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Ivory Coast parliament votes to hold referendum on new constitution

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's parliament on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum on a new constitution that would among other measures remove a controversial nationality clause that contributed to years of unrest and civil war.

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Watford sign Ivory Coast defender Djedje from Marseille 21 Jul 2016

Watford have signed Ivory Coast right back Brice Dja Djedje from Olympique de Marseille on a four-year contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Ivory Coast arrests two soldiers for suspected links to al Qaeda 14 Jul 2016

ABIDJAN Two soldiers have been arrested in Ivory Coast accused of failing to denounce suspected members of an al Qaeda cell that killed 19 people in a March attack on a beach resort town, military officials said on Thursday.

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Aides to ousted Ivorian leader return home after five-year exile 02 Jul 2016

DAKAR Four senior aides to former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo have returned home from exile in Ghana more than five years after his ouster in a war over a disputed election, a step the leader of his party said would aid reconciliation.

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Ivory Coast land disputes threaten new violence as war refugees return 09 Jun 2016

FETE, Ivory Coast Stepping off a river ferry onto the soil of his native Ivory Coast for the first time since he fled civil war five years ago, Innocent Weley Nonmah left behind the harsh life of a refugee and an Ebola epidemic that prolonged his family's exile.

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Mourinho begins Man United rebuilding with signing of Bailly 08 Jun 2016

Jose Mourinho's rebuilding job at Manchester United began when Ivory Coast central defender Eric Bailly became his first signing on Wednesday, joining from Spanish side Villarreal.

ICC prosecutor vows to investigate both sides in Ivory Coast 03 Jun 2016

GENEVA The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Friday she would investigate crimes committed on both sides of Ivory Coast's civil war and defended the court against its critics.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara acts to draft new constitution 01 Jun 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has taken a step towards drawing up a new constitution and scrapping a nationality clause which helped drag his West African nation into a decade-long crisis and bedevilled his own initial bids for the presidency.

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Ivory Coast ex-first lady goes on trial for war crimes 31 May 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, went on trial on Tuesday, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for her alleged role in a civil war that followed a 2010 presidential election and killed around 3,000 people.

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Ivory Coast arrests man suspected of link to Grand Bassam hotel attack 26 May 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast authorities arrested a man on Thursday suspected of transporting weapons for an attack that killed 19 people at the beach resort of Grand Bassam in March, according to national television.