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Bus torched in Ivory Coast as election tensions run high

15 Aug 2020

BONOUA/ABIDJAN Protesters in Ivory Coast set fire to a bus in Abidjan on Friday after deadly protests earlier in the week against the president's decision to seek a third term, and organisers elsewhere vowed further action against his bid to stand again.

Ivory Coast opposition says third term for Ouattara would destabilise country

07 Aug 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering from civil war, his opponents said on Friday. | Video

Ivory Coast President Ouattara says he will run for third term

07 Aug 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. | Video

Ivory Coast pledges fair vote, Ouattara asked to run again

31 Jul 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's electoral commission promised a fair election on Wednesday as the ruling RHDP party asked President Alassane Ouattara to stand again, defying opponents who say he does not have the constitutional right to a third term. | Video

Ivory Coast premier and would-be president Gon Coulibaly dies at 61

09 Jul 2020

ABIDJAN Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast's prime minister and the ruling party's candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said. | Video

Africa's Muslims celebrate Eid in the shadow of COVID-19

23 May 2020

ABIDJAN Bakari Diakité normally celebrates the end of Ramadan by visiting the local mosque and hosting a large family gathering. This year, with COVID-19 still spreading in Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan, he has scaled back festivities.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara says he won't run for re-election

06 Mar 2020

YAMOUSSOUKRO Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not stand for re-election in October, ending speculation about his political future ahead of a vote seen as a crucial test of stability. | Video

UPDATE 2-Ivory Coast's Ouattara says he won't run for re-election

05 Mar 2020

YAMOUSSOUKRO, March 5 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not stand for re-election in October, ending speculation about his political future ahead of a vote seen as a crucial test of stability.

Ivory Coast clears homes around airport after child stowaway's death

21 Jan 2020

ABIDJAN Authorities in Ivory Coast have evicted tens of thousands of people living near the country's main airport in response to the death of a 14-year-old boy in the undercarriage of a plane earlier this month. | Video

REFILE-Ivory Coast drier spell, sun boost cocoa crop - farmers

14 Nov 2019

ABIDJAN, Nov 11 Below average rainfall mixed with long sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa regions will improve growing conditions after weeks of wet weather, farmers said on Monday.

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