Ivory Coast

Insight - Ex-president's backers in power struggle before Ivory Coast polls


ABIDJAN - Two years ago, Pascal Affi N'Guessan was in jail after backing the losing side in Ivory Coast's civil war. Now he is running for president, provoking a power struggle within the opposition whose outcome will help decide the country's future stability.


Ivory Coast leave Toure out of Nations Cup squad 27 Aug 2015

ABIDJAN - African champions Ivory Coast have left out captain Yaya Toure from their African Nations Cup qualifier next week as he reflects on his future international career, coach Michel Dussuyer said on Thursday.

Ivory Coast to hold post-war presidential election on October 25 05 Aug 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's government on Wednesday fixed Oct. 25 as the date for a presidential election considered a key step in overcoming a decade of political turmoil and civil war.


Insight - Search for justice lags post-war boom in Ivory Coast 20 Jul 2015

BLOLEQUIN, Ivory Coast - Four years after the civil war ended in Ivory Coast the economy is booming, but for men like Yaboua Assie, who lost two young daughters in one of the conflict's most notorious massacres, the justice they seek remains as elusive as ever.

Ivory Coast charges president's allies over post-vote violence 08 Jul 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has charged 20 people with crimes committed during a brief civil war in 2010-11 including, for the first time, fighters who backed President Alassane Ouattara, an international human rights official said.

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali 06 Jul 2015

NOUAKCHOTT - The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania.

Ivory Coast reinforces border security after Mali attacks 01 Jul 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has reinforced security along its northern frontier following recent attacks just across the border in Mali blamed on Islamist insurgents, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Gunmen briefly take control of village in southern Mali 28 Jun 2015

BAMAKO - Armed men attacked and briefly took control on Sunday of a village in Mali's southern region of Sikasso, close to the border with Ivory Coast, the defence ministry said.

Ivory Coast frees 48 child slaves, arrests traffickers 23 Jun 2015

DAKAR - Police in Ivory Coast freed 48 child slaves in raids on plantations in the country's Western cocoa belt and arrested 22 people accused of trafficking or exploiting children, Interpol said on Monday.


Thailand win first World Cup game, help make up for thrashing 12 Jun 2015

OTTAWA - Striker Orathai Srimanee scored two first half goals to lead World Cup debutants Thailand to a pulsating 3-2 comeback win over fellow minnows Ivory Coast in their women's World Cup Group B match on Thursday.