. The funeral rites are underway for the hugely popular music icon, DJ […]