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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.

Ivory Coast to retire 1,000 soldiers to slim down military

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a bid to rationalize a costly and sometimes unruly military.

World, Africa, Dec 06 2017

Difficult migration debate looms as African and EU leaders meet

ABIDJAN European leaders under pressure from a far-right revival at home hope to avoid a difficult debate about immigration when they meet their African counterparts in Ivory Coast from Wednesday.

World, Africa, Nov 28 2017

Final three African soccer World Cup slots to be settled

CAPE TOWN Senegal and Tunisia are on the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup finals but the tussle between the Ivory Coast and Morocco is set for a dramatic finale in Abidjan at the weekend.

Sports, Nov 08 2017

Death of youth leader stirs tensions in Ivory Coast cocoa belt

ABIDJAN Protesters clashed with police in western Ivory Coast's cocoa belt on Friday after the death of a youth leader, raising the prospect of more disruptions to the harvest.

World, Africa Nov 03 2017

Ghana and Ivory Coast act to implement ruling on maritime border dispute

ACCRA Ghana and Ivory Coast set up a body on Tuesday to implement an international tribunal ruling on their dispute over a border running through multibillion dollar offshore oilfields, they said in a statement.

World, Africa Oct 17 2017

French army charter plane crashes in Ivory Coast, four Moldovans killed

ABIDJAN Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured on Saturday when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, Ivorian and French officials said. | Video

World, Africa Oct 15 2017

Four Moldovans killed in Ivory Coast plane crash: security minister

ABIDJAN Four Moldovan nationals were killed and two others were injured when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan on Saturday, the Ivorian security minister said.

World, Africa Oct 14 2017

Aide to Ivory Coast parliament speaker arrested over arms cache

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast authorities arrested a senior aide to parliament speaker Guillaume Soro on Monday, a prosecutor said, accusing him of possessing and distributing weapons to destabilize the state during an army mutiny earlier this year.

World, Africa, Oct 09 2017

Ethnic land dispute forces thousands to flee in Ivory Coast cocoa belt

GUIGLO, Ivory Coast An ethnic-fueled land dispute has driven thousands of farmers off illegal plantations in Ivory Coast's main cocoa belt, threatening the start of the harvest in the world's top producer.

World, Africa Oct 09 2017