Christophe Koffi

Côte d’Ivoire’s ‘general of the streets’ vows peace

Today, acquitted of alleged crimes against humanity committed during the battles of 2010-11, Charles Ble Goude says he wants to help bring peace

West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

The West African Virus Epidemiology project aims to shield the region from the advancing peril

Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew

From tiny harvests two decades ago, the West African country now holds the cashew crown, supplanting India as the biggest producer of the nut

Fake medicine is real business in Africa

'The illicit sector has a turnover of at least 10% of the world’s pharmaceutical business'

Côte d’Ivoire reconciliation at ‘dead end’

A bid to reconcile hardened enemies has all but broken down and time is running out for a commission set up to heal the wounds of bitter strife.

Palm oil makers take aim at global ‘smear campaign’

African palm oil producers are hitting back at a "smear campaign" against them by environmentalists that risks ruining their industry.

Curvy or slender? Beauty wars break out in Côte d’Ivoire

A war of words has broken out between admirers of voluptuous female figures and those who plump for a more streamlined, traditionally Western, shape.

Heavy gunfire erupts in pro-Gbagbo district in Abidjan

Gunfire erupted in Abidjan on Wednesday as Côte d'Ivoire's new government forces tried to dislodge militia loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo.

Pro-Gbagbo supporters hold massive rally in Abidjan

Thousands of supporters of Côte d'Ivoire strongman Laurent Gbagbo were holding an overnight rally in Abijdan on Sunday.

Fighting threatens mediation efforts in Côte d’Ivoire

An upsurge in fighting in Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday threatened diplomatic efforts to end a tug-of-war between rival claimants to the presidency.

Mediators leave Côte d’Ivoire without deal

African mediators left Côte d'Ivoire without a breakthrough in the West African nation's presidential vote crisis.

Côte d’Ivoire troops seal off seat of Ouattara ‘govt’

Troops loyal to isolated Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo sealed off roads to the hotel that houses Alassane Ouattara's rival government on Monday.

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