The strong bond on display during the 14 July meeting between Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo did not last long. Here is the story of the ... umpteenth turnaround in the relationship between the Ivorian president and his predecessor.
Although the oil deposits identified in Côte d'Ivoire promise new resources for the state, negotiations with the many partners involved are ... still ongoing. To facilitate this, oil company Petroci is being transformed into a 100% state-owned company.
"We intend to invite a West African airline to join us in order to deploy a three-hub strategy: Nairobi, Johannesburg and West Africa," Kenya ... Airways chairman Michael Joseph told an investor briefing on 29 March. He issued a call for applications to join the proposed merger between his airline and South African Airways (SAA), which had been presented in November 2021.
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Cloudy skies and bitter cold. The winter weather in Johannesburg proved to be harsh when welcoming Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara. ... The head of state arrived in South Africa on the evening of 20 July. The next few days would be warmer in this country, where bilateral relations with Côte d'Ivoire are improving.
Arrested in November 2021, Ibrahim Lakiss, an Ivorian-Lebanese logger, is suspected of having set up a racketeering system with the complicity ... of numerous regional officials and private operators. This is an investigation into a state scandal that cost the minister of Water and Forests, Alain-Richard Donwahi, his job.
On 4 July, the Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou became the new governor of the Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. We took the opportunity ... to take stock of the four years he spent as president of the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) Commission.