Ivory Coast


Ivory Coast ruling coalition partner backs Ouattara re-election bid


ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Saturday formally endorsed a deal to support the incumbent's bid for re-election in polls later this year.

Coalition partners threaten to challenge Ivory Coast president at polls

ABIDJAN - Prominent members of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Thursday rejected a deal by their party's leader to support Ouattara's bid for re-election later this year.

World, Africa 26 Feb 2015

Ivory Coast's former first lady rejects charges over election violence

ABIDJAN - Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former first lady, on Monday rejected charges of rebellion and xenophobia, in her first public statements at a trial over her role in a conflict that erupted after a contested 2010 election.

World, Africa 23 Feb 2015

Ivory Coast to cancel Aeria's concession to build 'airport city'

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast will reassign the concession to build and operate a 3,700-hectare commercial district adjacent to the country's main airport, the government said on Wednesday, after cancelling an agreement with Aeria, the airport's operator.

World, Africa, 04 Feb 2015

Child ritual killings spread alarm, anger in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN - At least 21 children have been kidnapped in Ivory Coast since December and most have been found dead with their bodies mutilated, authorities said, in a wave of ritual killings some residents fear may be linked to upcoming elections.

World, Africa 27 Jan 2015

Gunmen kill two soldiers in attack on Ivory Coast border town

ABIDJAN - Unidentified gunmen crossed over from Liberia and launched a pre-dawn attack on an army base in western Ivory Coast on Saturday, killing at least two soldiers, a local member of parliament said.

World, Africa 10 Jan 2015

Burkina Faso's deposed leader Compaore returns to Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN - Burkina Faso's deposed president Blaise Compaore arrived in Ivory Coast on Friday on the latest stage of an odyssey which has taken him to several countries since he was toppled.

World, Africa 12 Dec 2014

Wife of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo must face Hague trial: ICC

AMSTERDAM/ABIDJAN - Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday said Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to stand trial in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity.

World, Africa 11 Dec 2014

Ivory Coast army protests sow fears of return to unrest

ABIDJAN - Protests by disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast have exposed the government's failure to reform its mutiny-plagued armed forces and its rapid capitulation sets a dangerous precedent in a country with bright economic prospects.

World, Africa 30 Nov 2014

Ivory Coast soldiers end protests after government concessions

ABIDJAN - Disgruntled former rebels now serving in Ivory Coast's army have agreed to end a protest over back pay and overdue benefits, they said on Thursday, following two days of talks with government ministers and a meeting with the president.

World, Africa 20 Nov 2014

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

SEOUL - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a breakfast forum in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification. | Video