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Côte d’Ivoire Rides the Fast Track to Public Transport Development

Abdijan – Two years ago, it would have taken Catherine Adjoua almost an hour to travel from M’Badon, the isolated fishing area where she lives that has no asphalt roads, to reach her workplace some 13 kilometres away in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital.

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Côte d’Ivoire’s Middle Class – Growing or Disappearing?

Abidjan – “I’m middle class. Definitively,” Sonia Anoh, a young and independent 30-year-old Ivorian tells IPS. Anoh has a master’s degree, earns 1,470 dollars a month working in marketing, lives alone, owns a car and is now shopping for a home.

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West Africa’s Refugee and Security Crisis

Abidjan – In West Africa, the Malian and Ivorian political crises have resulted in the biggest number of refugees in the region. But brewing insecurity could mean that they will be unable to return home any time soon as armed groups remain a threat to West Africa.

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Ivoirians Face an Incomplete Justice

Abidjan – “We are sad. We want our president back,” Yao Amandine told IPS from a street corner in the Ivorian economic metropolis, Abidjan, after the International Criminal Court ruled against granting former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo a conditional release on Tuesday.

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Reluctant Farewell to Arms in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan – In his black boots and green fatigues – complete with arm patches bearing the name of the national army, Forces Republicaines de Côte d’Ivoire – Ousmane Kone looked every bit the soldier as he stood guard over an electricity and water distribution company one Tuesday afternoon in Abidjan.

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Laurent Gbagbo denounces France before the ICC

The Hague — Former President of Côte d’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo on Monday gave details about his arrest, his time in jail and how he was transferred to The Hague during his initial appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC), strongly criticizing France’s role.

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