Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo signaled an image of reconciliation — a decade after a civil war erupted as they vied for power.
Voters in Ivory Coast are electing a new parliament, with two former presidents hoping to keep the allies of the current leader, Alassane Ouattara, from claiming "absolute power."
10 Aug 2020
Outrage grows in Ivory Coast over President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term. Opposition and civil society groups say the move threatens to tip the country into chaos. The tiny island nation of Mauritius faces a major environmental disaster, as a tanker leaks oil into the sea and surrounding lagoons. And Ivory Coast celebrates its 60 years of sovereignty. In tonight's edition of our series on African independence, we take a look at one of the country's founding fathers.
10 Jul 2020
Ivory Coast mourns the premier who had been due to run in upcoming presidential elections. Amadou Gon Coulibaly's shock death on Wednesday has left the ruling party willing to consider incumbent President Alassane Ouattara running again as its candidate. Also, several people are killed in DR Congo as clashes break out between police and protesters objecting to the new chief of the country's electoral commission. And in Kenya, school closures due to the coronavirus have left the most vulnerable even more so. Authorities are worried about a surge in post-lockdown teenage pregnancies.