updated Sat. November 9, 2019
December 11, 2017
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 supportedÃÂ ...
November 20, 2017
A student works on a mathematics problem in a Khorogo high school, in the northern zone of Ivory Coast, controlled by the New Forces (FN), 13 September 2005. (Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images). I recall the different methods I used to employ to fight off panic attacks. Cleaning was a popular choiceÃÂ ...
October 13, 2017
The leader of these 'New Forces' was Guillaume Soro, currently Speaker of Parliament and who sees himself as the next president of the Ivory Coast when Mr Ouattara's current term ends in 2020. Mr Kone currently serves as Mr Soro's protocol chief. A statement from Mr Soro's office after Mr Kone's arrestÃÂ ...
September 29, 2017
Thousands were killed in the conflict. Although most of the fighting ended in 2004, Ivory Coast remained tense and divided. French and UN peacekeepers patrolled the buffer zone which separated the north, held by rebels known as the New Forces, and the government-controlled south.” (BBC News, 5 MayÃÂ ...
Sierra Leone Telegraph
August 1, 2017
Tensions are still high in the Ivory Coast, and political unrest is simmering at the edges, as the country's economy struggles to make a comeback. Two regions, loyal to former president Gbagbo, responsible for a high percentage of the country's cocoa production, are yet to accept his overthrow in 2011 byÃÂ ...
July 15, 2017
"There was a lot of shooting inside the old camp of UNOCI, the UN's operation in the Ivory Coast, which is currently occupied by the military. ... The country was cut in two between the rebels for the Forces Nouvelles (New Forces) occupying the northern half of the country and the regular amy controlling theÃÂ ...
May 17, 2017
A mutiny broke out in the Ivory Coast on January 6th of this year. The mutineers, mostly ex-New Forces rebels who had been integrated into the armed forces in 2011, were motivated by grievances about their pay and living conditions. Seizing control of nine cities throughout the country, they pressured theÃÂ ...
February 22, 2017
With the furtive help of Burkina Faso's government, the banished military leaders established the New Forces in 2002 and gradually took control of Ivory Coast's northern territories, resulting in the de facto partition of the country. Their conflict with the Gbagbo administration came to a head in the wake ofÃÂ ...
January 6, 2017
An earlier mutiny in 2014 involved former members of the New Forces rebels, who fought alongside UN and French troops to install Ouattara in power. France has a military presence in Ivory Coast, with most of its 900 troops stationed in and near Abidjan. It was not immediately known whether the IvoryÃÂ ...
June 28, 2016
Liberia must also ensure security along its porous border with Ivory Coast, which is also emerging from years of turmoil. Authorities and UN experts have blamed armed groups operating from Liberia for a string of attacks on western Ivory Coast, while ...
June 7, 2016
Mr Soro led the New Forces rebel group during Ivory Coast's 2011 civil war. Former Burkina Faso Prime Minister Isaac Zida previously confirmed that Mr Soro's voice was heard in a recording advising former Burkinabe Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole on ...
March 16, 2016
Monrovia - Expressing deep grief Monday for Sunday's terrorist assault at the Grand Bassam Beach in neighboring Ivory Coast which claimed the lives of 16 people, Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf stressed that the senseless attack should ...
March 16, 2016
... in Burkina Faso. Together with Ivory Coast, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, Burkina Faso hosts 3,500 French troops who are part of Operation Barkhane - France's counter-terrorism operation.
Yahoo News UK
February 19, 2016
Although the 2002 coup attempt failed, the non-commissioned officers behind it maintained their grip on the northern half of the world's top cocoa grower, eventually becoming the New Forces rebellion. The group helped bring to power the current ...
February 2, 2016
The French troops, assisted by a strange band of UN peacekeepers attacked the legitimate government of the Ivory Coast and used planes, helicopters and artillery to kill large numbers of the people in Abidjan and thousands more across the interior of ...
January 28, 2016
Abidjan (AFP) - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.
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