Africa: Economies to Recover in 2021

Africa: Economies to Recover in 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 April 2021 – African economies will rebound in 2021 with Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea growing above six percentage points, The World Bank Group has predicted. Cote d’Ivoire is projected to grow 6.2 percent; a tiny bit slower than Guinea at 6.5...
Cote d’Ivoire: Gbagbo Acquittal Confirmed

Cote d’Ivoire: Gbagbo Acquittal Confirmed

THE HAGUE, 1 April 2021 – Appeal judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague on Wednesday upheld acquittals of former Cote d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and former minister Charles Ble Goude. Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji said the panel of...
Cote d’Ivoire: Trial on Post-Election Violence

Cote d’Ivoire: Trial on Post-Election Violence

ABIDJAN, 25 March 2021 – The trial opened Wednesday in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d’Ivoire, for persons suspected of involvement in the country’s worst post-election massacres ten years ago. Up to 817 people were summarily executed in one day, according to...
Africa: Three African Films Nominated for Oscars

Africa: Three African Films Nominated for Oscars

LOS ANGELES, 17 March 2021 – Three African films – one each by a South African, an Ivorian and a Tunisian film director – are in the running for the 2021 Oscars, the film industry’s most prestigious annual awards. The Man Who Sold His Skin, starring Monica Belluci (a...
Cote d’Ivoire: Legislative Elections Underway

Cote d’Ivoire: Legislative Elections Underway

ABIDJAN, 7 March 2021 – The vote count is underway in Cote d’Ivoire after voters cast ballots in the west African nation in Saturday’s legislative election. An estimated seven million registered voters were expected to cast their ballots in over 22,000 polling...
Africa: COVID Vaccines Delivered to Five Nations

Africa: COVID Vaccines Delivered to Five Nations

GENEVA, 3 March 2021 – Five more African countries – Angola, DR Congo, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda – received their first consignments of COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to Wednesday. The five bring to seven the number of African countries who have received vaccine...
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