Ivory Coast gears up for key vote

2015-10-09 13:36

West African powerhouse Ivory Coast is gearing up for a key vote hoping to turn the page on searing political violence that left thousands dead and split the world’s top cocoa producer in town.

Ivory Coast must end wave of arrests, abuse ahead of polls – AI

2015-10-06 09:03

Authorities in Ivory Coast must put an end to what Amnesty International claims is a wave of arbitrary arrests and abuse targeting opposition supporters in the run-up to a presidential election later this month, the rights campaigner says.

Ivory Coast president urges reconciliation ahead of key vote

2015-09-14 12:30

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has called on his supporters to “forgive” their political opponents, while also urging them to mobilise for upcoming presidential elections in which he is seeking a second term.

Ivory Coast erupts ahead of presidential poll

2015-09-10 22:08

Protesters have torched vehicles and clashed with police as trouble erupted in several Ivory Coast towns ahead of next month's landmark presidential election.

Ivorian opposition threatens to obstruct elections

2015-08-31 19:59

A coalition of opposition groups in Ivory Coast has threatened to try to block presidential elections in October unless the government opens talks.

Former Ivory Coast PM to challenge Ouattara for presidency

2015-08-21 23:49

Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny has registered as a candidate for president in elections in October, challenging incumbent Alassane Ouattara.

Checkpoint extortion costs Ivory Coast

2015-07-30 05:09

Extortion at Ivory Coast security checkpoints costs the country millions, HRW says

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

Iron lady Gbagbo appeals 20-year sentence

2015-03-16 21:23

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has appealed the 20-year term she got for her role in post-election violence that killed over 3 000 people.

Crowds scuffle as I Coast's ex-first lady faces trial

2015-02-23 17:53

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo is due to appear in court to answer a charge of undermining state security in a high-profile trial that led to scuffle outside the courtroom.


Ivory Coast candidate suspends participation in presidential vote

2015-10-07 09:05

Former Ivory Coast foreign minister turned opposition candidate Amara Essy says he has suspended his participation in this month’s presidential election, saying the process is undemocratic and dominated by the incumbent.

Ivory Coast opposition says govt arrested supporters

2015-09-15 22:20

An opposition coalition has accused Ivory Coast's government of detaining 16 of its supporters for participating in demonstrations opposing President Alassane Ouattara's candidacy in the upcoming presidential vote.

1 killed as clashes erupt across Ivory Coast ahead of polls

2015-09-11 07:52

One person has been killed as protesters torched vehicles and clashed with police in several Ivory Coast towns, witnesses say, in the first major outbreak of trouble ahead of next month's presidential election.

Ex-Ivory Coast president's backers in power struggle

2015-09-02 18:57

Two years ago, Pascal Affi N'Guessan was in jail after backing the losing side in Ivory Coast's civil war. Now he is running for president.

Ex-bodyguard of I Coast's 'Iron Lady' appeals murder sentence

2015-08-25 08:57

The former bodyguard of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's wife has appealed a 20-year prison sentence for murder, his lawyer says.

Ivory Coast convicts ex-leader's top security officers

2015-08-05 14:39

Ivory Coast’s military court has sentenced the former head of security for the ex-first lady to 20 years in prison for acts related to the postelection crisis in 2011.

Ivory Coast charges president's allies over violence

2015-07-09 05:24

Ivory Coast has charged 20 people with crimes committed during a brief civil war in 2010-11 including, for the first time, fighters who backed President Alassane Ouattara.

Ouattara wins party backing for re-election bid

2015-03-23 08:23

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has won his party’s backing to run for re-election in this year’s upcoming vote as the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil.

Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

2015-03-10 13:16

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of “undermining state security” during post-election violence in 2011-2011 that left at least 3 000 dead.

Simone Gbagbo: 'Iron Lady' of Ivory Coast

2015-01-07 08:25

Ivory Coast's "Iron Lady" Simone Gbagbo, whose trial has resumed, basked in her role as the power behind the throne during her husband Laurent Gbagbo's regime, but to foes she was a pitiless killer.

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