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Vivendi's Canal+ backs African TV dramas as European sales suffer


ABIDJAN On a muddy side-street in Abidjan, Alex Ogou directs his cast of young locals in a TV drama about gangsters in Ivory Coast that French media giant Vivendi hopes will help revive its fortunes. | Video

Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

ABIDJAN After more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast's largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020. | Video

World, Oct 12 2018

Ivory Coast ruling coalition splits over feud

DAOUKRO, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's governing coalition appeared to split on Monday when a junior partner said it was pulling out after months of feuds.

World, Africa Sep 24 2018

Ivory Coast's Simone Gbagbo leaves detention after amnesty

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness.

World, Africa Aug 08 2018

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

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.

World, Africa Aug 06 2018

Ivory Coast government faces collapse in coalition row

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.

World, Africa Jul 20 2018

Key positions unchanged in new Ivory Coast government

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

World, Africa Jul 11 2018

Ivory Coast's Ouattara downplays political rift as new government meets

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara sought to play down divisions within his ruling coalition on Wednesday, calling on Ivorians to maintain the country's hard-won peace ahead of 2020 elections that many fear could again turn violent.

World, Africa Jul 11 2018

French army helicopter crashes in Ivory Coast, one dead

PARIS A French military helicopter crashed in Ivory Coast while on a training mission, killing the pilot and seriously wounding a second crew member, the French army said on Wednesday.

World, Africa, Jul 11 2018

Ivory Coast's Ouattara to name new government on Tuesday: sources

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara plans to name a new government on Tuesday after dissolving its predecessor because of a row within his ruling coalition, three government sources told Reuters on Friday.

World, Africa Jul 06 2018

Britain's Labour heaps pressure on PM by calling for no confidence vote

LONDON Britain's main opposition Labour Party will call for a no confidence vote in Theresa May on Monday, a largely symbolic move to step up pressure on a prime minister facing deadlock in parliament over her Brexit deal.