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Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second city


ABIDJAN Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday.

Rival army factions clash in Ivory Coast's second city 10 Jan 2018

ABIDJAN Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted late on Tuesday between rival factions within Ivory Coast's army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake, residents and soldiers said.


Man City's Toure keen to make international return 27 Dec 2017

Yaya Toure has reversed his decision to retire from international football and wants to help bring through the next generation of Ivory Coast players, the Manchester City midfielder has said.

Ivory Coast awards Tullow two new onshore oil blocks 14 Dec 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has awarded Tullow Oil two new onshore oil blocks, a government spokesman said on Thursday, expanding the company's footprint in the Gulf of Guinea.

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size -documents 11 Dec 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs (£19,264) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday.

Ivory Coast to retire 1,000 soldiers to slim down military 06 Dec 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a bid to rationalise a costly and sometimes unruly military.


Wary EU still pressing Britain for full Brexit deal 29 Nov 2017

BRUSSELS The EU has not yet reached a deal with Britain over the "Brexit bill", EU officials said on Tuesday, adding that some in Brussels were worried that progress on a cash settlement masked differences over other issues.


Difficult migration debate looms as African and EU leaders meet 28 Nov 2017

ABIDJAN European leaders under pressure from a far-right revival at home hope to avoid a difficult debate about immigration when they meet their African counterparts in Ivory Coast from Wednesday.


Ivory Coast president - send Libyan slave traders to the ICC 25 Nov 2017

DAKAR Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara called on the International Criminal Court on Saturday to indict criminals who are selling black African migrants in Libyan slave markets.


Ivory Coast coach Wilmots leaves job 15 Nov 2017

Belgian Marc Wilmots has left his job as Ivory Coast coach after failing to lead the side to next year's World Cup, the country’s football federation said on Wednesday.