Ivory Coast: Suspension of U.S. Aid for the Northern Highway in Abidjan, Insufficient Compensations Criticized

The United States has suspended its funding for a section of the Northern Highway in Abidjan due to dissatisfaction with the compensation process for populations affected by the construction. According to Africa Intelligence, U.S. authorities have accused Ivorian officials of a lack of transparency and consideration for displaced populations. Many people registered to receive compensation are still awaiting their dues, while the relocation conditions deemed “inhumane” by the United States have also been criticized. The Northern Highway project, signed in 2017 between Ivory Coast and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC),…

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Over 3 Trillion FCFA Invested Since 2011 to Build, Extend and Modernize the Ivorian Road Network

More than 3 trillion FCFA have been invested since 2011 in the construction, extension, and modernization of the Ivorian road network, Prime Minister Robert Beugré Mambé affirmed on Monday, May 13, 2024, in Abidjan, at the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire in Cocody. He presided over the official opening ceremony of the 21st General Assembly of the Association of African Road Maintenance Funds (AFERA) on the theme “Towards sustainable financing of road funds for better maintenance of the African road network”, with 35 countries participating. “From 2012 to 2023, the State of…

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Côte d’Ivoire – Road Safety Week 2024: Mobilization for Safer Roads

Lutte Contre l’incivisme Routier : La 15eme Édition de la Semaine de la Sécurité Routière Prévue du 03 au 10 Avril 2024

(Logis-T Africa) – From April 3 to 10, 2024, Côte d’Ivoire is embarking on a vast awareness campaign to combat road incivility on the occasion of the 15th edition of Road Safety Week. This initiative, organized by the Office of Road Safety (OSER) under the aegis of the Ministry of Transport, aims to reduce road accidents and save lives. Road incivility: a scourge that threatens everyone’s safety Road accidents are a major public health problem in Côte d’Ivoire. Every year, thousands of people lose their lives or are injured in…

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Côte d’Ivoire : AGL launches “YIRI”, the regional innovation center dedicated to african youth

On March 18, 2024 in Abidjan, Asta-Rosa Cissé, Regional Director of Africa Global Logistics (AGL) for Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, launched the activities of “YIRI”, Africa Global Logistics’ flagship of innovation. This centre, located in the heart of the Ivorian capital, aims to support the digital transformations of Africa’s logistics by stimulating innovation at AGL. “YIRI” will provide a framework for creativity and the exploration of new ideas that can have a positive impact on the logistics industry in Africa. Several specific support programmes will be launched to enable…

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The Port of Abidjan welcomes the CMA CGM ‘Scandola’, a container ship powered by liquefied natural gas

Thursday 1 February 2024 will go down in the history of the Port of Abidjan, which welcomed for the first time the CMA CGM “Scandola”, a container ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The CMA CGM “Scandola”, with its imposing dimensions of 366 m long and 51.11 m wide and a capacity of… read more on maritimafrica.com

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AGILITY SETS AN ECOLOGICAL PRECEDENT IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE: FIRST WAREHOUSES IN WEST AFRICA TO ATTAIN “ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING” STATUS

Agility Logistics Parks’ warehouses in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, have achieved a major milestone in energy efficiency and sustainability by becoming the first in West Africa to receive the EDGE Advanced certification, awarded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This prestigious recognition underscores Agility’s commitment to eco-friendly buildings and reflects the growing importance of energy efficiency in the logistics sector in Africa. The global EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) standard is a benchmark for energy-efficient buildings, overseen by the IFC, a branch of the World Bank. The EDGE Advanced…

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CMA CGM launches a ZEBOX hub in Abidjan to support innovation and entrepreneurship in West Africa

The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air, and logistics solutions, officially launches ZEBOX West Africa in Abidjan, in the presence of Amadou Coulibaly, Minister for Communication and the Digital Economy and Government spokesperson, Jean-Marc Yace, Mayor of Cocody, Gwen Salley, CEO of ZEBOX, Joseph Olivier Biley, Hub Manager of ZEBOX West Africa and Xavier Collignon, Managing Director of CMA CGM Côte d’Ivoire. This is the fifth regional hub of the ZEBOX startup accelerator, following those in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific.   8 startups…

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Kuehne+Nagel Group opens a centre in Abidjan to cover its activities in West Africa.

Swiss transport and logistics services provider Kuehne+Nagel Group has announced the opening of a new office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to strengthen its presence in West Africa. This expansion is part of the company’s strategy to expand its activities on the African continent according to its Roadmap 2026. The new office will be headed by Alexandre Muratore, who until this appointment was managing director of Kuehne+Nagel Qatar. He will oversee the Swiss group’s activities in 12 other West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria,…

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Côte d’Ivoire: The point-based driving license came into force on March 1, 2023

Logistafrica – In accordance with the measures taken by the Council of Ministers on 18 January 2023, the demerit point system came into force on Wednesday 1 March 2023 in Côte d’Ivoire. The country’s Ministry of Transport recalled this through a press release published on February 28, in which the various offenses and the loss of points to which they correspond were specified. This decision taken to fight against road insecurity and promote good citizenship on the roads, provides for the withdrawal of the license as soon as a driver…

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES: RESUMPTION OF DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN ABIDJAN AND NEW YORK IN MAY

After the suspension of its direct flights linking Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny and New York’s John F. Kennedy airports in March 2020, in the early hours of COVID-19, Africa’s largest airline, announces a return of these direct Abidjan and New York routes starting next May 29. read more on africaaero.org

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