Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam

2017-11-03 16:09

President Alassane Ouattara has inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14%.

Three soldiers killed in Ivory Coast barrack shooting

2017-07-15 20:00

Three soldiers have died after shooting erupted at a base in Ivory Coast, which has been gripped by tensions within the military, security sources say.

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.

Rebel soldiers block access to I Coast's second-largest city

2017-05-13 18:01

Hundreds of renegade soldiers blocked access to Ivory Coast's second-largest city on Saturday after firing guns into the air throughout the night, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

Murder trial over 'Novotel captives' opens in I Coast

2017-02-21 17:01

The trial has opened in Ivory Coast of 10 men, mainly soldiers, accused of kidnapping and killing four men from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan in April 2011.

Ivory Coast ex-rebel commanders promoted after mutiny deal

2017-01-27 15:00

Ivory Coast's president has promoted two former rebel commanders who sided with the government in talks to quell a mutiny earlier this month.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Deal reached to end Ivory Coast crisis

2017-01-14 09:30

A government spokesperson in Ivory Coast says a deal has been reached with soldiers to end a crisis that began with a mutiny last week.

I Coast's Ouattara names ex-PM as his new vice president

2017-01-10 18:17

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has named outgoing premier Daniel Kablan Duncan as the country's first vice-president.

Mutineer soldiers free Ivory Coast defence minister

2017-01-08 07:00

Ivory Coast Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi has been released after two hours of detention by mutinous soldiers and has left the city where he was being held, a report says.


Gbagbo's allies behind string of Ivory Coast attacks: minister

2017-09-08 10:22

A group of people allied to Ivory Coast's former leader Laurent Gbagbo are behind a wave of recent attacks on police posts, the interior minister said Thursday.

UN ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years

2017-06-30 12:18

The UN peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast is coming to an end, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement as the West African economic powerhouse was split in two by civil war.

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.

I Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

2017-03-29 06:08

An Ivory Coast jury has acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

Ivory Coast govt condemns elite troops' mutiny

2017-02-09 09:30

The Ivorian governmentn has forcefully condemned a special forces revolt after troops fired in the air in the army barracks town of Adiake following weeks of trouble from mutinous security forces.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

African leaders who refused to stand down

2017-01-19 19:12

Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate.

Gunfire breaks out ahead of talks on Ivory Coast mutiny deal

2017-01-13 16:12

Witnesses say gunfire has broken out in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, where the defense chief was expected to resume talks on an army mutiny there a week ago.

I Coast's mutinous soldiers withdraw from streets after deal

2017-01-08 13:22

Ivory Coast's mutinous soldiers have withdrawn from the streets of the second city Bouake after the president announced a deal on their demands for bonuses, pay rises, housing and faster promotion.

I Coast seeks to defuse troops' mutiny as unrest spreads

2017-01-07 20:58

Ivory Coast's defence minister has headed to the northern city of Bouake where troops have seized control, firing rocket launchers in the streets in an angry protest over pay..

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