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Cote d'Ivoire is the best sub-Saharan African destination for investors, with South Africa in the top seven, according to Nielsen's 2016 African Prospects Indicators report.
Cote d'Ivoire's unexpected and historic win over Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final correlates, in a non-linear way, with the two countries' rising and falling economic fortunes in the "Africa rising" narrative of the past 15 years.
South Africa's Standard Bank is to open a representative office in Cote d'Ivoire as the group seeks to expand its presence in Francophone West Africa. Africa's largest banking group by assets and earnings now has operations in 19 African countries.
Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia snatched wins in Group D as the first round of group stage matches in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations was completed on Tuesday. While they won, both teams were pushed all the way by Togo and Algeria respectively.
A stunning free kick by Katlego Mphela saw Bafana Bafana come from behind to earn a 1-all draw with Africa's top ranked team, Cote D'Ivoire, in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
A panel of five presidents, including South African President Jacob Zuma, has reported to the African Union on the worsening crisis in Cote d'Ivoire after failing to persuade Laurent Gbagbo to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, who is recognized by the international community as the president-elect.
An African Union panel comprising five heads of state, including South African President Jacob Zuma, has called for an immediate end to violence in Cote d'Ivoire and the lifting of the blockade on the hotel where Alassane Ouattara has been holed up since the disputed 28 November run-off election.