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Côte d’Ivoire begins Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that vaccination against Ebola for high-risk populations began on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire, following an outbreak in the country on Saturday. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa In a statement on Tuesday, WHO stated that the swift response came after the vaccine manufactured by Merck, which WHO helped ...

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Côte d’Ivoire designates Grand Bereby site as nation’s first Marine Protected Area

Grand Bereby

Côte d’Ivoire has erected the greater city of Grand-Béréby as the country’s first Marine Protected Area (MPA), according to Dr. Joseph Séka Seka, the Ivorian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, on behalf of the nation’s Prime Minister. A coatal region in Grand Bereby A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a marine area (coastal and offshore) that is established to ...

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Côte d’Ivoire national park taken off World Heritage ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 came off the List of World Heritage in Danger, as its wildlife recovers from impacts of civil unrest. The decision follows a recommendation from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in Kraków, Poland. It ...

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As wildlife returns, Ivorian park may be struck off ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recommended withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. The nature conservation body also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and Mongolia to become a new World Heritage site. This advice is included in a set of reports for ...

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Ivorian minister underlines need to protect coastal, marine environment


The Minister of Sanitation, Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire has called on African states to put value to the coastal and marine environment as it provides multiple benefits to people. Anne Desiree Ouloto made this call at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Abidjan Convention which started in the Ivorian capital city of Abidjan on Monday. It ...

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Ivorian, Kpokro, joins mercury-free dentistry alliance exco

Domimique Bally Kpokro

The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry has named Domimique Bally Kpokro of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to its five-person Executive Committee. Mr. Kpokro is president of the African Centre for Environmenal Health and vice president for Africa, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry.  He will remain in Abidjan in these positions. Mr. Charlie Brown, American, President of the World Alliance, said, “It ...

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When UNEP’s Erik Solheim visited Côte d’Ivoire

Erik Solheim

“I’ve seen Côte d’Ivoire rapidly develop in the last five years. I want to see it continue to build and improve its economy long into the future. For it to do so, economic development must not come at the expense of the environment,” says Solheim, who during the two-day visit discussed lagoon clean-up, air pollution, wildlife protection, and marine erosion ...

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Photos: Ségolène Royal visits Côte d’Ivoire

Ouattara Alasane

Newly appointed President of COP21, Ségolène Royal, last week paid a courtesy visit to the West African French-speaking nation of Côte d’Ivoire. Royal, who recently replaced Laurent Fabius, the French Minister of Environment, Energy and Marine, was in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, for several days, apparently to gather the support of President Ouattara Alasane towards the realisation of Africa’s transition to renewable ...

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Ségolène Royal, in Côte d’Ivoire, seeks African support for Paris Agreement

Ségolène Royal

“As President of the COP, I need your support to help me succeed this new mission, especially the great project that African Presidents decided during the COP 21, that of Africa to renewable energy.” Those were the words of Ségolène Royal, President of COP21, at a gathering on Friday (February 26, 2016) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Royale, who recently replaced ...

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Paints in Côte d’Ivoire have high lead levels, study finds


Consumers can’t buy safe products because labels lack information about lead levels A new study on lead in decorative paints in Côte d’Ivoire released on Tuesday by Jeunes Volontaires Pour L’Environnement Cote d’Ivoire, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Abidjan, finds that more than half of the paints analysed have high lead levels and that little has changed since a ...

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