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Five Killed in Ivory Coast Attack

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A military official in Ivory Coast says unidentified gunmen killed at least five people and wounded several others in an overnight attack on a town in the restive southwest bordering Liberia. The unnamed official said Wednesday the two-hour assault took place in the remote town of Sakre and that military authorities arrested several men suspected […]

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Hershey to Invest Millions in Ivory Coast, Ghana Cocoa Production

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Hershey Company, famous for Hershey kisses and other chocolate treats, says it will invest $10 million to improve cocoa production and curb child labor in Ghana and Ivory Coast. The U.S.-based company says its programs will help farmers improve productivity and sustainability and develop cocoa-growing communities. The company says the West African region provides […]

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France Signs Security Agreement With Ivory Coast

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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France has signed an agreement with Ivory Coast to provide security assistance after helping the former French colony during the country’s post election violence. President Nicolas Sarkozy and Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara signed the deal Thursday in Paris, as the Ivorian leader began a three day official visit. The pact calls for French troops […]

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Gbagbo Supporters Attacked at Ivory Coast Rally

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of supporters of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo have been attacked and injured during a rally in Abidjan. Saturday’s rally by the Ivorian Popular Front ended in disarray after opponents began throwing stones. Gbagbo loyalists tried to fight back. Police fired tear gas to break up the confrontation. United Nations troops were called […]

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Clinton, Ouattara Discuss Reconcilation in Ivory Coast

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has held talks with Ivory Coast’s president about efforts to heal divisions left by the country’s disputed 2010 election. Clinton met with President Alassane Ouattara Tuesday in Abidjan, during the first visit to Ivory Coast by a U.S. secretary of state in more than 25 years. The secretary said […]

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Clinton Meets With Ivory Coast President

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has held talks with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara about challenges that remain in the country following its disputed presidential election. Clinton met with Mr. Ouattara Tuesday at the presidential palace in Abidjan during the first visit to Ivory Coast by a U.S. secretary of state in more than […]

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Ouattara Alliance Sweeps Ivory Coast Elections

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast officials say the ruling coalition of President Alassane Ouattara has won 80 percent of the seats in parliament in the country’s elections held on Sunday. The country’s election commission said Friday that President Ouattara’s Rally of Republicans party won 127 of the 255 seats in the National Assembly. The Ivory Coast Democratic Party, […]

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Polls are Open Sunday In Ivory Coast Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Citizens of the Ivory Coast voted Sunday in the country’s first parliamentary elections in more than a decade. Voter turnout was reportedly low and no incidents of violence were reported. Nearly 1,000 candidates vied for the National Assembly’s 255 legislative seats in the vote, which was boycotted by the party of former president Laurent Gbagbo. […]

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Polls are Open Sunday In Ivory Coast Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast voters are going to the polls in the country’s first parliamentary elections in more than a decade. An election official is quoted as saying some polls in Abidjan had not opened nearly two hours after voting started Sunday, but that those polling stations will stay open late. The Election Commission says almost 1,000 […]

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Ivory Coast Gears Up for Parliamentary Elections Sunday

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast will hold the country’s first parliamentary elections in more than a decade on Sunday. The Election Commission says almost 1,000 candidates are vying for 255 seats. President Alassane Ouattara’s Democratic Party is poised to win the majority of the seats. Mr.Ouattara’s coalition could also be helped by the supporters of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo […]

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