Ivory Coast

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.

ICC joins trials of ex-Ivory Coast president and ally

2015-03-11 23:55

The International Criminal Court has decided to combine the trials of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and his close ally Charles Ble Goude because their cases alleging post-election violence are nearly identical.

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.


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.

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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.

Iron lady Gbagbo appeals 20-year sentence

2015-03-16 21:23

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has appealed the 20-year term she got for her role in post-election violence that killed over 3 000 people.

Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

2015-03-10 13:16

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of “undermining state security” during post-election violence in 2011-2011 that left at least 3 000 dead.

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.

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