Ivory Coast

Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-21 21:35

The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, says the government.

A look at major extremist attacks in west Africa

2017-06-19 12:00

Four assailants have been killed by security forces in Mali after an attack on a tourist resort popular with foreigners close to the capiotal Bamako. Let's take a look at major attacks in west Africa by Islamic extremists in recent years.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Lesotho, Moz

2017-06-02 08:47

A gang of robbers dressed in security guard uniforms has raided a cash-in-transit truck outside a bank in Mozambique, and President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.

Three killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 13:56

Three people were killed when police clashed with former rebels who had been blocking the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, to demand government compensation payments, an AFP reporter has said.

Ivory Coast rebels stage fresh street protest

2017-05-22 21:02

Hundreds of demobilised rebels took to the streets of this central Ivory Coast city to demand government funds after disrupting a funeral attended by a cabinet minister.

I Coast rebel troops end mutiny as deal inked

2017-05-16 17:00

Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast have said they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute.

2017: Ivory Coast's year of the mutiny

2017-05-16 15:01

Ivory Coast, which is recovering from more than a decade of conflict, has since January been in the grip of a series of revolts by disgruntled solders and paramilitary gendarmes.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, I Coast, SA

2017-05-16 08:33

Family sources say Zimbabwe's longtime leader Robert Mugabe's health is "worsening" and his wife is Grace worried, and SA working towards scrapping visa for African citizens.

Heavy gunfire as mutiny grips I Coast's main cities

2017-05-15 19:57

Heavy gunfire rang out in Abidjan and Bouake, Ivory Coast's two biggest cities, witnesses have said, as a mutiny by disgruntled soldiers demanding bonuses entered its fourth day.


Home beckons across the border for exiled Ivorian children

2017-06-20 21:06

Hurbain Souomi was only five years old, but he still remembers the day he trekked 50km across the border into Liberia to escape gunfire strafing his Ivory Coast village.

Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-17 07:16

At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials say.

Ivory Coast army chief meets mutineers in their barracks

2017-06-01 11:18

Ivory Coast armed forces chief Sekou Toure has met with troops who had mutinied over pay, in a bid to heal deep rifts in the military.

Four killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 21:38

Four people have been killed and many hurt when police clashed with former rebels barricading the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, in the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay.

Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities

2017-05-23 06:11

Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments have blocked roads into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, reports say.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-05-17 08:30

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly warned South Africa against copying Zimbabwe's "land reform agenda", and Lesotho's King Letsie III has praised Mugabe's "wise guidance and astute leadership".

Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers

2017-05-16 16:00

Ivory Coast's defense minister says an agreement has been reached with the soldiers who have taken to the streets in protest in the country's largest cities

I Coast army mutiny spreads but government claims deal

2017-05-16 13:00

Heavy gunfire has rung out in Ivory Coast's two biggest cities as a four-day mutiny by disgruntled soldiers spreads nationwide but the government claims a deal to end the crisis has been reached.

Military unrest, gunfire paralyse city areas in Ivory Coast

2017-05-15 21:57

Gunfire and continued threats by mutinous soldiers in several cities in Ivory Coast has led banks, schools and businesses to close amid fears of fighting

Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

2017-05-15 09:13

Gunfire has been heard in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidhan and Bouake, in the grip of a mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers, witnesses say.

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