Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast PM named ruling party's presidential candidate

2020-03-14 12:52

Ivory Coast's ruling party has named the prime minister as its candidate for the October presidential poll, after President Alassane Ouattara ended months of speculation and said he would not seek a controversial third term.

Ivory Coast President Ouattara will not run in election

2020-03-05 16:48

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he will not run in October's election, ending months of speculation over his intentions.

Child found dead at Paris airport in undercarriage of plane from Ivory Coast: source

2020-01-08 14:06

A child aged around 10 was found dead Wednesday at a Paris airport in the undercarriage of a plane that had come from the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, a source close to the inquiry said.

France's Macron says colonialism was 'grave mistake'

2019-12-22 10:40

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said "colonialism was a grave mistake," and called for "turning the page" on the past during a visit to Ivory Coast, a former French colony in West Africa.

Rise in trafficking of Ivorian women, girls to Europe

2019-10-18 17:47

An increasing number of women and girls from Ivory Coast are being trafficked to Northern Africa and Europe, the International Organization for Migration warns.

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.

Will Ivory Coast's Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?

2019-01-31 20:18

The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is making waves in the West African nation where some celebrate his pending release but others fear a repeat of the deadly 2010-2011 post-election violence that led him to The Hague.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo seeks immediate release from ICC

2019-01-17 21:33

Defence lawyers have sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's immediate release by the International Criminal Court following his acquittal over post-election violence.

Ivory Coast govt urges 'reconciliation' after Gbagbo acquittal

2019-01-16 21:12

Ivory Coast's government has called for "reconciliation" a day after former president Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted of war-crimes charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former strongman

2019-01-15 21:36

Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, once battled for democracy, but his inability to let go of power was his downfall.


Ivory Coast confirms first coronavirus case

2020-03-11 19:35

Ivory Coast has confirmed its first case of new coronavirus, a local national who had recently stayed in Italy, the government says.

Ivory Coast ex-president wants 'unconditional release': lawyer

2020-02-06 19:05

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has asked the International Criminal Court for his unconditional release following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3 000 people.

Ivory Coast accused of 'brutality' by presidential hopeful

2019-12-24 18:35

An Ivorian former rebel leader who hopes to stand for president next year has denounced "unacceptable brutality" by security forces against his supporters.

Drogba kicks off 'million trees' project in Ivory Coast

2019-11-15 19:11

Football legend Didier Drogba has helped launch a drive to plant a million trees to halt deforestation in Ivory Coast.

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of I Coast's Gbagbo

2019-09-16 22:05

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has appealed against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3 000 people.

I Coast parliament leader Soro steps down ahead of vote

2019-02-08 18:08

Former Ivorian rebel Guillaume Soro has said he was stepping down as head of the National Assembly amid rumours he may be harbouring his own presidential ambitions in the 2020 elections.

ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

2019-01-19 07:45

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must spend at least another two weeks in detention at the International Criminal Court, despite being acquitted this week of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo after new appeal

2019-01-17 07:58

The ICC has halted the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following a fresh appeal by prosecutors, a day after he was acquitted of crimes against humanity.

ICC prosecutors to appeal acquittal of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

2019-01-16 17:37

International Criminal Court prosecutors have said they would appeal against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and urged judges to bar him from returning to his homeland.

ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo

2019-01-15 12:54

The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

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