Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast agrees deal with soldiers mutinying over pay

Ivory Coast's government has reached an agreement with soldiers who mutinied over pay just over a week ago, the government and representatives for the soldiers said on Saturday.

Ivory Coast cabinet makes way for new government after mutiny delays

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan on Monday announced that he and his entire government were stepping down, Radio France Internationale reported.

Situation calm in Ivory Coast after army mutiny ends

The situation in Ivory Coast seemed to be calm on Sunday, according to eyewitness reports, after a late-night pledge by President Alassane Ouattara to pay soldiers arrears they were due ended a weekend mutiny by the army.

Ivory Coast mutiny spreads to largest city Abidjan

An army mutiny in Ivory Coast has spread to the country's commercial capital, Abidjan, where witnesses reported gunfire on Saturday.

Two Ivory Coast cities paralysed by soldiers' mutiny over pay

Soldiers protesting over pay on Friday brought two Ivory Coast cities to a standstill, attacking police stations and blocking roads, witnesses and news reports said.

Ivoirian elections return ruling coalition to power

Parliamentary elections in the Ivory Coast returned the governing coalition of President Alassane Ouattara to power, with 155 seats in the 255 seat legislature, the country's electoral commission reported on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast elections expected to strengthen President Ouattara

Ivory Coast polling stations closed Sunday after a peaceful parliamentary election that was expected to deliver a comfortable victory to President Alassane Ouattara's ruling coalition.

Ivory Coast opposition cries foul after approval of new constitution

Opposition parties in Ivory Coast cried foul Wednesday, hours after the electoral commission announced that voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution.

4 held at German-Austrian border after bomb materials found in car

A Polish national and three African men were arrested after they were stopped at the German-Austrian border in a car that contained weapons and materials to build explosive devices, a police spokesman said Friday.

Ivory Coast former first lady to be tried for crimes against humanity

The former first lady of Ivory Coast, Simone Gbagbo, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2010-2011 post-election crisis in the West African nation.

Ivory Coast declares three days of mourning, raises terrorism alert

Ivory Coast's president declared three days of mourning and raised the country's terrorism alert to its highest level Monday after attacks at beach resorts claimed by al-Qaeda left 21 people dead.

German, French citizens among those killed in Ivory Coast attack

The four known foreigners killed in an Ivory Coast beach resort attack that claimed 22 lives at the weekend are citizens of Germany, France, Burkina Faso and Cameroon, an Ivorian military spokesman said Monday.

Gunmen attack three hotels in Ivory Coast killing at least 12

Several gunmen attacked three beach hotels in the historic town of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, killing at least 12 people, police said on Sunday.

At least 10 killed in attacks on three hotels in Ivory Coast

At least 10 people were killed Sunday in attacks on three beach hotels in Ivory Coast, local media reported.