Africa: Ivory Coast
In a bid to quell the rising unrest, which left four soldiers dead, the Ivory Coast government pledged to improve the troops' livelihoods.  By Sia KAMBOU (AFP/File)

I.coast Rocked By Protests As Deadly Army Mutiny Spreads

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Ivory Coast's government on Wednesday pleaded for calm as deadly protests by angry security forces and troops spread across the country, shutting down the main port of Abidjan. In a bid to quell the rising unrest, which on Tuesday left four soldiers dead, the go ...
Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan, one of Africa's biggest, was shut down when angry security forces began firing into the air amid protests by mutinous troops.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

I.Coast port seeks to resume operations as mutiny spreads

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan, one of Africa's biggest, was shut down Wednesday when angry security forces began firing into the air during protests by mutinous troops, port staff said. Port management later issued a statement saying it was working to ensure that operations c ...

Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan, one of Africa's biggest, was shut down when angry security forces began firing into the air amid protests by mutinous troops.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

I.Coast's main port closed due to soldiers' mutiny

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast's main port of Abidjan, one of Africa's biggest, was shut down Wednesday when angry security forces began firing into the air amid protests by mutinous troops, port staff said. Gendarmes (paramilitary police) started firing into the air at the fishing port at around 1 ...
Ivory Coast's latest mutiny has raised fears the country might slip into deadly unrest, as happened in 2010 when an election defeat saw 3,000 people killed in several months of conflict.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Two I.Coast soldiers killed as mutiny protests return

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Two mutinous soldiers were killed in Ivory Coast's administrative capital Tuesday, as troops staged protests in several cities, firing shots in the air and terrifying residents. The soldiers' deaths in Yamoussoukro were the first since a revolt among troops over ...
Ivory Coast's latest mutiny has raised fears the country might slip into deadly unrest, as happened in 2010 when an election defeat saw 3,000 people killed in several months of conflict.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast soldier killed as mutiny protests return

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Bouakà (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - A mutinous soldier was killed in Ivory Coast's administrative capital Tuesday, as fresh trouble erupted in several cities after troops took to the streets, firing shots in the air and terrifying residents. The soldier's death in Yamoussoukro was the first since a mut ...
Africab clients can use the firm's app to book its taxis in Abidjan and while fixed fares tend to be higher clients benefit from perks like air-conditioning and free wi-fi.  By Sia KAMBOU (AFP)

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

Sunday, January 15, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks. While Uber has already jumped into several African markets from South Africa to Egypt, Africab seeks to provide Ivory Coast's emerging ...
Ivory Coast soldiers sit in a car as they look outside the window with their rifles at the airport in Bouake on January 13, 2017.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP)

Shots heard from inside military camp in I.Coast's Abidjan

Friday, January 13, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Shooting was heard late Friday from inside the main military camp in Abidjan, Ivory's Coast's economic capital, witnesses said Friday, days after a brief mutiny by the armed forces. There were shots, bursts of gunfire coming from the barracks. It stopped and started again, Mathi ...
Ivory Coast's head coach Michel Dussuyer attends a training session in Abu Dhabi on January 7, in preparations of the 2017 African Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.  By Nezar Balout (AFP/File)

Zaha boost for African champions Ivory Coast

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Libreville (AFP) - Ivory Coast want Crystal Palace flier Wilfried Zaha to replace injured Gervinho as they try to become only the fourth country to successfully defend the Africa Cup of Nations title. Egypt have achieved the feat three times in the 60-year-old African football showcase and Ghana ...
Outgoing Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan (L) walks with Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara (R), following his resignation at the presidential palace in Abidjan, following his resignation on January 9, 2017.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP)

Reshuffle in I.Coast, security chiefs out after mutiny

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast initiated a post-election reshuffle on Monday and fired the heads of its armed forces and police after a brief army mutiny that stoked security fears in the world's top cocoa producer. President Alassane Ouattara issued a statement saying he had accepted the resignatio ...
Former Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan delivers a speech following his resignation on January 9, 2017 at the presidential palace in Abidjan.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

I.Coast PM and government quit as tensions rise

Monday, January 9, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast's prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan resigned along with his government Monday, a day after the end of a short-lived army mutiny that raised security fears in the world's top cocoa producer. Although the resignation is standard procedure as it follows legislative elec ...
A delegation of mutinous soldiers stand behind Ivory Coast's defence minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (C-front) speaking to journalists after negotiations, on January 7, 2017 in Bouake.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP)

Mutinous soldiers free Ivory Coast defence minister

Sunday, January 8, 2017 Bouakà (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Mutinous soldiers released Ivory Coast's Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi late Saturday after detaining him for two hours in a tense standoff over pay. Donwahi, who flew into the west African country's second city Bouake earlier Saturday in a bid to defuse an e ...
A delegation of mutinous soldiers stand behind Ivory Coast's defence minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (C-front) speaking to journalists after negotiations, on January 7, 2017 in Bouake.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP)

Ivory Coast mutineers hold defence minister in pay standoff

Saturday, January 7, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Mutinous soldiers were holding Ivory Coast's Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi on Saturday, rejecting the terms of a deal announced by the president to end their mutinous pay protest. An AFP correspondent reported that soldiers were firing Kalashnikov rifles and heavy weapons ...
A delegation of mutinous soldiers stand behind Ivory Coast's defence minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (C-front) speaking to journalists after negotiations, on January 7, 2017 in Bouake.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP)

Mutinous Ivory Coast troops holding defence minister despite deal: AFP

Saturday, January 7, 2017 Bouakà (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Mutinous soldiers were holding Ivory Coast's Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi on Saturday, rejecting the terms of a deal announced by President Alassane Ouattara to end their angry pay protest. Just after the declaration by President Alassane Ouattara, the sol ...
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