Ouattara corners ID market with Semlex
In mid-December, Alassane Ouattara made a significant personnel change at [...]
In mid-December, Alassane Ouattara made a significant personnel change at [...]
With businessmen too close to the opposition out of favour, Alassane Ouattara has only selected his closest business friends to accompany him to the Russia-Africa summit.
The Belgian firm has benefited from the good offices of Alassane Ouattara's son to pull ahead of its rivals. Analysis.
Active during Laurent Gbagbo's time in office, Israeli operators are re-emerging in Abidjan.
The Ivorian authorities have decided not to extend the contract [...]
The White House advisor Ivanka Trump was obliged to cancel [...]
The French firm Idemia is battling it out with its [...]
Societe de transport lagunaire (STL), the subsidiary of the multi-sector [...]
The Ivorian prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who is also [...]
Mariame Diaby, the founder of Ayuf Holding, a firm specialising in property and events management in Abidjan, has been tasked [...]
The director in charge of west Africa at ElsMed Healthcare [...]
The Malian businessman Madani Maki Tall, the founder of the [...]
The Ivorian authorities have begun cancelling contracts with oil companies that do not respect their work programme. On May 30, [...]
Turkish businesses have mushroomed over the last five years and are becoming serious competitors to French operators.
The Singaporean company is seeking to establish itself in the maritime sector with the help of businessman Adama Bictogo.
The institution wants oversight of this vital economic sector in return for a loan.
Alassane Ouattara has nominated Adama Benoit Yeo as the managing [...]
Egis Eau, the subsidiary of the French company Egis International, [...]
Several MPs have been contravening legislation which prohibits them from holding private sector positions while serving as an MP.
The boss of the multifarious company SNEDAI, the former minister [...]
Tullow Oil's acquisition of onshore blocks CI-518, CI-519, CI-301 and [...]
Given the current demand for metals used to manufacture batteries, Australian mining consultant, Noel McAuliffe, is banking on nickel prices [...]
Dominique Ouattara was the special guest of Tang Weibin, the [...]
Webb Fontaine, a company specialising in integrated IT solutions for [...]
Over the last ten months, Alassane Ouattara has thoroughly overhauled [...]
The nephew of President Alassane Ouattara, Darwin Dramane Coulibaly, has been appointed managing director of the Loterie Nationale de COte [...]
The tender of Snedai, founded by the former minister for [...]
Panafrican Minerals, owned by Frank Timis, has not been doing [...]
Professor Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, president of the German pharmaceutical company Merck, [...]
The Ivorian company Snedai, founded by former minister and leading [...]
Evicted by Total on its Rufisque Offshore profond permit, African Petroleum has found a partner for Senegal Offshore Sud profond but is being tight lipped over its name.
The head of the Snedai company, Ivory Coast businessman Adama Bictogo, was stopped by French customs as he was about [...]
With their roots increasingly in the private sector, Africa’s political leaders don’t put their business interests aside when they come to power, running their governments and their private interests alike while trying to make the two coincide.
A court in Versailles ruled against the boss of Snedai in a case involving Soeximex
The Snedai group founded by Adama Bictogo, former African integration minister dismissed in 2012, is on the short list of [...]
After a long process of consultation lasting months, the firm [...]
Malian businessman Aboubacar Pona, head of the Nouvelle Brasserie de [...]
Within a day of being appointed prime minister on Jan. 10, former chief of staff in the office of the president Amadou Gon Coulibaly formed a government, filling its ranks with his associates.Loyalists - Of the 30 members of the [.
Adama Bictogo, 53, a former integration minister who has moved into the private sector, is on the up and up [...]
The French subsidiary of the American Oracle Corporation has won [...]
The French group is being increasingly buffeted by competition on its home turf.
France’s financial brigade is set to investigate Adama Bictogo, the Ivorian head of SNEDAI, a company specializing in biometric documents. [...]
On Nov. 30, Ivorian Interior and Security Minister Hamed Bakayoko raised with the appointments committee led by Prime Minister the [...]
Although he’s trying to revive his political fortunes by seeking a seat as MP for Agboville in legislative elections on [...]
Frank Timis, the head of several mining and oil companies [...]
Waiting in the wings since this spring (AMI 368), the [...]
Snedai, a company founded by Ivorian former minister Adama Bictogo [...]
Burkina Faso businessman Mohammed Abdulai, founder of the building concern [...]
Adama Bictogo, who heads SNEDAI, a biometric documents company, is [...]
Roch Marc Christian Kabore, will next month follow in the [...]
Although he hasn’t yet sewn up funding for his coal-fuelled power station, Ivory Coast’s former African integration minister Adama Bictogo [...]
Two people close to Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara are developing rival Ebrie Lagoon transport services.
Growing numbers of Malian businesspeople are heading south to seek out opportunities in Ivory Coast.
Ankara has been leading an offensive on the Ivorian health sector but some Turkish companies have struggled to seal deals in Ivory Coast.
Luxembourg based Marsaf SA believes that it was robbed of an offshore oil block a few years back and has instructed its lawyer to seek justice.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso's relationship with his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara facilitated a recent deal between PETROCI and MKB.
As she gears up for what is widely expected to be Alassane Ouattara’s second term in office, first lady Dominique [...]
Italian oil company ENI is trying to get its French partner Total to begin exploration on the offshore block the two companies share.
After trumpeting its imminent entry into the Ivorian marketplace, the [...]
Despite falling oil prices, the industry in Ivory Coast remains the domain of a powerful trio that has President Alassane Ouattara’s ear.
Earlier this month, PETROCI (Societe Nationale des Operations Petrolieres de [...]
While acknowledging Ivory Coast’s economic uptick, the IMF has criticised the volume of unbudgeted expenditure by the government.
Masse Cisse has stepped down as first lady Dominique Ouattara’s [...]
Ivory Coast’s energy and oil minister Adama Toungara, who has held the post for four years, knows how to make [...]
Ivorian business people close to Laurent Gbagbo have seen their fortunes decline since Ouattara was elected, while those close to the new regime are thriving.
Cooperation between Ivory Coast and Turkey should be strengthened considerably by Alassane Ouattara’s planned visit to Turkey from March 23 [...]
He used to be close to Laurent Gbagbo but businessman Mohamed Sidi Kagnassi is now well in with the Ouattara regime.
Far from subsiding, a struggle between Hamed Bakayoko and Guillaume Soro for the future leadership of Ivory Coast appears to be growing fiercer by the day. Intent on gaining a march over his rival, Bakayoko, the country’s security and interior [.
The cash-strapped Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage (SIR) is still finding [...]
Abidjan’s decade-long crisis is far from the minds of the ministers, business people and former French soldiers investing in the city’s new growth sector – nightclubs.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara recently gave the country’s Foreign [...]
Ivorian businessman Zoumana Bakayoko, a member of parliament for Abidjan’s [...]
Adama Bictogo, who stepped down from Alassane Ouattara’s government as [...]
Awarded a waterway contract to operate on the Ebrie lagoon [...]
Although he has been much in the public eye on tours in Ivory Coast and abroad, the speaker of the [...]
After having been postponed several times, notably after Alassane Ouattara was admitted to hospital in France in February, François Hollande's [...]
Ivoirian Barakissa Bamba has been appointed deputy director for financial [...]
Continued falling oil production has started to concern the authorities in Ivory Coast. The country's output, principally from four blocks [...]
President Alassane Ouattara returned to Ivory Coast at the beginning [...]
Mohamed Sidi Kagnassi's SIMDCI (Société pour la Modernisation et le [...]
A top to bottom reform of Ivory Coast's oil sector is being carried out, opening the marketplace to new partners and opening the capital of national companies to private investors.
Few wives of African heads of state succeed like Dominique Ouattara in establishing themselves as champions of humanitarian aid and entrepreneurs without the help of their husbands. Through these two activities, Alassane Ouattara's wife has built up a highly varied contacts network which includes the Ivorian elite and the heads of top-ranking companies but also showbiz and media personalities.
Alassane Ouattara has embarked on a campaign to undermine the market dominance of some of the strongest foreign groups in Ivory Coast.