In French. Search engine for Cote d'Ivoire. Has an online magazine, a
web directory, links to Ivoirien
newspapers, discussion forums (including a page for African proverbs),
recipes, e-mail directory, links
to Africa-related programs. Based in El Cajon, Calif.
Profiles of weavers, beadmakers, painters, sculptors, carvers, metal casters,
tie-dye artists from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe.
Site for RUDO Craft (Rural Unity for Development Organization) - basket
weavers, stone carvers and potters. Has "slide show" articles
on creating glass beads, weaving, Kente cloth; lesson plans for schools.
Shows artists influenced by Africa and sells crafts, books on African arts.
Send African postcards. http://www.africancrafts.com/
Much information on Francophone Africa-related web sites and discussion
lists. Has a bibliography by Thomas C. Spear of Francophone
literature. Maintained by Thomas C. Spear, Associate Prof. of French,
Lehman College, City Univ. of New York.
Main site: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/depts/langlit/french/afrique.html
Full text. Covers Impact of HIV/AIDS on sectors of the economy, a suitable
response by businesses to HIV/AIDS, etc. Part of UNESCO's Management of
Social Transformations Programme (MOST). http://www.unesco.org/most/ds19.htm
Reggae musician, band leader, songwriter from the Ivory Coast. Biography,
audio clips of his music, photographs. He is based in California. http://www.Ayouba.com
W. Joseph - "Beyond the Litany of Limitations: Contexts for the Emergence
of Independent Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Full text of the first
chaper of Dr. Campbell's book, "The Emergent Independent Press
in Benin and Cote d'Ivoire: From Voice of the State to Advocate of Democracy"
(Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998) Concerns the Ivoirien newspaper,
La Voie. http://academic2.american.edu/%7Ewjc/cote/cote.html
A discussion list and web site on the "musical culture of West Africa.
Emphasis is upon the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire."
Site offers videos, books, CDs for sale, has past messages, and a directory
of teachers and master drummers. http://www.drums.org/djembefaq/index.htm
Its goals include funding and technical assistance to humanitarian projects
in CI, maintainence of a network of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and
friends of CI. Has selected articles from its newsletter, photographs. http://www.friendsofcotedivoire.org/
In French. Socialist ruling party. Affi N'Guessan is party president.
"... ce parti se définit comme appartenant à la 'gauche
démocratique' et prend pour logo une rose qui a ses racines en Côte
d’Ivoire - à l’instar du Parti Socialiste Français."
Party history, structure, statutes, manifesto, activities, meetings, speeches,
interviews, and an active forum. Biographies of Laurent Gbagbo, Affi N'Guessan,
and Miaka Oureto. Web site based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. [CA] http://liberte.fpi.ci/
June 2007 full text report. "Côte d'Ivoire is the world's biggest producer of cocoa, the main ingredient for chocolate." "revenues from the cocoa trade have contributed to funding armed conflict....opportunities for enrichment from cocoa through corruption and misuse of revenues, both by the government and the rebel group Forces Nouvelles (FN), continue to undermine the resolution of the crisis." Photos, charts. Global Witness is a British-based NGO. Offices in London and Washington, DC. http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/DHRV-73Y4WZ?OpenDocument and http://www.globalwitness.org/media_library_detail.php/552/en/hot_chocolate_how_cocoa_fuelled_the_conflict_in_co
In French. Non-profit rural development institute founded in 1975. Part of a network with other national offices in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, République Démocratique du Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzanie, Tchad, Togo. Based in Abidjan. http://www.inadesfo.org/
In French. Print and online magazine. Published by SOCEF-NTIC, Société de Communication, d’Edition, de Finances et des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication.
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). One of its most useful features
is a keyword
searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the
BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other
sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email
discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has "Summary of National Maritime
Claims" (Jan. 1996) which includes African countries, the tables of
contents for their Boundary
& Security Bulletin (April 1993 + ) and links to related net
resources. [KF] [http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/
Pub. July 12, 2004.(Africa Report No. 72) 45 pages. Full text online,
Adobe pdf. Includes a color map of Cote d'Ivoire and
text of the Linas-Marcoussis Accords.[KF] http://www.crisisweb.org/home/index.cfm?id=2858&l=1
Pub. November 2003. (Africa Report N°72) Full text report. "If
the country goes back to war, it could well take all West Africa with it,
endangering even recent progress in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The UN Security
Council needs to take a leading role in the peace process,..." http://www.crisisweb.org/home/index.cfm?id=2389&l=1
A labor rights group working to ban cocoa imports from Cote d'Ivoire
because of child labor / child slavery used in Cote d'Ivoire cocoa production.
Has a May 2002 report on "Violence against women in the workplace in
Kenya" concerning sexual harassment in the manufacturing sector. [KF]
An Information Base on Equal Employment Opportunities
for Women and Men. For the African countries covered (Egypt, Ivory
Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia) provides information
on all or some of the following - equal employment legislation;
collective agreements; case law, customary law, labor courts,
workers' and employers' organizations, national guidelines,
government programs, links to related sites. http://www.ilo.org/genprom/eeo
The daily Abidjan newspaper, Le Jour's, site has a small selection
of full-text articles in French. News is updated daily. Their "Archives"
contain past issues for the last five-six days. Topics cover - The Nation,
Society, Economy, Sports. Le Jour, the first Ivorien newspaper
on the web, opened its site Dec. 2, 1996. [KF] http://www.africaonline.co.ci/AfricaOnline/infos/lejour/lejour.html
Subtitle: "How scarcity, crime, overpopulation, tribalism, and disease
are rapidly destroying the social fabric of our planet." Full-text
of the article from The Atlantic Monthly, February 1994. Uses examples
from West Africa (Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea) and other countries.
Concerns the human rights situation in Cote d'Ivoire under the Konan-Bédié
Government and Dr. Kokora's work as U.S. representative of the political
party, FPI (Front Populaire Ivoirien) which he helped found. Includes photographs,
speeches of Laurent Gbagbo, President of the Front Populaire Ivoirien. Dr.
Kokora is also Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. http://www.georgetown.edu/kokora/political/political.htm
Has most of the full-text of the Army Area Handbooks long used as basic
reference sources. Information on the history, society, economy, politics,
national security of each country. Covers Ivory
Coast. Parts of the handbooks not included in the online edition are
the bibliographies, tables, maps, photos; these will be added later. One
can search across all countries or any combination of countries and browse
the table of contents for a specific country. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc/
January 2003 agreement with Ivorien contending parties, FPI, MFA, MJP,
MPCI, MPIGO, PDCI-RDA, PIT, RDR, UDCY and UDPCI to set up a Government
of National Reconciliation.
"...a multidisciplinary group with interests in the Mande region
of West Africa." Has the membership
directory, the table of contents of their journal, Mande
taken by members, etc. http://www.swt.edu/anthropology/mansa/
Mouvement Patriotique de Cote d'Ivoire, MPCI
Site closed. Was the web site for rebels opposing the Cote d'Ivoire government
2003. Declarations, background to the struggle, discussion forum. http://www.supportmpci.org/
MPCI - France Site closed. In French. From Hope Cote D'Ivoire, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
In French. Site for the rebel organization opposed to the government of
President Laurent Gbagbo. "Le 19 septembre 2002,nos frères ont
pris les armes par contrainte pour orienter la politique de la Côte
d'Ivoire vers la démocratie,la liberté,la légalité
et la justice pour tous." Communiques. Site has not been updated since
May 2003. http://www.mpci-online.fr.st/
MPCI USA Site closed. In French. Contains statements from Mouvement Populaire
Ivoirien du Grand Ouest (MPIGO), Mouvement Patriotique de Côte d'Ivoire
(MPCI), and Mouvement pour la Justice et la Paix (MJP). http://184.108.40.206/usa/index.html
Site by Peace Corps Volunteer Terry Turro, in Guibéroua, Cote d'Ivoire.
His journal explores Ivoirian culture, includes events such as the Oct.
2000 presidential election (May-December 2000), community projects (computer
education, community library), has photographs. Describes an exchange between
high schools in the U.S. and Cote d'Ivoire. http://www.mymudhut.com
Services to "legitimate governments, multi-national corporations
and aid organisations." "NSG can provide individuals, or formed
specialty units to support a government's own armed forces on operations."
A brief Guardian (April 2, 2003) article reported the British Foreign
Office believed NSG was a mercenary
organization for the Ivory Coast government. Offices in the Macomb, Michigan,
U.K., and Luxembourg. http://www.northbridgeservices.com/
In French. Humor site on Cote d'Ivoire. Has cartoons, a mock presidential
campaign site where you can hear a "press conference" with the
candidate. Includes African proverbs in French contributed by readers. Has
it's own dictionnary
guide to l'argot ivoirien. Based in El Cajon, CA. [KF] http://www.nouchi.com/
In French. Extensive information on Francophone
Africa and French-African
relations. Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique,
ACCT, an inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries
created in Niamey in 1970 by Leopold S. Senghor, Habib Bourguiba, and Hamani
on African members. See
the Images section for videos of Félix
Houphouët-Boigny. [KF] http://www.francophonie.org
Promotes girls and women's education. Their bike-a-thon
across Cote d'Ivoire, starting Feb. 2001, is "designed to encourage
the improvement of health and education for women in both rural and urban
areas of Côte d'Ivoire." Works with the NGO, Association de Soutien
à l'Autopromotion Sanitaire Urbaine (ASAPSU), or the Urban Health
Self-HelpSupport Organisation in Abidjan. Offers scholarships
to Ivoirian girls; has profiles of the girls, information on donating. Organized
a Take Our Daughters to Work Day. http://www.icbrightfutures.org/
In English, French, Spanish. Non profit institution promoting microfinance.
Full text country profiles (see Planet Library) provide an overview
of the microfinance sector. Profiles for Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire,
other countries. Links to country rings for Benin, Cote d'Ivoire and other
African countries. Based in Paris, France. [KF] http://www.planetfinance.org/
Short account of experiences in Côte d'Ivoire and Togo while Plotkin was
a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1976-1978 teaching English at the École Normale
Supérieure (ENS or Teacher Training School) d'Abidjan. Includes a short
conversation with explanation in Dioula. http://home.earthlink.net/~riende
In French. Has a petition regarding the Ivory Coast political situation.
Founded by intellectuals, political figures from Belgium. "Lobjectif
est de : Contribuer à la recherche scientifique sur les causes et
les mécanismes des épurations ethniques et des génocides,
et, plus spécifiquement, rechercher les invariants de ces situations...."
Has news articles from newspapers in Ivory Coast, Belgium, France, the organization's
work regarding the Ivoirien situation. http://www.prevention-genocides.org/
Requires payment to view full article. June 24, 2001 report on child slavery
in Cote d'Ivoire involving some children from Mali, by Sudarsan Raghavan
and Sumana Chatterjee. http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/
Has an online petition to President Chirac - "We believe that the
most controversial issue in the Ivorian political landscape is the eligibility
of Allasane Dramane Ouattara. We also believe that there will never be lasting
peace in Ivory Coast until the issue of Allasane Ouattara's eligibility
is resolved." Site of The African Peace Project, Southfield, Michigan.
Commentary on African events. Maintained by Manuel Ruben N'dongo. N'dongo is Président de l'IRHES, Institut de recherches et des Hautes Études Stratégiques pour l'Afrique Sud-Saharienne. Based in France. [KF] http://www.siged-diplomatique.com/
Full text of the book. Maps, bibliographies. Edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman. "detailed information on more than 35 armed groups that have destabilized West Africa since 1998" "The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland." http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/books
Includes - Nigeria (oil producing states, Christian-Muslim conflict), northern Mali (Tuareg-Arab, Al-Qaeda influence), Ghana (gun manufacturing), Liberia, Guinea (refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire), Mano River Union (child soldiers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal (Casamance), Sierra Leone, Togo.
Text of a special advertising supplement in the New York Times,
October 15, 2001. Covers U.S. - Africa relations, business opportunities,
privitization in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali. "Summit [based in New York
City] produces high-quality, informative sections that are distributed with
The New York Times." http://www.summitreports.com/africanunion/
MINUCI (pron: min-ooh-see) was set up by the U.N. Security Council May
13, 2003. Background, resolutions, reports, facts, map
showing locations of contending forces (Ivory Coast, rebel groups,
French forces). [KF] http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/missions/minuci/
In French. Complete report, in
Adobe pdf, 89 pages. and Observations du Gouvernement ivoirien relatives
au Rapport de la Commission d'enquête internationale pour la Côte
d'Ivoire. 2001 in
Adobe pdf, 7 pages.
" .... the three-member commission wrote that the gendarmes bear responsibility
for the massacre and that the military bears the same responsibility in
the deaths of civilians during demonstrations in the days following the
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the
Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-c/cote-divoire.html
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc., created
by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search
facility which retrieves information on their very large web site.http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Cote.html
Article on Didier Drogba by Austin Merrill on the June 3, 2007 Ivory Coast - Madagascar match in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. "A single soccer match achieves what five years of combat and negotiations could not: an apparent end to Ivory Coast's civil war. The man who brought the warring sides together was not a politician or a gun-toting strongman, but Didier Drogba, the star striker for Ivory Coast." Photos. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/07/ivorycoast200707?currentPage=1
In French. "about the culture of the Wé people (known as Guéré,
Wobé, Khran or Kran) from Cote
d'ivoire and Libéria." masks, sculpture, stories, Wobe mythology,
wall murals, maps, histories of origins, the Cote d'Ivoire coup and war,
songs (with audio files), sorcery and Robert Guei. [KF] http://www.wobebli.net
Statistics (including gender), data profile, many full text reports
on rural development, economic policy, education, environment, finance,
health, population, oil and gas, private and public sector, social protection,
transportation, urban development. World Bank contacts. [KF] http://web.worldbank.org/