Ivory Coast

Ex-bodyguard of I Coast's 'Iron Lady' appeals murder sentence

2015-08-25 08:57

The former bodyguard of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's wife has appealed a 20-year prison sentence for murder, his lawyer says.

Former Ivory Coast PM to challenge Ouattara for presidency

2015-08-21 23:49

Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny has registered as a candidate for president in elections in October, challenging incumbent Alassane Ouattara.

Ivory Coast election to be 'peaceful', vows president

2015-08-07 09:05

Ivory Coast’s presidential election will take place in a “peaceful climate”, President Alassane Ouattara says, ahead of October 25 polls seen to be crucial for stability after a decade of political and military crisis.

2nd Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing

2015-08-05 10:24

A search is under way for a second Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete who vanished near Los Angeles, just hours after his teammate was found safe.

Child lab or rises on Ivory Coast cocoa farms – report

2015-07-30 18:23

The number of children working on cocoa farms in the world’s top producer Ivory Coast is on the rise as production climbs, a report shows.

Mali troops destroy jihadist camps near I Coast border

2015-07-22 11:07

Malian troops have destroyed two jihadist camps and arrested 15 suspected militants in the latest operation combating radical Islamist groups near the southern border with Ivory Coast, military sources say.

Malian troops, jihadists clash on I Coast border

2015-07-16 22:35

Malian troops clashed with jihadists near the country's southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents' camp in a forest straddling the frontier.

Mali, Ivorian troops hunt jihadis

2015-07-01 22:57

Malian soldiers backed by Ivorian and United Nations troops searched for jihadists at the site of an attack near its southern border.

West African leaders urge power liberalisation

2015-07-01 21:05

Five West African leaders have urged regional governments to liberalise the region's electricity sector to overcome insufficient power capacities.

Ivory Coast frees 48 child slaves, arrests traffickers

2015-06-23 10:50

Police in Ivory Coast have freed 48 child slaves in raids on plantations in the country’s Western cocoa belt and arrested 22 people accused of trafficking or exploiting children, Interpol says.


Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast's largest city

2015-08-24 05:31

Ivory Coast residents are being attacked by "microbes”, roving bands of kids as young as 12, whose violent robberies have raised alarm over crime in working-class neighbourhoods of Abidjan

Gbagbo party hardliners oppose election

2015-08-19 05:13

A hardline faction of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's party has called for a boycott of a presidential election in October.

Ivory Coast convicts ex-leader's top security officers

2015-08-05 14:39

Ivory Coast’s military court has sentenced the former head of security for the ex-first lady to 20 years in prison for acts related to the postelection crisis in 2011.

ICC must probe president's camp for wartime abuses - HRW

2015-08-04 12:04

The ICC must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, HRW says.

Checkpoint extortion costs Ivory Coast

2015-07-30 05:09

Extortion at Ivory Coast security checkpoints costs the country millions, HRW says

Malian troops kill jihadists on I Coast border - Mali army

2015-07-17 12:25

Malian troops have killed several jihadists near the country’s southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents’ camp in a forest straddling the frontier, military officials say.

Ivory Coast charges president's allies over violence

2015-07-09 05:24

Ivory Coast has charged 20 people with crimes committed during a brief civil war in 2010-11 including, for the first time, fighters who backed President Alassane Ouattara.

Ivory Coast reinforces border security

2015-07-01 22:00

Ivory Coast has reinforced security along its northern frontier after recent attacks just across the border in Mali blamed on Islamist insurgents.

World Bank clears $100m for Africa trade corridor

2015-06-25 19:00

The World Bank in a first-time move is clearing $100m to help Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast reduce mutual trade and transport costs on a key corridor.

June rains kill at least 16 in Abidjan

2015-06-21 20:07

Heavy rains in Ivory Coast have killed at least 16 people so far in June in the economic capital Abidjan, including six this weekend.

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