I Coast's ex-first lady clashes with judge at trial

2016-11-30 08:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo and the judge trying her for crimes against humanity have clashed, with military police forced to prevent her from leaving the courtroom.

I Coast constitutional referendum passes, opponents cry foul

2016-11-02 07:21

An opposition-boycotted referendum to change Ivory Coast's constitution has easily passed, electoral officials say, but opponents have swiftly dismissed the vote as fraudulent.

Scuffles as I Coast votes on divisive constitution

2016-10-31 06:10

Ivorians were voting on Sunday to determine the fate of constitutional changes the president says will help end years of unrest, with scuffles erupting at several polling stations.

Controversial constitutional referendum sparks distrust in Ivory Coast

2016-10-28 15:27

The proposed new constitution would allow Alassane Ouattara to remain as president. Opposition parties see this move as a constitutional "coup" that will also protect his allies, writes Peter Penar.

Ivorian opposition calls for constitution vote boycott

2016-10-15 23:00

Ivory Coast's main opposition coalition has called on voters to boycott a referendum on the adoption of a new constitution that changes contentious rules on presidential eligibility.

I Coast opposition attacks 'undemocratic' new constitution

2016-10-07 09:49

At least 23 opposition parties in Ivory Coast have denounced as "undemocratic" President Alassane Ouattara's new draft constitution, claiming it would jeopardise peace in the country.

Ali Bongo to be sworn in as president of Gabon

2016-09-27 12:35

Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.

Ivorian opposition rejects plans for constitutional referendum

2016-07-01 09:30

Twenty-three opposition parties in Ivory Coast have issued a joint declaration against President Alassane Ouattara's "authoritarian" plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms.

Ivory Coast president vows country will not be 'intimidated by terrorists' after attack

2016-03-15 07:40

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has vowed that the country would not be 'intimidated by terrorists', as the death toll in the country's first jihadist attack climbed to 18.

Ivory Coast details leniency for 3 100 prisoners

2016-01-05 14:52

Ivory Coast's justice minister has given details of President Alassane Ouattara's pledge to show leniency to 3 100 inmates, saying only a small portion of those selected were behind bars for deadly post-election unrest.


Ivory Coast to hold elections on December 18

2016-11-04 09:15

Ivory Coast will hold parliamentary elections on December 18, the government says after hailing victory in a referendum on constitutional change.

I Coast to learn result of vote on new constitution

2016-11-01 08:48

Ivory Coast is expected to announce the result of an opposition-boycotted weekend referendum on constitutional changes that President Alassane Ouattara says will help end years of instability.

Ivory Coast votes on divisive new constitution

2016-10-30 13:00

Ivory Coast goes to the polls Sunday to vote on constitutional changes that President Alassane Ouattara says will help to end years of instability and unrest linked to the vexed issue of "Ivorian-ness".

HRW: Ivory Coast must respect 'NO' campaign for referendum

2016-10-27 16:11

HRW has urged the Ivory Coast government to respect the freedom of expression practiced by opposition political parties in opposing a draft constitution in favour of a nationwide referendum on October 30.

Ivory Coast parliament approves constitution change

2016-10-12 18:20

Ivory Coast's parliament approves changes to the constitution that ease a presidential eligibility requirement at the center of a political crisis that turned deadly.

Ivory Coast President Ouattara seeks to change constitution

2016-10-06 17:10

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, 74, has moved to change the country’s constitution, proposing among other things to remove the age limit of 75 for presidential candidates.

PHOTOS: Ivory Coast president rewards Olympic medalists with houses

2016-09-06 15:40

Ivory Coast President Alassane Quattara has rewarded the country's two medalists at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with houses after their sporting excellence captured a gold and bronze medal at the sporting showpiece.

Sarkozy condemns Ivory Coast attackers

2016-03-18 20:10

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has condemned the perpetrators of an assault on a beach town in Ivory Coast as cowardly barbarians.

UN winding down Ivory Coast mission

2016-01-13 23:30

The United Nations is winding down its peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after peaceful elections were held in the West African country.

Ouattara cuts sentences of 3 100 prisoners

2016-01-05 11:32

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has announced that he has reduced the sentences of 3 100 prisoners, including some held over bloody post-election unrest.

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