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Ivory Coast News
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is among several leaders attending the official inauguration of Alassane Ouattara, as Ivory Coast President, in a ceremony on Saturday at the country’s political capital, Yamoussoukro
A project to fight border harassments in West Africa has been launched here in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Liberia Football Association has sharply reacted to CAF Executive Committee’s decision to support incumbent FIFA president Joseph Blatter for the ensuing election and disband WAFU shortly after the body’s second Nations Cup in Abeokuta in Nigeria.
Reports from River Gee County in southeastern Liberia say there is an acute food shortage affecting Ivorian refugees and host communities.
The West Africa Bar Association (WABA) has raised concern about Alassane Ouattara government’s move to begin investigating former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his wife in the absence of their lawyers.
Twelve Ministers from member countries of West African regional bloc, ECOWAS have been attending the ministerial meeting of the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money laundering in West Africa (GIABA).
Prosecutor speaking after Saturday's visit to Gbagbo, said he would travel Sunday to Odienné in the northwest of the country to begin questioning the former president's wife Simone. She was a key figure in her husband's regime.
Save the Children Sweden has been highlighting the current humanitarian situation in Ivory Coast. Officials of the charity say despite a gradual improvement in security, the overall humanitarian conditions are still grave.
Ghana has pledged to help Ivory Coast in efforts to restore normalcy to its western neighbor, as former President Laurent Gbagbo is said to be poised to pursue reconciliation.
After another brief civil war, last month Gbagbo was captured in his presidential residence in Ivory Coast main city, Abidjan, following air and ground bombardment led by French forces.
With the armed hostilities now hopefully over in the Ivory Coast, banks have begun to reopen in the commercial capital, Abidjan.