Official Name: Republique de Côte d'Ivoire is the official name of the host country (short form: Côte d'Ivoire) to be used in all languages.
Language:The official language is French while local languages are also spoken.
Time: Côte d'Ivoire has the same time as GMT/UTC +0.
Climate: Côte d'Ivoire has a tropical climate with an annual average temperature of 26 C and generally abundant rainfall.
Banking Services: The official currency of Côte d'Ivoire is the Franc CFA (Communaute financiere africaine). A Franc is divided into 100 centimes.
All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at banks, hotels, restaurants and shopping centres.
Electricity/Voltage: Electric power is 220V running at 50Hz. Voltage converters may be needed for electronic devices operating at 110V.
Telephone Services: The country code of Côte d'Ivoire's is +225. Mobile telephone roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone operators. Internet access service is widely available.
From Africa: Air Algerie; Air Burkina; Air France; Air Ivoire; Air Senegal; Emirates; Ethiopian Airlines; Kenya Airways; Middle Eastern Airways; Royal Air Maroc; South African Airways; and SN Brussel
From Asia::Middle Eastern Airways; Emirates..
From Europe: Air Ivoire; SN Brussel and ;Air France..From A
Please note that Air Ivoire as well as SN Brussel are offering the most competitive discounted fares on daily flights from Paris and Brussels to Abidjan for participants travelling via Europe.
An Additional flight by Air Ivoire to Abidjan from Paris (CDG) to Abidjain is scheduled on 9 June 2008.
Participants are required to book their round-trip flight to Abidjan only. All domestic flights will be arranged by the National Organizing Committee with Air Ivoire (daily flights from Abidjan to Yamassoukro) starting on 8 June 2008.