Africa: Ivory Coast
The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, which works to safeguard chimpanzees in west Africa, says less than 2,000 chimpanzees are left in the Ivory Coast compared to 12,000 in 2002.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP/File)

I.coast Hosting Bid To Save Its Last Chimpanzees

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90 percent decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates. Some 200 experts are due in the economic capital Abidjan from July 24 to 27 to share experiences on chimpanzee conservation ...
A soldiers' mutiny has raised security fears in Ivory Coast.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast govt in bid to end elite troops' mutiny

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday pressed a bid to defuse a revolt by special forces, as fears of renewed unrest spread following weeks of protests over pay by security forces. The authorities went into talks with protesters from the elite special forces -- the latest troops to ...

A soldiers' mutiny has raised security fears in Ivory Coast.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast govt condemns elite troops' mutiny

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday forcefully condemned a special forces revolt after troops fired in the air in the army barracks town of Adiake following weeks of trouble from mutinous security forces. The elite troops appeared to be angling for a deal with the government along ...
A soldiers' mutiny has raised security fears in Ivory Coast.  By SIA KAMBOU (AFP/File)

Fresh gunfire in army barracks town in I.Coast

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast special forces fired in the air in the army barracks town of Adiake for a second day Wednesday, the latest incident in weeks of trouble with mutinous soldiers and security forces. The elite troops appeared to be angling for a deal with the government along the lines of ...

AfDB Supports Road Infrastructure Upgrade For Economic Diversification In The Comoros

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, January 26, 2017 ndash; The African Development Bank Group will help the Union of Comoros Government to diversify its economy with a US $20.4-million road network rehabilitation project grant approved by the Board of Directors on Monday, January 23, 2017. The ...
Ivory Coast players watch as Moroccan players celebrate at the end of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations match on January 24, 2017.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP)

Future bright for Ivory Coast despite failed Cup defence

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) - A young Ivory Coast side must pick themselves up quickly and look to the future after the bitter disappointment of their early elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations. The reigning champions suffered an ignominious group-stage exit on Tuesday after a 1-0 defeat to a Morocc ...
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 ...
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