Ivory Coast

U.N. plans to move troops to Central African Republic from Ivory Coast

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations said on Monday it plans to redeploy some 300 peacekeepers to Central African Republic from a U.N. mission in Ivory Coast in a bid to boost security ahead of the country's planned December elections and a visit by Pope Francis.

Bony, Kalou out of Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifiers 10 Nov 2015

ABIDJAN Wilfred Bony and Salomon Kalou have both withdrawn from Ivory Coast’s squad for their two-legged World Cup qualifier against Liberia, the Ivorian Football Federation said on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara pledges economic inclusion in second term 03 Nov 2015

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara pledged on Tuesday to ensure that more of his compatriots reap the benefits of the West African nation's post-war economic revival as he was sworn in for a second five-year term.


After landslide poll win, Ivory Coast's Ouattara says crisis in past 28 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara, who won a landslide victory in a weekend poll, said on Wednesday that the first peaceful presidential election since a 2011 civil war will allow his country to move on after years of turmoil.


Ivory Coast's Ouattara secures second term in landslide poll win 28 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara won a blowout poll victory and a second five-year term in a weekend vote intended to draw a line under years of turmoil and a 2011 civil war, the elections commission announced on Wednesday.


Ivory Coast's President Ouattara poised to win landslide poll victory 28 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara was poised to win a landslide victory and a second five-year term as partial results in last weekend's election released by the elections commission on Tuesday gave him a commanding lead over his rivals.


Ouattara far ahead in early results from Ivory Coast election 27 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's incumbent president, Alassane Ouattara, had a commanding lead in early results of last weekend's election, released on Tuesday.


Observers give Ivory Coast vote clean bill of health 26 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Observers gave Ivory Coast's weekend presidential ballot a clean bill of health on Monday in a boost to runaway favourite President Alassane Ouattara, while one challenger conceded defeat before the first results were announced.

Ivory Coast presidential candidates recognises Ouattara victory 26 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast presidential candidate Bertin Konan Kouadio, one of six challengers in a weekend vote, conceded victory to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara on Monday, backing away from his earlier allegation that the process was marred by fraud.


Polls close in peaceful Ivory Coast post-war presidential vote 25 Oct 2015

ABIDJAN Poll workers in Ivory Coast began counting ballots on Sunday after a day of peaceful voting in a presidential election seen as crucial to turning the page on a decade-long political crisis and a civil war in 2011.


Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet

ISTANBUL/MOSCOW Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as "emotional" and "unfitting".