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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.

Compaore arrives in Ivory Coast

2014-11-01 15:47

Burkina Faso's former ruler Blaise Compaore, who resigned amid mass protests against his 27-year rule, has arrived in neighbouring Ivory Coast,

Ivory Coast aims to conquer cashews

2014-10-29 14:24

Ivory Coast has grown around 80 000 tonnes of raw cashews per year, as demand for the nuts has grown, output has jumped to around a half million tonnes.

Ivory Coast launches manhunt for Ebola suspect

2014-10-24 11:14

The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease.

Ivory Coast tightens cocoa sector regulation

2014-10-13 15:15

Ivory Coast's government has introduced stricter regulation of its of its world-leading cocoa sector for the 2014/15 season following a decade of liberalisation.

Ebola still rampant as toll nears 4 000

2014-10-08 22:36

The WHO says the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed almost 4 000 people, with no evidence that the epidemic is being brought under control in West Africa.

Ivory Coast truth commission testimony ends

2014-10-01 16:03

Public testimony has ended in Ivory Coast's truth commission, which was formed to probe nearly a decade of bloody political violence.

ICC to decide if I Coast 'street general' should face trial

2014-09-29 07:43

ICC judges have begun hearings to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.

Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

2014-09-18 11:54

As Ivory Coast campaigns to fend off an Ebola outbreak ravaging neighbouring West African states, grim reminders of the catastrophe unfolding across its western border are everywhere.

Ex-Ivorian leader's party headquarters 'trashed'

2014-09-02 08:43

The headquarters of the party of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo have been ransacked, leaving three people injured, a spokesperson says.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

Ivory Coast closes borders with Ebola-hit neighbours

2014-08-23 16:57

The Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Ebola-hit Guinea and Liberia in a bid to protect citizens against an epidemic that has killed 1 427 people across West Africa, the prime minister says.

SAA still flying to West Africa

2014-08-13 20:14

South African Airways says the decision to continue flying to West Africa, in light of the Ebola outbreak, is consistent with the position adopted by the World Health Organisation and the International Air Transport Association.

Ivory Coast cotton forecast revised upwards

2014-08-01 18:45

The production of cotton in Ivory Coast has risen steadily and it has revised the forecasts for its 2014-2015 production higher after a bumper harvest.

I Coast conflict leaves legacy of land disputes

2014-06-19 07:50

As Ivory Coast strives to put more than a decade of bloody conflict behind it, courts in the agrarian west African nation are overwhelmed by quarrels over land ownership.

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-06-12 21:13

The International Criminal Court will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.

Ivory Coast army retakes border town

2014-05-17 09:28

Ivory Coast's army has taken back control of a village on its southwestern border with Liberia after gunmen seized it in an attack that killed 13 people.

Cocoa smuggling in Ghana worsens

2014-05-14 04:00

Ghana's falling currency has fuelled smuggling of as much as 100 000 tons of cocoa into neighbouring Ivory Coast, say industry sources.

UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond embargo

2014-04-26 13:42

The UN Security Council is set to lift a nearly decade-old embargo on Ivory Coast's international diamond trade and plans to relax its arms embargo there, diplomats say.

Suspect in I Coast election deaths faces court

2014-03-27 14:53

A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after Ivory Coast’s 2010 elections has declares his innocence as he appeared for the first time at the ICC.

 

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.

Gbagbo may not bury his mom

2014-10-29 21:10

The International Criminal Court has turned down a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to attend his mother's funeral.

Mali Ebola toddler dies, fears dozens exposed

2014-10-25 08:10

A 2-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, as officials warn that dozens of people may have been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

Ebola threatens West Africa

2014-10-21 05:00

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

2nd US Ebola case: Worker used protective gear

2014-10-12 16:35

The health care worker who contracted Ebola at the Texas hospital where a Liberian man was treated, contracted the virus while wearing full protective gear, officials say.

Ivory Coast buoyed by record agricultural harvest

2014-10-05 14:01

Good news is pouring in from plantations in Ivory Coast, the west African country is racking up record harvests for cocoa and cashew nuts.

Ble Goude's militants raped, murdered

2014-09-29 17:42

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis the ICC has heard.

Ivory Coast lifts Ebola flight restrictions

2014-09-27 16:43

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says his country will lift the suspension of flights to countries stricken by the Ebola virus to show solidarity with the nations affected by the outbreak.

ICC confirms trial for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

2014-09-11 19:04

The International Criminal Court has confirmed that Ivory coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo will face trial for crimes against humanity, throwing out an appeal by the defence.

I Coast torn between crazy rumours and hard facts over Ebola

2014-08-27 09:37

Rumours that west Africa’s Ebola epidemic has reached Ivory Coast have prompted scared villagers to drink salted water as they believe that salt combats the virus.

UN vows central role in fighting Ebola epidemic

2014-08-23 22:03

The United Nations has vowed to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Ebola: Liberia braces for food shortages

2014-08-14 16:15

Liberia is bracing for food and petrol shortages, after neighbouring Ivory Coast blocked access of ships from all four West African countries affected by the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Ivory Coast leader pardons third of prisoners

2014-08-08 17:42

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has pardoned nearly a third of the West African country's prison population, says government.

Troubles in Ghana cocoa sector

2014-07-28 19:00

There has been a reversal of fortunes between Ivory Coast, the world's largest cocoa grower, and Ghana, the second-largest.

Liberia sentences 13 to life for border raids

2014-06-18 12:52

A Liberian judge has sentenced 13 men to life in prison for “mercenary activity” in neighbouring Ivory Coast, a report says.

Ghana to hike cocoa price to curb smuggling

2014-06-11 13:04

Ghana plans to raise its fixed cocoa price next season to a level which ensures smuggling into neighbouring grower Ivory Coast is not attractive.

'Liberian gunmen' seize Ivorian village, kill 8

2014-05-16 13:57

At least eight people, including five civilians, have been killed after gunmen believed to have come from Liberia seized a border village in western Ivory Coast.

UN lifts Ivory Coast diamond embargo

2014-04-29 20:01

The UN Security Council has lifted a nearly decade-old embargo on Ivory Coast's international diamond trade.

Gold rush threatens West African cocoa

2014-04-11 10:30

Bouafu Kouassi dug a hole on his cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast and found traces of gold, which could transform his life, but it could just destroy his farm.

I Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

2014-03-24 07:49

The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity had divided his west African nation.

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