Tag: Ivory Coast

US troops exit Niger’s Air Base 101 as Russia-backed Africa Corps look to expand footprint

July 9, 2024

The United States has completed the withdrawal of its military personnel from Niger’s Air Base 101 near the West African nation’s capital, Niamey, which comes ... Read More

Chocflation: Ghana mulls 100% cocoa price hike amid perfect storm of multiple crises

April 4, 2024

Ghana, the world's second-largest cocoa producer, considers doubling farmgate price of the crop to combat smuggling amid a global shortage, as the country’s share of ... Read More

US’s Blinken starts four-nation West Africa tour to boost democracies amid Sahel concerns

January 23, 2024

The US top diplomat’s tour of four African countries began on Monday (22 January) with a visit to Cape Verde, as the Biden administration seeks ... Read More

US plans to set up drone bases in coastal West Africa to stem Islamist advance and counter China

January 10, 2024

The United States is reportedly seeking to set up military drones bases along the West African coast in an urgent effort to stop the spread ... Read More

Russian embassy re-opens in Burkina Faso after 32 years as France struggles to exert influence

December 31, 2023

After nearly 32 years without a diplomatic presence in Burkina Faso, Russia has announced the opening of its embassy in the capital Ouagadougou, in a ... Read More

EU planning new military-civilian operation mission in West Africa — report

August 28, 2023

Despite setbacks from military coups in Mali and Niger, the European Union is planning to launch a new military-civilian mission in Africa in the fall, ... Read More

Morocco’s Saharan Dakhla Oued Ed-Dahab Region Adds Senegal’s Mbour to Its Partner Cities

May 18, 2023

Morocco’s Saharan region of Dakhla Oued-Edahab is expanding the circle of its regional and international alliance for shared progress and prosperity in the new world ... Read More

Ivory Coast: bean shortage pushes cocoa exporters on verge of default

February 15, 2023

Cocoa exporters in Ivory Coast are on the verge of defaulting on their contracts due to a lack of beans and urgently need up to ... Read More

EU warns Kenya over grand corruption, but overall Africa makes progress

February 6, 2023

The European Union has threatened to blacklist Kenya over corruption and money laundering, with the bloc’s Ambassador to Kenya warning that the east African country’s ... Read More

Burkina Faso: dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in jihadist-hit north

January 31, 2023

At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed in two separate attacks by rebel fighters in northern Burkina Faso, a regional governor ... Read More