Ivory Coast

Former top general jailed over I Coast Novotel murders

2017-04-14 19:41

A court in Ivory Coast has handed a former top general 18 years behind bars in connection with the abduction and murder of four foreigners from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan.

Morocco hosts month-long African art festival

2017-03-30 16:00

Morocco is hosting a month-long festival to celebrate African art and culture, featuring some of the continent's most prominent artists.

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.

Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

2017-03-24 22:00

The UN peacekeeping chief says he expects the missions in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

Strengthened security 1 year after Ivory Coast beach attack

2017-03-14 15:28

One year after Islamic extremists attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort and made clear their reach was growing in west Africa, this nation has tightened its security but still feels some economic pain.

Two Malians arrested in Senegal over I Coast beach attack

2017-02-24 10:08

Senegalese police have arrested two Malians suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort last year that killed 19 people.

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.

Six journalists arrested over 'false news' on mutiny

2017-02-13 10:04

ix journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, reports say.

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.


Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Top Africa stories: Zim, I Coast, Moz

2017-03-29 20:03

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, and stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners.

Prosecutors demand life sentence for ex-first lady Gbagbo

2017-03-28 21:41

Prosecutors have demanded a life jail term for Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is on trial for alleged crimes against humanity.

Burkina links I Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

2017-03-24 22:00

A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, says a senior official.

Cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestation

2017-03-16 21:20

Major chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle and Mars, have agreed a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana - a move hailed by Prince Charles.

Ivory Coast marks sombre anniversary after jihadist attack on beach resort

2017-03-14 06:06

A year after a jihadist attack bloodied the sands of Ivory Coast's popular beach resort Grand-Bassam, killing 19 people, national leaders and locals have marked a solemn anniversary, vowing to stand firm against the threat of terrorism.

I Coast hosting bid to save its last chimpanzees

2017-02-22 21:46

Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90% decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates.

Ivory Coast cocoa producers protest downturn in sales

2017-02-16 21:37

Ivory Coast cocoa producers have protested downturn in sales, as several tons pile up in warehouses.

I Coast govt pursues bid to end mutiny by elite troops

2017-02-09 19:32

The Ivorian government planned to pursue talks with elite troops responsible for President Alassane Ouattara's security in a bid to end a revolt by the special forces, a defence ministry official has said.

Gunfire as Ivory Coast tries to end special forces revolt

2017-02-08 21:36

Gunfire again in Ivory Coast town as government tries to end special forces revolt

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