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.

I Coast's Ouattara sworn in for 2nd presidential term

2015-11-03 15:47

Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara has been sworn in for a second five-year term after winning re-election in the nation’s first peaceful vote in more than a decade.

Ivory Coast president vows to lower unemployment

2015-10-30 10:22

Ivory Coast’s president says he hopes to reduce unemployment by two million during his second term in office, backing a campaign promise that opponents say he failed to fulfil during his first term.

Ivory Coast president Ouattara easily wins re-election

2015-10-28 07:29

Ivory Coast’s electoral commission says President Alassane Ouattara has won a second five-year term, following elections that were held over the weekend.

Ivory Coast poll praised, turnout healthy

2015-10-27 05:20

Ivory Coast's weekend presidential poll saw a healthy turnout and won praise from observers as being fair.


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.

Constitutional Council confirms Ouattara's re-election

2015-11-02 14:45

Ivory Coast’s Constitutional Council has confirmed the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara for five years in an official proclamation eight days after the vote.

Ouattara wins in peacefull Ivory Coast poll

2015-10-28 22:26

Alassane Ouattara has won a second term as Ivory Coast president in the nation's first peaceful vote in more than a decade.

Opposition contests turnout in Ivory Coast vote

2015-10-27 07:16

Ivory Coast’s weekend presidential poll has won praise from observers as being peaceful and fair but has seen the opposition contest turnout figures as the west African nation tries to overcome a history of electoral violence.

Ivory Coast voting starts late

2015-10-25 11:02

Polls have opened late in some parts of Ivory Coast as the west African nation holds its first presidential election since a disputed vote five years ago triggered violence that killed more than 3 000 people.

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