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Ivorian forces maintain blockade of Ouattara hotel

Ivorian security forces on Wednesday maintained a near total blockade of the hotel where presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara is holed up.

More talks needed in Côte d’Ivoire crisis

Presidents who met Côte d'Ivoire leader Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday to deliver an ultimatum to step down or face force said more meetings were needed.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Ouattara calls for general strike

Côte d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara called on Sunday for a nationwide general strike that would shut the country down.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Gbagbo tells UN to leave, Ban refuses

Côte d'Ivoire's leader Laurent Gbagbo ordered the UN and French troops to leave the country but UN chief Ban Ki-moon is refusing to budge.

Côte d’Ivoire braces for trouble with new protest

Allies of presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara have urged Ivorians to join a new march through Abidjan to seize the state broadcaster's building.

Security forces kill protesters in Côte d’Ivoire

Security forces in Côte d'Ivoire opened fire on hundreds of protesters in south-western Gagnoa town Friday, killing an undisclosed number of people.

Côte d’Ivoire leader in historic visit to rebel stronghold

Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo arrived in the rebel headquarters and second city of Bouake on Monday for the first time since civil war split the country in two nearly five years ago. Gbagbo met former rebel chief Guillaume Soro, whom he appointed prime minister in April under the latest plan to reunite the country.

Côte d’Ivoire peace makes progress

Burning a small pile of rusty rifles and machine guns, militias that backed the government in Côte d'Ivoire's 2002 to 2003 civil war completed their disarmament on Saturday, taking the country one step closer to reunification.The civilian combatants fought in some of the fiercest battles of the conflict.

Côte d’Ivoire frees customs officials to end strike

Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday released three customs officials held over a toxic-waste scandal, ending a customs strike that briefly halted registration of cocoa exports days ahead of a new crop, officials said. ''The strike has been lifted. We have gone back to work. We have been informed that they have been released,'' a customs official told Reuters.

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