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Africa, Emoji-style

A young Ivorian graphic designer is celebrating the wealth and beauty of Africa by creating a different emoji every day of the year.   Who said you need glossy pictures to make you want to jump on the first plane to Africa? Evocative emojis will do, as I…

Olivier Tébily, from stadiums to Cognac barrels

For the last five years, the 42-year-old, retired Ivorian footballer, Olivier Tébily, has been making a name for himself in the world of brandy, becoming the world’s first black cognac producer. Olivier Tébily likes to call himself a “passionate craftsman”…

Île Boulay, a Garden of Eden across the water…

Fancy some peace and quiet? Head to Île Boulay, a slice of paradise 15 minutes from Abidjan city centre by boat The largest of the 13 islands in the Ébrié Lagoon (part of the Yopougon district) measures 11km by 3km, and was reportedly named after a former s…

Abidjan, the place to eat in West Africa

Hungry for African cuisine with an international twist? Go to Abidjan and munch your way through the city’s best restaurants... It’s official. The Ivorian capital has become the foodiest spot in West Africa. Herb-grilled gambas with a view? Try Le Grand Lar…