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.

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.

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.

Ivory Coast's divisive new constitution sworn into law

2016-11-09 20:30

Ivory Coast's Third Republic has come into being with the signing into law of a new constitution overwhelmingly adopted last month in a referendum boycotted by opposition parties.

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.

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".

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.

ICC to probe Gbagbo case mistake

2016-02-06 21:49

The International Criminal Court says it will probe how the names of at least four confidential witnesses in the trial of Laurent Gbagbo were accidentally revealed.


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.

Gunfire in Abidjan as Ivory Coast mutiny spreads

2017-01-07 22:02

Shots rang out at a military base in Abidjan as a mutiny by disgruntled troops appeared to spread to Ivory Coast's economic capital despite government efforts to defuse the crisis.

Fresh gunfire in Ivory Coast as officials seek end to mutiny

2017-01-07 16:59

Gunfire could be heard for a second day in a row in Bouake, Ivory Coast's second-largest city, as top security officials prepared to meet disgruntled soldiers who staged a mutiny over pay and other conditions, witnesses and officials say.

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 judge says Gbagbo trial can happen without her

2016-11-17 10:36

The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity can proceed without her, a judge has ruled, following her failure to appear in court.

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.

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.

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.

Talk of Gbagbo trial banned in EGuinea

2016-02-01 19:31

TV reports on the crimes against humanity trial of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo in The Hague have been banned on Equatorial Guinea's state broadcaster.

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