Ivory Coast


Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

2014-09-18 11:54

As Ivory Coast campaigns to fend off an Ebola outbreak ravaging neighbouring West African states, grim reminders of the catastrophe unfolding across its western border are everywhere.

Ex-Ivorian leader's party headquarters 'trashed'

2014-09-02 08:43

The headquarters of the party of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo have been ransacked, leaving three people injured, a spokesperson says.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

Ivory Coast closes borders with Ebola-hit neighbours

2014-08-23 16:57

The Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Ebola-hit Guinea and Liberia in a bid to protect citizens against an epidemic that has killed 1 427 people across West Africa, the prime minister says.

Ivory Coast leader pardons third of prisoners

2014-08-08 17:42

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has pardoned nearly a third of the West African country's prison population, says government.

Troubles in Ghana cocoa sector

2014-07-28 19:00

There has been a reversal of fortunes between Ivory Coast, the world's largest cocoa grower, and Ghana, the second-largest.

Liberia sentences 13 to life for border raids

2014-06-18 12:52

A Liberian judge has sentenced 13 men to life in prison for “mercenary activity” in neighbouring Ivory Coast, a report says.

Ghana to hike cocoa price to curb smuggling

2014-06-11 13:04

Ghana plans to raise its fixed cocoa price next season to a level which ensures smuggling into neighbouring grower Ivory Coast is not attractive.

'Liberian gunmen' seize Ivorian village, kill 8

2014-05-16 13:57

At least eight people, including five civilians, have been killed after gunmen believed to have come from Liberia seized a border village in western Ivory Coast.

UN lifts Ivory Coast diamond embargo

2014-04-29 20:01

The UN Security Council has lifted a nearly decade-old embargo on Ivory Coast's international diamond trade.

Gold rush threatens West African cocoa

2014-04-11 10:30

Bouafu Kouassi dug a hole on his cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast and found traces of gold, which could transform his life, but it could just destroy his farm.

I Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

2014-03-24 07:49

The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity had divided his west African nation.

I Coast minister gets new post after campus clash

2014-03-13 14:27

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has transferred his higher education minister after violent clashes between students and campus police officers at the country’s largest university.

New Ivory Coast bridge ready by December

2014-02-17 10:18

A new bridge crossing the lagoon in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan will be completed in December and could add one percentage point to economic growth.

Gays in I Coast find haven on hostile continent

2014-02-10 08:49

With bars catering for lesbians, gays and transsexuals, Ivory Coast stands out for its tolerance on a continent where homophobia is not just common but widely enshrined into law.

Mob attacks gay rights office in I Coast

2014-01-27 17:00

The head of Ivory Coast’s most prominent gay rights organisation says its headquarters has been ransacked by an anti-homosexual mob that destroyed property and injured a security guard.

Drop in currency spurs cocoa smuggling

2014-01-12 11:46

Exporters say smugglers have trafficked tons of Ghanaian cocoa beans into Ivory Coast to take advantage of a drop in Ghana's currency.

 

ICC confirms trial for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

2014-09-11 19:04

The International Criminal Court has confirmed that Ivory coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo will face trial for crimes against humanity, throwing out an appeal by the defence.

I Coast torn between crazy rumours and hard facts over Ebola

2014-08-27 09:37

Rumours that west Africa’s Ebola epidemic has reached Ivory Coast have prompted scared villagers to drink salted water as they believe that salt combats the virus.

UN vows central role in fighting Ebola epidemic

2014-08-23 22:03

The United Nations has vowed to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Ebola: Liberia braces for food shortages

2014-08-14 16:15

Liberia is bracing for food and petrol shortages, after neighbouring Ivory Coast blocked access of ships from all four West African countries affected by the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Ivory Coast cotton forecast revised upwards

2014-08-01 18:45

The production of cotton in Ivory Coast has risen steadily and it has revised the forecasts for its 2014-2015 production higher after a bumper harvest.

I Coast conflict leaves legacy of land disputes

2014-06-19 07:50

As Ivory Coast strives to put more than a decade of bloody conflict behind it, courts in the agrarian west African nation are overwhelmed by quarrels over land ownership.

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-06-12 21:13

The International Criminal Court will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.

Ivory Coast army retakes border town

2014-05-17 09:28

Ivory Coast's army has taken back control of a village on its southwestern border with Liberia after gunmen seized it in an attack that killed 13 people.

Cocoa smuggling in Ghana worsens

2014-05-14 04:00

Ghana's falling currency has fuelled smuggling of as much as 100 000 tons of cocoa into neighbouring Ivory Coast, say industry sources.

UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond embargo

2014-04-26 13:42

The UN Security Council is set to lift a nearly decade-old embargo on Ivory Coast's international diamond trade and plans to relax its arms embargo there, diplomats say.

Suspect in I Coast election deaths faces court

2014-03-27 14:53

A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after Ivory Coast’s 2010 elections has declares his innocence as he appeared for the first time at the ICC.

Ivory Coast to send Ble Goude to ICC

2014-03-20 19:15

Ivory Coast will send Charles Ble Goude, a former youth leader and close ally of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court.

I’m doing well, says I Coast president

2014-03-03 08:47

Thousands of Ivorians have flooded the streets to welcome back President Alassane Ouattara after a month of medical treatment in France that raised fears of a return to domestic political upheaval.

War-scarred I Coast reopens for business

2014-02-10 11:48

Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destinations in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of political turmoil but President Alassane Ouattara must weed out corruption.

I Coast leader undergoes surgery in France

2014-02-10 07:35

Ivory Coast’s government says President Alassane Ouattara has undergone surgery for sciatica, a form of nerve pain.

Elephant habitat disappearing in Ivory Coast

2014-01-27 10:14

Conservationists in the Ivory Coast have begun a courageous process by transporting a number of elephants to the Azagny national park, as their current home has been encroached by agriculture.

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