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Ivory Coast shuts down gold mine linked to senior army officer

Authorities in Ivory Coast have closed a large gold mine that United Nations investigators claimed was controlled by a former rebel commander who now holds a senior position in the army, officials said on Thursday.

Second term for Ivory Coast’s Ouattara

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara won a blowout poll victory and a second five-year term in a weekend vote intended to draw a line under years of turmoil and a 2011 civil war, the elections commission announced on Wednesday.

Polls close in peaceful Ivory Coast post-war presidential vote

Poll workers in Ivory Coast began counting ballots on Sunday after a day of peaceful voting in a presidential election seen as crucial to turning the page on a decade-long political crisis and a civil war in 2011.

Ivory Coast must end wave of arrests, abuse ahead of polls - Amnesty

Authorities in Ivory Coast must put an end to what Amnesty International claims is a wave of arbitrary arrests and abuse targeting opposition supporters in the run-up to a presidential election later this month, the rights campaigner said on Monday.

Opposition claims dozens arrested after Ivory Coast protests

A coalition of Ivory Coast opposition figures said on Tuesday that dozens of its members were rounded up on the street or at their homes in the wake of protests last week against President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a second term, a spokesman said.
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