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Pierre Magne, Chairman of the Ecobank Cote d'Ivoire Board of Directors, said the new head office was constructed at a cost of roughly 12 billion CFA francs ($20.
Prosecutors had demanded a seven-year prison term and a 250 million CFA franc ($413,784) fine for Karim Wade, who was known as the 'minister for heaven and earth' during his father's government as he controlled several key ministries.
5 percent, thereby guaranteeing the convertibility of the CFA franc, which it underwrites.
1994 - A devaluation of the CFA franc triggers severe unrest on 21 February in Libreville and Port Gentil.
In the 2002 campaign, vaccinations were free to owners (7); in the 2006 campaign, owners were charged 2,000 CFA francs (US $3.
When traveling from Cote d'Ivoire to a destination other than another WAEMU country, Ivorian and expatriate residents are prohibited from carrying an amount of currency greater than the equivalent of 500,000 CFA francs (approximately $1,000) for tourists, and two million CFA francs (approximately $4,000) for business operators, without prior approval from the Department of External Finance of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Arge Felix Patasse and three associates have been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor for misappropriating $20bn CFA Francs (about $39m) during his tenure.
Soule stood in line with the have-nots, believing that a bundle of 265,000 CFA francs (pounds 300) hidden in his underwear would not be found.
We estimated we could do it in four months with about 70 million CFA francs ($260,000).
The official farm gate price is 100 CFA francs (33 US [cents]) per kg for dried coffee berries which are then processed in factories to produce beans.
During the first two years investments will total 15 billion CFA francs (FRF 150 million) and will reach 35 billion CFA francs (FRF 350 million) over the next ten years.