Ivory Coast

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Gbagbo goes on trial over stolen election


ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial in Abidjan on Friday for her alleged role in stealing an election her husband lost in 2010 and resisting efforts to dislodge him in a civil war that followed.

Ivory Coast hunger strike prisoners receiving medical treatment 17 Dec 2014

ABIDJAN - About 150 suspected supporters of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo are receiving medical treatment in prison after starting a hunger strike this month, an official from Gbagbo's political party and a U.N. document said.


Burkina Faso's deposed leader Compaore returns to Ivory Coast 12 Dec 2014

ABIDJAN - Burkina Faso's deposed president Blaise Compaore arrived in Ivory Coast on Friday on the latest stage of an odyssey which has taken him to several countries since he was toppled.


Wife of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo must face Hague trial - ICC 11 Dec 2014

AMSTERDAM/ABIDJAN - Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday said Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to stand trial in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity.


ICC judges order surrender of wife of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo 11 Dec 2014

AMSTERDAM - Judges at the International Criminal Court ordered Ivory Coast on Thursday to hand over Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo, who is in The Hague awaiting trial.

Everton's Kone set to play for first time in a year 10 Dec 2014

- Everton's Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone will play for the first time in over a year when the Premier League club host FC Krasnodar in the Europa League on Thursday, manager Roberto Martinez said.


Swansea would only sell Bony for 'astronomical fee' 01 Dec 2014

LONDON - It would take an "astronomical fee" for Swansea City to part with in-form Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Bony, manager Gary Monk said on Monday.


Analysis - Ivory Coast army protests sow fears of return to unrest 30 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Protests by disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast have exposed the government's failure to reform its mutiny-plagued armed forces and its rapid capitulation sets a dangerous precedent in a country with bright economic prospects.

Ivory Coast seizes two Chinese trawlers in fishing dispute 27 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has seized two Chinese trawlers accused of fishing illegally offshore the West African country, a senior Ivorian navy source said on Thursday.

Ivory Coast government opens talks with disgruntled soldiers 19 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's government opened negotiations with disgruntled soldiers on Wednesday, promising to pay back wages and overdue benefits to thousands of ex-rebels now serving in the army in a bid to quell unrest.


Indonesia searches Java Sea for missing AirAsia plane, relatives wait

JAKARTA - Indonesia searched the Java Sea on Monday for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing after its pilot failed to gain permission to alter course to avoid a storm cell during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. | Video