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Cote d'Ivoire faces deforestation from excessive logging and water pollution from industrial and sewage runoffs.1 Additionally, flooding is common during the rainy season because the country has heavy surf and no natural harbors.2 Because Cote d'Ivoireâ's economy is so highly dependent on cocoa and agricultural production, the effects of climate change will be disastrous to the well being of the country if the government does not make significant advancements towards climate change legislation.3

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1 http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/151626/
2 Ibid
3 http://www.gcint.org/green-cross-blog/climate-change-impacts-african-cocoa-industry
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Cote d'Ivoire News

FIBA 
ABIDJAN (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) – Three wins in as many games at FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Zone 3 Group C qualifier was all that Cote d'Ivoire needed to book ... See more..
TASS 
Krasnodar authorities decided to give free-of-charge tickets for the match to all African students studying at regional higher education establishments. See more..
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly 
Following the transaction, Endeavour will own 80% of Ity, with the government of Côte d'Ivoire holding a 10% interest and the Drogba Group, which is associated with former Chelsea football star Côte d'Ivoire-born Didier Drogba, the remaining 10%. See more..
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Goal.com 
Marc Wilmots has been appointed as Cote d'Ivoire coach, the Ivorian football federation announced in Abidjan on Tuesday. The 48-year-old Belgian succeeds Frenchman Michel Dussuyer, who resigned days after the 2015 African champions crashed out of ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Doctors at a Chicago-area hospital have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with a parasitic twin and having four legs and two spines.The girl, known only as "Dominique" from Ivory Coast, is recovering well from the delicate and ... See more..
Business in Cameroon 
On March 17th, 2017, the South African government has revealed in the Government Gazette a bill to prevent foreigners from owning agricultural lands. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Abidjan — Ivory Coast does not explicitly criminalise homosexuality, but its public indecency law singles out homosexual acts and relations. Relaxing on the terrace of a gay bar in Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan, a group of men embraced and ... See more..
The Japan Times 
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday he expects operations in Haiti, Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia to end by March 2018, which will save hundreds of millions of dollars. Herve Ladsous told a farewell news conference Friday that a major ... See more..
Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa 
To exactly evaluate the losses that the phenomenon incurred Cote d'Ivoire, it should be noted that Ghana generated in 2016 $244.5 million from its cashew exports which stood at 163,000 tons that year. This despite the local output of the nation which ... See more..
Chronicle 
Former Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has been appointed head coach of Cote d'Ivoire it has been confirmed. The 48-year-old has been out of football since his departure from the Red Devils after Euro 2016, having previously taken them to the ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia
Area

Total 322,463 sq km
Land 318,003 sq km
Water 4,460 sq km

Climate

tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October) ;
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

coast has heavy surf and no natural harbors; during the rainy season torrential flooding is possible
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged); water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents ;

Demographics

Nationality
Ivoirian
Population
22,400,835 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Cote d'Ivoire is heavily dependent on agriculture and related activities, which engage roughly 68% of the population. Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil. Consequently, the economy is highly sensitive to fluctuations in international prices for these products, and, to a lesser extent, in climatic conditions. Cocoa, oil, and coffee are the country's top export revenue earners, but the country is also producing gold. Since the end of the civil war in 2003, political turmoil has continued to damage the economy, resulting in the ...See More loss of foreign investment and slow economic growth. In late 2011, Cote d'Ivoire's economy began to recover from a severe downturn of the first quarter of the year that was caused by widespread post-election fighting. In June 2012, the IMF and the World Bank announced $4.4 billion in debt relief for Cote d'Ivoire under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative. Cote d'Ivoire's long-term challenges include political instability and degrading infrastructure. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$41.01 billion (2012 est.); $37.34 billion (2011 est.); $39.19 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa beans, bananas, palm kernels, corn, rice, cassava (manioc), sweet potatoes, sugar, cotton, rubber; timber
Industries

foodstuffs, beverages; wood products, oil refining, gold mining, truck and bus assembly, textiles, fertilizer, building materials, electricity