Ivory Coast


Cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestation

2017-03-16 21:20

Major chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle and Mars, have agreed a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana - a move hailed by Prince Charles.

Ivory Coast marks sombre anniversary after jihadist attack on beach resort

2017-03-14 06:06

A year after a jihadist attack bloodied the sands of Ivory Coast's popular beach resort Grand-Bassam, killing 19 people, national leaders and locals have marked a solemn anniversary, vowing to stand firm against the threat of terrorism.

I Coast hosting bid to save its last chimpanzees

2017-02-22 21:46

Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90% decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates.

Ivory Coast cocoa producers protest downturn in sales

2017-02-16 21:37

Ivory Coast cocoa producers have protested downturn in sales, as several tons pile up in warehouses.

I Coast govt pursues bid to end mutiny by elite troops

2017-02-09 19:32

The Ivorian government planned to pursue talks with elite troops responsible for President Alassane Ouattara's security in a bid to end a revolt by the special forces, a defence ministry official has said.

Gunfire as Ivory Coast tries to end special forces revolt

2017-02-08 21:36

Gunfire again in Ivory Coast town as government tries to end special forces revolt

BREAKING: Fresh gunfire in army barracks town in I Coast

2017-02-08 13:40

Ivory Coast special forces troops have fired in the air in the army barracks town of Adiake for a second consecutive day, in a protest over pay, residents say.

Tribunal hears maritime dispute between Ghana and I Coast

2017-02-06 18:02

An international tribunal has began hearing arguments in a dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast over a contested maritime boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields.

Nigeria casts its first social safety net

2017-01-26 19:56

Nearly two years after taking office, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is making good on an election vow to help the poor, deploying a welfare scheme that is gaining traction across Africa.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

 

Strengthened security 1 year after Ivory Coast beach attack

2017-03-14 15:28

One year after Islamic extremists attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort and made clear their reach was growing in west Africa, this nation has tightened its security but still feels some economic pain.

Two Malians arrested in Senegal over I Coast beach attack

2017-02-24 10:08

Senegalese police have arrested two Malians suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort last year that killed 19 people.

Murder trial over 'Novotel captives' opens in I Coast

2017-02-21 17:01

The trial has opened in Ivory Coast of 10 men, mainly soldiers, accused of kidnapping and killing four men from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan in April 2011.

Six journalists arrested over 'false news' on mutiny

2017-02-13 10:04

ix journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, reports say.

Ivory Coast govt condemns elite troops' mutiny

2017-02-09 09:30

The Ivorian governmentn has forcefully condemned a special forces revolt after troops fired in the air in the army barracks town of Adiake following weeks of trouble from mutinous security forces.

Top Africa stories: Zim, CAR, Zambia

2017-02-08 20:31

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has expelled several key allies from her ZimPF party, and Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the ICC.

Witnesses: Soldiers open fire in Ivory Coast town

2017-02-07 17:13

Witnesses say soldiers have opened fire in the southeast Ivory Coast town of Adiake in a continuation of unrest that began a month ago.

Ivory Coast ex-rebel commanders promoted after mutiny deal

2017-01-27 15:00

Ivory Coast's president has promoted two former rebel commanders who sided with the government in talks to quell a mutiny earlier this month.

I Coast hit by fresh protests in wake of mutiny

2017-01-23 20:46

Angry protests have erupted in several Ivory Coast cities, including in the economic capital Abidjan where retired soldiers barricaded a major highway as a teachers' strike kept schools closed.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

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