The African Magazine

Then-President Laurent Gbagbo during an official visit in West Africa in 2010

The rise and fall of Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo, who was a lightweight politician until October 2000, owes his rise to the presidency that year to a man that some in Cote d’Ivoire believe has died in the hands of Gbagbo’s...

Basilica Our Lady of Peace, the largest in the world, located in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire's capitl and the birthplace of the country's founding father Felix Houphouet-Boigny

Cote d’Ivoire at a glance

The French-speaking West African country of Cote d’Ivoire was much in the news lately, arousing attention even within unexpected circles in the United States. In-keeping with our commitment to take the reader “beyond the......


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Port Director-General

The Cotonou Port on the world’s stage in Los Angeles

SPONSORED MATERIAL The International Association of Ports and Harbors, I.A.P.H., a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting the interest of ports worldwide through strong member relationships, collaboration and information-sharing, held its 28th World Ports Conference in...

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Africa in the 2013 human development report

According to the 2013 Human Development Report, an independent publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the continued growth of the economies of the South, after the developed countries economies’ ground to......


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Africa in world corruption rankings

The 2013 edition of Transparency International’s annual ranking of countries worldwide based on the level of corruption the previous year is out. Known as The Corruption Perception Index, CPI, the index is a combination......


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