Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may seek to secure natural gas supplies from Mozambique during a three-nation African tour this week, the first visit to the continent by a Japanese leader in almost eight years.
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said his nation will boost oil output within five years to 200,000 barrels a day, rivaling neighboring Ghana as stability returns to a country wracked by a decade of turmoil.
Ivory Coast’s president-elect, Alassane Ouattara , called on the European Union to lift sanctions on the key cocoa-exporting ports of San Pedro and Abidjan to revive an economy devastated by four months of conflict.
Ivory Coast’s president, Alassane Ouattara , is rewarding the allies that stood by him during a post-election crisis with key posts being handed to an opposition coalition, said Gilles Yabi , West Africa director of the International Crisis Group.
Ivory Coast’s president, Alassane Ouattara , named his first ministerial cabinet since taking office after a disputed election, retaining Guillaume Soro as prime minister and Charles Koffi Diby as finance minister.