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Ivory Coast

Rival army factions clash in Ivory Coast city

Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted between rival factions in Ivory Coast’s army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake, residents and soldiers said.

Ivory Coast offering buy-outs to reduce size of the army

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents show.

Ivory Coast to retire 1,000 soldiers to slim down military

Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a bid to rationalise a costly and sometimes unruly military.

France’s macron seeks renewal of Africa ties

Barely six months into office, President Emmanuel Macron is preparing for his third visit to sub-Saharan Africa. While the energetic young leader is eager to reshape France’s relationship with the continent, old problems die hard.

Ivory Coast president - send Libyan slave traders to the ICC

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara called on the International Criminal Court on Saturday to indict criminals who are selling black African migrants in Libyan slave markets.

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