Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and is the most populous French-speaking city in West Africa. Its population at the 2014 Ivory Coast census was 4,707,404, which is 20 percent of the overall population of the country. Only Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria, surpasses it within West Africa in population. Considered the cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterized by a high level of industrialization and urbanization.
The city grew up quickly after the construction of a new wharf in 1931 and its designation as the capital city of the then-French colony in 1933. The completion of the Vridi Canal in 1951 enabled it to become an important sea port. In 1983, Yamoussoukro was designated as the official political capital of Ivory Coast, but almost all political institutions and foreign embassies are still in Abidjan, and it has been officially designated the "economic capital" of the country.
Abidjan lies on the south-east coast of the country in the Gulf of Guinea. The city lies on the Ébrié Lagoon. The business district Le Plateau is the centre of the city, along with Cocody, Deux Plateaux (the wealthiest neighborhood and a hub for diplomats), and the slum of Adjamé on the north shore of the lagoon. Treichville and Marcory lie to the south, Attecoube by its extension to Locodjro and Abobo Doume and Yopougon to the west, and Gbagba and N'Gbotroya (Locodjro)—called today Île Boulay—in the middle of the lagoon. Further south lies Port Bouët, home to the airport and main seaport. Abidjan is located at 5°25′ North, 4°2′ West (5.41667, −4.03333).
Human Rights Watch interviewed by telephone more than 36 people about the post-election violence, including 24 victims and witnesses from Abidjan, Oumé, Toumodi, Elibou, and M’Batto, as well as journalists, lawyers, opposition party members, and civil society representatives ... Clashes in Yopougon Kouté, Abidjan, October 31.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Voting started in Ivory Coast on Saturday as PresidentAlassane Ouattara seeks a third term in an election two rival candidates have urged their supporters to boycott ... "There’s always fear before but fear can’t make a democracy," he said, predicting that any post-election unrest would be short-lived.
Kone started his professional career when he joined his hometown club Etoile Filante's Youth team in 2004 from CFTPK Abidjan. Post an impressive season with the Youth team, the young defender was promoted to the senior team for the 2005-06 season where he made 27 appearances and scored his first professional goal ... (ANI). .
KOCHI ... Kone started his professional career when he joined his hometown club in 2004 from CFTPK Abidjan. Post an impressive season with the Youth team, the young defender was promoted to the senior team for the 2005-06 season where he made 27 appearances and scored his first professional goal ... In 2011, he joined the French giants, Olympique Lyon ... .
PARIS (AFP) -- France has recalled its ambassador to Ivory Coast amid allegations of sexist behavior, the foreign ministry said on Saturday ... According to French online news site Mediapart, at least five women have accused Gilles Huberson, who has been in his Abidjan post since September 2017, of sexist behavior towards them ... *** ... *** ... *** ... *** ... ....
It took Lacôte and his producers Delphine Jaquet at Paris-based BansheeFilm, Ernest Konan at Abidjan-based Wassakara Productions and Yanick Létourneau of Canadian company Peripheria five years to bring to fruition. ... “Images were posted on the internet and still circulate to this day.