Ivory Coast to keep BCEAO job

The president of the Ivory Coast said on Tuesday 18 Octoberthat his country will not relinquish the governorship of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).

The Ivory Coast makes up 40% of the GDP of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the group of eight countries who use the bank's common currency, the CFA franc.

The Ivory Coast has appointed the governor of the Senegal-located bank since 1973. But some members of the group want reform so that the job is shared among

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