Economy

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) can now officially sell its diamond

The diamonds of Côte d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) are available to the world market after the lifting of the embargo under the Kimberley Process. In lifting the diamond export ban on Tuesday, the UN Security Council welcomed Ivory Coast’s “overall progress towards restoring security, peace and stability,” and its efforts to adhere to the international body that regulates the diamond ...

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IMF: Now Is Opportune Time For Energy Tax Reform

According to IMF, getting energy prices right would be beneficial to the economy, environment, and public health. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on governments around the world to take advantage of low oil prices and reform energy taxes to support sustainable economic growth. “Getting energy prices right would be beneficial to the economy, environment, and public health,” says ...

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Air Côte d’Ivoire orders two more Bombardier Q400s

Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) – Air Côte d’Ivoire Orders Two More Bombardier Q400 In 2013 Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal) announced that Air Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan), had signed a conditional purchase agreement for two DHC-8-402 Q400 NextGen aircraft with options for an additional two. This week, Le vrai Patriote can confirm that the national airline of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has converted the options ...

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Cocoa & Chocolate Industry and Ivorian Government Announce Agreement on Improved Cocoa Planting Material

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and Cote d’Ivoire’s Conseil du Café-Cacao have announced an agreement to improve cocoa planting material. The agreement is closely aligned with the Ivorian government’s 2QC national cocoa strategy and comes less than a year after WCF announced CocoaAction, the chocolate and cocoa industry’s strategy for sustainability in the cocoa sector. As part ...

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JUMIA Cote d’Ivoire is expanding

The online retail shop, Jumia Cote d’Ivoire, recently launched six new hubs across the country. Jumia in its bid to cover the whole of Cote d’Ivoire,  is opening six new dispatch departments in six cities – Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San Pedro and Daloa are already functional; with Gagnoa, and Korogho opening soon. The hubs will serve as service points where customers ...

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Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will be available on iOS and Android

Software giant Microsoft is set to bring its Cortana digital assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. Cortana is an intelligent digital personal assistant developed by Microsoft. Digital assistants are somewhat like real assistants, they have the same role the only difference, one is a software application. They can provide you a list of their skills, but only after ...

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An error in Google WhoIS reveals thousands of domain owners’ personal details

This week an error at the famous google WHOIS lookup website an error occurred that has exposed domain owners details: names, contact addresses, email info and phone numbers. WHOIS is an utility website or internet record widely used to identify who owns a domain and how to get in contact with them. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ...

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African Petroleum Corporation has recently lost $31.2 Million

The African Petroleum Corporation (APC) is an independent oil and gas exploration company operating ten licences in five countries offshore in West Africa – Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Gambia with a combined net acreage position of 28,955 square kilometres. Recently, African Petroleum Corporation on 10 March 2015 announced a loss of 31.2 million dollars (1400 million dalasis) “in respect ...

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Cote d’Ivoire Ask Nigeria For Gas Supplies

The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire has signaled its intention to procure Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supplies from Nigeria in support of its growing power needs. The announcement is contained in a statement issued last Thursday by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Department at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). To seriously pursue its intention, Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Energy has sent ...

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Prudential the UK’s largest insurer shares dip 3 per cent after losing his charismatic boss, the Ivorian Tidjane Thiam to under-fire Credit Suisse.

Shares in the UK’s largest insurer Prudential took a tumble this week after the firm announced its boss Tidjane Thiam will leave later this year to take the top job at Credit Suisse. The announcement comes as Prudential reported a 60 per cent rise in annual profits to £2.6billion from £1.6billion a year ago. The company also said it would pay a total ...

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