Ivory Coast

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.

Father of African boy found in suitcase freed on bail

2015-06-09 11:24

The father of an Ivory Coast boy caught being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase last month has been freed on bail, allowing the family to be reunited.

Int'l case against Gbagbo's wife admissible

2015-05-27 19:54

International Criminal Court judges say the case against the former Ivory Coast 1st lady is admissible.

Ivory Coast opposition picks candidate

2015-05-23 11:24

Ivory Coast's main opposition, the Ivorian Popular Front, has chosen party chief Pascal Affi N'Guessan as its candidate in presidential elections in October.


Pics – In search for gold

2015-05-08 17:07
It is not featured on any official maps, is not run by an industrial mining company, nor does it pay taxes. This is the story of an unlicensed Ivory Coast gold mine nestled among the cocoa plantations near the village of Gamina.

It is not featured on any official maps, is not run by an industrial mining company, nor does it pay taxes. This is the story of an unlicensed Ivory Coast gold mine nestled among the cocoa plantations near the village of Gamina.

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Ivory Coast's former rebels cling to their weapons

2015-04-30 06:40

'This, I won't hand over,' growls Etienne, a former fighter in Ivory Coast who helped President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, clutching his rusty Kalashnikov tightly.

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

Ouattara wins party backing for re-election bid

2015-03-23 08:23

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has won his party’s backing to run for re-election in this year’s upcoming vote as the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil.


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.

Standard Bank set to open Ivory Coast branch

2015-06-05 11:14

Standard Bank has decided to push forward with plans to open a new Ivory Coast-based branch to expand its operations to French-speaking West Africa.

Liberia struggles with violence along insecure I Coast border

2015-05-24 12:22

In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier. The attack marked the brutal resumption of a campaign of violence blamed on militants crossing from Liberia.

Ivory Coast opposition meets to pick candidate

2015-05-21 22:10

Ivory Coast's main opposition party has held a massive gathering to choose a candidate for presidential elections in October.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo to go on trial in November

2015-05-08 08:42

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will go on trial in November for his alleged role in the violence that followed 2010 elections in the west African state, the International Criminal Court says.

Ouattara nominated to seek re-election

2015-04-26 09:12

Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast has officially been nominated for re-election in October's presidential poll.

Abidjan zoo replaces starved lions

2015-04-01 15:54

Abidjan zoo has just replaced the lions which starved to death 4 years ago.

Ivory Coast targets 'double-digit' growth this year

2015-03-18 12:18

Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer whose economy was battered by a low-level civil war and ensuing political unrest, should see double-digit growth this year, PM Daniel Kablan Duncan says.

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