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 with his government on January […]

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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 and that of the government,” […]

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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.  According to an AFP photographer […]

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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 officer, media reported on Friday. […]

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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 meeting with Ivory Coast’s Foreign […]

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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 together with her husband’s supporters, […]

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