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Gbagbo allies behind attacks in Ivory Coast: interior minister

ABIDJAN A group of allies of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one living in exile in neighboring Ghana, are behind a wave of attacks on security installations this year, the interior minister said on Thursday.

Dozens of prisoners on the run in central Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN Close to 100 prisoners escaped from prison in central Ivory Coast on Sunday in one of many security breaches in the West African economic powerhouse this year, state radio said.

World, Africa Sep 03 2017

Twenty escape police custody at Ivory Coast courthouse

ABIDJAN Twenty people escaped custody after assaulting police officers at the courthouse in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, justice official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks on police in the West African country.

World, Africa Aug 10 2017

Bowie's perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

LONDON America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver.

Sports, Africa Aug 06 2017

Gunmen attack Ivory Coast police station, steal weapons

ABIDJAN About 20 gunmen in military uniforms attacked a police station in southeastern Ivory Coast overnight, temporarily shutting officers inside and stealing weapons, the army said on Friday.

World, Africa Aug 04 2017

Soldiers among those arrested over Ivory Coast attacks

ABIDJAN Authorities in Ivory Coast have arrested five people, including three soldiers, over an attack and arms theft at the base of an elite security unit last week, senior security officials said.

World, Africa Jul 26 2017

Gendarmes in Ivory Coast repel raid as international event opens

ABIDJAN Gendarmes in Ivory Coast fought off an overnight attack on their base north of the main city of Abidjan, a security spokesman said on Saturday as thousands of people arrived in the country for an international sports and cultural event.

World, Africa Jul 22 2017

Francophone Games begin in Ivory Coast amid security fears

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast Thousands of young athletes launched the International Francophone Games in Abidjan on Friday after a series of shootings in Ivory Coast's main city that raised security concerns.

Sports, Jul 21 2017

Gunmen attack elite security unit in Ivory Coast, steal arms

ABIDJAN Gunmen, some of them in military uniforms, attacked the base of an elite security unit in Ivory Coast's main city, and stole stocks of weapons as part of a series of overnight clashes, the defense minister said on Thursday.

World, Jul 20 2017

Ivory Coast's Ouattara replaces key ministers in reshuffle

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara replaced ministers in charge of defence, budget and the interior on Wednesday in a reshuffle of key cabinet positions following months of unrest, a government official announced in a statement.

World, Africa Jul 19 2017

Trump says if threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man." | Video