3 Nov 2021
In Ivory Coast, painters, photographers, designers and sculptors are choosing to settle in the city of Grand-Bassam, away from the urban chaos and air pollution of Abidjan. The historic UNESCO World Heritage city, located an hour from the economic capital, is attracting more and more designers in search of a more serene and affordable lifestyle. As the once-popular artisanal village of Grand-Bassam grapples with a drop in tourism, a new generation of artists from diverse backgrounds is reclaiming this historic cultural centre and breathing new life into it. Our correspondents report.
15 Oct 2021
From planting trees to raising awareness and developing new solutions for waste, three young environmental activists in Abidjan are looking for inclusive ways to stop global warming.
4 Sep 2021
Italian oil company Eni announced a huge offshore find of oil and gas resources in Ivory Coast. The discovery comes after a $185 million (€156 million) investment in energy exploration by two foreign firms.
19 Aug 2021
Ivorian medical staff are receiving the first doses of the Ebola virus vaccine as the country records its first case in nearly 30 years.
18 Aug 2021
Ivory Coast has started rolling out a vaccination campaign against Ebola after recording its first known case of the disease in more than a quarter of a century.
20 May 2021
In Ivory Coast, corruption has infected most of the public sector – from procurement contracts, to customs services, to recruitment. The country is ranked 106th out of 180 countries, according to the NGO Transparency International. Re-elected in October of last year, President Alassane Ouattara has promised to make the fight against corruption one of the priorities of his new term. But so far, no concrete measures have been put in place to tackle the problem. Our correspondents report.
4 May 2021
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe.
14 Mar 2021
The election pitted two formally allied parties against each other. The dueling claims of victory came as early provisional results were released. Turnout was low due to recent violence.
9 Mar 2021
Voters in Ivory Coast are electing a new parliament, with two former presidents hoping to keep the allies of the current leader, Alassane Ouattara, from claiming "absolute power."
4 Mar 2021
Elections in Ivory Coast are a chance for the opposition to regain power, with President Alassane Ouattara ruling with a majority. The outcome could decide the future of Ivorian parties, international observers say.
4 Feb 2021
School enrollment rate for young girls is improving in Côte d'Ivoire, however, teenage pregnancies remain a problem. School girls who become pregnant often have to stop school to care for their children.
29 Jan 2021
Female genital mutilation is still an issue in rural areas of Ivory Coast. Though it has been banned decades ago, girls still die and suffer from the practice.