In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 4th, 2011
Hundreds of Ivorians rushed to the nationalised unit of BNP Paribas in Abidjan on Thursday to withdraw their money for the first time since international banks suspended operations in the country. Ivory Coast’s incumbent Laurent Gbagbo seized local units of international banks including France&...
Feb 22nd, 2011
African presidents trying to end Ivory Coast’s crisis met presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday, but the South African leader was mobbed by angry pro-Ouattara youths, underlining the challenge they face. The panel of presidents from South Africa, Chad, Mauritania and Tanzania met O...
Feb 19th, 2011
Abidjan – Security forces loyal to Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo opened fire at a rally of several hundred supporters of his rival Alassane Ouattara, killing three youths, witnesses said Saturday. Gbagbo’s security forces in the capital’s Abobo district, a stronghold of Ouatt...