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About Adama
Adama Kone is a journalist based in Bamako, Mali.

Cote d'Ivoire: The Editorial of Adama Koné - Hallelujah!

15 Jan 2024  |  fr.allafrica.com
The Catholic Church in Côte d'Ivoire has firmly opposed the Vatican's suggestion to bless homosexual couples, reaffirming its commitment to traditional family values and the sacrament of marriage between a man and a woman. This stance, articulated by Mgr Marcellin Yao Kouadio, aligns with broader African Catholic sentiment, as evidenced by similar positions from church leaders across the continent. The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, led by Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, has also expressed rejection of the Vatican's proposal. This opposition highlights a significant divergence within the global Catholic community on issues of LGBTQ+ rights and religious doctrine.

Cote d'Ivoire: The Editorial by Adama Koné - News from the Country

05 Oct 2023  |  fr.allafrica.com
Adama Koné provides updates from Cote d'Ivoire, discussing recent events such as the deaths of political figures Henri Konan Bédié, Ouassénan Koné, and Lambert Kouassi Konan, the inauguration of the Alassane Ouattara bridge, and local and Senate elections. He mentions the flooding at Ébimpé stadium and the Salon de l'agriculture et des ressources animales d'Abidjan (Sara 2023). Koné addresses the increase in fuel prices, transportation tariffs, and the fluctuating cost of rice due to export reductions by India and China. He notes the good agricultural season, with abundant tomatoes, gombo, and other produce leading to lower market prices. The President of the Republic, Alassane Ouattara, is planning a cabinet reshuffle and has instructed institutions to end the employment of those eligible for retirement. The Muslim community has called for the legal recognition of religious and traditional marriages, and the country looks forward to a prosperous end of the year with the coffee-cocoa campaign and the upcoming African Cup of Nations.

Development of Proximity

31 Aug 2023  |  fr.allafrica.com
The article highlights the significant local development in the village of Yacolidabouo and the commune of Koumassi in Côte d'Ivoire, driven by effective planning and community involvement. It praises the efforts of Marcel Zadi Kessy and the municipal council in transforming these areas, emphasizing the importance of proximity in addressing health, education, hygiene, and security needs. The World Bank's involvement in local development is also commended, showcasing successful examples of rural and urban transformation that should inspire political candidates in upcoming local elections.

Cote d'Ivoire: It's going well... but caution

20 Jul 2023  |  fr.allafrica.com
The automotive sector in Côte d'Ivoire is experiencing significant growth, with new car sales increasing by 56% in 2022. This has led to a reduction in the average age of vehicles, improving the country's standing within the West African community. Government reforms, such as limiting the age of imported used cars and introducing video-verbalization, have contributed to this positive trend. However, road safety remains a concern, with over 1,000 fatalities and 21,000 injuries annually, particularly involving motorcyclists and young, inexperienced drivers. The article emphasizes the need for greater responsibility and awareness among road users to ensure safer driving conditions.

Environmental Danger

13 Jul 2023  |  fr.allafrica.com
Abidjan's urban expansion is causing significant environmental and infrastructural challenges. The rapid growth of communes like Cocody, Yopougon, Abobo, and Port-Bouët is leading to the loss of green spaces and complicating urban planning. The ecological impact includes the disappearance of vegetation and the transformation of landscapes, while infrastructural issues involve the increasing difficulty of transporting water to urban areas. The article suggests that vertical construction could be a solution to manage space more efficiently and mitigate these problems.

Cote d'Ivoire: When the Building Industry is Doing Well... Not Everything is Fine

06 Jul 2023  |  fr.allafrica.com
In Cote d'Ivoire, despite the appearance of wealth indicated by luxury residences and expensive consumer goods, the housing market is causing distress for many Ivorians. Rents have skyrocketed, with a three-room apartment in certain neighborhoods now costing 260,000 FCFA, a significant increase from previous years. The quality of housing does not match the high prices, with inadequate living spaces, lack of amenities, and no provisions for parking. The government has limited rent deposits to four months but needs to further regulate the sector to ensure fair pricing and better living conditions.

Cote d'Ivoire: It's Going a Bit

10 Jun 2023  |  fr.allafrica.com
In Côte d'Ivoire, societal transformation is occurring, with the poor experiencing improved living conditions. Most homes now have color TVs, refrigerators, and fans, with increased access to modern housing and leisure infrastructure even in rural areas like Yacolidabouo. Initiatives like the Proner and Pept have contributed to this change, enabling connections to electricity with minimal initial costs. Private education is flourishing, and consumer habits are evolving, with supermarkets becoming more prevalent and catering to all social classes. The Ivorian government has increased the minimum wage and provided social transfers to the most disadvantaged, while individuals supplement their income through various entrepreneurial activities.

How children were used in a 48-hour deadly rampage for gold

20 Dec 2021  |  localnews8.com
In June 2021, the village of Solhan in northern Burkina Faso experienced a brutal massacre over 48 hours, resulting in the deaths of 170 to 200 people. The attackers, including children, targeted gold miners and villagers, with women encouraging the violence. Despite warnings, the local militia and army failed to protect the village, leading to widespread destruction and looting. The incident highlights the growing influence of jihadist groups like al Qaeda and ISIS in the Sahel region, fueled by illicit gold mining. The crisis underscores the need for continued international military support to address the escalating violence and instability in the region.

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