Ahead of the Ivory Coast’s presidential election a citizen explains why he feels abandoned by the political class
Under President Ouattara, Ivory Coast rebuilt its economy through infrastructure and agriculture investments, becoming an agricultural powerhouse. Yet the World Bank estimates that nearly half of the population still live in poverty.
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo warned on Thursday the West African nation faced a catastrophe if candidates in Saturday’s presidential election do not resolve a standoff that has led to violent protests and an opposition call for boycott.
A post-election crisis could scupper Ivory Coast's economic gains.
"My idea was to create emojis that Africans can relate to." Ever feel stuck for that perfect emoji? 21-year-old O’Plerou Grebet from Ivory Coast has created more than 350 downloadable emojis with West African cultural references. ? @OPlerou | @barkettedelu
JUST IN: Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, has died.