Côte d'Ivoire

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Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
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Location  Africa
Capital  Yamoussoukro
Area  322,463 sq km
Population  26,260,582
"Water does not go sour for no reason"
(Proverb/Quote of the Week)

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  • Former footballer of Cote d’Ivoire Laurent Pokou won the Confederation of African Football's Legend Award on 5 January 2017.[1]

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  • Cote d’Ivoire Men’s National Team was crowned Africa's National Team of the Year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on 7 January 2016.[2]

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  • Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure on 8 January 2015 was crowned African Player of the Year for the fourth time in a row.[3]

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  • Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure received the 2013 Confederation of African Football (Caf) Footballer of the Year award on 9 January 2014. The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international also won the title in 2011 and 2012.[4]

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  • In a bid to safe elephants from the western town of Daloa in Ivory Coast, the local authority and International Fund for Animal Welfare relocated the elephants to Assagny National Park on the southern coast of the country, as reported on 29 January 2014. It's the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests as humans and elephants have recently come into conflict in Daloa.[5]

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  • Ivory Coast became the Africa Cup of Nations football champions for the first time in 23 years after beating Ghana 9-8 in penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time on 8 February 2015.[6]

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  • Ivory Coast launched enrollment for a planned universal healthcare program on 12 February 2015 with initial government financing of 20 billion CFA francs ($34.67 million).[7]

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  • Côte d’Ivoire was named as the fifth most attractive investment destination in Africa, according to the Africa Investment Index 2018 published by Quantum Global Research Lab.[8]

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  • Black and White in Color, a war film depicts German, French and African soldiers in the Ivory Coast during WWI, won the the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards on March 28, 1977. This film is co-produced by companies in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Ivory Coast and was submitted to the Academy by the Ivory Coast, hence the award was credited to Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast.

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  • The United Nations Security Council on 29 April 2014 lifted ban on Ivory Coast diamond exports. The diamond embargo came into force in 2005, following a civil war that broke out in the country in 2002 and the rebels used the stones to fund them.

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  • Ivorian Hilaire Kouakou was named as one of the winners of the 2013 UNESCO's Young Scientist Awards for developing biodiversity protection project at the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.[9]

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  • The United Nations General Assembly on 2 June 2017 elected Côte d’Ivoire as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for two years starting on 1 January 2018.

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  • The 275 Megawatt (MW) Soubre hydroelectric power station in Ivory Coast officially began production on 30 June 2017.


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  • Cheick Cisse of Ivory Coast won Men -80kg Taekwondo gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Abdou Kader Kone of Cote d’Ivoire on 15 September 2018 emerged champion of Africa’s first ever Freestyle Football Championship concluded in Lagos.

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  • Côte d'Ivoire was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 20 September 1960.[10]

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  • Ivory Coast was elected on the United Nations Human Rights Council on 12 November 2012 for a three-year term. The council was created by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as the main human rights body of the UN.[11]

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  • Ivory Coast qualified for a third straight FIFA World Cup after surviving a nervous finish to draw 1-1 with Senegal for a 4-2 aggregate win in the African playoffs on 16 November 2013.

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  • The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure named 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year.[12]

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  • Midfielder Yaya Toure of Côte d'Ivoire was voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015. The 32-year-old became only the third player, after Nigerians Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha, to receive the honor twice.[13]

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  • Ivory Coast's long-awaited toll bridge in Abidjan, the Henri Konan Bédié (HKB) Bridge, was officially opened on 16 December 2014. The bridge is expected to boost trade in the world's top cocoa producer.[14]

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  • Cote d'Ivoire signed an economic cooperation loan agreement of $16 million with China for the construction of socioeconomic infrastructure in the country.[15]

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  • Ivorian Yaya Touré named African Soccer Player of the Year on 20 December 2012 for second successive year.

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  • Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire midfielder Yaya Touré was named African Footballer of the Year on 23 December 2011 at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana. Touré became the second Ivorian to lift the award after twice-winner Didier Drogba.

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