Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast to privatise power, water monopolies

2016-05-02 15:24

Ivory Coast will break up its long-standing electricity and water monopolies to reduce prices amid growing public concern over price hikes, says President Alassane Ouattara.

Ivory Coast wants to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 14:45

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast former first lady loses final appeal

2016-04-21 20:57

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo is set to go on trial on charges of crimes against humanity after the country's supreme court rejected the latest appeal.

Ivory Coast to seek over $7bn from donors

2016-04-20 17:45

Ivory Coast will seek to raise $7.65bn during a meeting with donor partners next month to help fund an ambitious 5-year development programme.

Ghana bolsters security amid warnings of attack

2016-04-16 07:00

President urges public to remain calm after memo leaked to media says country could be targeted by armed groups.

1 300 Ivorians seek refuge in Burkina Faso after farming clashes

2016-03-29 10:09

A thousand people have fled Ivory Coast to seek refuge in neighbouring Burkina Faso after clashes between farmers and herdsmen that left at least 17 people dead.

17 killed in clashes between Ivory Coast farmers, herders

2016-03-26 11:10

Seventeen people have died in clashes between arable farmers and nomadic herdsmen in Ivory Coast's northeastern town of Bouna, the government says.

West African residents brace themselves amid attacks

2016-03-23 15:53

Armed police now patrol the Ivory Coast beach where Islamic extremists killed at least 19 people earlier this month.

Sarkozy condemns Ivory Coast attackers

2016-03-18 20:10

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has condemned the perpetrators of an assault on a beach town in Ivory Coast as cowardly barbarians.

France ups Africa anti-terror support

2016-03-15 23:11

France has vowed to step up anti-terrorist co-operation in Africa after al-Qaeda's North African branch said it carried out a deadly weekend attack.


Ivory Coast counts on new schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 17:59

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," says Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

450 million Africans threatened by spinal meningitis

2016-04-22 11:57

Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.

Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants

2016-04-21 19:58

Ivory Coast has deployed teams of rangers to protect the country's last surviving dwarf elephants from extinction.

Mali arrests Ivory Coast beach attack suspect

2016-04-17 19:01

Mali has arrested a suspect in connection with the March attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast that killed at least 19 people.

Farmers, herders clash in Ivory Coast

2016-03-29 21:38

Ivory Coast farmers and herders have clashed leaving at least 20 dead and a thousand homeless.

Malians held over I Coast resort attack

2016-03-27 19:41

Two Malians have been arrested on suspicion of playing a key role in a deadly attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort claimed by an al-Qaeda linked group.

Ivory Coast to expand rapid response forces

2016-03-24 21:01

Ivory Coast: Prime minister says new rapid response centers to be set up to protect against Islamic extremist attacks

Ivory Coast 2010 poll violence victims still awaiting justice: HRW

2016-03-22 21:02

Ivory Coast must deliver "long overdue" justice to the victims of deadly clashes that swept the world's top cocoa grower after disputed elections in 2010, Human Rights Watch says.

Holidaymakers slow to grasp Ivory Coast attack

2016-03-16 06:21

Ivory Coast holidaymakers were slow to realize they were under attack when Islamic extremists went on a shooting rampage along a beach.

Ivory Coast resort was 'symbolic' jihadist target

2016-03-15 11:40

When gunmen from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed 18 people at a beach resort frequented by foreigners in Ivory Coast, the jihadist group was targeting its sworn enemy France, analysts say.

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