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Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020


ABIDJAN After more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast's largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020. | Video


Credit Suisse CEO Thiam rules out political career - Le Temps 06 Sep 2018

ZURICH Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam has ruled himself out as a candidate for political office in his native Ivory Coast and intends to stay at the helm of Switzerland's second-biggest bank for some time, he told a Swiss newspaper.

Swiss court approves Gunvor ex-employee's Congo bribery plea bargain 28 Aug 2018

LONDON/ZURICH A Swiss court accepted a plea bargain on Tuesday from a former employee of energy trader Gunvor Group in relation to an investigation into corruption in Congo Republic and Ivory Coast, the former employee's lawyer said.


Ivory Coast's Simone Gbagbo leaves detention after amnesty 08 Aug 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness.


Ivory Coast's Ouattara grants amnesty to wife of ex-leader Gbagbo 06 Aug 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday declared an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, who had been convicted of offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil war.


Simbine, Ta Lou and Obiri claim African titles 02 Aug 2018

ASABA, Nigeria South Africa's Commonwealth Games champion Akani Simbine won the men's 100 metres with Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast the women's winner at the African Championships on Thursday.


Ivory Coast government faces collapse in coalition row 20 Jul 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.


Promoted Fulham sign Seri and Le Marchand from Nice 12 Jul 2018

LONDON Fulham have signed Nice's Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri on a four-year deal along with French team mate Maxime le Marchand, the newly-promoted Premier League side said on Thursday.


Ivory Coast's Ouattara downplays political rift as new govt meets 11 Jul 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara sought to play down divisions within his ruling coalition on Wednesday, calling on Ivorians to maintain the country's hard-won peace ahead of 2020 elections that many fear could again turn violent.

French army helicopter crashes in Ivory Coast, 1 dead 11 Jul 2018

PARIS A French military helicopter crashed in Ivory Coast while on a training mission, killing the pilot and seriously wounding a second crew member, the French army said on Wednesday.