Burkina Faso is Facing a Hunger Catastrophe

The World Food Program reports Burkina Faso is facing an acute shortage of food, with more than 3.2 million people going hungry in this conflict-ridden country. There has been a 50 percent rise in the number of people struggling to feed themselves and their families since March. The World Food Program warns the situation is […]


Botswana’s Capital Back in Lockdown After COVID-19 Cases Double

Botswana has put its capital, Gaborone, back into a two-week lockdown starting Friday, closing schools and restricting movements, after confirmed local COVID-19 transmissions doubled this week. Botswana’s health minister, Dr. LemogangKwape, said a return to lockdown was needed after the capital saw what he called a “worrying rise” in local cases of COVID-19. “I now […]


In Africa, Drugs Find Way Around Coronavirus Restrictions

Africa’s activity as a global illicit drug hub continues, authorities say, even as many of the continent’s biggest economies have imposed restrictions on movement to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. American drug enforcement officials say they’re especially concerned about what appears to be the rising incidence of drug use on the continent — […]


Ivory Coast Prime Minister dead, days after returning from medical treatment in France

ABIDJAN— The Ivorian government has confirmed the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, aged 61 in the capital Abidjan, on Wednesday. The deceased returned home last week (July 2) after a two-month absence during which period he was receiving medical treatment in France. Coulibaly is a close ally of Ouattara and has held the […]


Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly Dies at 61

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was to be the ruling party’s candidate in October’s presidential election, died Wednesday less than a week after returning from France, where he had been staying for health reasons. “Fellow compatriots, Ivory Coast is mourning. It is with deep pain that I announce to you that Prime […]


Economists Urge New Economic System for South Sudan

While some South Sudanese experts recommend the government adopt a new economic system used by developing states to cut off black market currency exchange and stabilize skyrocketing prices, a new U.N. panel report says the real problem in South Sudan is deeply entrenched government corruption. South Sudan should switch to a developmental state economic system […]


Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/International/ La BAD accorde un don de $ 2,1 millions au Programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Mauritanie

Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le mercredi 16 septembre 2020, l’octroi d’un don de 2,1 millions de dollars américains, destiné à renforcer la résilience de la Mauritanie face aux chocs climatiques et à l’insécurité alimentaire. Ce don du Fonds africain de développement servira à apporter une […]


African Countries Should Reopen Economies Gradually, Once Data Shows It’s Safe, Experts Say

 The World Health Organization, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Economic Forum have issued guidelines for African countries looking to reopen their economies after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus.  Health authorities are concerned that opening up too quickly could trigger a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases on the […]


CAte d’Ivoire – AIP/ La ravisseuse d’enfant A� Anyama condamnee A� 10 ans d’emprisonnement A� Seguela

Dame Kanate Nakondja dite ”Hadja”, 22 ans, a ecope d’une peine privative de liberte de 10 ans decidee par les juges de la section du tribunal de Seguela (Centre-ouest, region du Worodougou) par devant lesquels elle a comparu mercredi pour ”enlAveme…


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Des elAves arrA�tent les cours pour insecurite A� Grand-Bassam (correctif)

Les elAves des deux lycees et du collAge moderne de Grand-Bassam ont decrete, mardi, une semaine d’arrA�t de cours, pour question d’insecurite au sein des etablissements, a appris l’AIP.Selon des informations concordantes, les elAves sont chaque jour v…


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Le Gouvernement salue des prix avantageux pour les produits de grande consommation en 2019

Globalement, sur l’annee 2019, les prix des produits de grande consommation ont ete plus avantageux qu’en 2018 en raison de la clemence du climat et plus specifiquement des actions de lutte contre la vie chAre, a salue mercredi, le ministre de la Comm…

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