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UN briefly extends Ivory Coast peacekeeper mandate

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The Security Council briefly extended the mandate of UN peacekeepers in Ivory Coast to give time to study proposals to reconfigure the...

Ivory Coast rebels must disarm before polls: defence minister

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Ivory Coast's defence minister has said rebels must disarm before elections can be held, a demand which could further delay a poll...

Ivory Coast president could delay vote for months

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Weeks of chaos that followed President Laurent Gbagbo's ousting of Ivory Coast's electoral commission boss last month have enabled him to delay...

Ivory Coast opposition to join govt, end protests

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Ivory Coast's opposition will join the new government and call off violent protests that have rocked the nation since President Laurent Gbagbo...

Ivory Coast brings opposition into new government

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Ivory Coast announced a new government yesterday which included both main opposition parties, a vital step towards ending street protests and putting...

Ivorian troops kill, wound protesters

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Troops opened fire on protesters in the west of the Ivory Coast yesterday, killing two, as Burkina Faso's president met Ivorian leaders...

Ivorian demonstrators block roads, burn tyres

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Thousands of demonstrators blockaded parts of Ivory Coast in protest against President Laurent Gbagbo's decision to dissolve the government and electoral commission,...

Ivory Coast PM will pick govt in two days

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Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Guillaume Soro said yesterday he had asked for two extra days to form a government to replace the...

Re-launch Ivorian election process: Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, the mediator in Ivory Coast's crisis, has publicly called on Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to quickly re-launch...

Ivory Coast suspends registration of voters

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Ivory Coast has suspended its voter registration process indefinitely because of rising tensions, the government said, casting doubt on when the long...

Ivory Coast delays voter list deadline

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Ivory Coast has extended until Feb. 14 a deadline for finalising voter lists, a step which observers said made it all but...

Poll dispute exposes Ivorian identity tensions

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A row over Ivory Coast's voter register has thrust the issue of Ivorian nationality to the fore, exposing festering disputes that still...

Ivory Coast’s premier annuls disputed voter names

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Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro has annulled hundreds of thousands of disputed names on the electoral register, after complaints from President Laurent...

Ivory Coast extends voter list deadline

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Ivory Coast's electoral commission extended a period for contesting voter lists by 10 days to Jan. 6 as fewer than half of...

UN council urges swift election in Ivory Coast

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The UN Security Council urged Ivory Coast to reschedule its long-delayed presidential election as soon as possible and to ensure that the...

Ivory Coast leader urges peaceful, not rushed vote

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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has urged patience with the country's long-delayed elections, saying he was more concerned about avoiding a new...

Ivorian opposition demands final vote date

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Ivory Coast's main opposition party demanded a fixed schedule for staging the presidential election yesterday, the latest in a string of missed...

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