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Ivory Coast reaches deal with mutinous soldiers: Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi

May 16, 2017 4:11 pm
Ivory Coast reaches deal with mutinous soldiers: Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi

Mutinying soldiers stand in guard at the checkpoint of the entrance of Bouake, Ivory Coast, May 15, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Ivory Coast says a deal has been reached with the renegade soldiers to end their mutiny days after they took to the streets in major cities across the African […]

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Ivory Coast arrests six journalists over mutiny ‘false information’

February 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Ivory Coast arrests six journalists over mutiny ‘false information’

The mutiny of soldiers began on January 6 in the city of Bouake, but later spread to the commercial capital Abidja [Legnan Koula/EPA] Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for “spreading false information” about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers and the […]

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Ivory Coast loyalist guards kill rebel soldier as mutiny over pay reignites

January 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Ivory Coast loyalist guards kill rebel soldier as mutiny over pay reignites

Presidential military personnel patrol a street in Bouake, Ivory Coast, January 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A mutinous soldier in Ivory Coast has been killed by elite loyalist forces in the administrative capital, Yamoussoukro, marking the first casualty since a revolt by soldiers broke out over wages on January 5. […]

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Ivory Coast police fire tear gas to disperse protesting students

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Ivory Coast police fire tear gas to disperse protesting students

A soldier gestures as others walk near tires blocking the road in the Plateau business district of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on January 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Police in the Ivory Coast have fired tear gas at hundreds of pupils and students, who were out on the streets in the main city […]

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Gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s second largest city

January 13, 2017 11:30 am
Gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s second largest city

The spokesman for Ivory Coast’s mutinous soldiers speaks to journalists in Bouake, January 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Gunfire has erupted in Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake, ahead of planned talks between the defense minister and a group of mutinous soldiers. Witnesses said the troops began firing in the […]

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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara sacks chiefs of army, police, gendarmerie

January 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara sacks chiefs of army, police, gendarmerie

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara (C) answers journalists after voting at a polling station in Cocody, a commune of Abidjan, on December 18, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has sacked the heads of the army, police and gendarmerie after a two-day military revolt that renewed tensions […]

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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara names ex-PM as his new vice president

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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara names ex-PM as his new vice president

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (C), flanked by newly re-elected Ivorian National Assembly president Guillaume Soro (L) and former Ivorian prime minister and newly appointed Ivory Coast’s Vice-President Daniel Kablan Duncan, walks out the National Assembly in Abidjan on January 10, 2017. Former Ivorian prime minister Kablan Duncan, who resigned along […]

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan resigns, dissolves government amid tensions

January 9, 2017 7:27 pm
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan resigns, dissolves government amid tensions

Outgoing Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan arrives at the presidential palace in Abidjan, following his resignation on January 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned along with his cabinet amid political tensions in the West African country. “I have tendered my resignation […]

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Mutinous troops release Ivory Coast’s Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi

January 8, 2017 12:43 pm
Mutinous troops release Ivory Coast’s Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi

A delegation of mutinous soldiers stand behind Ivory Coast’s Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (C-front) speaking to journalists after negotiations, on January 7, 2017 in Bouake. (Photos by AFP) Ivory Coast’s Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi has been released after being held hostage by a group of mutinous troops in Bouake.  […]

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Heavy gunfire heard in Ivory Coast’s key city as soldiers’ revolt persists

January 7, 2017 6:00 pm
Heavy gunfire heard in Ivory Coast’s key city as soldiers’ revolt persists

Soldiers involved in the mutiny walk with the sous-prefet (deputy-prefect) (3R) and a clergyman (L) attempting to meet the mutineers of Bouake on January 6, 2017 at the entrance of the city. (Photo by AFP) Heavy gunfire has been heard near the main military base in Ivory Coast’s second largest […]

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Former soldiers seize Ivory Coast city

January 6, 2017 4:10 pm
Former soldiers seize Ivory Coast city

This file photo shows soldiers in Bouake, the Ivory Coast. (By AFP) Former soldiers in the Ivory Coast have taken control of the city of Bouake, causing a shutdown in the West African country’s second-largest metropolitan city. “The city is under the control of former soldiers,” said an unidentified army […]

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New constitution approved in Ivory Coast referendum: Officials

November 2, 2016 12:36 pm
New constitution approved in Ivory Coast referendum: Officials

An agent of Ivory Coast’s independent electoral commission counts ballots in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, October 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) People in Ivory Coast have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a referendum, which had been boycotted by the opposition, electoral officials say. The “yes” campaign won in the […]

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Iran and Ivory Coast must boost anti-terror cooperation: Mohammad Javad Zarif

October 16, 2016 9:00 pm
Iran and Ivory Coast must boost anti-terror cooperation: Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) shakes hands with his Ivory Coast counterpart Abdallah Toikeusse Mabri in Tehran on October 16, 2016. (Photo by IRNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic and Ivory Coast must strengthen their cooperation in the campaign against terrorism. In a […]

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Chibok girls awareness by amazing man that rides bike from Ivory Coast to Nigeria

April 10, 2015 1:06 pm
Chibok girls  awareness by amazing man that rides bike from Ivory Coast to Nigeria

A young Nigerian man named Oyekoya Yemi on March 30th began a bike ride from Abidjan in Ivory Coast to Lagos Nigeria to create awareness for the missing Chibok girls as well as to mark the one year anniversary of the girls in Boko Haram captivity. He will be on […]

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Unlucky Ivory Coast First Lady sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for post election violence

March 10, 2015 9:21 am
Unlucky Ivory Coast First Lady sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for post election violence

Former Ivorian First Lady Mrs Simone Gbagbo has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Ivorian court for organizing post election violence after her husband, Laurent Gbagbo lost out in the 2010 Presidential elections in Ivory Coast.  In a unanimous judgement today March 10th, the court said Mrs Gbagbo […]

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