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Hair Politics – Beyond Beauty, Ivorian Hair Artist Laetitia Ky Used Her Hair to Address #MeToo

Hair Politics – Beyond Beauty, Ivorian Hair Artist Laetitia Ky Used Her Hair to Address #MeToo

Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues. Ivorian hair […]

Ivory Coast Govt Wants Bigger Piece of Chocolate Profits

Ivory Coast Govt Wants Bigger Piece of Chocolate Profits

For many years, Ivory Coast has been the world’s largest producer of cocoa. Most of it leaves the country in bulk and ends up in Europe, where it gets turned into fine and expensive chocolate, fetching up to 50 times the price of the raw cocoa. Chocolate is the world’s favorite comfort food. Two-thirds of […]

The Scams Which Drain West Africa’s Resources

The Scams Which Drain West Africa’s Resources

The international coalition of journalists which pioneered reporting on the “Panama Papers” has teamed up with West Africa’s Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism (Cenozo)* to expose the tax avoidance, financial crime and corruption which siphon money out of the region, hindering development. In what the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) calls West Africa’s […]

West Africa is Losing Millions of Dollars

West Africa is Losing Millions of Dollars

West Africa is losing millions of dollars that could be spent tackling poverty and inequality because governments are bending the rules to favour the rich and powerful, said Oxfam today in the wake of #WestAfricaLeaks. #WestAfricaLeaks shows an elaborate collusion between some of the region’s most powerful politicians and business leaders. From Senegal and Nigeria […]

Wafacash and WorldRemit expand partnership to offer instant money transfers across West and Central Africa

Wafacash and WorldRemit expand partnership to offer instant money transfers across West and Central Africa

Morocco-based financial services company Wafacash is scaling up operations with leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit to offer instant money transfers across West and Central Africa. The companies already work together in Morocco and Senegal, but will expand into Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Cote D’Ivoire before the end of the year. The new […]

GROHE SPA® F-digital Deluxe – Transform your bathroom into a Home Spa

GROHE SPA® F-digital Deluxe – Transform your bathroom into a Home Spa

Leaving the daily stresses behind and finding some inner peace doesn’t have to mean travelling to a remote retreat. A domestic bathroom can be turned into a source of fresh energy and inspiration. You can create your own space at home dedicated to multisensory indulgence, where you can treat yourself to the feeling of a […]

Abidjan hosts the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of Chief Technical Officers of the cities and territories of Africa (Africa TechNet)

Abidjan hosts the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of Chief Technical Officers of the cities and territories of Africa (Africa TechNet)

In collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Security of the Republic of Ivory Coast; the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Ivory Coast (UVICOCI); and the Association of Regions of Ivory Coast (ARDCI), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org) will organize the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of Chief Technical Officers (CTOs) of […]

52 Migrants From Gambia, Nigeria, Others Dead As IOM Rescues 600 in Sahara Desert

52 Migrants From Gambia, Nigeria, Others Dead As IOM Rescues 600 in Sahara Desert

The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive. “We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded in Northern Agadez, towards the Niger-Libya border,” said Giuseppe Loprete, […]

Two African Countries Get Temporary United Nations Seat

Two African Countries Get Temporary United Nations Seat

U.N. member states elected six countries Friday to temporary seats on the Security Council, the U.N. body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Starting January 1, 2018, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Poland and Peru will serve two-year terms, while the Netherlands will join for one year, in a special arrangement with Italy. The […]

UN chief welcomes Côte d’Ivoire’s return to calm after unrest

UN chief welcomes Côte d’Ivoire’s return to calm after unrest

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for restoring security following a mutiny over pay, his spokesperson said. “The Secretary-General welcomes the return to calm in Côte d’Ivoire following the unacceptable acts of violence committed by soldiers of the Forces Armées de Côte d’Ivoire (FACI) over the past few days,” […]

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