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US commits $45 million to West African coastal security

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has, during a visit to Cote d’Ivoire, committed $45 million in new funding to help the country and...

Côte d’Ivoire must cut ties between terrorists and illicit markets

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Following a surge in terror attacks in 2020 and 2021, north-eastern Côte d’Ivoire has since seen a period of relative calm. Violent extremists haven’t...

Cote d’Ivoire reveals new armoured vehicles

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Cote d’Ivoire’s military has unveiled the acquisition of multiple new armoured vehicle types, at a parade celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the country’s independence....

Côte d’Ivoire combating extremism by supporting youth

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Inside his shop in northern Côte d’Ivoire, 25-year-old tailor Bassina Konate demonstrates his expertise with the tools of his trade — a sewing machine,...

Cote d’Ivoire getting P400 patrol vessel

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Cote d’Ivoire will be receiving a single P400 patrol vessel and two OPV-45 offshore patrol vessels as it overhauls and expands its navy. This was...

Ivory Coast Air Force acquires flight simulator

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Project management and technical assistance company AFRICAT Group has acquired a flight simulator from French company ALSIM, to be used by the Ivory Coast...

Four West African states mount operation against Islamist insurgents

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Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts...

Ivory Coast says it will invest in north to counter jihadism

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Ivory Coast is accelerating investment in schools, hospitals, and jobs in its northern region to provide alternatives to violent extremism, the prime minister said...

Combatting jihadism by investment

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Ivory Coast is accelerating investment in schools, hospitals and jobs in its northern region to provide alternatives to violent extremism, the prime minister said. Northern...

Africom Commander visits Togo, Benin, Ghana and Ivory Coast

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, Ivory Coast...

Ivory Coast Mi-24 crashes, killing five on board

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An M-24 attack helicopter crashed in northern Ivory Coast while on a reconnaissance mission near the border with Burkina Faso, killing all five crew...

Ivory Coast sentences former PM Soro to life imprisonment for plotting...

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An Ivory Coast court on Wednesday sentenced former prime minister and rebel leader Guillaume Soro in absentia to life in prison on charges of...

Former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo returns home after decade of exile

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Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, flew home on...

Ivory Coast hopes to end a decade of rancour with Gbagbo’s...

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Ivory Coast is preparing for the return of former President Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday, a move that his supporters and the government hope will...

Ambush in northern Ivory Coast kills three soldiers

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Three Ivorian soldiers were killed on patrol near the border with Burkina Faso on Saturday when one of their vehicles hit an improvised explosive...

Ivory Coast opens counter-terrorism academy in partnership with France

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Ivory Coast and France inaugurated a new counter-terrorism academy in the West African country on Thursday, intended to boost regional capacity to combat a...

One soldier killed in attack in northern Ivory Coast

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One soldier was killed on Monday evening when armed men attacked the northern Ivory Coast town of Tougbo, near the border with Burkina Faso,...

Ivory Coast jails child traffickers after cocoa farm raids

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Twenty-two people accused of trafficking children to work on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast have received prison sentences of up to 20 years, prosecutors...

Gbagbo “free to return” to Ivory Coast following acquittal, president says

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and one of his close allies have permission to return home following their acquittal on charges of crimes...

Ivory Coast’s President Ouattara keeps brother as defence minister

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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has confirmed his younger brother Tene Birahima Ouattara as minister of defence, part of a slate of new appointments...

Gbabgo could return to Ivory Coast after ICC upholds acquittal

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The International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld its 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity during...

Three soldiers killed in attacks on Ivory Coast military camps

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Three soldiers were killed and seven wounded when two military posts in northern Ivory Coast were attacked early on Monday, five senior military sources...

Ivory Coast gendarmes seize record haul of cocaine

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 Ivory Coast security forces have seized just over 1 tonne of cocaine in a night operation in a northern district of the commercial capital...

Ivory Coast receives second replacement Mi-24

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The Ivory Coast has taken delivery of a second Mi-24 to replace those that crashed in 2019 and 2020. The second aircraft (TU-VHT) was seen...

Ivory Coast opposition leader Affi released 2 months after election-spat arrest

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Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan was released on Wednesday after nearly two months in custody for creating a breakaway government after a...

Ivory Coast gives passport to exiled former president Gbagbo

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Ivory Coast has issued passports to former president Laurent Gbagbo, allowing him to return from exile in Belgium before the end of the year...

After Ivory Coast election, fighting comes to a once-calm town

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Before last month’s presidential election, M’Batto in central Ivory Coast was a small, peaceful town where ethnic groups intermarried and churches and mosques existed...

Ivory Coast president and opposition to pursue talks amid deadly standoff

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and a main opposition leader promised on Wednesday to press ahead with talks to resolve a bitter standoff over...

Post-election clashes in Ivory Coast kill three, wound dozens, sources say

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Three people were killed and over 30 wounded on Tuesday in violent clashes in an opposition stronghold in Ivory Coast, three local authority sources...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara wins third term, final results show from vote...

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara won a third term with 94.27% of the vote, final results showed on Monday, after an election that opposition...

Ivory Coast opposition leaders face prison for forming rival government: prosecutor

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Opposition candidates in Ivory Coast’s election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival...

Ex-rebel calls on Ivory Coast army to mutiny, join opposition

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An influential ex-rebel leader told Ivory Coast’s army to mutiny on Wednesday and back a rival breakaway government in the wake of a contested...

Ivory Coast and Guinea election crises spur fears of prolonged unrest

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Ivory Coast opposition leaders refused to disband their breakaway government on Wednesday despite being put under effective house arrest following a disputed presidential election. The...

Ivory Coast police surround opposition leaders’ houses

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Police in Ivory Coast surrounded the houses of two of President Alassane Ouattara’s main rivals on Tuesday after the government accused them of sedition...

Ivory Coast president scores landslide win, opposition cries foul

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has provisionally won a third term in office with 94.27% of the vote, the electoral commission announced early on...

Ivory Coast former president Gbagbo breaks silence to warn of election...

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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo warned on Thursday the West African nation faced a catastrophe if candidates in Saturday’s presidential election do not...

Bitter rivals, familiar faces and fears as Ivory Coast votes for...

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Residents of Ivory Coast’s biggest city Abidjan are stocking up on provisions and sending loved ones to rural villages ahead of a contentious presidential...

Six killed in Ivory Coast town ahead of presidential election

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At least six people have been killed in a port town in southern Ivory Coast this week, the mayor said on Thursday, as supporters...

One killed as pre-election protests spread in Ivory Coast

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One person was killed and several injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in the southeast of Ivory coast on Monday, several witnesses...

Ivory Coast president’s supporters and opponents clash ahead of election

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Local offices of Ivory Coast’s ruling party were ransacked and the house of an opponent of President Alassane Ouattara was set on fire, as...

Ivory Coast opposition rallies against President Ouattara’s third term bid

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Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the Ivory Coast’s commercial capital on Saturday to protest against President Alassane Ouattara’s plan to seek a third...

Ivory Coast ruling party says will hold election with or without...

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Ivory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

Ivory Coast getting replacement Mi-24s after two crashes

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The Ivory Coast is taking delivery of two Mi-24 helicopters to replace those lost in recent crashes. An Mi-24 was delivered on 7 August 2020...

Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests to stop Ouattara’s third term...

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Ivory Coast’s main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties called on Sunday for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane...

Ivory Coast wants violence to end before election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s government reached out to his main opponents and religious leaders to intervene and ease tensions following his decision to...

Bus torched in Ivory Coast as election tensions run high

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Protesters in Ivory Coast set fire to a bus in Abidjan on Friday after deadly protests earlier in the week against the president’s decision...

Three killed in Ivory Coast protests against president’s third term bid

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At least three people died during protests in Ivory Coast on Thursday, police said, as small groups burned makeshift road blocks in protests against...

Ivory Coast defence minister Bakayoko named prime minister

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said...

Air Cote d’Ivoire says propped up by $24 million from government

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Ivory Coast’s national airline Air Cote d’Ivoire received 14 billion CFA francs ($24.09 million) from the government to keep it afloat as the coronavirus...

Ivory Coast says Burkina Faso national led deadly attack against army

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Ivory Coast’s army said on Thursday it had identified a detained Burkina Faso national as the coordinator of a suspected jihadist attack that killed...