Geography Facts Cote D’Ivoire is in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. It is part of sub-saharan Africa Did you know that Cote D’Ivoire is a little bigger than New Mexico? It’s neighbors are Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and the famous Ghana.
Other Facts Cote D’Iviore’s vegetation is mostly woodland savannah. It’s population is about 21,952,093 people It’s capital is Yamoussoukro It’s currency is West Africa Franc The president’s name is Alassane Ouattara
Languages spoken Cote D’Ivoire has more than 78 languages. The main languages they speak are French, Baoule, Akan and Attie.
History Cote D’Ivoire was a colonized country. It got colonized by France. The country got it’s independence from the French in 1960.
Culture Cote D’Ivoire is multicultural and diverse. Some of their cultural activities include stilt and traditional dancing and making Senufo art. Some traditions Cote D’Ivoire has including having festivals, traditional music, art, wood carving and making Senufo art. Music is a big part of Cote D’Ivoire. Sample Music- Serges KassySerges kassy - Cabri Mort - YouTube.AAC
Tribes There are about 60 ethnic tribes in Cote D’Ivoire. Examples of the dominant tribes are the Akan, Baoule, and the Gur tribe.
Problem The major problem in Cote D’Ivoire right now is the government. There has been political instability and a raging civil war for the past couple of years. Explanation- The political instability and civil war was caused by warring tribes and politicians. The last election result was challenged by the ex-President leading to fighting and political instability.
Reason The reason the government is not as successful is that it has been distracted by the political situation This instability has affected various things and led to various conditions including- inadequate healthcare, increased violence and poverty and a struggling economy
Solutions and final solutions Solutions involve requesting help from countries in the region (West Africa) and beyond (Africa and World) and also international agencies Invite the United Nations to assist with funds to restore and improve the country Request help from Ask other West African countries if they can help my government. They can help by providing funds to assist the economy, improve healthcare and security. ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Invite the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to help discuss and make peace with warring politicians Invite the WHO (World Health Organization) to help with improving healthcare. Ask for aid from developed countries such as United States of America.
Pros and Cons of Solutions Pros Cons • Peace and Unity (No • Control by other more war) countries • There will be a better • Cost economy • There will be proper health care • Less violence
Final Plan My plan is to: Stop the violence Make more laws that will help the society Train my doctors and improve health care Improve the economy Develop good roads and improve education Bring about peace