Category Côte d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire: From the European dream to agriculture champion


In the search for a better future, Fabrice risked his life and went to Tunisia by sea. But there, he saw something that encouraged him to come back to Cote d’Ivoire. Despite being a deserted country, the Tunisians were better cultivating their land. And here, in his country there were fertile lands that were not exploited, according to Fabrice. So, he returned to his country to venture into agriculture. “I believe that there is nothing to look for elsewhere. Everything is here. Success comes from the effort,” says Fabrice. This video has been produced in the framework of a partnership between Agribusiness TV VITA  and Afronline.

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A way forward for LGBTI rights in Africa

A wave of homegrown leaders, movements and activists is sweeping across the continent and bringing with it African solutions to Africa’s LGBTI people.

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Rewriting Africa’s Agricultural Narrative

Albert Kanga Azaguie no longer considers himself a smallholder farmer. By learning and monitoring the supply and demand value chains of one of the country’s staple crops, plantain (similar to bananas), Kanga ventured into off-season production to sell his produce at relatively higher prices.

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Ouattara’s electoral sweep might be a good outcome for Côte d’Ivoire

The contrast between the October 2015 (two Sundays ago) and 2010 presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire could not be any starker. In 2010, the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to step down, despite internationally-endorsed electoral results which indicated the victory of his rival, Alassane Ouattara. continue reading »

Burkina Faso coup increasingly stark

Almost a year after popular demonstrations toppled the long-serving Blaise Compaoré, a military elite closely linked to Compaoré took the reins from the interim government on Thursday. General Gilbert Diendéré, designated president of the junta-created National Council for Democracy, dissolved the transitional government, closed the borders and imposed a curfew. Elections were scheduled for October 11, but though Diendéré announced his intentions to hold more inclusive elections soon—the ballot had excluded candidates loyal to Compaoré—Burkinabes are doubtful.

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West Africa: New railway network aims to boost inter-regional trade

On the dual carriageway linking the main airport to downtown Niamey, the capital of Niger, workers are busy digging trenches in the middle of the island separating the lanes, and laying tracks where rows of lampposts once stood.

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Direttore Responsabile Giuseppe Frangi