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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...

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