Governing coalition in Ivory Coast buckles as election nears

2018-08-10 17:26

An alliance between two parties that has governed Ivory Coast since 2010 broke down, two months ahead of elections.

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

2017-10-25 16:55

West African leaders have made their first comments after two months of increasingly bloody violence in Togo, calling on the presidency and the opposition to sit down for talks.

I Coast's ex-army chief urged Gbagbo to step down

2017-09-26 21:03

At the height of a deadly political standoff in Ivory Coast, the former army chief of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo says he had pleaded with his boss to quit, warning "too many people have died."

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

2017-07-19 09:06

War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.

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.

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.

Six wounded as mutinous I Coast soldiers cut off key city

2017-05-14 19:56

Mutinous soldiers have wounded six people in Ivory Coast's second city Bouake as fresh tensions gripped the world's top cocoa grower.

I Coast president announces deal with mutinous soldiers

2017-01-07 23:00

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara announced he has reached an agreement with soldiers who seized the second city Bouake in a pay protest that spread to the economic capital Abidjan.

I Coast judge says Gbagbo trial can happen without her

2016-11-17 10:36

The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity can proceed without her, a judge has ruled, following her failure to appear in court.

New Ivory Coast election set for October 2015

2013-12-01 05:00

Ivory Coast President Allasane Ouattara says a presidential election will be held in October 2015.


Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo freed after amnesty

2018-08-08 17:56

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo, who had been serving a 20-year jail term, was released, two days after being amnestied by President Alassane Ouattara, her lawyer has said.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

ICC to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

2017-07-20 06:23

International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues.

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.

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.

1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

2017-05-14 22:00

Residents say one person has been killed and several others injured after mutinous soldiers in Bouake opened fire on residents protesting their violent actions demanding higher pay

Mutinous I Coast troops holding defence minister despite deal

2017-01-08 06:32

Mutinous soldiers were holding Ivory Coast's Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi, rejecting the terms of a deal announced by the president to end their angry pay protest.

Gunfire in Abidjan as Ivory Coast mutiny spreads

2017-01-07 22:02

Shots rang out at a military base in Abidjan as a mutiny by disgruntled troops appeared to spread to Ivory Coast's economic capital despite government efforts to defuse the crisis.

War-scarred I Coast reopens for business

2014-02-10 11:48

Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destinations in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of political turmoil but President Alassane Ouattara must weed out corruption.

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