Central Bank of West African States close Ivory Coast offices


The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) has closed down all its offices in the Ivory Coast following earlier reports offices had been seized by former President Laurent Gbagbo.

In a statement signed by Jean-Baptiste Compaore, the interim governor of BCEAO, on Wednesday, the central bank said it had closed all its offices in the Ivory Coast region until further notice. The move comes after reports emerged on Tuesday that former President Laurent Gbagbo said he seized control of the

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