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Three killed in Ivory Coast protests against president's third term bid

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ABIDJAN At least three people died during protests in Ivory Coast on Thursday, police said, as small groups burned makeshift road blocks in protests against President Alassane Ouattara's decision to stand for a third term.

Ivory Coast opposition says third term for Ouattara would destabilise country

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering from civil war, his opponents said on Friday. | Video

World, Africa Aug 07 2020

Ivory Coast President Ouattara says he will run for third term

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. | Video

World, Africa Aug 07 2020

Ivory Coast defence minister Bakayoko named prime minister

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said on Thursday.

World, Africa Jul 30 2020

Ivory Coast pledges fair vote, Ouattara asked to run again

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's electoral commission promised a fair election on Wednesday as the ruling RHDP party asked President Alassane Ouattara to stand again, defying opponents who say he does not have the constitutional right to a third term. | Video

World, Africa Jul 30 2020

Party of Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo ask him to run in Oct polls

ABIDJAN The party of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court last year, on Wednesday called for him to run for president in the October elections.

World, Africa Jul 22 2020

Ivory Coast ruling party says it has asked president to run again

PARIS Ivory Coast's ruling party said on Monday it had asked President Alassane Ouattara to stand for a third term after the death of his chosen successor.

World, Africa Jul 20 2020

Exclusive: Pact to aid poor cocoa farmers in peril as COVID-19 hits demand

LONDON/ABIDJAN The steepest dive in cocoa demand in a decade has thrown into jeopardy a plan by top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana to guarantee some two million farmers a living wage, sources within the countries' regulators said.

Africa, Jul 17 2020

Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM's death

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, President Alassane Ouattara's preferred successor.

World, Africa Jul 13 2020

Ivory Coast ruling party may ask president to stand again after PM dies

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death of his chosen successor, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a party official said on Thursday.

World, Africa Jul 09 2020
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As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

DUBAI/RIYADH As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.