The economy of the Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producer, has “improved substantially” and is projected to grow by at least 8 percent next year, President Alassane Ouattara said today.
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 internationally recognized leader, Alassane Ouattara , gave incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo “until midnight” to leave office, Ouattara’s prime minister said.
"Local elections are essential for the decentralized management of the country."
- Alassane Ouattara on Apr 21, 2013