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The capital of Côte d'Ivoire, in the central part of the country northwest of Abidjan. It was designated the capital in 1983.
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(Placename) the capital of Côte 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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(ˌyɑ məˌsˈu kroʊ)
the capital of the Ivory Coast, in the S central part. 120,000.
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The Yamoussoukro Declaration is an African Civil Aviation Policy geared towards a comprehensive reform of the air transport industry and the unification of the fragmented African air transport market.
Yamoussoukro is the official capital, and Abidjan is the de facto capital and largest city.
The result was the 1988 Yamoussoukro Declaration, which aimed to create "an environment conducive to the development of intra-African and international air services."
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior officials from Iran and Ivory Coast are to discuss new ways for the promotion of Tehran- Yamoussoukro all-out ties in a meeting later today.
The treaty was signed Saturday by the Presidents or representatives of the five countries involved in the project - Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo - at the conclusion of the summit, held at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny centre in Cote d'Ivoire's political capital city, Yamoussoukro.
Les chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement de la Communaute economique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'ouest (Cedeao) se reuniront en session ordinaire, les 27 et 28 fevrier, a Yamoussoukro (Cote d'Ivoire) pour examiner la situation au Mali.
The unidentified man's body was found in a hotel room in Yamoussoukro. "A French compatriot was shot dead and we are looking to establish the circumstances surrounding his death," the source said.
Discussions continued on 12 April between Francophone and Anglophone states in West Africa about air traffic rights and the ratification and implementation of the Yamoussoukro Declaration which would allow African airlines to operate freely within members' airspace.
The mediators said if they received written permission allowing Colonel Philippe Mangou to sign the ceasefire for Ivorian authorities, they would head north to the capital Yamoussoukro. After that a signing could take place.
Yamoussoukro, Mar 4 (ANI): Seven women have been killed in Ivory Coast's commercial capital, Abidjan, when security forces opened fired at peace protestors, with many analysts saying that the country could come into the grip of a civil war.
He said Belarus was defying the arms embargo by delivering three helicopters and other related material to Yamoussoukro, the capital of the Ivory Coast.
The concept of liberalisation of air transport in Africa is coming almost 30 years since the adoption of the Yamoussoukro Declaration, followed 10 years later by the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) of 1999.