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Ivory Coast

Mutinying soldiers free Ivory Coast defence minister and others

Rogue soldiers allowed Ivory Coast's defence minister and dozens of others to leave a house where they had been trapped at the weekend when some mutineers appeared to reject aspects of a deal intended to end a two-day revolt, a Reuters witness said.

Ivory Coast to open up stretched power sector

Ivory Coast's government adopted a set of power sector decrees on Wednesday meant to open up competition and address shortfalls in the electricity supply to Francophone West Africa's biggest economy, a spokesman said.

Key rail bridge for Ivory Coast/Burkina Faso trade collapses

A bridge on the railway linking Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso collapsed on Tuesday and it will be several months before the trade route between the two countries is fully restored, said Sitarail, a unit of the Bollore group.

Ivory Coast soldiers jailed for al Qaeda ties

Two soldiers in Ivory Coast have been jailed for 10 years for associating with, and failing to denounce, suspected members of an al Qaeda cell which killed 19 people at a beach resort town in March, the military prosecutor said.

"Time to restart your lives", UN tells Ivorian war refugees in W.Africa

The fate of 40,000 Ivorian refugees living in limbo across West Africa, who fled civil war five years ago, should be resolved this year, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
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