Ivory Coast

Simone Gbagbo and her lawyers snub Ivory Coast trial

2016-10-25 20:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo has refused to attend her trial for crimes against humanity due to a row with the court over the failure of high-profile witnesses to take the stand.

I Coast arrests opponents of proposed constitution

2016-10-20 18:16

Ivory Coast police fired tear gas and arrested several political leaders Thursday at a protest in the capital Abidjan against a proposed new constitution, according to an AFP journalist.

Ivory Coast parliament approves constitution change

2016-10-12 18:20

Ivory Coast's parliament approves changes to the constitution that ease a presidential eligibility requirement at the center of a political crisis that turned deadly.

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.

Africa News headlines

2016-09-19 09:40

Tortured Zim activist to undergo surgery, Ivory Coast suspect in disappearance of western journalist dies and Buhari under fire of plagiarised Obama speech.

Bridge collapse halts I Coast-Burkina rail traffic

2016-09-08 16:02

Rail traffic between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso has been halted for at least two weeks after a bridge collapsed on the line linking the two countries, the operator says.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

2016-09-04 17:30

Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa exporter, but it is the prospect of striking gold that is luring diggers from neighbouring Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.

Two Ivorian soldiers in court over beach attack

2016-08-04 22:32

Two Ivorian soldiers have appeared in a military court accused of having associated with the perpetrators of a March attack on a beach resort that left 19 people dead.

Concern over Ivory Coast 's main cocoa crop

2016-07-04 19:45

Cool, cloudy weather and a lack of rain in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions will hinder the development of the next crop.

10 held in Burkina over jihadist attacks

2016-07-01 05:39

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and café in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast.


Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

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.

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.

African wax prints tackle rivals for place in the sun

2016-09-29 13:00

In a bustling market in Abidjan, women browse through a bewildering array of intricately patterned wax-print fabrics, each of which has a unique and sometimes quirky name.

I Coast suspect in disappearance of western journalist dies

2016-09-19 06:00

The brother-in-law of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo who was a leading suspect in the disappearance of a French-Canadian journalist has died , a source close to the country's former president says.

PHOTOS: Ivory Coast president rewards Olympic medalists with houses

2016-09-06 15:40

Ivory Coast President Alassane Quattara has rewarded the country's two medalists at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with houses after their sporting excellence captured a gold and bronze medal at the sporting showpiece.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

2016-09-04 15:22

Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations.

Investment into Ivory Coast up 25% this year

2016-07-13 11:41

Investment in Ivory Coast is up 25% in the first half of this year on the same period in 2015, according to the Centre for Investment Promotion, which track inflows into the economy.

Ivorian opposition rejects plans for constitutional referendum

2016-07-01 09:30

Twenty-three opposition parties in Ivory Coast have issued a joint declaration against President Alassane Ouattara's "authoritarian" plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms.

Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

2016-06-30 10:04

Gay men in Ivory Coast say they've been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the US Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month's killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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