March 5, 2011

Ivory Coast

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Articles general
  • Côte d'Ivoire - "The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, commonly known in English as Ivory Coast, is a country in West Africa... Prior to its colonization by Europeans, Côte d'Ivoire was home to several states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé... Côte d'Ivoire became independent on 7 August 1960." - Wikipedia
  • Economy of Côte d'Ivoire - "The Ivorian economy is largely market based and depends heavily on the agricultural sector. Almost 70% of the Ivorian people are engaged in some form of agricultural activity. Côte d'Ivoire is among the world's largest producers and exporters of coffee, cocoa beans, and palm oil." - Wikipedia
  • History of Côte d'Ivoire - Wikipedia
Articles news & background
  • Surviving Gbagbo: Escape from Ivory Coast - "The French Embassy in Ivory Coast announced on Monday that Ivory Coast security forces had arrested incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, after major fighting that had torn apart the city of Abidjan since March 31. TIME reporter Monica Mark was caught up in the chaos. This is her report of a week of surviving the siege. - Time - April 11, 2011
  • Is Cote d'Ivoire sliding into civil war? - "The battle for control of Cote d'Ivoire appears to be reaching a climax as forces loyal to the internationally recognised president, Alassane Ouattara, attacked the presidential palace in Abidjan to try to unseat the incumbent leader, Laurent Gbagbo." - Aljazeera Inside Story video - April 2, 2011
  • Exodus Grows As Violence Escalates In Ivory Coast - VOA - March 19, 2011
  • Ivory Coast Fighting Moves In on Defeated President - "Ivory Coast has been rocked by months of post-electoral turmoil after presidential incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down despite losing to Alassane Ouattara in the November vote." - Time - March 15, 2011
  • Ivory Coast president nationalizes coffee and cocoa industry - " Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, who is fighting to keep a political title the United Nations says isn't his, on Monday nationalized the nation's two main cash crops, coffee and cocoa, according to state-run television." - CNN - March 8, 2011
  • Ivory Coast Massacre: Army Mows Down Female Protesters - "After a third week of running gun battles in Abidjan, the former pearl of West Africa looks to be sliding irretrievably toward a repeat of the 2002 civil war that divided the country into a government-controlled south and rebel-held north." - Time - March 4, 2011
  • Ivory Coast: Fresh gun battles erupt in main city - "Gunfire and explosions shook Ivory Coast's main city on Wednesday as forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo pushed back into an area where gunmen backing his presidential rival repelled them a day before." - The Standard - Feb 24, 2011
  • Fighting Spreads as Ivory Coast Ceasefire Collapses - "Ivory Coast is moving closer to a return to civil war with the collapse of a ceasefire in western provinces and the spread of fighting in the commercial capital, Abidjan." - VOA - Feb 24, 2011

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