Best website for news from Ivory Coast
January 22, 2017 10:41 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a good source for English or French language news from Ivory Coast.

I get most of my other news from the Guardian or the BBC World Service but they are slower with news from Ivory Coast. English is preferred but French is fine too. Thanks!
posted by ellieBOA to Education (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I already saw this question and have added Jeune Afrik to my RSS reader thanks to infini.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:46 PM on January 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

ChuraChura, who is hiding from the site to get work done, says:
I've had much better luck following journalists working in Cote d'Ivoire on twitter rather than following particular news websites. People I follow for this purpose include Olivier Monnier (, Joe Bavier (, Sean Lyngaas (, Angeles Jurado (, Ange Aboa (, Robbie Corey-Boulet (, and Abraham Kouassi (

Ruth Maclean ( is the West Africa correspondent for the Guardian and has reported from CIV; Joe Penney ( is there sometimes, and PassBlue ( will sometimes link to reports on CIV. I've been following Esprit Ivoirien ( for recent news on the #Mutinerie.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 11:26 PM on January 22, 2017 [2 favorites]

There's RTI via youtube. (I haven't watched much and don't have an opinion about quality of reporting.)

For continent-wide reporting there's France24's JTAfrique, which will mention the most significant Ivorian headlines. Also France24's Debat recently devoted a show to Côte d'Ivoire, probably will again.

The Deutsche Welle's French-language Africa reporting might be useful.
posted by bertran at 11:54 PM on January 22, 2017

Thanks Chura and Eyebrows :)

Will check those out bertran.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:20 AM on January 23, 2017

I second the Twitter thoughts. I also listen to a lot of RFI Africa or Africa-featuring podcasts (Grand reportage, RFI afrique midi, Afrique presse, 7 milliards de voisins), which tend to roam around the continent but feature Cote d'Ivoire from time to time. RFI afrique midi is a great daily digest, but won't give you anything in-depth.
posted by quadrilaterals at 10:57 AM on January 24, 2017


Agence Ecofin


As others have mentioned, twitter feeds of people have often been the best source for regular updates. I follow a bunch of people at the AfDB and they tweet local news but their handles wouldn't be relevant for this thread.
posted by infini at 3:39 AM on January 26, 2017

Thank you!
posted by ellieBOA at 4:06 AM on January 26, 2017

whoops, one more - couldn't find it yesterday

connection ivoirienne
posted by infini at 3:59 AM on January 27, 2017

I'm a bit late to the party but since the thread is not closed, try this website:

The media in Côte d'Ivoire is extremely polarized when it comes to local politics, so it might be useful to have varied sources for the same info
posted by Kwadeng at 3:09 AM on June 4, 2017

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