Ivory Coast

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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.

I Coast seizes 150kg of smuggled elephant tusks

2016-06-10 22:32

About 150kg of elephant tusks coming from Nigeria have been seized in Ivory Coast in the biggest such haul in a decade, the customs department says.

Ivory Coast ex-first lady claims she suffered rape attempt

2016-06-02 11:32

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo denied charges of crimes against humanity during political violence in 2010 and said she had suffered attempted rape while in detention.

Ivory Coast arrests driver over beach resort attack

2016-05-27 11:17

Ivory Coast police have arrested a driver who allegedly transported weapons used in a jihadist attack on the Grand-Bassam beach resort that killed 19 people in March, security sources say.

Donors promise $15bn to Ivory Coast

2016-05-18 11:52

International donors and partner countries of the Ivory Coast meeting in Paris have promised more than $15bn by 2020 to help finance the country's development.


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.

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for Ivory Coast parliament speaker

2016-06-07 10:22

Burkina Faso cancelled an international arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, the latest twist in a saga which has tainted diplomatic relations between the countries for months.

I Coast's ex first lady on trial for poll bloodbath

2016-05-31 22:38

Ivory Coast's feisty former first lady Simone Gbagbo has gone on trial for crimes against humanity in what many see as a litmus case for justice.

Ivory Coasts pins its hopes on chocolate

2016-05-20 05:17

The world's biggest exporter of cocoa beans takes what it calls its first step to become a player in the global industry.

Ivory Coast says ex first lady Gbagbo getting 'fair trial'

2016-05-10 21:00

A prosecutor in the trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity says it is fair and transparent, after the defence says the jury was biased.

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