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Army mutiny exposes cracks in Ivory Coast success story

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ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has seduced foreign investors with his single-minded focus on economic reform and growth but entrenched problems within the security forces threaten to undermine a much-lauded recovery.

Gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast second port city of San Pedro

ABIDJAN Heavy gunfire erupted after dark on Wednesday in Ivory Coast's second port city, San Pedro, residents said, as two weeks of military uprisings that have tarnished the West African nation's image as a post-war success story showed no sign of letting up.

World, Africa Jan 18 2017

Gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast port city of San Pedro: residents

ABIDJAN Heavy gunfire erupted after nightfall on Wednesday in Ivory Coast's second port city of San Pedro, residents said, as two weeks of unrest and military revolts showed no sign of letting up.

World, Africa Jan 18 2017

Ivory Coast's main port reopens as unrest eases

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's main port in the commercial capital Abidjan reopened on Wednesday after it was temporarily shut down by protesting gendarmes officers earlier in the day, the port's management said.

World, Africa Jan 18 2017

Ivory Coast president calls for talks with security services

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara ordered his defense minister and the heads of the army, police and gendarmes on Wednesday to hold talks with members of the security forces to discuss grievances in a bid to end two weeks of unrest.

World, Africa Jan 18 2017

At least two soldiers killed in fresh Ivory Coast unrest

ABIDJAN At least two soldiers were killed in fresh unrest in Ivory Coast's capital and gunfire erupted in other cities on Tuesday, signaling further upheaval inside the security forces just as it seemed the government had settled a mutiny in the army.

World, Africa Jan 17 2017

Ivory Coast police fire teargas to disperse protesting students

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast police fired teargas on Monday to disperse pupils and students protesting at government ministries in the main city, Abidjan, as nationwide strikes intensified, police and a senior union official said.

World, Africa Jan 16 2017

Ivory Coast mutineers say reach deal amid fears of renewed revolt

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened to reignite a nationwide army mutiny, negotiators for the mutineers said.

World, Africa Jan 16 2017

Ivory Coast mutineers say reach deal amid fears of renewed revolt

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened to reignite a nationwide army mutiny, negotiators for the mutineers said.

World, Africa Jan 13 2017

Gunfire erupts inside two military camps in Ivory Coast's main city

ABIDJAN Gunfire was heard coming from two military bases in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan on Friday night, residents living nearby said.

World, Africa Jan 13 2017
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Russia, Turkey, Iran deliberate over Syria ceasefire efforts

ASTANA Russia, Turkey and Iran on Tuesday were working on a statement to reaffirm a fragile ceasefire between Syrian warring parties that could agree to establishing a mechanism to observe its compliance and pave the way for a U.N.-led peace settlement.