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Ivory Coast land disputes threaten new violence as war refugees return

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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.

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.

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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.