Cote d'Ivoire: History
Cote d’Ivoire officially becomes a French colony.
Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Cote d’Ivoire’s representative in the French National Assembly, forms the Council of the Entente, a regional organization in West Africa promoting economic development.
France gives Cote d’Ivoire complete independence and Houphouet-Boigny becomes president.
General Robert Guei leads a bloodless coup after government corruption and mismanagement lead to steep reductions in foreign aid beginning in 1998.
President Gbagbo and the rebel forces agree to a French brokered, power-sharing agreement that creates a new government, gives rebel groups some representation, and ends fighting between the groups.
Talks in South Africa lead to the Pretoria Agreement, in which the government and rebels agree to an “immediate and final end” to the war.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forgives $3 billion of Cote d'Ivoire's debt