I Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

2017-03-29 06:08

An Ivory Coast jury has acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

Ivory Coast govt condemns elite troops' mutiny

2017-02-09 09:30

The Ivorian governmentn has forcefully condemned a special forces revolt after troops fired in the air in the army barracks town of Adiake following weeks of trouble from mutinous security forces.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

African leaders who refused to stand down

2017-01-19 19:12

Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate.

Gunfire breaks out ahead of talks on Ivory Coast mutiny deal

2017-01-13 16:12

Witnesses say gunfire has broken out in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, where the defense chief was expected to resume talks on an army mutiny there a week ago.

I Coast's mutinous soldiers withdraw from streets after deal

2017-01-08 13:22

Ivory Coast's mutinous soldiers have withdrawn from the streets of the second city Bouake after the president announced a deal on their demands for bonuses, pay rises, housing and faster promotion.

I Coast seeks to defuse troops' mutiny as unrest spreads

2017-01-07 20:58

Ivory Coast's defence minister has headed to the northern city of Bouake where troops have seized control, firing rocket launchers in the streets in an angry protest over pay..

Heavy weapons fire in 'mutiny' near I Coast military camp

2017-01-06 12:36

Heavy weapons have been heard near Ivory Coast's largest military camp in the city of Bouake, where at least two police stations were attacked, a report says.

I Coast votes as president seeks strong majority

2016-12-18 21:00

Ivory Coast has voted in elections that President Alassane Ouattara hopes will strengthen his hold in parliament in order to help keep the world's top cocoa producer in the economic fast lane.

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.


Murder trial over 'Novotel captives' opens in I Coast

2017-02-21 17:01

The trial has opened in Ivory Coast of 10 men, mainly soldiers, accused of kidnapping and killing four men from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan in April 2011.

Ivory Coast ex-rebel commanders promoted after mutiny deal

2017-01-27 15:00

Ivory Coast's president has promoted two former rebel commanders who sided with the government in talks to quell a mutiny earlier this month.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Deal reached to end Ivory Coast crisis

2017-01-14 09:30

A government spokesperson in Ivory Coast says a deal has been reached with soldiers to end a crisis that began with a mutiny last week.

I Coast's Ouattara names ex-PM as his new vice president

2017-01-10 18:17

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has named outgoing premier Daniel Kablan Duncan as the country's first vice-president.

Mutineer soldiers free Ivory Coast defence minister

2017-01-08 07:00

Ivory Coast Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi has been released after two hours of detention by mutinous soldiers and has left the city where he was being held, a report says.

Soldiers mutiny in 3 I Coast cities over pay

2017-01-06 19:10

Soldiers have launched mutinies in three cities across Ivory Coast, authorities say, demanding higher pay and bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa's fastest-growing economy.

I Coast ruling coalition wins strong parliamentary majority

2016-12-21 06:07

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's ruling coalition has won 65.75% of the vote in weekend polls, strengthening its hold in parliament as the world's top cocoa producer seeks to remain in the economic fast lane.

I Coast leader seeks bigger majority to keep economy strong

2016-12-17 11:01

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is hoping voters will shore up his parliamentary majority to help keep the world's top cocoa producer in the fast economic lane.

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.

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