Ivory Coast

I Coast's ex-first lady clashes with judge at trial

2016-11-30 08:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo and the judge trying her for crimes against humanity have clashed, with military police forced to prevent her from leaving the courtroom.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, S Sudan

2016-11-17 19:20

Zimbabwe is at risk of mass atrocities, says the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has urged his supporters to abstain from violence.

Ivory Coast jails 2 men accused of same-sex sexual acts

2016-11-17 08:59

Activists say a court in Ivory Coast has imprisoned two men for public indecency after they were accused of engaging in same-sex sexual acts.

Ivory Coast to hold elections on December 18

2016-11-04 09:15

Ivory Coast will hold parliamentary elections on December 18, the government says after hailing victory in a referendum on constitutional change.

I Coast constitutional referendum passes, opponents cry foul

2016-11-02 07:21

An opposition-boycotted referendum to change Ivory Coast's constitution has easily passed, electoral officials say, but opponents have swiftly dismissed the vote as fraudulent.

Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

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Scuffles as I Coast votes on divisive constitution

2016-10-31 06:10

Ivorians were voting on Sunday to determine the fate of constitutional changes the president says will help end years of unrest, with scuffles erupting at several polling stations.

Controversial constitutional referendum sparks distrust in Ivory Coast

2016-10-28 15:27

The proposed new constitution would allow Alassane Ouattara to remain as president. Opposition parties see this move as a constitutional "coup" that will also protect his allies, writes Peter Penar.

Simone Gbagbo and her lawyers snub Ivory Coast trial

2016-10-25 20:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo has refused to attend her trial for crimes against humanity due to a row with the court over the failure of high-profile witnesses to take the stand.

I Coast arrests opponents of proposed constitution

2016-10-20 18:16

Ivory Coast police fired tear gas and arrested several political leaders Thursday at a protest in the capital Abidjan against a proposed new constitution, according to an AFP journalist.


I Coast extradites 3 soldiers suspected in Burkina coup

2016-11-26 09:12

Ivory Coast has extradited three soldiers arrested on suspicion of being at the centre of the 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso back to their homeland, the Burkinabe interior minister says.

I Coast judge says Gbagbo trial can happen without her

2016-11-17 10:36

The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity can proceed without her, a judge has ruled, following her failure to appear in court.

Ivory Coast's divisive new constitution sworn into law

2016-11-09 20:30

Ivory Coast's Third Republic has come into being with the signing into law of a new constitution overwhelmingly adopted last month in a referendum boycotted by opposition parties.

Simone Gbagbo trial adjourned again over witness row

2016-11-03 06:58

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo's trial for crimes against humanity has been adjourned after her lawyers threatened to walk out over the failure of high-profile witnesses to attend.

I Coast to learn result of vote on new constitution

2016-11-01 08:48

Ivory Coast is expected to announce the result of an opposition-boycotted weekend referendum on constitutional changes that President Alassane Ouattara says will help end years of instability.

On Africa tour, French PM rules out slavery reparations

2016-10-31 08:27

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has issued an appeal to overcome the legacy of slavery, dismissing claims for financial compensation while acknowledging the "horror" of the slave trade.

Ivory Coast votes on divisive new constitution

2016-10-30 13:00

Ivory Coast goes to the polls Sunday to vote on constitutional changes that President Alassane Ouattara says will help to end years of instability and unrest linked to the vexed issue of "Ivorian-ness".

HRW: Ivory Coast must respect 'NO' campaign for referendum

2016-10-27 16:11

HRW has urged the Ivory Coast government to respect the freedom of expression practiced by opposition political parties in opposing a draft constitution in favour of a nationwide referendum on October 30.

Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

Ivorian opposition calls for constitution vote boycott

2016-10-15 23:00

Ivory Coast's main opposition coalition has called on voters to boycott a referendum on the adoption of a new constitution that changes contentious rules on presidential eligibility.

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