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Ivory Coast’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1.8% in 2020 from a projected 7.2% due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.

Court clears Ivorian president’s third-term bid as fresh violence erupts

Ivory Coast's top court on Monday cleared the path for President Alassane Ouattara to seek a contentious third term, as protests turned violent in several cities and fears grew of a repeat of the conflict that claimed 3 000 lives in the West African country a decade ago.
Pascal Affi N'Guessan, 67, once a close associate of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, officially announced Saturday that he will be a candidate for the presidency in the upcoming October elections.

Pascal Affi N’Guessan to run for president in Ivory Coast

Pascal Affi N'Guessan, 67, once a close associate of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, officially announced Saturday that he will be a candidate for the presidency in the upcoming October elections in an attempt to close the chapter on the blood-drenched and 2-decade crisis in the country.
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ICC allows Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions, the International Criminal Court said on Thursday, following his acquittal last year over post-election violence that killed 3 000 people.
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Nigeria ‘devalues’ naira as analysts asses market situation

As the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to take a toll on the Nigerian economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has technically devalued the naira to reflect market conditions as analysts and market operators said they are not surprised.
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Nigeria’s foreign portfolio investments decline by N280 billion

Nigeria’s portfolio transactions declined by N280 billion as foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) tended to be more on the sell side than the buy side.

Analysts predict spike in December inflation rate

As the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) releases its December 2018 inflation figures this week, leading research firms in the country, FSDH Research and Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), said in their forecasts at the weekend that the nation’s inflation rate for December 2018 would increase.

Foreign portfolio investments brop by N94 billion in Q3

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) withdrew more than N94.4 billion between July and September 2018 from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), it was learnt.
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Ivory Coast’s opposition chief Henri Bedie seeks alliance for election

The head of Ivory Coast's main opposition party, Henri Konan Bedie, has announced that ousted president Laurent Gbagbo would back a party alliance to fight the next presidential election.
Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo opens freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention.
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Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo to open freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will on Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him on all charges of crimes against humanity and release him after seven years in detention.
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Simone Gbagbo: ‘Iron Lady’ of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's "Iron Lady" Simone Gbagbo basked in her role as the power behind the throne during her husband's regime, but to foes she was a pitiless killer.
Laurent Gbagbo

Ex-Ivory Coast leader on trial at ICC, named head of party’s dissident wing

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, currently on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, has been chosen to head the dissident wing of the Ivorian People's Party (FPI), the party he created.

Ivory Coast opposition rejects third term for president

An opposition coalition in Ivory Coast has rejected any prospect of a third term for President Alassane Ouattara, lashing it as “anti-constitutional, unacceptable and unattainable.”

Domestic investors sustain interest on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Domestic investors have continued to dominate trading on the equities market for three months in a row, as they traded N497.15 billion worth of shares for the first quarter, Q1, ended March 31, 2018.

Ivory Coast inaugurates its first Senate

Ivory Coast inaugurated on Thursday its first senate, an upper legislature, which President Alassane Ouattara called a “chamber of wisdom”.

Ivorian ex-minister Hubert Oulaye convicted over attack that killed 18

A former Ivorian minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for complicity in a 2012 attack in western Ivory Coast that killed 18 people, including seven UN peacekeepers.

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Britain reopens visa application centers in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has announced that its center’s across the country has reopened.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.
Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.
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#EndSARS: Ekiti panel receiving petitions ahead of November 2 sitting

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Allegations of Human Rights Violations Against the Police, defunct SARS officers and other Persons has commenced its activities with a call on citizens of the State to start submitting petitions ahead of its November 2 inaugural sitting.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

The British High Commission in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate all killings and incidents associated with the #EndSARS protests.