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.
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.
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.
(This version of the July 10 corrects Jean Claude Kouassi's new title in paragraph 8)
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.
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.
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.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dissolved the government on Wednesday, according to a statement from the presidency, amid tensions with his party's partner in the governing coalition.
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.
NEW YORK Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington.