L'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo pourrait être le rassembleur pour le mouvement d'opposition en Côte d'Ivoire.
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L'intérêt manifesté par l'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo pour la création d’un nouveau parti donne la possibilité de ré-imaginer la politique d'opposition en Côte d'Ivoire.
The definition of child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa is still in dispute
Child labour rates, and potentially other sensitive subjects, are not being measured accurately
Key cashew producing countries in Africa are rolling out strategies to increase production and processing of raw cashew nuts.
Ghana is losing out the booming global cashew industry in terms
of job and revenue generations.
Former president Laurent Gbagbo may be a rallying figure for opposition movement in Cote d'Ivoire.
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Former president Laurent Gbagbo’s interest in forming a new party reflects an opportunity to re-imagine opposition politics in Cote d’ Ivoire.
Eurobonds are costly for governments. But they are also attractive because investors buy them without preconditions.
King Mswati III of eSwatini, Africa’s last absolute monarch, is facing growing demands for democracy and rule of law.
There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
A farmer walks past cocoa pods growing on a tree on a cocoa farm in Ivory Coast.
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Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce almost two-thirds of the world’s cocoa, and face high rates of deforestation. But the cocoa industry could make changes to become more sustainable.
West African cocoa farmers are largely poor despite the value of their crop.
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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire’s best option is to control and restrict supply instead of simply adding a price premium.
Trade partnerships rarely work in the West African region.
EU trade partnership is more important to some African countries than regional or continental trade.
Social reintegration and personal reconciliation should be paramount in post-conflict Cote d'Ivoire
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Based on the Cote d'Ivoire experience, the United Nations must reconsider its emphasis on coordinating reintegration and transitional justice irrespective of the post-war context.
Women make smoked fishes - locally called Okporoko - at Egede informal settlement in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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The contributions that women in West Africa’s fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Efforts are underway to curb the outbreak.
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The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.
On the outskirts of Accra there are huge electronic waste disposal sites, known locally as Sodoma and Gomorra.
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Despite knowing how harmful it can be, companies and businesses (primarily those in Europe and the US) target countries in the Gulf of Guinea as a dump for their toxic waste.
ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development headquarters in Lome.
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The sub-region’s approach to free trade agreements, whether in the form of economic partnerships with the EU or regional and continental integration needs a rethink.
Is authoritarianism on the rise on the continent? Or is democracy doing well? Nic Cheeseman discusses.
Donald Trump: a controversial speech at the White House in the early hours of November 4.
Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
Residents flee after demonstrators are dispersed in the Cocody district of Abidjan on October 19, 2020, during a protest against a third term for Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.
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An air of fear and uncertainty looms large over the presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire as the country struggles to shake off its turbulent past.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara attends a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from France on August 7.
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African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
French soldiers patrol in armoured personnel carriers during the Barkhane operation in northern Burkina Faso in 2019.
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More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.