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US News Presidential in Côte d'Ivoire: Korhogo, the "capital of the North"

14:20  22 october  2020
14:20  22 october  2020 Source:   france24.com

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As the presidential election on October 31 approaches, Thaïs Brouck, France 24 correspondent in Côte d'Ivoire, crisscrossed the country to meet the people. The fourth episode of this series focuses on the town of Korhogo, nicknamed the "capital of the North".

Thaïs Brouk, journalist from France 24, went to meet traders from Korhogo, the fourth largest city in Côte d'Ivoire. The famous "capital of the North", known for its painters, weavers and sculptors with ancient art, is also the cradle of the Sénoufo people.

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Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. The U.S. government’s overriding interests in Côte d ’ Ivoire have long been to help restore peace, encourage disarmament and reunification of the Côte d ’ Ivoire is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

The United Nations Operation in Côte d ' Ivoire (UNOCI) (French: Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d ' Ivoire (ONUCI)) was a UN-NATO peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast ( Côte d ' Ivoire ) whose objective was "to facilitate the implementation by the Ivorian parties of the peace agreement signed

Even if it remains poor, Korhogo has experienced significant investments in its infrastructure, which allows it to gradually catch up.

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In June 2020, a jihadist attack on a border post located 200 km from Korhogo , near Burkina Faso, killed a dozen members of the Ivorian security forces, making it the first terrorist attack in the country since the attacks of Grand Bassam in 2016.

While the neighbors of Burkina Faso and Mali have lost control security of entire sections of their territories. The security issue, facing the jihadists, will be one of the great challenges of the next Ivorian president elected on October 31.

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