(Ivory Coast): European and African leaders have set themselves a tall order to stamp out horrific abuse of African migrants in Libya, where thousands are suffering in a vast, lawless territory.
Caption: Chinese and African workers on the construction site of the highway linking Abidjan to Grand-Bassam
in Cote d'Ivoire
Despite concerns over security right now, following the attack on nearby Grand-Bassam
, I'm advising clients to take a close look at Abidjan in Cote d'Ivoire," says William At- twell, Africa analyst at Oxford Analytica.
In Cote d'Ivoire, for instance, the highway linking Abidjan to Grand-Bassam
was opened to traffic on September 14, 2015.
Soon after the civil war ended in 2011, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) started co-surveying Abidjan's transportation system with local authorities, and launched in 2013 the Project of the Development of Urban Master Plan in Greater Abidjan to help establish urban and transportation infrastructure in the 13 communes of the Abidjan Autonomous District and the 6 surrounding towns, namely Dabou, Jacqueville, Grand-Bassam
, Bonoua, Alepe and Azaguie.
Le cas de la Cote d'Ivoire, frappee de plein fouet le 13 mars par une attaque de grande ampleur a Grand-Bassam
, incite a une reponse collective devenue incontournable.
Prime Minister Habib Essid Monday paid tribute in the seaside resort of Grand-Bassam
, about 40 km from Abidjan, to the victims of last March hotel shooting.
Bruno Kone, government spokesperson said, They will be better equipped with more suitable means of armory and work in a more suitable environment compared to when the attack in Grand-Bassam
Summary: The list of places in Europe and Africa that have suffered from militant terrorism is rapidly growing: the seaside town of Grand-Bassam
in Cote d'Ivoire, nightspots in Paris, and transport hubs in Brussels, to name a few.
The two Malians were apprehended Friday and Saturday in the north of the West African nation, following indications they "actively participated" in the March 13 rampage on the beach resort city of Grand-Bassam
, which was claimed by al Qaeda's North African wing.
On March 13, in Grand-Bassam
, a resort in the outskirts of the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, gunmen belonging to Al Qaida in North Africa randomly opened fire at people enjoying a sunny day on the beach.
Terrorists have killed 16 people during an attack on hotel guests on the Grand-Bassam
Riviera, in the Ivory Coast, reported The New York Times.