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Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, and major chocolate companies from Mars, to Hershey, to Barry Callebaut, pledged last year to eliminate ... The country was split for a decade between a rebel-held north and government-controlled south, with the forest regions in the west home to several ...
Douma and the sprawling eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, had been under rebel control since 2012 and was a thorn in the side of President Bashar Assad's government for years. The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marks a major ...

Militants disguised as UN peacekeepers exploded two suicide car bombs and fired dozens of rockets at the French and United Nations bases in Mali's ... to end violence in northern Mali by Islamists, who have also staged assaults on high-profile targets in the capital, Bamako, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
A 2015 peace deal signed by Mali's government and separatist groups has failed to end violence in northern Mali by Islamists, who have also staged assaults on high-profile targets in the capital, Bamako, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. French forces intervened in 2013 to drive back Islamist fighters who ...
Dozens reported killed in suspected chemical attack on rebel bastion in Syria; Trump warns of 'big price to pay' ... The United States and eight other countries – France, Britain, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands, Kuwait, Peru and Ivory Coast – called for the United Nations Security Council to meet Monday to discuss the ...
U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron say they will coordinate "a strong, joint response" to a reported chemical attack in Syria's rebel-held city of Douma that has sparked international outrage. During a phone call on April 8, the two leaders condemned the "horrific" attack and ...

Dozens reported killed in suspected chemical attack on rebel bastion in Syria; Trump warns of 'big price to pay' ... Poland, the Netherlands, Kuwait, Peru and Ivory Coast — called for the United Nations Security Council to meet Monday to discuss the reports of another chemical weapons attack in Syria.
The meeting was called by the U.S., United Kingdom, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Peru and the Ivory Coast. It will be ... The Russian military says that fighting in the rebel-held city of Douma has halted and a convoy of buses has moved in to evacuate the rebels and their families. Maj.
The United States and eight other countries — France, Britain, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands, Kuwait, Peru and Ivory Coast — called for the United ... The Syrian government and its Russian allies, however, dismissed the accusations as rebel fabrications intended to win international support in the face ...
Ivory Coast's ruling coalition secured an overwhelming victory on Saturday in the country's first senatorial elections, which were boycotted by the ... Several army mutinies have broken out in the past two years, instigated by former rebels who have been integrated only haphazardly into military ranks.
The double assault highlighted the growing risk from militants in the Sahel five years after the French intervention. France is pinning hopes on the ... since the French intervention in 2013. They have expanded into central Mali, which they have used as a launchpad to hit Burkina Faso, Niger and Ivory Coast.
During the Goodluck Jonathan administration, the murderous insurgents staged several attacks both against public and private institutions, in several ... one loss after another until the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, boldly declared on national television that the militants had been “technically ...
Burkina Faso's President Mark Roch said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents in the capital last week in an attack which 8 people were ... They have expanded into central Mali, which they have used as a launchpad to hit Burkina Faso, Niger and Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast was in the midst of a civil war, which had begun in 2002. Ivory Coast was essentially split in two, with rebel Muslim groups occupying the North and a group loyal to the ruling Christian government holding the South. After qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, Didier Drogba, at the time the captain of ...
NOUAKCHOTT: A Malian militant group with links to Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers in the West African country ... In October, militants killed four US troops just over the border in Niger, sparking a debate about America's combat role in the vast and unpoliced ...
With the skyscrapers and heavy traffic in the business quarter Plateau of the economic capital Abidjan, Ivory Coast seems to be moving forward. According to ... Last year, the former rebel soldiers, who supported Ouattarra during the crisis, staged an army mutiny and managed to negotiate a higher salary.
Armed with AK-47s, the rebels sneaked into Liberia on Christmas Eve in 1989 to overthrow the country's President Samuel Doe. As the ensuing civil war escalated, ultimately killing 400,000 people, the world's attention turned to rebel leader Charles Taylor, and Libya, which had trained his men. But the ...

... failed to stop violence in northern Mali by Islamist militants, who assaulted high-profile targets in the capital, Bamako, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. ... Chad, Mali and Mauritania - backed by France, also launched a new task force last year to tackle Islamist militants in West Africa's arid Sahel region.
Soro has been a thorn in Ouattara's side for some time because of his influence over the armed forces, which are made up of a significant number of former Forces Nouvelles rebels. In a country that witnessed a long-running political-military crisis between 2002 and 2011, these could be positive moves for ...
Malian militant group Jama Nusrat Ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) has claimed responsibility for twin attacks that rocked Burkina Faso's capital, ... Up to 20 militants were "killed or captured" in that particular operation, French military sources told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency. On Friday, 16 ...
West Africa's arid Sahel region is suffering a spike in violence by militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, that is drawing an increasingly ... Previous attacks were conducted by allies of al Qaeda in reprisal for Burkina Faso's participation in a regional fight against Islamist militants.
Ivory Coast was in the midst of a civil war, which had begun in 2002. Ivory Coast was essentially split in two, with rebel Muslim groups occupying the North and a group loyal to the ruling Christian government holding the South. After qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, Didier Drogba, at the time the captain of ...
Islamist militants took over northern Mali in 2012 before French forces pushed them back in 2013. But since then the threat has crept back, and attacks have occurred further and further south, into neighbouring Niger and Burkina Faso, and as far afield as Ivory Coast. In a bid to counter the insurgents, ...
Over seven years after Ivory Coast's crisis, the country's political scene remains divided. ... "The military is composed of both troops who served under former president Gbagbo and former rebels of the Forces Nouvelles," explains Tinko Weibezahl, who head the Security Policy Program of the German ...
Lawyer James Orengo represents Raila Odinga in a case challenging the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president, at the Supreme Court on September 1, 2017. Since the 2013 elections, the courts and the law increasingly became important arenas of political struggle. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION ...
Law-enforcement officials in Ivory Coast said they had arrested six people and confiscated more than half a ton of ivory, leopard parts and illegal firearms. ... Officials said the outfit had ties to a cell of Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has carried out numerous murders, rapes and kidnappings in ...
In Ivory Coast, the conviction of relatives of former President Laurent Gbagbo is reviving criticism against the present administration of Alassane Ouattara. ... Many say the convictions are selective justice and a crackdown on rebels of only Laurent Gbagbo the former president while failing to prosecute those ...
Members of a mutinous faction within the army lay siege to the camp of an elite Ivory Coast military unit called the Coordination Center for Operational ... The catch for the government is that the mutineers are mostly members of the rebel group that was integrated into the military following the civil war.
West African countries such as Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Congo have had their fair share of the mayhem but Nigeria remains ... A Reuters report back in 2016 noted that while these clashes are usually brushed off, “Islamist militants are exploiting Fulani anger to spread jihad from ...
During 2017 there were various outbreaks in the army over the failure of the Ouattara government to pay bonuses owed from the merger of various conventional and rebel units which were empowered after the crises of 2010-11. The disturbances were settled on more than one occasion by promising to ...
A FORMER Ivorian minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for complicity in a 2012 attack in western Ivory Coast that killed 18 people, ... Oulaye was arrested six months after his return from exile in Ghana, and several days after participating in a meeting of the “rebels” of Gbagbo's party, the ...
Popular support is critical because civilians provide recruits, intelligence, food and morale to the rebels. In Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Angola, Somalia, Ivory Coast, this factor held. Because of Rwanda's ethnic configuration, the RPF fought in areas where it had little or no ...
... a cross-border anti-terrorism operation mostly in Mali and Niger. Militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda, seized Mali's desert north in 2012. French-led forces scattered them the following year but they still attack peacekeepers, soldiers and civilian targets in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
Police officers face disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments as they block a road in Bouake on May 22, 2017. ( Image Source ). Three demobilised ex-rebel fighters were killed in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, Bouake, on Tuesday as they clashed with police attempting ...
Bouak - Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments blocked roads on Monday into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, AFP reporters said. In Bouake, the former fighters blocked the main road south to the Ivorian ...
The faction accounts for an estimated 8,400 of Ivory Coast's army of 24,000. The rebels claimed they are owed bonuses promised to them for their part in Ouattara's victory. The January uprising ended with a compromise that saw the rebels paid five million CFA ($8,370). They are now claiming a further ...
A four-day mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast has ended after they accepted a government offer, the mutineers say. The rebellion paralyzed ... After a mutiny in January, the government had agreed to pay the ex-rebels bonuses of 12 million CFA francs (18,000 euros) each. However, after giving the ...
January's uprising saw former rebels who had been integrated into the army's ranks staging a mutiny over their demand for bonuses. The troops, one-time rebels who backed Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and controlled the northern half of the country between 2002 and 2011, were demanding ...
The move comes as a surge in rebel attacks has underscored the challenge facing the five countries, among the poorest in the world, which are on the frontline of a war against Islamist militants. Ambassadors from the 28 EU member states gave their approval for the funding on Tuesday, two European ...
NOUAKCHOTT: A Malian militant group with links to Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers in the West African country ... In October, militants killed four US troops just over the border in Niger, sparking a debate about America's combat role in the vast and unpoliced ...
A former Ivorian minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for complicity in a 2012 attack in western Ivory Coast that killed 18 people, ... Oulaye was arrested six months after his return from exile in Ghana, and several days after participating in a meeting of the “rebels” of Gbagbo's party, the ...
INTERNATIONAL - Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15million CFA francs (R351550) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its ... Ivory Coast's army was thrown together from rival loyalist and rebel factions at the end of a 2011 civil war that brought President Alassane Ouattara to ...
Ivory Coast will pay over 4000 soldiers $25,782 each as a retirement package designed to reduce the size of an unruly and mutiny-prone army. ... Ouattara has struggled to assert his authority over the army, which was cobbled together in an uneasy merger of the northern New Forces rebels who supported ...
Like other countries in West Africa plagued by terrorism, Ivory Coast has suffered from terrorist attacks, such as one in March 2016 in the seaside resort of Grand Bassam that killed at least 19 people. France has had troops in West Africa since 2013, which helps in the fight against militant groups in the ...
This photograph, also from 2011, shows rebels fighting against the former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi holding at gunpoint young man whom they believed to be a pro-Gaddafi militant. Goran Tomasevic took the photograph, and the Reuters news agency published it on 3 March 2011. You can ...
Abdulrazaq, a former Nigeria envoy to Ivory Coast, however said it was imperative for the Federal Government to take drastic action on their ...
... with former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor largely blamed for offering financial support to rebel forces in Guinea, Ivory Coast, ...
During that time, the Ivory Coast was in civil unrest between the Christian-led government and Muslim rebels. In the Second Ivorian Civil War, ...
Militants, including the ISIS fighters, have proved to be adept at staging ... fighters on motorcycles and more heavily armed insurgents in pickup trucks ... Mr. Sahraoui has an extensive background in the Islamist insurgent groups ... and resorts frequented by Westerners in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
On Oct. 4, militants believed to be affiliated with ISIS ambushed a team of U.S. ... The attack came as U.S.-supported Syrian rebels were on the verge of ... Al-Shabab has been involved in 987 of 1,827 attacks by militant Islamist ... last year after an al-Qaeda affiliate attacked a beach resort in the Ivory Coast, ...


 

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