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

One dead, several arrested following protests against Ivory Coast president’s third term bid

At least one protester was killed in Ivory Coast on Thursday, a ruling party official and security sources said, as small groups burned makeshift road blocks in protests against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to stand for a third term. The West African nation has seen a number of scattered protests since Ouattara announced last week… Read More One dead, several arrested following protests against Ivory Coast president’s third term bid

Ivory Coast presidential candidate Guillaume Soro sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Guillaume Soro, a candidate for president in Ivory Coast and former rebel leader, was convicted in absentia on Tuesday of embezzlement and sentenced to 20 years in prison, the judge in the case said. The verdict was announced after a trial that lasted only a few hours and was boycotted by Soro’s lawyers, who have… Read More Ivory Coast presidential candidate Guillaume Soro sentenced to 20 years imprisonment