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Ivory Coast: Publication of Six Opposition Newspapers Suspended, Restored

(Sept. 19, 2012) On September 12, 2012, the National Press Council of Ivory Coast issued a communiqué suspending the operations of six of the country’s daily newspapers. Five of them, Le Nouveau Courrier, Lg Info, Le Temps, Aujourd’hui, and Le Quotidien d’Abidjan, were suspended for six issues. The sixth, L’Alternative, was suspended for 12 issues. […]

Ivory Coast: New Budget Includes Tax Changes

(Feb. 22, 2010) The 2010 budget for the Ivory Coast includes a number of tax provisions. Newly incorporated companies will be given tax incentives, as will companies that resume functions or maintained operations in parts of the country affected by the civil war. For companies newly incorporated or resuming activities, there is a tax exemption […]

Ivory Coast: Deal Made to Compensate Toxic Waste Victims

(Feb. 19, 2010) Victims of toxic waste poisoning in the Ivory Coast have reached an agreement with the Dutch company Trafigura; the deal concerns distribution of approximately US$45 million in compensation to 31,000 victims. A court order issued in 2009, following a dispute over the distribution procedure, had halted plans to make the payments. The […]