Lumos has received new funding from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, FMO, to expand its existing market for reliable, accessible and clean solar power in Côte d’Ivoire.
[Côte d'Ivoire] Godiva partners with Earthworm Foundation to promote sustainable change in the cocoa sector
Godiva, a global company inn premium chocolate, has partnered with the Earthworm Foundation to make sustainable improvements to the cocoa supply chain beginning in Côte d'Ivoire.
MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider recently on-boarded BMI-CI on its network by providing internet infrastructure and data center solutions.
Universal Music Group (UMG), global music-based entertainment, has announced the further expansion of its Def Jam Africa division into three new markets within French-speaking Africa
Orange, a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA, a player in bancassurance, have launched Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan and Côte d'Ivoire.
IFC announced a €25 million, one-year senior loan to NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire (NSIA), allowing the bank to extend new trade-related or working capital loans to companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
MainOne, West Africa’s provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa.
MainOne has partnered with AWALE to support the Crisis Cell of the Ivoirian Government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
DHL Global Forwarding, an international provider of air, ocean and road freight solutions, has strengthened its leadership teams in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal and Morocco with new country manager appointments.
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.
The African Development Bank granted Abidjan a funding of $13.55 million to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic within the Economic and Monetary Community Central Africa (CEMAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Marine geophysical firm PGS released a new 900 sq. km multi-azimuth GeoStreamer 3D seismic survey, providing increased resolution and sharper imaging of prolific Upper Cretaceous plays in Côte d'Ivoire block CI-706.
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.
Qatar Petroleum entered into a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire a 45% participating interest in blocks CI-705 and CI-706, located in the Ivorian-Tano basin, offshore the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
Convergence Partners announced that it has completed the 100 per cent acquisition of Vodacom Business Africa’s operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
As part of ongoing efforts to combat child labor in the cocoa sector, Cargill is leveraging existing partnerships to extend the reach of its child labor monitoring and remediation mechanisms.
To help businesses achieve the sustainability efforts needed to feed a rapidly growing population, Cargill is contributing $2 million to the next phase of its partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI).
The African Development Bank approved an additional funding of € 12.33 million in favor of the ECOWAS Commission to cover part of the costs related to the study of the Abidjan – Lagos motorway corridor development project.
Building on nearly two decades of World Bank Group support for Côte d’Ivoire’s energy sector, MIGA has issued guarantees for the Phase 4 expansion of the Azito combined cycle gas-power plant.
Nestlé has joined the Child Learning and Education Facility (CLEF) coalition to boost quality education in rural communities in Côte d'Ivoire.
Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, Ferrero has reported significant progress on its action plan to protect and restore forests in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana cocoa sector.
GreenTec has invested in Coliba, an innovative Cote D’Ivoire-based recycling and waste management start-up addressing plastic waste.
Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing company has reported significant progress in its efforts to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The African Development Bank has revived an important aquaculture project in Cote d’Ivoire, and launched the women and youth component of the project to build electricity systems.
The OPEC Fund for International Development is participating in a €303 million financing package for a new gas fired power project in Côte d’Ivoire.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is relaunching the Dompleu aquaculture project in the west of Côte d'Ivoire, which it financed in 2000 before it was interrupted by the political and military crisis.
A cutting-edge hospital in the Abidjan suburb of Bingerville is reducing maternal mortality rates in the world’s largest cocoa producer, proving the promise of public-private partnerships.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the signing of a EUR 303 million financing package for a new gas fired power project in Côte d’Ivoire.
Côte d’Ivoire has partnered with UNCTAD and Germany to assess its readiness for e-commerce.
Mars in a $10 million deal with CARE to boost women agribusiness initiative in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Mars has partnered with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Globeleq and IPS (West Africa) announced that their subsidiary, Azito Energie SA has reached financial close on its 253 MW expansion of the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Lesaffre, the French yeast and bread improvement manufacturer has inaugurated the first Baking Center of West Africa at its subsidiary, Lesaffre Ivoire in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
DPO Group, a payments technology company in Africa, has announced that it is now operating in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo in francophone Africa.
Côte d'Ivoire has faced difficulties in administering property rights for many years.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program announces new grants to fight hunger, poverty in FCV countries
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) announced that seven projects in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) will receive grants totaling $97.6 million.
Pioneer Consulting and MainOne complete branch link on submarine cable network connecting West Africa and Europe
MainOne has announced the achievement of Provisional Acceptance for its latest submarine fiber optic cable network which links Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire to the trunk.
Uber has launched operations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to complement the existing transport infrastructure.
Cargill is investing over $113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana.
MainOne has announced its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire is live and ready for service.
ECA, AUC and AfDB launch the agriculture and food security joint thematic working group in Cote d’Ivoire
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched the the agriculture and food security joint thematic working group in Cote d’Ivoire.
Gauteng-based company, Etion Limited is aiming to grow its client network and sell high-tech digital solutions during the Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM), currently taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that it will co-host the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2020, the leading international conference dedicated to supporting private sector-led growth on the continent.
The World Bank Group, through its Scaling Solar program, and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire have signed an agreement to help Côte d’Ivoire develop its supply of affordable, reliable clean energy.
The president of the Republic of Ghana says the Strategic Partnership entered into between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which is manifesting itself in the joint cocoa production and marketing policy, is already paying dividends.
The drive for Africa’s industrialisation received a major boost on Friday with the signing of the development agreement for Industrial Park PK 24 in Abidjan by the government of Cote d’Ivoire and the African Export-Import Bank.
The Director General of UNIDO and the Minister for Trade and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire exchanged letters on the commitment to mobilize a financial contribution of € 120,000 to support the programming phase of PCP for the country.
MTN Group has appointed Djibril Ouattara to the position of MTN Côte d'Ivoire CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September.
Rwanda’s Clarisse and Patricia from Côte d'Ivoire named among world seven top advocates for women in tech, e-commerce
The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering the goods online – means that this could change.
MainOne has finally landed its submarine cable in Grand Bassam, Cote D’Iviore, which is the final leg of the ongoing expansion to reach Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire.
Côte d'Ivoire is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered (SC.com).
Ivory Coast tops the list as Kenya comes 3rd in the 2019 Standard Chartered Bank Trade20 Index as markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth.
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has completed a USD 1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan agreement for the purchase of cocoa beans from local farmers during the 2019/2020 crop season.
MainOne has confirmed the scheduled landing of the MainOne submarine cable systems in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire in September and October 2019 respectively.
MTN Group has announced that current MTN Zambia CEO, Philip van Dalsen will be leaving MTN at the end of September. Philip joined MTN in 2012 as CEO of MTN Cyprus.
Grow Africa has announced the signing of 7 term sheets that will result in a total of over $200,000,000 of new investment in Malawi, Uganda, Eswatini, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire by 2023.
AgDevCo has announced a €8.7 million investment into the DekelOil group, an agribusiness operating in the palm oil and cashew sectors in West Africa.
Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bechtel and Côte d'Ivoire Government launch partnership on infrastructure planning
The U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ha announced partnership with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation and Côte d'Ivoire Government, focusing on national infrastructure master planning.
IFC, Globeleq Africa Holdings and Industrial Promotion Services West Africa have committed the necessary funds for the development of the Azito thermal power station (called "Azito Phase 4") in Côte d'Ivoire.
Paradise Game Center officially has officially opened its doors and is now home to the largest video game venue of West Africa.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Economic outlook, why its time to produce Cocoa inclusively and responsibly, World Bank
The World Bank ninth economic update for Côte d’Ivoire confirms the positive trends noted in the past year but qualifies this assessment because of several risk factors, in particular the uncertainty linked to the 2020 presidential elections.
Ghana Energy minister, Mr. John Peter Amewu, has cut the sod for the commencement of work on the Bitumen plant in Tema.
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved $150 million in additional financing for the water and sanitation sector in Côte d’Ivoire.
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Vodacom sells its enterprise focused operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire to Synergy Communications
Vodacom Group has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa’s (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
Nestlé Central and West Africa and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa have launched a joint initiative for farmer livelihoods and youth opportunities in agri-food businesses in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria.
Eni has signed the contracts for two new exploration blocks in the eastern part of the sedimentary basin offshore Ivory Coast.
Distributed Power Africa, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Global, and EDF, a world leading electricity company, have partnered to jointly develop Commercial and Industrial, and hybrid energy solutions to the African market.
Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion has selected SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting.
Mohammed Ahmed has been appointed as the new Managing Director of APM Terminals Nigeria.
Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana has presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d'Ivoire Africa's fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank.
Sierra Leone National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has signed an MOU with telecom regulatory heads from Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast to implement the One Area Network work initiative.
IFC has announced its support for the launch of the Côte d’Ivoire chapter of the Global Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA).
The Sahara Group and UNDP are joining forces to promote reliable access to affordable and sustainable energy across Africa.
The GSMA has announced that Côte d'Ivoire’s mobile industry has come together to support a major new initiative to guard against the use of stolen devices.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has signed two deals to build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.
One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force.
Global chocolate manufacturer The Hershey Company has announced plans to protect forests and restore forest cover in the cocoa growing regions in West Africa.
Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch Sanza, a $US 20 phone with voice recognition in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle-East.
IFC, in partnership with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and Canada, and the Cotton and Cashew Council announced the publication of a guide to improve market access for SMEs in the cashew processing sector in Côte d'Ivoire.
Gold mining company Roxgold Inc. has entered into an agreement with Newcrest West Africa Holdings Pty Ltd to acquire a portfolio of 11 exploration permits in Côte d'Ivoire.
[Cote d'Ivoire] Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart card, ticketing system for efficient transportation
Digital Afrique Telecom has announced the successful launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses everyday through contactless cards.
The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have announced a deeper partnership for economic development in six countries in Africa.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announced it has closed a bridge loan deal for the construction of the Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric dam (SAHP) between Abidjan and the capital, Yamoussoukro.
African Trade Insurance Agency, AFC support a €577 million debt financing facility for West Africa’s largest oil refinery
Côte d’Ivoire’s economy is one of the strongest in sub-Saharan Africa with an anticipated 2018 GDP growth of 7.6 per cent.
Africa Finance Corporation has announced financial close for the construction of the 44-MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project and associated infrastructure.
Vivo Energy Côte d'Ivoire is strengthening its presence in the Ivorian market with the opening of a new Shell service station in the Municipality of Taabo.
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched Internet access offers in Côte d'Ivoire.
Vivo Energy Côte d'Ivoire has reinforced its presence in the Ivorian market with the opening of a new Shell station in TAABO.
Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketers and distributors of Shell branded products and services has appointed Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara as the new Managing Director (MD), effective 1st January, 2019.
Africa Finance Corporation, has announced that in its role as Sole Mandated Lead Arranger it has successfully closed a €577 million debt financing for Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage of Côte d'Ivoire.
Cote d’Ivoire has unveiled a fleet of buses commissioned by the Société des Transports Abidjanais (SOTRA), supplied by IVECO and fuelled by compressed natural gas. ENGIE.
The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs.
Janngo has launched in Ivory Coast its first online platform www.Jexport.ci, bridging access to market and competitiveness gaps.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, has announced that it has provided €19 million of mezzanine funding to Pétro Ivoire, a leading distributor of oil & gas products in Côte d’Ivoire.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
Andersen Global has announced a collaboration agreement with Mondon Conseil International, a Western African tax consulting, legal, accounting and financial advisory services firm based in Ivory Coast.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries.
Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, has announced the signing of Radisson RED Hotel Abidjan Plateau, Ivory Coast.
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.