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Italian police hope for Christmas reunion between migrant child and mother

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mother and her four-year-old daughter who were separated after fleeing the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Ivory Coast may be reunited in Italy before Christmas after a stroke of luck allowed police to trace the woman, authorities said.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara enacts new constitution as 'promise of peace'

ABIDJAN President Alassane Ouattara signed a new constitution into law on Tuesday, casting it as the way to a peaceful future for Ivory Coast, which has emerged as one of Africa's rising economic stars after years of violent upheaval.

World, Africa Nov 08 2016

Ivory Coast court validates referendum on new constitution

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's top court on Friday validated the results of a referendum backing a new constitution that President Alassane Ouattara says will help the country turn the page after a decade of political turmoil.

World, Africa Nov 04 2016

Ivory Coast approves new constitution, opposition claims fraud

ABIDJAN Voters in Ivory Coast overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a weekend referendum, according to provisional results announced by the elections commission on Tuesday, though opposition groups denounced the turnout figure as fraudulent.

World, Africa Nov 01 2016

Violence and low turnout in Ivory Coast's constitutional referendum

ABIDJAN Violence erupted at around 100 polling stations in Ivory Coast on Sunday as voters decided whether to approve a new constitution that President Alassane Ouattara argues will ensure peace in the wake of years of political turmoil.

World, Africa Oct 30 2016

Vote on Ivory Coast's new constitution may not heal old wounds

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara hopes Sunday's referendum on a new constitution will finally turn the page on years of crisis and bloodshed.

World, Africa Oct 28 2016

Ivory Coast police crack down on march against new constitution

ABIDJAN Police in Ivory Coast arrested opposition figures and used teargas to disperse demonstrators gathering on Thursday to protest against a new draft constitution due to be voted on in a referendum later this month. | Video

World, Africa Oct 20 2016

Ivorian parliament OKs looser nationality rule for presidential candidates

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's parliament on Tuesday approved changing the constitution to ease nationality rules for presidential candidates, a move the government says will end prolonged instability but which the opposition says is undemocratic.

World, Africa Oct 11 2016

Ivory Coast president asks parliament to 'turn page' with new constitution

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called on parliament on Wednesday to approve a new constitution that he says will draw a line under years of turmoil and war but which the opposition calls a backward step for democracy.

World, Africa Oct 05 2016

Ivory Coast draft constitution amends clause at heart of civil war

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast voters will decide this month whether to soften a nationality clause that helped trigger a decade-long political crisis, a draft of a new constitution showed on Monday.

World, Africa Oct 03 2016