Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Coronavirus - Ivory Coast: Coronavirus preparations in full swing

Local authorities and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) work together to prepare for COVID-19

Ivory Coast has now registered 140 cases of COVID-19 (as of March 29 according to WHO) and recently entered the stage of local transmission. In response, the Ivorian authorities, like those in most neighboring countries, have quickly taken measures to restrict movement, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without…

Source: Ambassade des États-Unis en Cote d'Ivoire |

Côte d’Ivoire: COVID-19 Information

All confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 are to be quarantined in state-run centers

Country Specific Information: Côte d’Ivoire has seventy two (72) confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of Cote d’Ivoire has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools (including pre-schools and universities) are closed for 30 days starting at midnight March 16. Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber encouraged by Recent Gas Monetization Drive in Côte d’Ivoire

In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Côte d’Ivoire’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation

Côte d’Ivoire is establishing a new energy leadership in West Africa following several initiatives taken to monetize natural gas across power generation and public transport. In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Côte d’Ivoire’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation.…

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Coronavirus - Benin: Declaration of three new cases of Covid-19 in Benin

The first case is a 41-year-old man who stayed in Côte d'Ivoire from 3 to 8 March 2020

Dear compatriots Since this Sunday, March 2020, 22, Benin has registered three new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by the National Laboratory of hemorrhagic fever. With these three new cases, all Ivorian nationals live in Benin, our country now has five confirmed cases. The first case is a 41-year-old man who stayed…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank announces bold measures to curb coronavirus

The Bank has already taken several other steps to counter an escalation of the virus, including a 14-day self-quarantine for employees returning from high-risk countries

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) on Wednesday announced health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in country's where it has a presence, including its headquarters in Abidjan. The measures include telecommuting, video conferencing in lieu of physical meetings, the suspension of visits to Bank buildings,…

Source: Bench Events |

Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) is postponed to July

The meeting will be held on 7-9 July and all current registrations will be automatically transferred

The influential Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) (www.FIHA-Conference.com), which is known for its ability to link up new investors with developers, consultants, contractors, hoteliers and political leaders, has been postponed. It was scheduled to take place in Abidjan later this month, but the outbreak of the Coronavirus has affected…

Source: Nestlé |

International Women’s Day: What will it take to achieve gender equality?

By Rémy Ejel, CEO of Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWA) Ltd

By Rémy Ejel, CEO of Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWA) Ltd. “There should be equality for all – men and women – at all levels, and all ages” was the compelling call from Anna, one of our young female talents at Nestlé CWA Ltd (https://www.Nestle.com/), about gender equality. During…

Victor Oladokun
Source: Victor Oladokun |

The End of Social Conventions and the Coronavirus

By Victor Oladokun, Director of Communication and External Relations, African Development Bank

For weeks, investors and the business community have been rattled by massive disruptions to global supply chains, as factories shut down in China. Everyone from BMW and Mercedes to Apple are feeling the squeeze on account of the coronavirus. But economies and businesses are not the only ones dealing with…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigeria: Visiting Abia State Governor seeks partnership with African Development Bank to transform state into industrial hub

The State Government’s goal is to transform the region into a manufacturing and industrial powerhouse and create 700,000 jobs over 5 years

A thriving entrepreneurship industry and agricultural base in Nigeria’s Abia State are the foundation for the creation of a potentially viable industrial hub, its governor Okezie Ikpeazu told the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) Tuesday. Ikpeazu met with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote…

Source: Embassy of France in Accra, Ghana |

Visit from CIRAD for a collaboration with the University of Ghana

This partnership is under the framework of a research project on cocoa production (Cocoa4Future) which aims to make cocoa farms in Ivory Coast and Ghana less vulnerable

A delegation from CIRAD was in Ghana to make provisions for the renewal of the partnership between CIRAD and the University of Ghana, and the installation of one of their researchers, Dr. Soullier, at the Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research (ISSER) from September 2020. Frédéric Lançon, Director of…