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Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering from civil war, his opponents said on Friday.In a speech on Thursday evening, Ouattara went...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara joins the infamous club, seeks for a third term

After weeks of denials and playing hide and seek, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has finally shown that like many African leaders, he cannot resist the lust for power, as he formally accepts the 'call' from his party to...

Ex-Ivory Coast PM named as Gbagbo’s party presidential candidate

The party of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo named his one-time prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan as its candidate for the October presidential vote, ending speculation Gbagbo might return from abroad to stand.The election is seen as the...

Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko named as new PM

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said on Thursday.The death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly threw the ruling party into...

Freed ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo wants passport to return to home

Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, freed conditionally by the International Criminal Court (ICC), has applied for a passport so that he can return home, his lawyer said in a statement Tuesday.Gbagbo is the first head of state to...

Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM’s death

Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, President Alassane Ouattara’s preferred successor.Some analysts believe that Duncan's...

Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death of his chosen successor, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a party official said on Thursday.Ouattara...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The death of Gon Coulibaly, 61, who had had heart surgery in 2012 and had just...

ICC to hear appeal against acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will try to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Blé Goudé were in January...

10 Ivorian soldiers killed in attack near Burkina border, army says

At least 10 soldiers were killed and six wounded in an attack on an Ivory Coast military post on the northern border near Burkina Faso on Thursday, the army said.It was not yet clear who carried out the pre-dawn...
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