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Nigeria coast braces for worst oil spill in 13 years

Latest Shell oil spill is comparable to the Exxon Mobil spill of 1998, say authorities as emergency measures are put in place to protect the coast.

Ouattara makes Ivorian Cabinet sign anti-graft pledge

Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara has told his ministers to sign a code of ethics aimed at stamping out corruption and nepotism in the nation.

French strikes hit Gbagbo forces in Côte d’Ivoire

French forces hit vehicles belonging to troops loyal to Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo during a mission that rescued Japan's ambassador on Thursday.

Ouattara forces lay siege to Gbagbo

Forces loyal to Côte d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara laid siege to incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo's residence on Thursday.

Heavy fighting loosens Gbagbo’s grip

Forces loyal to Côte d'Ivoire's presidential claimant launched a major assault on the presidential palace on Tuesday.

Côte d’Ivoire in tense stand-off as rivals hold positions

Fighters loyal to Côte d'Ivoire presidential rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara held their respective positions across Abidjan on Sunday.

Ouattara forces attack Gbagbo’s Abidjan residence

Fighters loyal to presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara attacked the residence of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan early on Friday.

Ouattara says forces ‘at gates’ of Abidjan

Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara said his fighters were "at the gates" of Abidjan on Thursday after an advance aimed at unseating Laurent Gbagbo.

Ouattara forces push south in Côte d’Ivoire

Forces loyal to Côte d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara advanced on Tuesday to within 200km of the two main port cities.

Ivorian gunmen move closer to central Abidjan

Ivorian gunmen fighting to depose Laurent Gbagbo after he refused to concede an election were advancing across Abidjan on Monday.

Côte d’Ivoire’s media war turns nasty

Is Côte d'Ivoire a victim of a racist global conspiracy led by France and the UN to oust Laurent Gbagbo and plunder the country's resources?

UN charge on Ivorian arms smuggling is denied

Confusion surrounded UN charges on Monday that Belarus had broken an arms embargo against Côte d'Ivoire by delivering helicopters to Laurent Gbagbo.

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