abidjan abidjan  /æ bɪ ˈdʒɑn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast

News

  1. Bolloré Africa Logistics

    Bolloré’s winning proposal to build a second container terminal at the Port of Abidjan violates Ivory Coast’s competition law, according to Jean-Louis Billon, the country’s minister of commerce, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  2. Gbagbo-allied youth leader arrested in Ivory Coast

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A government spokesman in Ivory Coast says that authorities had arrested a youth leader from former President Laurent Gbagbo's political party on suspicion that he was involved in "destabilization activities" last month.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Ivory Coast inflation drops to 3.4 pct in May

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Year-on-year consumer price inflation in Ivory Coast fell to 3.4 percent in May from 3.9 percent in April, figures from the National Statistics Institute showed on Monday. The monthly report showed food and soft drink prices jumped 3 percent, utility prices added 2.8 percent and communication costs fell 0.2 percent. Healthcare prices declined 1.4 percent and transport prices ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. Fifa President Sepp Blatter said: "I wish to express extreme sorrow and extend our condolences to the Ivorian football community and, most importantly, to family, friends and loved ones following the tragic deaths in Abidjan yesterday."
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Sepp Blatter Source: BBC News

  2. "The disaster in Abidjan is a particularly painful illustration of the human suffering caused by the illegal dumping of wastes," United Nations Environmental Programme executive director Achim Steiner said in a press statement released by the...
    on May 13, 2008 By: Achim Steiner Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo would be "held personally responsible by the international community for [maintaining] the public order in Abidjan."
    on Nov 7, 2004 By: Michele Alliot-Marie Source: Seattle Times

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