Ivory Coast
This February 4, 2011 photo shows then Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Icc Denies Gbagbo Request To Attend Mother's I.coast Funeral

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The Hague AFP - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday turned down a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to attend his mothers funeral, saying it would put himself and the west African nation at risk.The Chamber cannot justify granting the relief sought when doing so ru ...
A man walks past the courthouse in Bouake on October 22, 2014 during the trial of a man found guilty of giving his 11-year-old daughter in marriage.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Jail for I.Coast dad who tried to marry off 11-year-old daughter

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Abidjan AFP - A father in Ivory Coast was ordered to jail and fined on Wednesday after a court found him guilty for trying to arrange the forced marriage of his 11-year-old daughter.His was the first trial of its kind in the west African nation, and the verdict was seen as an unprecedented ste ...

Ivory Coast Defence Minister Moise Lida Kouassi shows a map to press on September 29, 2002, in Abidjan.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Key Gbagbo ally arrested in Ivory Coast

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Abidjan AFP - A former defence minister and key ally of ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has been arrested in Abidjan, his lawyer said Saturday.Moise Lida Kouassi, an official of the opposition Ivorian Popular Front FPI party, was detained on Thursday evening, his lawyer Felix Bobre t ...
Medical staff wearing protective masks wait for passengers arriving from Guinea at Abidjan's airport on October 20, 2014.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast launches manhunt for Ebola suspect

Friday, October 24, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean health worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease.The man apparently took fright after finding out that someone who came to his clin ...

Ivory Coast delays Simone Gbagbo genocide trial

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The trial of Ivory Coasts former first lady Simone Gbagbo, accused of genocide for her role in deadly post-election violence in the west African country in 2010, has been postponed, the government said Wednesday.The 65-year-old, nicknamed the Iron Lady, and 82 supporters of he ...
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World bank chief says 'we are losing the battle' against Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014 Paris AFP - World bank chief Jim Yong Kim said Friday that the world was losing the battle against the Ebola virus because of a lack of international solidarity.Certain countries are only worried about their own borders, he told reporters, a situation he described as very worrying. ...
A man passes by a poster of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo in Abidjan on December 4, 2013.  By Herve Sevi (AFP/File)

I.Coast's former first lady to face trial October 22

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coasts former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who has been accused of genocide for her role in deadly post-election violence, will go on trial on October 22, her lawyer said Tuesday.Some 90 others close to ex-president Laurent Gbago will also go before a court in Abidjan for the ...

Presidents Of Senegal, Ivory Coast And Prime Ministers Of Cape Verde And Morocco Attend The Ninth African Development Forum

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Private equity, illicit financial flows, domestic resource mobilisation, new partnerships and climate financing in Africa at the top of the agenda at the ECAs flagship event...MARRAKECH, Morocco, 14 October 2014, -/African Media Agency AMA/- The Presidents of the Ivory Coast Alassan ...

Manchester City & Ivory Coast Star Yaya Touré Joins Nissan As New Global Ambassador

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 YOKOHAMA, Japan, October 8, 2014/African Press Organization APO/ -- Nissan http://www.nissan-global.com is proud to announce Yaya Touré, three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has ...
Picture taken on October 25, 2010 shows a young employee harvesting beans from a cocoa tree in Amichiakro in a cocoa plantation in Divo, Ivory Coast.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast buoyed by record agricultural harvest

Sunday, October 05, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Good news is pouring in from plantations in Ivory Coast, the west African country is racking up record harvests for cocoa and cashew nuts of which it is a top global producer.New policies aimed at modernising agriculture and making it more competitive are bearing fruit and at ...

Ble Goude tells ICC judges he sought peace in I.Coast

Thursday, October 02, 2014 The Hague AFP - Charles Ble Goude, right-hand man of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, on Thursday told International Criminal Court judges that he is a believer in non-violence who did everything for peace.The leader of the Young Patriots, a fanatical group of Gbagbo supporters, ...

Aggreko Hosts OECD At Ivory Coast Power Facility

Thursday, October 02, 2014 Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, recently welcomed a senior delegation from the OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to the Aggreko power plant on the outskirts of the Ivorian capital, Ab ...
The president of the Truth, Reconciliation and Dialogue Commission, Charles Konan Banny (C), attends the opening session with members of the commission on September 8, 2014 in Abidjan.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast truth commission testimony ends

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Public testimony ended Tuesday in Ivory Coasts truth commission, which was formed to probe nearly a decade of bloody political violence.Eighty people, including victims and perpetrators, had spoken during three weeks of public testimony. They were only a fraction of the tens of ...
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