West Africa's most stable country and wealthiest economy until the 1990s, Ivory Coast has since witnessed two civil wars from which it's still recovering. But the country remains a regional power and a magnet for labor from its neighbors, and it's showing signs of an economic resurgence.

The Soccer Match That Ended a Civil War

Peace came to the Ivory Coast through Didier Drogba and the country's national soccer team.

Condoms and Videos: The Virus Reshapes Sex Work in This African Metropolis

The sex industry in one of Africa's biggest commercial hubs is adapting to stay alive amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What to Eat If You Are Quarantined

If coronavirus hits, here are the greatest pantry hits from around the world.

Cellphone Traffic Is the Crystal Ball for Violence Here ...

Phone lines get jammed after riots or terrorism, but in this West Africa nation, cellphone traffic picks up just before the violence.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Meet the Woman Bringing E-Commerce to West Africa

Entrepreneur Rania Belkahia talks about her backers, ambitious growth — and when your customers have no postal address.

Ivory Coast Sets Its Sights on Becoming a Startup Hub

Africa’s second-fastest-growing economy wants to reduce its dependence on cocoa, in favor of education and tech.

The Secret Hand Behind West Africa’s Regime Changes

Ivory Coast’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny built a successful economy but also toppled regimes and destabilized the region.

'Batz,' a Surprising Award-Winning Short Film

A psychotic, mosquito-chomping bat and his less-than-willing vegetarian sidekick meet a mosquito.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

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