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Ivory Coast's mutinous soldiers have withdrawn from the streets of the second city Bouake after the president announced a deal on their demands for bonuses, pay rises, housing and faster promotion.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

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.


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.

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.

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