Ivory Coast's Ouattara says 'someone must be responsible' for poll deaths

2019-02-11 12:04

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while insisting investigations would continue.

ICC prosecutors urge judges to continue Ivory Coast trial

2018-10-01 17:54

ICC prosecutors have urged urge judges not to toss out the case against former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister on trial for alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after disputed 2010 presidential election.

Ivory Coast president launches umbrella party

2018-07-18 10:38

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has made it clear he will not seek re-election in 2020 as he launched a new umbrella party that he said would help ensure continuity.

Ally of Ivory Coast president rejects plan for 'unified party'

2018-06-18 10:08

Ivory Coast's Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, has rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.

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.


Ivory Coast ex-president's ICC freedom bid pushed back

2018-10-04 11:37

The International Criminal Court has pushed back to November a hearing on Ivory Coast former president Laurent Gbagbo's bid for release after defence lawyers said they needed more time.

I Coast's former first lady 'to be freed Wednesday': lawyer

2018-08-07 17:00

Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is serving a 20-year jail term, will be freed on Wednesday after President Alassan Ouattara granted her an amnesty, her lawyer has said.

Ivory Coast opposition says new government is 'bloated'

2018-07-12 06:06

Ivory Coast opposition politicians have described the new government named by President Alassane Ouattara as "bloated".

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.

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