Côte d'Ivoire

See also: Côte d’Ivoire news

In French. Search engine for Côte 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.  http://abidjan.net/

Africa Update. Special issues on Côte d’Ivoire
Newsletter of Central Connecticut State's African Studies Program, New Britain, CT.
Vol. X, Issue 3 (Summer 2003): Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire (Pt.1)
Vol. X, Issue 4 (Fall 2003):Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire (Pt. 2)

African Crafts Online
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/

African Online Digital Library
Project of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC. http://www.aodl.org/

Includes - Mosques of Bondoukou (photographs).

Afrique Francophone
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.
Bibliography: gopher://gopher.litteratures.UMontreal.CA:7070/11/fra/20e/franc
Main site: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/depts/langlit/french/afrique.html

Alpha Bondy
A short page on the Ivorien musician. Part of Janet Planet's Music from Africa and the African Diaspora site. http://www.africanmusic.org/artists/blondy.html

Aventin, Laurent and Pierre Huard - "HIV/AIDS and business in Africa: A socio-medical response to the economic impact? The case of Côte d'Ivoire"
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

In French. Internet service provider based in Abidjan. Has a business directory, offers web-hosting, e-commerce, events in Abidjan, etc. http://www.aviso.ci/

Boni, Tanella, "Grobli Zirignon, Ivoirien painter and psychoanalyst"
Article in Mots Pluriels  (No. 5 - January 1998)Mots Pluriels is a literary electronic journal from the Univ. of Western Australia. http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP598tb.html

Brother Ayouba
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

Campbell, 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 Côte 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

Commission Electorale Indépendante, CEI
In French. Commission authorized to conduct elections in Côte d’Ivoire. http://www.ceici.org/

Committee to Protect Journalists (New York)
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has the Africa section and individual country reports. Search in the Press Freedom Database under Ivory Coast for press freedom violations since Jan. 1995. http://www.cpj.org

Côte d’Ivoire. Gouvernement

Côte d’Ivoire. Institut National de la Statistique
In French. Data portal with full text documents. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. http://www.ins.ci/n/

Côte d’Ivoire. Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Government cabinet, statements, speeches, important addresses, Mission staff, etc. http://www.un.int/cotedivoire/pages/f1_pg.htm

Côte d’Ivoire. Presidence
In French. Official site for the Ivory Coast President. http://www.presidence.ci/

Côte d’Ivoire. Tresor Public
In French. Official site. http://www.tresor.gov.ci/

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

Fédération Ivoirienne de Football
In French. Côte d’Ivoire's national governing organization for football (soccer). http://www.fif-ci.com/

Friends of Côte d’Ivoire
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/

Front Populaire Ivoirien - FPI
In French. Political 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. https://fpi-ci.com/

Gbiche (Abidjan)
In French. Satiric print weekly with cartoons. http://www.gbich.com/

Global Witness - Hot Chocolate: How Cocoa Fuelled the Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
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

Human Rights Watch - Côte d’Ivoire
Reports, news releases, background, letters to officials. http://www.hrw.org/en/africa/cote-divoire

Côte d'Ivoire: Crimes Against Humanity by Gbagbo Forces - MARCH 15, 2011

INADES. Institut Africain pour le Développement Economique et Social - Centre Africain de Formation, Inades-Formation
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/

Institut de recherche pour le développement (Paris)
In French. "L'IRD est un établissement public à caractère scientifique et technologique, placé sous la tutelle des [French] ministres chargés de la Recherche et de la Coopération. Depuis cinquante ans [formerly ORSTOM], il conduit des recherches sur les milieux intertropicaux." Has offices in Africa. Has a journal citation database, HORIZON, photo images in their INDIGO database, a database of the map library holdings (maps from the early 1900s), database of mosquito viruses, a database of fish. http://www.ird.fr/

L'Intelligent d'Abidjan
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. http://www.lintelligentdabidjan.org/

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
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. http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/

International Crisis Group - Côte d'Ivoire: Is War the Only Option?
Africa Report N°1713 Mar 201. Summary in English. Full text in French. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/africa/west-africa/cote-divoire/171-cote-divoire-is-war-the-only-option.aspx

International Crisis Group - Côte d’Ivoire: No Peace in Sight
Pub. July 12, 2004.(Africa Report No. 72) 45 pages. Full text online, in Adobe pdf. Includes a color map of Côte d’Ivoire and text of the Linas-Marcoussis Accords. http://www.crisisweb.org/home/index.cfm?id=2858&l=1

International Crisis Group - Côte d’Ivoire: The War is Not Yet Over
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

International Community School of Abidjan
A well-endowed K-12 school in Abidjan. Has a Life in Abidjan advice section (clothes, helpful hints, telecommunications, etc.). http://www.icsa.ac.ci/

International Labor Rights Fund (Washington, D.C.)
A labor rights group working to ban cocoa imports from Côte d’Ivoire because of child labor / child slavery used in Côte 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. http://www.laborrights.org/

International Labour Organization - e.quality@work
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

International Monetary Fund - Côte d’Ivoire and the IMF
Full text reports on poverty reduction, Statistical Appendices, etc. http://www.imf.org/external/country/CIV/index.htm

Ivoire Alliance. Le Site de la Communaute Ivoirienne en Californie-USA
In French. Information on community events. Based in Oakland, California. http://www.ivoirealliance.com/

Ivoire Contact (Abidjan)
In French. Extensive site from the Centre Syfed d'Abidjan. Hosts the official site of le Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Formation de Base and La Société Internationale de Linguistique en Côte-d'Ivoire. Has information on higher education, the economy, culture, living in Côte d’Ivoire, a government directory, association directory, NGO directory, etc. http://www.refer.fr/ivoir_ct/

Le Jour - Côte d’Ivoire Daily Newspaper
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.

Journeyman Pictures
Films on current topics, Somalia, DRC, Côte d’Ivoire (Shadow Work), war reporters, etc. by veteran journalists. Based in the United Kingdom. http://www.journeyman.tv/

Kaplan, Robert D., "The Coming Anarchy"
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, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea) and other countries. http://www.theatlantic.com/election/connection/foreign/anarcf.htm

Kokora, Pascal - Political Activities
Concerns the human rights situation in Côte 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

Library of Congress Country/Area Studies Handbooks
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/

Linas-Marcoussis Agreement
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.

United States Institute of Peace (in English): http://www.usip.org/library/pa/cote_divoire/cote_divoire_01242003en.html
France. Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres (in French): http://www.france.diplomatie.fr/actu/article.asp?ART=31727

Mande Studies Association
"...a multidisciplinary group with interests in the Mande region of West Africa." Has the membership directory, the table of contents of their journal, Mande Studies, photographs taken by members, etc. http://www.swt.edu/anthropology/mansa/

Mouvement Patriotique de Côte d’Ivoire, MPCI
Site closed. Was the web site for rebels opposing the Côte d’Ivoire government 2003. Declarations, background to the struggle, discussion forum. http://www.supportmpci.org/

See also:
MPCI - France
Site closed. In French. From Hope Côte 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/

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).

Site by Peace Corps Volunteer Terry Turro, in Guibéroua, Côte 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 Côte d’Ivoire. http://www.mymudhut.com

Northbridge Services Group, NSG
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 Côte 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 its own dictionnary guide to l'argot ivoirien. Based in El Cajon, CA. http://www.nouchi.com/

Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
Well-known publisher of literature, history, children's books. http://www.nei-ci.com/

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
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 Diori. Information on African members. See the Images section for videos of Félix Houphouët-Boigny. http://www.francophonie.org

Ouattara, Alassane Dramane
In French. Site of Alassane Dramane Ouattara elected Ivory Coast President in the November 28, 2010 election according to the Commission Electorale Indépendante CEI. His election is supported by the African Union, the sUnited Nations, ECOWAS, EU and others. Ouattara is President of the Rassemblement des Républicains, RDR. http://www.ado.ci/

Parti Démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire — Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, PDCI-RDA
In French. Political party founded by Félix Houphouët-Boigny. https://pdcirda.ci/

Planet Finance
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, Côte d’Ivoire, other countries. Links to country rings for Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and other African countries. Based in Paris, France. http://www.planetfinance.org/

Plotkin, Gerald
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

Prevention Genocides
In French. Has a petition regarding the Ivory Coast political situation. Founded by intellectuals, political figures from Belgium. "L’objectif 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/

Radio Télévision Ivoirienne, RTI
In French. Government TV station. http://www.rti.ci/

Rassemblement des Republicains - RDR
In French. Cote d'Ivoire political party. The RDR President is Alassane Dramane Ouattara. Communiques, photographs, biography of Alassane Ouattara, discussion forum. Site based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. http://www.rdrci.net/

Reuters. Alertnet. Côte d’Ivoire Profile
Facts and current news on the Ivory Coast. From Reuters. http://www.alertnet.org/thefacts/countryprofiles/216639.htm

San Jose Mercury News - Special Report on Child Slavery and the Chocolate Trade
Requires payment to view full article. June 24, 2001 report on child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire involving some children from Mali, by Sudarsan Raghavan and Sumana Chatterjee. http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/

Save the Ivory Coast
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. http://www.savetheivorycoast.org/

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. http://www.siged-diplomatique.com/

Small Arms Survey - "Armed and Aimless: Armed Groups, Guns, and Human Security in the ECOWAS Region"
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, Côte d’Ivoire), Mano River Union (child soldiers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal (Casamance), Sierra Leone, Togo.

Sport Ivoire
In French. Articles, interviews, photographs on Côte d’Ivoire in the World Cup 2006. From Mediaways Sarl, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. http://www.sport-ivoire.ci/

Summit Communications - African Union
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/

UNESCO. Memory of Africa
UNESCO's  presents its la Mémoire virtuelle du Monde / Virtual Memory of the World program for the preservation of archival and library holdings world-wide.     http://www.unesco.org/webworld/africa/africa.htm

Cartes Postales d'Afrique - Historical postcards from Côte d’Ivoire and Benin. http://www.unesco.org/webworld/mdm/visite/cartpafr/fr/present1.html

United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire, MINUCI
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). http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/missions/minuci/

See also: United Nations Operations in Côte d’Ivoire- http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/missions/unoci/

United Nations. Rapport de la Commission d'Enquête Internationale pour la Côte d'Ivoire
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 election." http://www.un.org/french/hr/ivory.htm

United Nations - Système des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire
Information on UN assistance in Ivory Coast. Directory of the Ivorien press. On-line issues of Reflets - Bulletin d'information des Agences des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire. http://www.snu-ci.org/

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Côte d’Ivoire
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

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/iv.html

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Côte d’Ivoire
2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/
Université de Cocody

In French. Institutes include the CIRES. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. http://www.ucocody.ci/

Universite Nationale de  Côte d’Ivoire

University of Pennsylvania Côte d’Ivoire Page and Search Engine
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

Vanity Fair - Best Feet Forward
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 Côte d’Ivoire coup and war, songs (with audio files), sorcery and Robert Guei. http://www.wobebli.net

World Bank Group - Côte d’Ivoire
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. http://web.worldbank.org/