Articles Posted in Ivory Coast

On September 14th, President Obama issued an Executive Order titled, “Termination of Emergency with Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to Cote d’Ivoire,” with respect to the situation in or in relation to Cote d’Ivoire or the Ivory Coast. This represents an official end to the Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire Sanctions Program that has been implemented by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls since February 7, 2006, based on the issuance of the Executive Order 13396.

Background on the Ivory Coast Sanctions Program

Sanctions program against Ivory Coast lifted by President Obama executive order.
The Cote d’Ivoire Sanctions Program originated from President George W. Bush’s Executive Order 13396 declaring a national emergency to address the situation in or in relation to the Cote d’Ivoire, regarding the massacre of many civilians, widespread abuses of human rights, political violence and instability, and attacks by elements within the country against international peace-keeping forces that resulted in fatalities.