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Yamoussoukro

(yäməso͞o`krō), city (1990 est. pop. 100,000), designated capital of Côte d'Ivoire, S central Côte d'Ivoire. A small town of less than 20,000 people until the late 1970s, Yamoussoukro was designated in 1983 to become the new national capital and an adminstrative and transportation center. Perfume and fishing industries are in the city. It was the home of Côte d'Ivoire's long-term president, Félix Houphouët-BoignyHouphouët-Boigny, Félix
, 1905–93, African political leader, president (1960–93) of Côte d'Ivoire. Descended from wealthy Baoule chieftains, he practiced medicine (1925–40) in Côte d'Ivoire and then entered government service.
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. He sponsored the city's rapid growth, which included hotels and a large highway connecting Yamoussoukro to the former capital of AbidjanAbidjan
, city (1995 pop. 2,793,000), former capital of Côte d'Ivoire, a port on the Ébrié Lagoon (an arm of the Gulf of Guinea). Abidjan is Côte d'Ivoire's administrative center, commercial capital, and largest city.
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, where most government offices and foreign embassies remain. The city also has the world's largest Christian church, Our Lady of Peace Yamoussoukro, which rises to a height of 489 ft (149 m). Yamoussoukro's development (especially the cathedral) drew popular criticism for its extravagance during a difficult economic period. The city suffered neglect after Houphouët-Boigny's death (1993), but in 2001 the government began making preparations to move to the city.

Yamoussoukro

the capital of C?te d'Ivoire, situated in the S centre of the country. It replaced Abidjan as capital in 1983. Pop.: 468 000 (2005 est.)
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This is just as African governments, airlines and other stakeholders have been charged to adopt and implement the Yamoussoukro Declaration (YD) as a means to curb the excessive incursion of mega carriers from Europe and the Middle East especially with the carting away of over 80 per cent of the market from the continent.
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Ethiopian along with the African Union, AFCAC, AFRAA and all African carriers are lobbying for the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Declaration (YD) that is geared towards a comprehensive reform of the air transport industry and the unification of the fragmented African air transport market.
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Some countries want to monopolize the nuclear know-how by politicizing Iran's nuclear program," Nobakhti said in a press conference in Yamoussoukro on Friday.
Washington yesterday sent about 200 troops to the capital Yamoussoukro.
The late-not-so-great Felix Houphouet-Boigny may have been the first leader of the newly independent Ivory Coast in 1959, but he clung to power and in his waning years, moved the capital from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro, the village where he was born.
The Yamoussoukro Decision was officially adopted during the Assembly of Heads of State held in Lome, Togo, in July 2000.
According to the ECOWAS Commission Wednesday, they made the call under the aegis of the ECOWAS Committee of Chief of Defence Staff (CCDS), which ended its extraordinary meeting in Yamoussoukro, Cote daACAOIvoire, Tuesday.
During the meeting held in Yamoussoukro, Seyed Reza Noubakhti submitted his credentials to President Laurent Gbagbo.
But his government then refused twice to sign it, each time after so misleading the Ecowas representatives about its readiness to sign that they innocently turned up at Tiebissou and Yamoussoukro for the signing ceremony, only to be left twiddling their thumbs.