Ivory Coast - Page 2

News about Ivory Coast

Gbagbo threatened by military in Ivory Coast

Gbagbo threatened by military in Ivory Coast

African leaders delivered an ultimatum to Laurent Gbagbo today, warning him to step down as Ivory Coast's president immediately or face possible military action. The...
jpg_arton18593-2ab80.jpg

Zimbabwe threatens Prime Minister with treason

Zimbabwe’s controversial Attorney-General Johannes Tomana is setting up a commission of five lawyers to explore the possibility of charging the country's Prime Minister, Morgan...
U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo’s departure is ‘not negotiable’

U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo’s departure is ‘not negotiable’

The Obama administration is in discussions with a number of countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on how to ensure...
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, family and cronies banned from travel

Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, family and cronies banned from travel

The United States has imposed travel restrictions on Côte d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo, members of his regime and others who are undermining their country’s democratic...
Ivory Coast: Nigeria withdraws delegates and citizens

Ivory Coast: Nigeria withdraws delegates and citizens

Following a United Nations alert of a possible a return to civil war in Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential election, Nigeria has withdrawn...
Changing times for African democracy

Changing times for African democracy

The current political development in Côte d'Ivoire, and the manner in which it will be resolved, will serve as either a clear indication of...
Statement by Kofi A. Annan on the situation in Cote d’Ivoire

Statement by Kofi A. Annan on the situation in Cote d’Ivoire

"I am gravely concerned about the escalating situation in Cote d'Ivoire and mourn the mounting loss of life. I join the many, led by the...
Côte d’Ivoire: U.S. to take further additional steps against Gbagbo, family

Côte d’Ivoire: U.S. to take further additional steps against Gbagbo, family

“If President Gbagbo does not step down, the United States is looking to take further additional steps against him, his family, his wife, his...
Ivory Coast: UN Security Council position averts war

Ivory Coast: UN Security Council position averts war

Members of the UN Security Council have finally acknowledged the victory of Alassane Ouattara in Côte d'Ivoire's presidential election. Sending a clear warning to...
Ivory Coast: Military coup feared after electoral coup d’etat

Ivory Coast: Military coup feared after electoral coup d’etat

Tension remains high in Ivory Coast as incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo continues to defy calls from the African Union, United States, France and the...
Ivory Coast can learn from the parliamentry system of governance

Ivory Coast can learn from the parliamentry system of governance

As Côte d'Ivoire is in a unique situation with two presidents of the republic, beyond the short-term analysis of the scourges of the titanic...
AU Sends Mbeki to mediate Ivory Coast presidential crisis

AU Sends Mbeki to mediate Ivory Coast presidential crisis

Ivory Coast is in political crisis with both of its presidential candidates taking rival oaths of office based on competing election results. Former South...
Ivory Coast President sworn in after controversial election

Ivory Coast President sworn in after controversial election

Ivory Coast's president has been sworn in for another five-year term following a controversial vote that the electoral commission says he lost. By annulling as...
Ivory Coast vote results overturned; President declared winner

Ivory Coast vote results overturned; President declared winner

Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council says the country's incumbent president has been re-elected, overturning results from the electoral commission that show the president losing to...
Ivory Coast: Presidential election results rejected as tension mounts

Ivory Coast: Presidential election results rejected as tension mounts

The Chairman of Ivory Coast's Independent Electoral Commission (CEI), Youssouf Bakayoko Thursday afternoon declared Alassane Ouattara winner of the West African country's presidential election....
Ivory Coast: Electoral Commission misses presidential deadline

Ivory Coast: Electoral Commission misses presidential deadline

Ivory Coast's electoral commission has missed its deadline for declaring a winner in the country's presidential election. Those results have been delayed by supporters...
African stocks triple on international exchanges

African stocks triple on international exchanges

NYSE Euronext Inc. — the home of the New York Stock Exchange and other exchanges — has seen a threefold increase in the trading...
SIM card registration: A chance to formalize an informal economy, digitally

SIM card registration: A chance to formalize an informal economy, digitally

A growing number of sub-Saharan African countries – South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and more recently, Ghana – now require that...
Ivory Coast elections : Gbagbo and Ouattara to lock horns in runoff bid

Ivory Coast elections : Gbagbo and Ouattara to lock horns in runoff bid

Ivory Coast's presidential electoral is heading toward a second round runoff because no candidate won more than half of the votes cast Sunday. The...
Current President and Former PM Leading Ivory Coast Vote

Current President and Former PM Leading Ivory Coast Vote

Provisional results from Ivory Coast's electoral commission show the country's current president and its former prime minister are leading returns from Sunday's vote. With more...
Ivory Coast Waiting for Election Results

Ivory Coast Waiting for Election Results

An anxious Ivory Coast is standing by for the results of Sunday’s long-awaited presidential election. The country’s election commission Monday released returns from Ivorians voting...
Ivory Coast elections peaceful in Abidjan, chaotic in Paris

Ivory Coast elections peaceful in Abidjan, chaotic in Paris

Sunday's presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire saw more than 5.7 million Ivorians going to the polls. Whilst the electoral process went smoothly in the...
Côte d’Ivoire: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Côte d’Ivoire: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Presidential campaign began on Friday in Côte d'Ivoire amid great expectations and deep concerns. After eight years of armed conflict that led the country...
Africans are primitive, pet-eaters and child-killers…

Africans are primitive, pet-eaters and child-killers…

A veteran novelist, VS Naipaul is stirring controversy over his recent book on Africa and its people. Since the tasteless headline of The Economist...
Yannick Koffi, the 11 year old musical genius

Yannick Koffi, the 11 year old musical genius

Yannick Koffi is an exceptional and enigmatic 11 year-old musician. Affectionately called the «musical genius» by his Japanese fans, the Australian-Ivorian appeared on the...
Côte d’Ivoire thrash North Korea and quit

Côte d’Ivoire thrash North Korea and quit

The Elephants from Côte d'Ivoire have saved their honour. Facing an overwhelmed North Korean team, Sven Goran Eriksson's boys only scored 3 goals. And...
Foreign coaches head home after World Cup

Foreign coaches head home after World Cup

Carlos Alberto Parreira, Sven Goran Eriksson, Paul Le Guen, Lars Lagerback... Foreign coaches plying their trade in Africa with little success. Ghana is the...
Brazil raise the bar against Ivory Coast

Brazil raise the bar against Ivory Coast

Top notch work from the Brazilians as they flew past a disappointing Ivory Coast (3-1). A deserved win for the Samba boys who booked...
Ghana officials corroborate Ivorian stowaways’ story against Chinese vessel

Ghana officials corroborate Ivorian stowaways’ story against Chinese vessel

Ghanaian officials have corroborated the story of three Ivorian stowaways who were thrown into the sea on Saturday night after being discovered in the...
Ivory Coast off to a slow start

Ivory Coast off to a slow start

Ivory Coast and Portugal locked horns this Tuesday in what was already the final of this group G. With Brazil firm favourites, both squads...