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Ivory Coast's Ouattara sworn in for disputed third term

Abidjan - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara was sworn in for a controversial third term on Monday, urging the opposition to help defuse tensions after election-related violence claimed 85 lives in the West African powerhouse.

Six dead in Ivory Coast clashes as court validates Ouattara win

Abidjan - Clashes over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's re-election killed at least six people Monday as the country's top court validated his contested third-term victory.

Alassane Ouattara, I. Coast leader who 'didn't want' third term

Abidjan - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, re-elected to a contested third term on Tuesday, is a US-educated economist who campaigned on stability and growth but whose critics portray as another African leader who took the path of authoritarianism.

I.Coast govt lashes opposition 'plot' after Ouattara re-elected

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's government on Tuesday accused the opposition of "plotting" against the state after it vowed to set up a rival government following bruising presidential elections won in a landslide by the incumbent, Alassane Ouattara.

Ivory Coast president set for victory after contested poll

Abidjan - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara appeared set for contested victory on Monday after a weekend election marred by clashes that killed at least nine during an opposition boycott to derail his bid for a third term.

Ivory Coast ruling party warns opposition over post-vote unrest

Abidjan - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's ruling party on Sunday warned opposition leaders against attempts to call for a transition of power after they boycotted a weekend election in protest over his bid for a third term.

Ivory Coast opposition calls for 'transition' after election

Abidjan - Ivory Coast opposition leaders on Sunday called for a "civilian transition" from President Alassane Ouattara's government, a day after an election they boycotted in protest over his contested bid for a third term.

Ivorians await results after tense presidential ballot

Abidjan - Ivory Coast officials prepared to tally results Sunday after a tense presidential ballot marked by an opposition boycott and protests over President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara seeks third term in vote hit by unrest

Abidjan - Ivory Coast voted in a presidential election on Saturday with opposition leaders rejecting the ballot after a boycott and pockets of unrest against President Alassane Ouattara's attempt to secure a third term.

Ivory Coast president seeks third term in tense vote

Abidjan - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara seeks reelection on Saturday in a presidential vote that his opponents boycotted in protest over his bid to secure a contested third term.

Tensions high as Ivory Coast president seeks third term

Abidjan - Ivory Coast votes in a tense election on Saturday after an opposition boycott and clashes over President Alassane Ouattara's contested attempt to secure a third term.

Fears and flight as Ivory Coast braces for vote

Abidjan - When fighting broke out between rival Ivorian factions 10 years ago, Veronique Yao left it late to flee Abidjan to her home town, a three-hour bus ride away.Two days before Ivory Coast's Saturday election, she was taking no chances.

As Ivory Coast vote nears, powder keg west braces for trouble

Duekou - His brother had his throat slit and his handicapped niece was shot dead in her home, but Zeabahi Maurice has put aside all thoughts of revenge against the militiamen who ravaged his village in the west of the Ivory Coast a decade ago.

Deadly pre-election violence in Ivory Coast

Abidjan - Ivory Coast has plunged into a wave of pre-election intercommunal violence which has left at least seven people dead and 40 others injured in recent days in and around a port town near Abidjan, officials said Wednesday.

One killed in Ivory Coast as tensions rise ahead of vote

Abidjan - One person was killed and a dozen were seriously injured on Monday during an opposition protest near Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, a local mayor said, two weeks ahead of a contentious presidential election.

Campaigning starts for tense I.Coast presidential vote

Abidjan - Campaigning starts in Ivory Coast Thursday for a tense presidential election, with incumbent Alassane Ouattara seeking a controversial third term and the opposition pushing for a boycott and civil disobedience, sparking fears of violence.

I. Coast tensions flare as candidate urges 'civil disobedience'

Abidjan - Tensions ratcheted up over Ivory Coast's presidential race on Sunday when former president Konan Bedie called for "civil disobedience" in response to Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term at the helm of the West African country.

Defiant Soro lashes I.Coast presidential vote

Paris - Former rebel chief Guillaume Soro on Thursday fired a verbal broadside at presidential elections in Ivory Coast next month after supporters of ex-head of state Laurent Gbagbo called for protests ahead of the vote.

I.Coast court clears president's third-term bid as fresh violence erupts

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's top court on Monday cleared the path for President Alassane Ouattara to seek a contentious third term, as protests turned violent in several cities and fears grew of a repeat of the conflict that claimed 3,000 lives in the West African co...

I.Coast parties nominate former president, ex-PM for election

Abidjan - Ivory Coast ex-president Henri Konan Bedie and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro were officially nominated on the weekend as the candidates of their opposition parties for next month's tense presidential election.

Two killed in Ivory Coast vote violence

Abidjan - At least two people were killed in ethnic clashes in Ivory Coast following President Alassane Ouattara's controversial announcement he would run for a third term, a hospital source and local residents said Sunday.

Violence as party chooses ICoast president Ouattara to run again

Abidjan - Sporadic violence flared in Ivory Coast on Saturday after President Alassane Ouattara was chosen by his ruling party to run for a third term in an October election, despite furious opposition charges the move is unconstitutional.

Outrage over Ivory Coast president's third term bid

Abidjan - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in October's presidential election triggered outrage on Friday among opposition and civil society groups, who labelled it a "coup" that risked tipping the country into chaos.

Ivory Coast names new prime minister after successor's death

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's defence minister, Hamed Bakayoko, was named prime minister on Thursday after acting as interim premier in the three weeks since the sudden death of his predecessor, the presidency announced.

Ivory Coast PM and presidential candidate Coulibaly dies aged 61

Abidjan - Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died Wednesday after attending a cabinet meeting, just three months before presidential elections that he was due to contest. He was 61.

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor will try Monday to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.

Thirteen killed in Ivory Coast landslip, many missing

Abidjan - Thirteen people died Thursday while others including children were missing and feared dead in a mudslide which flattened homes and suspended rail tracks in a suburb of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan.

Aiming big: Ivory Coast's 'Dallas' pitches for African following

Abidjan - The stakes are big, and so are the egos. Two clans, the Desvas and the Ahiteys, are fighting it out for control of the local cocoa industry... and boardroom thuggery, love, betrayal and guns are the tools of their trade.

About 10 dead in jihadist attack on I.Coast border post

Korhogo - Suspected jihadists attacked an army frontier post on Ivory Coast's border with Burkina Faso overnight, killing around 10 people, the military said on Thursday.

ICC allows former I.Coast president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people.
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