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Readout of State Dinner with the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of the United States' Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Following the World Bank Summit, the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, hosted a state dinner for Summit dignitaries, including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, the U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator Lindsey Graham and USAID Administrator Mark Green.  Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of…

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Zim and Madagascar battle for promotion in U20 Barthes Cup

The win means Zimbabwe will play against Madagascar in a decisive final that will determine which team will be promoted into Group A

Hosts Zimbabwe and Madagascar enjoyed convincing victories in their opening matches in the Rugby Africa Group B Barthes Cup at Prince Edward High School in Harare Zimbabwe came from 6-10 half time deficit against Ivory Coast, a quick change in the homeside’s game plan gave them a comfortable 26-10 win…

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Easter eggs with a difference

Côte D’Ivoire is the world’s largest cocoa producer with the most smallholder producers

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact? There are approximately 5–6 million cocoa farmers around the world and, according to the International Cocoa Organization, around 70 per cent…

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    • (left to right) Captains Aayoub Jalli ( Morocco), Raoelinirina Jean Marc (Madagascar), Tonderai Chiwambutsa (Zimbabwe) and Diallo Cheick (1)
    • (left to right) Captains Aayoub Jalli ( Morocco), Raoelinirina Jean Marc (Madagascar), Tonderai Chiwambutsa (Zimbabwe) and Diallo Cheick (2)
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Captains Ready Rugby Africa Group U20 Barthés Cup in Harare

Zimbabwe this year hosts the group comprising of Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Morocco

All four captains of the participating nations in Group B of the Rugby Africa Barthés Cup are upbeat ahead of the opening round of matches at the Jubilee Field, Prince Edward High School in Harare, Zimbabwe on Wednesday (April 17). Zimbabwe this year hosts the group comprising of Ivory Coast,…

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Mohamed Ibn Chambas concludes his visit to Côte d'Ivoire, calls on political actors to continue to uphold their commitment to consolidating democracy and preserving peace and stability

During his various meetings, Mohamed Ibn Chambas recalled the importance of the position of Côte d'Ivoire in the sub-region and beyond

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), concluded today a two-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire. This visit which is part of UNOWAS's good offices missions in the sub-region aimed at continuing consultations with the…

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African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…

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    • Members of the diplomatic community light candles to commemorate 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Ivorian Minister of Animal and Fishery Resources, Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani (centre left), and the Rwandan Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Stanislas Kamanzi (centre right), are flanked by Lamin Barrow, Director, Joint Secretariat Support Office for the African Development Bank, African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa (left); and Oley Dibba-Wadda, Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development (right), who represented the African Development Bank Group President, Akinwumi Adesina
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#Kwibuka25: African Development Bank marks the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

In Rwanda and across the world, the commemoration is a moment of reflection on the past and a time to recommit to the pledge of “Never Again”

With poems, videos and a riveting testimony from a former Prosecutor General of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), in collaboration with the Rwandan Embassy and the Rwandan community in Côte d’Ivoire, observed the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsis…

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Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative to Hold First-Ever Regional Summit in Cote d’Ivoire

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire will host the first Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) West Africa Regional Summit

WHO: His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, United States Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Bandar M. H. Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham…

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The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia

For the first time, Kenya qualifies for the Junior World Trophy which will take place in Sao José Dos Campos, Brazil, from 9th to 21st July, 2019

In Nairobi, the "Chipus", the under-20s Kenyan selection, emerged as victors from the African Under-20 Championship Tournament, beating the Namibians, the previously unconquered title-holders. This was an remarkable victory dislodging Namibia from its throne for the first time. In another surprise of the tournament, Senegal, ranked 4th, managed to beat…

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Zimbabwe announces Provisional Squad for U20 Barthés Cup

Zimbabwe will host Ivory Coast, Morocco and Madagascar in Group B fixtures

Zimbabwe has announced the 28-member provisional squad for the group B under-20 Barthés Cup to be hosted in Harare on the 17th and the 20th of April in Harare. The Barthes comprises of 12 teams, it is the only Rugby Africa junior tournament, Namibia were the overall champions in the 2018 Barthes…