Ivory Coast: Opposition Says Government Arrested Protesters

ISIDORE KOUADIO, Associated Press ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — An opposition coalition on Tuesday accused Ivory Coast’s government of detaining 16 of its supporters for participating in demonstrations last week opposing President Alassane Ouattara’s candidacy in the upcoming presidential vote. Those detained include a founding Read More


5 Newspapers Suspended in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Five Ivory Coast newspapers whose publications have been temporarily suspended are denouncing the measure. Most of the newspapers were suspended for mocking President Alassane Ouattara or referring to him as a dictator. One was targeted for discussing the safety of Read More


Ivory Coast’s President Says He’ll Seek 2nd Term

[Associated Press] Ivory Coast’s president, who took office after a protracted, bloody struggle with his predecessor, says he will run for a second term in 2015. Alassane Ouattara made the announcement Wednesday while visiting the northern town of M’Bengue. He says he wants another five-year Read More