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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara plans constitutional review before election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Monday he intends to modify the constitution ahead of an October presidential election seen as a test of the country’s stability.A rise in tensions in recent weeks between Ouattara and his political...

Former Ivorian rebel leader Issiaka Ouattara dies in New York

Issiaka Ouattara, a key figure in the years-long unrest that gripped Ivory Coast at the start of the century, has died in a New York hospital at the age of 53, associates said on Monday."He died from illness this...

Opposition says Soro case attempt to stifle dissent in Ivory Coast

A group of Ivory Coast opposition parties accused state authorities on Friday of trying to intimidate them before next year’s presidential election, denouncing a new arrest warrant for presidential candidate Guillaume Soro.A public prosecutor has said Soro, a former...

Cote d’ivoire government accuse Guillaume Soro of plotting a coup

Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader in Ivory Coast and a candidate in next year’s presidential election, could face life in prison over an alleged coup plot that involved amassing weapons, the country’s public prosecutor said on Thursday.The Ivorian...

Ivory Coast issues arrest warrant for ex-rebel leader Soro

Ivory Coast has issued an arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader and candidate in next year’s presidential election, four government sources said on Monday, just before he was due to return home after more than six...

French president Macron to visit Ivory Coast, Niger over the weekend

French President Emmanuel Macron will be sharing a holiday meal Friday with French forces stationed in Ivory Coast as he begins his visit to West Africa where he also plans to concentrate over the weekend on how to confront...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to run for a third term if Gbagbo competes

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two...

Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, according to Daily Observer.The MOU, which was signed on November 15, 2019, is aimed...

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast hope for more sunny days

Heavy rainfall last week in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing regions was accompanied by some of the sunniest days in months, improving bean quality, farmers said on Monday.Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is on the cusp of...

Ex-Ivorian PM and rebel, Guillaume Soro to contest for presidency in 2020

One time rebel leader, former prime minister and most recently president of the Ivory Coast National Assembly, Guillaume Soro has formalized his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election.President Ouattara's former ally announced the news in Valencia, Spain, in the...
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