Ivory Coast


Gbagbo "free to return" to Ivory Coast following acquittal, president says


ABIDJAN Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and one of his close allies have permission to return home following their acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, President Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.

Gbabgo could return to Ivory Coast after ICC upholds acquittal

THE HAGUE (Reuters) -The International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld its 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity during post-election violence and ordered all conditions of his release be removed.

World, Africa, Mar 31 2021

Three soldiers killed in attacks on Ivory Coast military camps

ABIDJAN Three soldiers were killed and seven wounded when two military posts in northern Ivory Coast were attacked early on Monday, five senior military sources said.

World, Africa Mar 29 2021

Shock and uncertainty after death of Ivory Coast PM Bakayoko

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast faced shock and uncertainty on Thursday following the death of Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, the West African nation's second premier to die in office in less than eight months. | Video

World, Africa Mar 11 2021

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko dies in Germany at 56

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, who was seen as a possible successor to President Alassane Ouattara, has died in Freiburg in southwestern Germany, two days after his 56th birthday, the government said on Wednesday. | Video

World, Africa, Germany Mar 10 2021

Ivory Coast President Ouattara names Patrick Achi as interim prime minister

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara on Monday named his close confidant and chief of staff Patrick Achi as interim prime minister in place of Hamed Bakayoko, who is absent due health reasons.

World, Africa Mar 08 2021

Ruling RHDP party wins majority in Ivory Coast's parliamentary election

DAKAR Ivory Coast's ruling party won 58% of seats in parliamentary elections, results showed on Sunday, strengthening President Alassane Ouattara's hand to pursue his political agenda.

World, Africa Mar 07 2021

Ivory Coast votes for parliament as Ouattara opponents join forces

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast voted on Saturday in a legislative election, with President Alassane Ouattara's allies facing a combined challenge from opposition parties led by two of his predecessors.

World, Africa Mar 06 2021

Ivory Coast opposition eyes comeback in Saturday's legislative election

ADZOPE, Ivory Coast Opposition parties led by two former presidents will try to shake the grip of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara in a parliamentary election on Saturday, five months after a presidential vote that led to deadly unrest.

World, Africa Mar 05 2021

Ivory Coast launches first vaccination drive with COVAX shots

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast launched the world's first COVID-19 inoculation drive on Monday with doses imported from the COVAX sharing facility, a milestone in the race to extend vaccine access to poorer countries.