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


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 2011 civil war.


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.

Hungary held goalless by Ivory Coast before Germany test 20 May 2016

BUDAPEST Hungary were held to a 0-0 draw in their first meeting with the Ivory Coast as they warmed up for next month's Euro 2016 finals, which will be their first major tournament for 30 years.

France to increase troop numbers in Ivory Coast after beach attack 30 Apr 2016

GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast France will nearly double the number of troops it has in Ivory Coast, the defence minister said on Saturday on a visit during which he laid flowers at the site of an attack on tourists that killed 19 people.

Burkina Faso court rescinds warrant against ex-President Compaore 28 Apr 2016

OUAGADOUGOU A court of appeals in Burkina Faso has rescinded a series of international arrest warrants, including those against deposed leader Blaise Compaore and neighbouring Ivory Coast's parliament speaker, a senior court official said on Thursday.


U.N. council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast 28 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year.

U.N. council set to lift Ivory Coast arms embargo - France 27 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is set to lift a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission for a final year, France's U.N. envoy said.


Mali arrests third man in connection with Ivory Coast beach attack 17 Apr 2016

BAMAKO Authorities in Mali have arrested a third man believed to be linked to last month's deadly al Qaeda attack on a beach resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast, military officials said on Sunday.

French soldier killed by landmine in northern Mali 12 Apr 2016

PARIS A French soldier was killed in Mali by a landmine on Tuesday, underlining persistent insecurity in the region a month after Islamist militants attacked a luxury beach hotel in Ivory Coast, the French presidency said in a statement.


Aurier handed first PSG start since insulting coach Blanc 06 Apr 2016

PARIS Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier was handed his first Paris St Germain start since insulting coach Laurent Blanc for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on Wednesday.


Fear for civilians as IS halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. | Video