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Now, mutinous troops holding Ivory Coast defence minister

Bouaké, Ivory Coast | AFP |    Mutinous soldiers were holding Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi on Saturday, rejecting the terms of a deal announced by the president to end their mutinous pay protest. An AFP correspondent reported that soldiers were firing Kalashnikov rifles and heavy weapons outside …

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Ivory Coast president announces deal with mutinous soldiers

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara announced Saturday he has reached an agreement with soldiers who seized the second city Bouake in an angry pay protest that spread to the economic capital Abidjan. “I confirm my agreement to take into account the demands relating to …

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Ivory Coast name team ahead of Uganda Cranes friendly

Ivory Coast warm up with friendlies against Sweden and Uganda Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | A cluster of Premier League stars including Eric Bailly and Wilfried Zaha was named Wednesday in defending champions the Ivory Coast’s 24-player squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. The Ivory Coast warm …

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Ivory Coast to vote on divisive constitution

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  Ivory Coast heads to the polls Sunday for a referendum on a new constitution their president insists will heal a nation beset by violent turmoil, but which the opposition says is dangerously anti-democratic. Given that President Alassane Ouattara’s political foes have called for a …

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Ivory Coast crisis has lessons for Uganda

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati The political impasse in Ivory Coast following presidential elections has caught the world’s attention. President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to quit after losing the election to opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara who the Ivorian electoral commission declared winner. The Independent’s Mubatsi Asinja Habati spoke to Godber Tumushabe, the …

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