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Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in Perspective - Orientation Guide and French Cultural Orientation: Colonial, Ethnic Fracture, Yamoussoukro, Abidjan - Geography, History, Military, Religion, Traditions

Cote DIvoire (Ivory Coast) in Perspective - Orientation Guide and French Cultural Orientation: Colonial, Ethnic Fracture, Yamoussoukro, Abidjan - Geography, History, Military, Religion, Traditions
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  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:165
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.85
  • Dimensions (in):7 x 0.4 x 10
  • Publication Date:May 23, 2017
  • ISBN:1521356408
  • EAN:9781521356401
  • ASIN:1521356408
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This is a reproduction of two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more. CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Area * Geographic Divisions * The Coastal Lagoon Region * The Forest Belt * The Savanna * Topographic Features * Climate * Major Rivers * The Cavally River * The Sassandra River * The Bandama River * The Comoe River * Major Cities * Yamoussoukro * Abidjan * Bouake * Korhogo * Man * Environmental Issues * Natural Hazards * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction * Early History * The French Colonial Period * Independence * Political Liberalization * The Beginnings of Ethnic Fracture * A Country Divided * Recent Events * The 2010 Elections and the Aftermath * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry * Natural Resources * Services * Trade * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Standard of Living * Outlook * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Languages and Ethnic Groups * Akan * Kru * The Voltaics * The Mande * Religion * Islam * Christianity * Indigenous Religions * Gender Issues * Female Genital Mutilation * Violence Against Women * Sexual Discrimination * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * The Arts * Storytelling and Folklore * Music and Dance * Masks * Sports * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * Introduction * The Prospects for National Reconciliation * U.S.-Ivoirian Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Burkina Faso * Liberia * Ghana * Guinea * Mali * Military * Issues Affecting Stability * Displaced Persons * Corruption * Poverty * Terrorist Groups * Oil * Outlook * Chapter 5 Assessment * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction * Area and Borders * Climate * Topography * Rivers * Cavally * Sassandra * Bandama * Comoe * Major Cities * Yamoussoukro * Abidjan * Bouake * Korhogo * Man * History * Ancient History * The Colonial Era * Independence * Internal Conflict * Recent Events * Media * Economy * Historic * Contemporary * Ethnic Groups * Mande Cultures * Voltaic Cultures * West Atlantic Cultures * East Atlantic Cultures * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Introduction * Diverse Faiths * Indigenous Religions * Catholicism * Harrism * Islam * Gender and Religion * Religious Violence * Religion in Public Life * Places of Worship * Basilica of Our Lady of Peace * St. Paul's Cathedral * The Grand Mosque * Religious Holidays * Ramadan * Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) * Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) * Eid al-Adha (Tabaski) * Easter Monday * Ascension Day * Whit Monday * All Saints' Day * Christmas * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Greetings and Hospitality * Hospitality and Gifts * Eating and Types of Food * Dress Code and Clothing * Non-Religious Holidays and Social Events * Public Holidays * The Bouake Carnival * The Festival of Masks * Fete du Dipri * New Yam Festival * Do's and Don'ts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Urban Planning * Abidjan * Yamoussoukro * Housing * Immigrants * Healthcare * War-Related Healthcare * Health Indicators, Diseases, and Hospitals * Education * Historical Background * Post-Independence * Restaurants * Markets * Transportation * Crime * Orphans and Street Children * Human Trafficking * War Crimes * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Evolution of the Rural Economy * The Colonial Era * Land Use After Independence * After Houphouet-Boigny * Identity Cards * Chocolate and Child Labor * The History * The Controversy * The Response * Healthcare * Different Ways of Life * Travel in Rural Areas * Chapter 5 Assessment * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE

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