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« Aware that the country cannot alone mobilize the funding required for rapid construction of infrastructure – 2,000 billion CFA francs per year –, the Ivorian Government has embarked on a search for partners, with some success. Multilateral donors are mobilized, like the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) which pledged 200 billion CFA francs for the completion of seventeen projects over the next three years.» Read more

Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a West-African country,African Union member, covering an area of 322,462 sq. km. It is bounded to the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, to the west by Liberia and Guinea, to the east by Ghana and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Its population was estimated at 23,202,000 in 2012. Côte d'Ivoire’s political and administrative capital is Yamoussoukro (Abidjan remains the economic capital); its official language is French and its currency is the CFA franc... Read more

Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital, is an immense and cosmopolitan city. Visit the modern St Paul's Cathedral and the Banco Park. The open air laundry is also a sight to see. It is located near the Banco forest. In the city of Yamoussoukro, you will discover the Notre Dame Basilica, one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Not far from Abidjan, some 100 km away, you can already smell the fresh air of the sea and the fine sand of the magical Assinie beaches which the famous reggae singer, Alpha Blondy... Read more