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Loucoumane Coulibaly

Ivory Coast town sinking underwater as coastal erosion advances

Sep 10 2019

LAHOU-KPANDA, Ivory Coast The village of Lahou-Kpanda is sinking. In the past 30 years, residents of the once-thriving historic town 140 km southwest of the Ivorian capital Abidjan have seen their prison, hospital and school be subsumed by the waters. | Video

Ivory Coast's Ouattara grants amnesty to wife of ex-leader Gbagbo

Aug 06 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday declared an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, who had been convicted of offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil war.

Key positions unchanged in new Ivory Coast government

Jul 11 2018

(This version of the July 10 corrects Jean Claude Kouassi's new title in paragraph 8)

Ivory Coast inaugurates new senate amid opposition criticism

Apr 12 2018

YAMOUSSOUKRO Ivory Coast inaugurated on Thursday its first senate, an upper house to the West African nation's parliament that President Alassane Ouattara called a "chamber of wisdom" but which the opposition says will tighten his grip on power.

Gbagbo allies behind attacks in Ivory Coast: interior minister

Sep 07 2017

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.

Mutinous soldiers cut off Ivory Coast's second city

May 13 2017

ABIDJAN Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second largest city, Bouake, as a revolt escalated over demands for bonus payments.

Ivory Coast slashes cocoa farmers' price for mid-crop

Mar 30 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast slashed the price it guarantees for cocoa farmers by 36 percent to 700 CFA francs ($1.14) per kilogram on Thursday and reduced taxes for the April-to-September mid-crop amid a sharp drop in world prices.

Ivory Coast's former first lady cleared of war crimes

Mar 29 2017

(This March 28 story was corrected to change spelling of name in penultimate paragraph to Soungalo from Soungaola; moves up first full reference to President Alassane Ouattara, paragraph 4)

Rising cashew demand fuels smuggling from Ivory Coast

Mar 21 2017

ABIDJAN Rising demand for cashew nuts has fueled smuggling from Ivory Coast to Ghana and other countries, damaging the quality of exports from the world's top producer, farmers and exporters said on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast uprising by disgruntled soldiers spreads to other cities

Jan 06 2017

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast Disgruntled soldiers demanding salary increases and the payment of bonuses seized control of Ivory Coast's second-largest city, Bouake, on Friday, in an uprising that spread to at least two other cities. | Video

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