Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan released following nearly two months in custody

Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan was released on Wednesday after nearly two months in custody for creating a breakaway government after a disputed presidential election marred by violence. His release is seen as a key step in repairing relations between the opposition and President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling party after an October 31 election… Read More Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan released following nearly two months in custody

Police fire tear gas at protests against Ivory Coast president’s third term bid

Police in Ivory Coast fired tear gas on Monday to break up demonstrations against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office that opponents say jeopardises the West Afrian country’s democracy. Protesters set up barricades and shut down down traffic in several towns including the commercial capital Abidjan, where a burning… Read More Police fire tear gas at protests against Ivory Coast president’s third term bid

Protesters torch bus as election tensions heighten in Ivory Coast

Protesters in Ivory Coast set fire to a bus in Abidjan on Friday after deadly protests earlier in the week against the president’s decision to seek a third term, and organisers elsewhere vowed further action against his bid to stand again. At least five people have been killed during demonstrations in recent days, with tensions… Read More Protesters torch bus as election tensions heighten in Ivory Coast