Monday, Jun 26, 2017
IVORY COAST NEWS

Port Expansion in Côte d’Ivoire

Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness


Photo: Romain Seaf

Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness May 26, 2017

Transport | Africa | Ivory Coast


Cote D’Ivoire Tourism

Tourism potential to be unlocked as nation looks to attract 1 million tourists by 2020




Côte d’Ivoire recognizes the potential of tourism as a major driver of growh. And with a wealth of natural and cultural attractions, the nation... May 09, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Ivory Coast


Cocoa Cote D’Ivoire

Cocoa production to lead agricultural sector




Côte d’Ivoire‘s agricultural sector is key to its economy and following recent growth, international investment is now being sought to... Apr 05, 2017

Agriculture | Africa | Ivory Coast


Côte d’Ivoire Economy

Africa’s fastest growing economy




Almost six years after the end of the Second Ivorian Civil War, Côte d’Ivoire has witnessed a successful and peaceful transition to economic... Mar 02, 2017

Government | Africa | Ivory Coast


Agriculture In Africa

Soil wealth: Africa’s potential next growth frontier


Africa has 65% of all the arable land left in the world, which represents huge untapped potential, and around 75% of Africans rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

Despite possessing all of the attributes for agriculture, the African continent continues to spend in the region of $50 billion a year importing food Nov 24, 2015

Agriculture | Africa | Ghana | Ivory Coast | Uganda | Ethiopia


Geographic Diversification Through Port

Port of San-Pedro: a pillar for the development of Ivory Coast



Since its inception in the 60s, the Autonomous Port of San-Pedro has become a key lever of development in Ivory Coast's south-western regions, mainly... Sep 15, 2015

Infrastructure | Africa | Ivory Coast


Côte d’Ivoire: A stunning economic recovery


President Alassane Ouattara is steadily putting the Ivoirian crisis behind and laying the groundwork for a brighter future

The West African state is back on the international stage, strengthening its foreign relations, economic sectors and public-private partnerships to expedite... Feb 14, 2014

Finance | Africa | Ivory Coast


Confidence in economy restored




Côte d’Ivoire's economic recovery is no miracle, but a result of the government's determination to negotiate debt relief and to restore the confidence... Feb 14, 2014

Finance | Africa | Ivory Coast


A strategic public partner for SME development




The national investment bank, BNI, helps to clean up the environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Feb 14, 2014

Finance | Africa | Ivory Coast


One of the world's fastest growing countries


A key infrastructure modernisation programme aims to support financial growth targets

The government aims to provide private firms, in particular SMEs, with the cash flow they need in order to further drive more widespread growth Feb 14, 2014

Industry & Trade | Africa | Ivory Coast


A world-class customs agency


Colonel Major Issa Coulibaly, Director General of DGD

The Côte d’Ivoire Customs Authority (DGD) has objectives and priorities very well defined, with a clear sense of the contribution it is expected to... Feb 14, 2014

Science & Technology | Africa | Ivory Coast


Energy, a pillar of Ivoirian emergence and sustainability


Adama Toungara, Minister of Petroleum and Energy

To achieve its growth targets, the country needs to focus intently on producing sufficient energy and strengthening the nation’s energy infrastructure... Feb 14, 2014

Energy | Africa | Ivory Coast


Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Bernard Asso Abouo
Managing Director of La Loyale Group

Bernard Asso Abouo, Managing Director of La Loyale Group in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses... Feb 23, 2017


Shipshape port’s reforms boost economic diversification drive

M. Marcel Hilaire Lamizana
General Manager of the Autonomous Port of San Pedro

An overhaul of operations and infrastructure at the Autonomous Port of San Pedro (APSP)... Sep 15, 2015


Orange-CI Telecoms factors for success

Mamadou Bamba
General Manager of Orange-CI Telecom

CI Telecom, a subsidiary of Orange, is the market leader in the rapidly growing telecoms sector... Feb 24, 2014


Peace, national reconciliation and economic development top the Ivoirian state's agenda

Daniel Kablan Duncan
Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance

Ivoirian Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Daniel Kablan Duncan speaks about... Feb 14, 2014



LOCATION:   

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

 

CLIMATE:  

tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry update paises set descripcion = November to March; hot and dry update paises set descripcion = March to May; hot and wet update paises set descripcion = June to October)

 

TERRAIN:   

mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower

 

LANGUAGES:   

French update paises set descripcion = official; 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken 

 

POPULATION:   

22,400,835 update paises set descripcion = July 2013 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic; multiparty presidential regime established 1960

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Yamoussoukro



INDEPENDENCE:   

7 August 1960 update paises set descripcion = from France)

 

LEGAL SYSTEM:   

civil law system based on the French civil code; judicial review in the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court

 

GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):   

$39.88 billion update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)



GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):   

$24.37 billion update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)

 

GDP - real growth rate:   

9.8% update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)

 

GDP - per capita update paises set descripcion = PPP):   

$1,700 update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:   

agriculture: 27.2%

industry: 21.2%

services: 51.6% update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)  

  

EXPORTS:   

$12.53 billion update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:   

cocoa, coffee, timber, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil, fish

 

EXPORTS - partners:   

Netherlands 8.8%, US 8.1%, Nigeria 8%, Germany 7.5%, France 4.5%, Canada 4.2% update paises set descripcion = 2012)

 

IMPORTS:   

$8.973 billion update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)

 

IMPORTS - commodities:   

fuel, capital equipment, foodstuffs

 

IMPORTS - partners:   

Nigeria 25%, France 11%, China 7.2% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



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