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2017-07-24 Sporadic Violence and Presidential Tussle Put Hard-Won Security At Risk
[IRIN] Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year, barely a month has gone by without the sound of military gunfire erupting somewhere.

2017-07-20 ICC Judges Ordered to Review Laurent Gbagbo's Detention
[Al Jazeera] International Criminal Court (ICC) appeals judges have ordered a review into whether Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president, should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues on crimes-against-humanity charges.

2017-07-19 ICC Judges to Decide Whether to Release Laurent Gbagbo
[Al Jazeera] War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence in 2010.

2017-07-20 Experts Finalize Draft Design, Legal Framework of Abidjan-Lagos Corridor
[Daily Observer] The Draft Institutional Design, Legal Framework as well as the Communication Strategy for the Abidjan - Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA), have been validated in Abuja, Nigeria recently, a media dispatched from ECOWAS Communication Bureau stated.

2017-07-19 Ivorian Leader Admitted Into Knighthood of the Pioneer
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted President Alassane Dramani Ouattara into the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneer of the Republic of Liberia with the rank of Knight of Grand Cordon.

2017-07-18 Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire Hold Bilateral Talks
[New Dawn] Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire have held bilateral talks aimed at strengthening cooperation in the areas of security, energy, roads, agriculture and regional affairs. An Executive Mansion release issued Sunday, 16 July says the talks took place in Monrovia on Saturday, 15 July when Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara paid a one-day working visit to Liberia.

2017-07-17 President Ouattara Admitted Into Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneer
[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted President Alassane Dramani Ouattara into the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneer of the Republic of Liberia with the Knight of Grand Cordon. She recalled his many achievements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at a time when Liberia was just beginning its infrastructure development programs.

2017-07-17 Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire Hold Bilateral Talks - Security, Energy, Roads Top Discussions
[Govt of Liberia] Liberia and Cote D'Ivoire have held bilateral talks aimed at strengthening cooperation in the areas of security, energy, roads, agriculture and regional affairs. The talks took place in Monrovia on Saturday, July 15, when President Alassane Ouattara paid a one-day working visit to Liberia.

2017-07-03 Soubre Dam Hydroelectric Power Station Comes Online
[Focac] Abidjan -A ceremony was held Friday in Cote d'Ivoire to officially mark the initiation of electricity generation at Soubre hydroelectric power station, which was built by a Chinese company.

2017-07-01 UN Mission in Côte d'Ivoire Concludes
[UN News] Recognizing the efforts of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) in promoting peace, stability and development, the UN Security Council today marked the closing of the mission by underscoring the importance of action by the Government to address the remaining challenges in the country for the benefit of all Ivorians.

2017-06-30 UN Peacekeeping Mission Ends
[HRW] Abidjan -As the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) comes to an end on June 30, 2017, the Ivorian government should redouble its efforts to address the serious rights issues at the root of past political violence, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Ivorian Movement for Human Rights (MIDH) and the Ivorian League for Human Rights (LIDHO) said today.

2017-06-29 Ivorian Government Withdraws Controversial Press Bill After MFWA Petition
[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its national partner organisations in West Africa have welcomed the decision of the Ivorian government to withdraw the controversial press bill, sections of which sought to criminalise speech.

2017-06-27 Promoting Sustainable Growth Through Infrastructure Development
[Chatham House] President Alassane Ouattara, in his second and final administration, has a clear opportunity to shape the future of Côte d'Ivoire.

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