Grand Bassam

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Grand Bassam

 

a city in the south of the Republic of the Ivory Coast, on the Atlantic coast. Population, approximately 16,500 (1965). There is a sawmill; furniture is produced in the city.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The attacks took place on 7 March and 20 November 2015 in Bamako, Mali, on 15 January 2016 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and on 13 March 2016 in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, killing 74 people and injuring many others.
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Il a remercie, egalement, le president Bouteflika pour le message de condoleances qu'il lui a adresse apres l'attaque de la station balneaire de Grand Bassam le 13 mars dernier.
I take note of the efforts of the subregion have already allowed the dismantling of some terrorist cells and also the arrest by the Malian authorities of the leader of Ansar-Dine for the southern region, Souleymane Keita and suspects in Grand Bassam bombing in separate operations."
He said: Indeed, the Ivory Coast was hit on Sunday March 13 by a terrorist act in the seaside town of Grand Bassam, your presence in Abidjan is a further testimony to accompany Cote d'Ivoire who will not let such acts curb its irreversible march towards emergence.
NNA - Development and Liberation Bloc Member, MP Ali Khreiss, eulogized on Saturday the late Lebanese citizen, Toufic Hayek, who died during the terrorist attack on the "Grand Bassam Hotel Resort" area in Abidjan, considering him a "martyr of the nation and expatriates." Representing House Speaker, Nabih Berri, Khreiss attended Hayek's funeral, in presence of members of the Lebanese expatriate community in the Ivorian capital, amidst a crowd of social, economic and expatriate dignitaries.
The attack on the beach resort Grand Bassam was an answer to France's military presence in West Africa--that is what the terrorist network Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed.