Ivory Coast


Crowds scuffle as I Coast's ex-first lady faces trial

2015-02-23 17:53

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo is due to appear in court to answer a charge of undermining state security in a high-profile trial that led to scuffle outside the courtroom.

Boat capsizes in Ivory Coast, killing 18

2015-02-05 08:08

Eighteen people have died and 25 people survived after an overloaded boat capsized in western Ivory Coast, a local official say.

Grenade kills 3 at Guinea sports bar

2015-01-21 11:14

As many as three people have died when a grenade went off at a bar in the Guinean capital Conakry where football fans were celebrating their team's goal in a Africa Cup of Nations game against Ivory Coast.

Simone Gbagbo: 'Iron Lady' of Ivory Coast

2015-01-07 08:25

Ivory Coast's "Iron Lady" Simone Gbagbo, whose trial has resumed, basked in her role as the power behind the throne during her husband Laurent Gbagbo's regime, but to foes she was a pitiless killer.

Ivory Coast hunger strike prisoners get medical care

2014-12-18 05:00

About 150 suspected supporters of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo are receiving medical treatment in prison after starting a hunger strike.

Ivory Coast army protests sow fears of return to unrest

2014-12-01 12:07

Protests by disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast have exposed the government's failure to reform its mutiny-plagued forces and its rapid capitulation sets a dangerous precedent in west African country.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

I Coast soldiers return to barracks after protests over pay

2014-11-19 15:37

Ivory Coast soldiers have returned to their barracks after protests over a pay dispute in several cities that saw them storm a TV station and set up barricades, soldiers and residents.

I Coast troops ordered back to barracks

2014-11-18 20:43

Ivory Coast's defence minister has ordered soldiers to return to their barracks after they held up traffic to claim outstanding bonuses.

France facilitated evacuation of Burkina's Compaore

2014-11-05 08:15

France has facilitated the evacuation of Burkina Faso’s president in the heat of the west African country’s political crisis to neighbouring Ivory Coast, French President Francois Hollande says.

 

Randgold to pay dividends from Ivory Coast mine

2015-02-05 15:45

Randgold Resources will begin paying dividends from its Tongon mine in Ivory Coast in the third quarter of 2015.

UN peacekeepers die in fatal car crashes

2015-02-04 22:41

Nine UN peacekeepers have died in 2 separate car crashes in Ivory Coast; 6 Egyptians, 3 Moroccans.

Two I Coast troops killed in attack

2015-01-10 22:06

Two Ivory Coast troops have been killed in an attack on army positions near the Liberian border, which the army says is the latest in ongoing clashes.

Ex-first lady on trial in Ivory Coast

2014-12-26 16:07

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo has gone on trial for "attempting to undermine the security of the state" in events leading to a bloody 2010-2011 crisis that left thousands dead.

At least 500 Ivory Coast prisoners start hunger strike

2014-12-05 07:49

Almost 500 people detained in Ivory Coast in the wake of the country’s 2010-2011 post-election bloodshed have gone on hunger strike to protest their continued detention, a source says.

Plastic bag protest turns ugly

2014-11-25 22:22

Police in Ivory Coast's commercial capital have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd protesting a ban on plastic bags.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

Protesting Ivory Coast troops enter state TV station in Bouake

2014-11-19 08:44

Soldiers protesting against unpaid wages have entered state television and radio headquarters in Ivory Coast's second city of Bouake but failed to broadcast a statement after staff fled.

8 workers die in botched Ivory Coast demolition

2014-11-06 17:28

At least eight construction workers have died in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan in a botched building demolition, a municipal official says.

Burkina strongman not loved in Ivory Coast

2014-11-04 05:05

Burkina Faso's ousted strongman Blaise Compaore may have been granted a luxury haven in Ivory Coast, but on the streets of Yamoussoukro few cheer for a man some blame for a decade of strife in their own country.

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