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Gunmen Attack Border Post in Ivory Coast

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Ivory Coast say gunmen have attacked a border post on the country’s western frontier with Liberia. Officials say the attacks took place Monday near the town of Toulepleu. Residents in Toulepleu told VOA that most people fled the town following the clash. Ivorian officials did not say if there were any causalities […]

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5 Killed in Ivory Coast Army Base Attack

Posted August 6th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in Ivory Coast have killed at least five people during an attack on an army base in Abidjan. The attack came a day after unidentified assailants attacked an army post and police camp in a different part of the city, killing five soldiers. The latest attack took place early Monday at the Akouedo army […]

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Ivory Coast: Official Rejects Coup Accusations

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A member of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo’s political party is denying government accusations that exiled military officers loyal to the former leader were plotting to overthrow the government. Tcheide Jean Gervais, the treasurer for the Popular Front Party, told VOA there is no evidence of such a coup attempt, saying the government of […]

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Ivory Coast Accuses Exiled Officers of Planning Coup

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Ivory Coast say they have foiled an attempt to overthrow the government that was plotted by a group of exiled military officers with ties to former president Laurent Gbagbo. Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko told state television late Tuesday that authorities arrested several people, including Colonel Kate Gnatoa, whom he identified as the leader […]

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Ivory Coast Says Exiled Officers Planned Coup

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Ivory Coast say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government by a group of exiled military officers with ties to former president Laurent Gbagbo. Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko told state television late Tuesday that authorities arrested several people, including Colonel Kate Gnatoa, whom he identified as the leader of the group. […]

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Liberia Closes Border With Ivory Coast

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s foreign minister says his country will take every measure to ensure there is peace in neighboring Ivory Coast, after Liberia closed its border between the two nations. The closing followed Friday’s killing of seven United Nations peacekeepers and eight civilians in the Ivory Coast town of Tai. Ivorian officials said Liberia-based gunmen carried out […]

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Liberia Closes Border With Ivory Coast

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia has closed its border with Ivory Coast, after gunmen allegedly crossed into Ivory Coast and killed seven United Nations peacekeepers. Information minister Lewis Brown announced the move during a news conference in Monrovia on Monday. He said Liberia also has sent troops and police to protect the border area, and suspended mining activities in […]

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Ivory Coast Official: Gunmen Came From Liberia

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Ivorian defense official says the gunmen that killed seven U.N. peacekeepers on Friday in western Ivory Coast came from neighboring Liberia. Paul Koffi Koffi says the raid highlighted the need for Ivorian troops to carry out cross-border operations in Liberia to improve security. The peacekeepers, all from Niger, died in an ambush near […]

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7 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Ivory Coast

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations spokesman says at least seven peacekeepers from Niger have been killed in an ambush in western Ivory Coast, near the border with Liberia. In a statement, U.N.’s special envoy for Ivory Coast , Bert Koenders, strongly condemned the deadly ambush Friday against the peacekeepers, describing it as a “very serious violation of […]

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African Leaders Seeking UN Military Help in Mali

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders meeting in Ivory Coast are calling for United Nations backing for military intervention in northern Mali, which is currently controlled by rebels. Members of the African Union, the western African group, ECOWAS, and the United Nations Thursday agreed the AU should ask the United Nations Security Council for intervention in restoring Mali’s territorial […]

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