The coastline in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo: Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Ivory Coast raised 5.8 billion euros, or $6.4 billion, for its tourism industry during a roundtable in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, Bloomberg reports.

The big picture: The world’s top cocoa producer wants to create 700,000 jobs in tourism and make the sector the third pillar of its economy by 2025.

Due to a 10-year-long conflict that divided the nation into a "rebel-held north and government-run south," that ended in 2011, Ivory Coast’s tourism was wiped out.

The money raised from unnamed investor companies made up the second bid in a month to attract foreign hotels and tour operators.

  • The country‘s government had a $1 billion fundraising goal, but it has already exceeded that amount. Last month Ivory Coast attracted $5 billion in investments at a roadshow in Dubai, but the government’s statement did not provide any additional details.

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A statue of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis lies on the street after protesters pulled it down in Richmond, Virginia, in June. Photo: Parker Michels-Boyce/AFP via Getty Images

59 Confederate symbols have been removed, relocated or renamed since anti-racism protests began over George Floyd's death, a new Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report finds.

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