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Gendarmes run amok at Ivory Coast's main port

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ABIDJAN Paramilitary gendarmes ran amok through the port in Ivory Coast's commercial capital on Wednesday, firing in the air and ordering companies to close, a Reuters witness said, as weeks of unrest in the security forces showed no signs of easing.

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Two soldiers killed in fresh Ivory Coast unrest 17 Jan 2017

ABIDJAN Two soldiers were killed in fresh unrest in Ivory Coast's capital Yamoussoukro and gunfire erupted in other cities on Tuesday, signalling further upheaval inside the security forces just as it seemed the government settled a mutiny in the army.

Gendarmes fire into the air at camps in Ivory Coast - witnesses 17 Jan 2017

ABIDJAN Gendarmes fired their guns into the air at camps in the Ivory Coast cities of Daloa, Man and the capital Yamoussoukro on Tuesday, witnesses said.

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Goals dry up at Nations Cup as favourites struggle again 16 Jan 2017

OYEM, Gabon The African Nations Cup produced a meagre total of one goal in two matches on Monday as the pre-tournament favourites continued to struggle with holders Ivory Coast held by outsiders Togo.

Ivory Coast police fire teargas to disperse protesting students 16 Jan 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast police fired teargas on Monday to disperse pupils and students protesting at government ministries in the main city, Abidjan, as nationwide strikes intensified, police and a senior union official said.

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Ivory Coast mutineers say reach deal amid fears of renewed revolt 14 Jan 2017

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened to reignite a nationwide army mutiny, negotiators for the mutineers said.

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Ivory Coast army mutineers strike deal with government over bonuses 13 Jan 2017

YAMOUSSOUKRO Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday in a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened to reignite a nationwide army mutiny, negotiators for the mutineers said.

Heavy gunfire in Ivory Coast as government in talks with mutinying soldiers 13 Jan 2017

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast Heavy gunfire erupted in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, Bouake, on Friday as government ministers were in talks with leaders of last week's army mutiny, witnesses and a negotiator for the disgruntled soldiers said.

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Ivory Coast's Ouattara slims down government in modest reshuffle 11 Jan 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement read on state-owned television.

Zaha scores as Ivory Coast beat Uganda 3-0 11 Jan 2017

Wilfried Zaha was among the scorers as African Nations Cup holders Ivory Coast produced a dominant display to beat Uganda 3-0 on Wednesday in a final warmup before they begin their title defence.

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Iraq special forces chief says mission accomplished in east Mosul

BARTELLA, Iraq Elite Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city's eastern half under government control. | Video