Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

by William Mark Habeeb

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Overview

The name of the Ivory Coast (also known as Cote d'Ivoire) comes from its history; at one time, Europeans came to the region to hunt elephants for their valuable ivory. Today, the people of Ivory Coast are careful to preserve their country's ecology, which is rich in rare plants and wildlife. During the 1970s, the Ivory Coast was one of the wealthiest African countries, but in recent years the country's economy has suffered because it is subject to fluctuating market prices for its most important exports, such as cocoa and coffee. Although Ivory Coast was long considered one of the most stable states in West Africa, since 1999 it has been beset by internal political tensions. Like many African countries, the leaders of Ivory Coast must figure out how to create a fair and equitable society composed of citizens from various ethnic groups and religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422294376
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Evolution of Africa's Major Nations Series
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert I. Rotberg 6

Geography 11

History 17

The Government of Ivory Coast 31

An Economy Based on Commodities 37

Culture and People 47

The Communities of Ivory Coast 61

A Calendar of Ivorian Festivals 66

Recipes 68

Glossary 70

Project and Report Ideas 72

Chronology 74

Further Reading/Internet Resources 76

For More Information 77

Index 78

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