Monday, 10 August 2015

IVORY COAST / Côte d'Ivoire ( République de Côte d'Ivoire )

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire  officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (French: République de Côte d'Ivoire), is a country in West Africa. Ivory Coast'sde jure capital is Yamoussoukro and its biggest city is the port of Abidjan.
Prior to its colonization by Europeans, Ivory Coast was home to several states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé. There were two Anyi kingdoms, Indénié and Sanwi, which attempted to retain their separate identity through the French colonial period and after independence. Ivory Coast became a protectorate of France in 1843–44 and was later formed into a French colony in 1893 amid the European scramble for Africa. Ivory Coast achieved independence in 1960, led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who ruled the country until 1993. It maintained close political and economic association with its West African neighbours, while at the same time maintaining close ties to the West, especially France. Since the end of Houphouët-Boigny's rule in 1993, Ivory Coast has experienced one coup d'état, in 1999, and two religiously-grounded civil wars: the first taking place between 2002 and 2007, and the second during 2010-2011.

Two perfect covers from Ivory Coast! My friend Bakari sent me these covers with Registered Acknowledgement , I received in good condition. It would be good if he used full UPU label, I will try next time. Thank You very much my dear friend for your dedicated work.

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