Christophe Koffi

Social and environmental scientist, focused on forest, food security and climate change adaptation.

Côte d’Ivoire’s ‘general of the streets’ vows peace

Today, acquitted of alleged crimes against humanity committed during the battles of 2010-11, Charles Ble Goude says he wants to help bring peace

West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

The West African Virus Epidemiology project aims to shield the region from the advancing peril

Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew

From tiny harvests two decades ago, the West African country now holds the cashew crown, supplanting India as the biggest producer of the nut

Fake medicine is real business in Africa

'The illicit sector has a turnover of at least 10% of the world’s pharmaceutical business'

Côte d’Ivoire reconciliation at ‘dead end’

A bid to reconcile hardened enemies has all but broken down and time is running out for a commission set up to heal the wounds of bitter strife.

Palm oil makers take aim at global ‘smear campaign’

African palm oil producers are hitting back at a "smear campaign" against them by environmentalists that risks ruining their industry.

Curvy or slender? Beauty wars break out in Côte d’Ivoire

A war of words has broken out between admirers of voluptuous female figures and those who plump for a more streamlined, traditionally Western, shape.

Heavy gunfire erupts in pro-Gbagbo district in Abidjan

Gunfire erupted in Abidjan on Wednesday as Côte d'Ivoire's new government forces tried to dislodge militia loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo.

Pro-Gbagbo supporters hold massive rally in Abidjan

Thousands of supporters of Côte d'Ivoire strongman Laurent Gbagbo were holding an overnight rally in Abijdan on Sunday.

Fighting threatens mediation efforts in Côte d’Ivoire

An upsurge in fighting in Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday threatened diplomatic efforts to end a tug-of-war between rival claimants to the presidency.

Mediators leave Côte d’Ivoire without deal

African mediators left Côte d'Ivoire without a breakthrough in the West African nation's presidential vote crisis.

Côte d’Ivoire troops seal off seat of Ouattara ‘govt’

Troops loyal to isolated Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo sealed off roads to the hotel that houses Alassane Ouattara's rival government on Monday.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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