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Ivory Coast's Ouattara says he's free to run again in 2020: Jeune Afrique


ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he is free to stand for a third term in the 2020 presidential election under the country's new constitution, according to an interview in this week's edition of French magazine Jeune Afrique.

Ivory Coast retires over 2,000 troops from mutiny-plagued army

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has reduced the size of its army by more than 2,000 soldiers as part of a plan to cut costs and bring under control a force that last year launched two mutinies.

World, Africa May 03 2018

Ivory Coast inaugurates new senate amid opposition criticism

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.

World, Africa Apr 12 2018

Ruling coalition takes bulk of seats in new Ivory Coast senate

ABIDJAN Members of Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will dominate the West African country's new senate, tightening President Alassane Ouattara's grip on power, provisional election results showed on Sunday.

World, Africa Mar 25 2018

Flying Ahoure, Ta Lou make it a great night for Ivorians

BIRMINGHAM, England Marie-Josee Ta Lou once said of her Ivory Coast compatriot Murielle Ahoure, the great trailblazer for African sprinting: "She opened the door -- and I followed."

Sports, Mar 02 2018

Athletics - Ahoure, Ta Lou roar to glorious Ivorian one-two

BIRMINGHAM, England Murielle Ahoure produced one of the great 60 metres runs to lead home compatriot Marie-Josee Ta Lou and make it a landmark night for the Ivory Coast at the world indoor championships in Birmingham on Friday.

Sports, Mar 02 2018

Ivory Coast court sentences former Gbagbo minister to 15 years

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced a former adviser to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo to 15 years in jail for plotting to overthrow Gbagbo's successor, President Alassane Ouattara, the defendant's lawyer said on Friday.

World, Africa Jan 19 2018

Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second largest city

ABIDJAN Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday.

World, Africa Jan 10 2018

Rival army factions clash in Ivory Coast's second city

ABIDJAN Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted late on Tuesday between rival factions within Ivory Coast's army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake, residents and soldiers said.

World, Africa Jan 09 2018

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size: documents

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday.

World, Africa Dec 11 2017

China slams U.S. 'blackmailing' as Trump issues new trade threat

BEIJING/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. | Video