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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara acts to draft new constitution

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has taken a step towards drawing up a new constitution and scrapping a nationality clause which helped drag his West African nation into a decade-long crisis and bedevilled his own initial bids for the presidency.

Ivory Coast ex-first lady goes on trial for war crimes

Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, went on trial on Tuesday, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for her alleged role in a 2011 civil war.

Ivory Coast arrests man suspected of link to Grand Bassam hotel attack

Ivory Coast authorities arrested a man on Thursday suspected of transporting weapons for an attack that killed 19 people at the beach resort of Grand Bassam in March, according to national television.

France to increase troop numbers in Ivory Coast after beach attack

France will nearly double the number of troops it has in Ivory Coast, the defence minister said on Saturday on a visit during which he laid flowers at the site of an attack on tourists that killed 19 people.

U.N. council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast

The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year.
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