EVANSTON, Ill. – Entrepreneurs and microfinance institutions in developing countries will benefit from a new strategic partnership between the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, a global humanitarian service organization, and Oikocredit, a Netherlands-based cooperative financial institution that promotes socially responsible investing.
Political unrest-turned-Civil War in Ivory Coast as reaching a frightening head.
Violence, unrest, and conflict continue to plague the Ivory Coast, especially the nation’s largest city of Abidjan and surrounding Abobo suburbs. Following the November 2010 election in which President Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power to his opponent Alassane Ouattara, recognized by the U.N. and international community as the winner of the election, peaceful protests were met by violent government backlash that continues to escalate. Oikocredit is particularly concerned for the staff of our West Africa Support Office located in Abidjan.