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Ivory Coast

Gbagbo allies behind Ivory Coast attacks – interior minister

Allies of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one in exile in neighbouring Ghana, are behind a wave of attacks on security installations this year, the interior minister said.

Ivory Coast prisoners on the run

Close to 100 prisoners escaped from prison in central Ivory Coast on Sunday in one of many security breaches in the West African economic powerhouse this year, state radio said.

Twenty escape police custody at Ivory Coast courthouse

Twenty people escaped custody after assaulting police officers at the courthouse in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, justice official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks on police in the West African country.

Gunmen attack Ivory Coast police station, steal weapons

About 20 gunmen in military uniforms attacked a police station in south-eastern Ivory Coast overnight, temporarily locking officers in and stealing weapons, the army said.

Three tons of pangolin scales seized in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast seized three tons of pangolin scales and arrested eight people for trading the valuable armour of the world's most trafficked animal, a police chief said.
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