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Côte d'Ivoire

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Côte d'Ivoire kōt dēvwärˈ or Ivory Coast, officially Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, ...

Man, town, Côte d'Ivoire

(Encyclopedia)Man, town (1996 est. pop. 112,600), W central Côte d'Ivoire, at the foot of the Toura Mts. It is an administrative and commercial center for a region producing coffee, cacao, kola nuts, rice, and cas...

Houphouët-Boigny, Félix

(Encyclopedia)Houphouët-Boigny, Félix fālēksˈ o͞ofwāˈ-bwäˈnyə [key], 1905–93, African political leader, president (1960–93) of Côte d'Ivoire. Descended from wealthy Baoule chieftains, he practiced m...

tektite

(Encyclopedia)tektite tĕktīt [key], naturally occurring, silica-rich (65%–80% SiO2) glass resembling obsidian and sometimes shale, and is normally jet black to olive green. They appear as small rounded or elong...

Guinea, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia)Guinea, Gulf of gĭnˈē [key], large open arm of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the great bend of the coast of W Africa. It extends from the western coast of Côte d'Ivoire to the Gabon estuary and is ...

Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu

(Encyclopedia)Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu cho͞okˌwo͞oāmāˈkä ōdo͞omāgˈwä ōjo͞okˈwä [key], 1933–2011, Nigerian general and secessionist. Of Igbo background, he joined (1957) the Nigerian army and r...

Compaoré, Blaise

(Encyclopedia)Compaoré, Blaise blāz cŏmpôrˈrā [key], 1951–, Burkinabe military and political leader, president of Burkina Faso (1987–2014), b. Ouagadougou. An army captain and minister of justice under Pr...

Abidjan

(Encyclopedia)Abidjan ăbĭjänˈ [key], city (2021 est. pop. 27,263,180 ), former capital of Côte d'Ivoire, a port on the Ébrié Lagoon (an arm of the Gulf of Guinea). Abidjan is Cô...

Gbagbo, Laurent

(Encyclopedia)Gbagbo, Laurent lōrăNˈ bägˈbō [key], 1945–, Ivoirian political leader, b. Gagnoa. After studying at the Univ. of Abidjan and the Univ. of Paris, Gbagbo became a history teacher and union activ...

Burkina Faso

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Burkina Faso burkēˈnə fäˈsō , republic (2020 est. pop. 20,900,000), 105,869 sq mi (274,200 sq ...

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