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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast army chief urged Burkina coup leader to act

Ivory Coast's army chief encouraged a coup leader in neighbouring Burkina Faso during his failed bid to seize power last year, according to a recording of a conversation in the hands of Burkina Faso judicial authorities.

U.N. council votes to reduce Ivory Coast peacekeepers

The U.N. Security Council decided on Wednesday to reduce the number of U.N. peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, citing considerable progress in stabilizing the West African country where a civil war erupted five years ago.

Eleven killed in attack on two Ivory Coast military camps

Eleven people, including seven soldiers, were killed on Wednesday in clashes with 15 unidentified gunmen in two military camps in Ivory Coast near the border with Liberia, a U.N. source with knowledge of the events said.

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.
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