APRNEWS - Whether as a means of exerting pressure for ideological, political, economic or social ends, boycotts are part and parcel of contemporary citizen and activist movements. A long-standing means of popular protest, it is now enjoying a remarkable revival, particularly in the consumer sphere. However, its vocation is often betrayed when it is used as a means of settling personal scores. That said, while boycotts may seem easy and inexpensive to implement, their success depends on many factors. This makes it a double-edged sword.
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Ivorians voted on Saturday in presidential elections the main opposition parties have urged their supporters to boycott because President Alassane Ouattara is seeking a third term in office.
APRNEWS - Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) and International University of Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a partnership for exchange of academic and administration programmes.
APRNEWS - Advisor of the United States president, Ivanka Trump, is in Ivory Coast on the second-leg of her two-nation trip to Africa.
As part of her immediate engagements on arrival (April 16), she met with Ivorian Vice-President Duncan and top government officials.
APRNEWS - Health officials in Ivory Coast on Wednesday destroyed tonnes of rice that had been declared unfit for human consumption, the BBC Africa Live page reports.
Its point of origin was Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Photos showed officials transferring the said sacks into the back of a truck which pours it into a landfill site before a caterpillar spreads it on the site.
APRNEWS - Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara says justice must be served to the victims of the 2010 post-election violence, following the acquittal of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal Court.
APRNEWS - Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro resigned as parliament speaker on Friday in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president next year.
APRNEWS - Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo will on Friday appeal against his continued detention at the International Criminal Court following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity.
APRNEWS - Defence lawyers sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s immediate release by the International Criminal Court on Thursday following his acquittal over post-election violence.
APRNEWS - International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Wednesday rejected a prosecution request to extend the custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo, who was acquitted of crimes against humanity charges on Tuesday.
The decision paves the way for the speedy release of Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé from a detention facility in The Hague.