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.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara faces 6 contenders

2015-10-24 08:09

Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara faces six contenders, two of them former premiers, in a key vote for the Ivory Coast's top job.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara to push for new constitution if re-elected

2015-10-20 16:13

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he would push for constitutional reform if he wins re-election this week to scrap a nationality clause that helped drag his country into a decade-long crisis.

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.


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 heads to the polls as Ouattara hopes to seal peace

2015-10-25 08:53

Ivory Coast is heading into presidential elections with the incumbent Alassane Ouattara, campaigning on restoring stability, widely tipped for re-election.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara to push for new constitution if re-elected

2015-10-21 09:47

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he would push for constitutional reform if he wins re-election this week to scrap a nationality clause that helped drag his country into a decade-long crisis.

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.

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