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U.N. urges Ivory Coast honor promises

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.N. Security Council members Monday urged Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to honor his summer summit peace pledges.

Ivory Coast ministers have breakthrough

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast's Council of Ministers met Monday for the first time since March, fulfilling pledges political party leaders made during the Ghana summit.

Ivory Coast rebels agree to peace pact

ACCRA, Ghana, July 31 (UPI) -- Former rebels in Ivory Coast and government officials have agreed to a timetable to open up the political process, the BBC reports.

U.N. Accra summit on Ivory Coast extended

ACCRA, Ghana, July 30 (UPI) -- The Accra, Ghana, summit of African leaders convened by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Ivory Coast political crisis was extended by one day on Friday.

U.N. preps for Ivory Coast summit in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, July 28 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was in Ghana Wednesday preparing for the West African summit aimed at restarting the deadlocked Ivory Coast peace process.

U.N. mission gets Ivory Coast assurances

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, June 28 (UPI) -- The Ivory Coast has assured the United Nations it will send to the National Assembly next month reforms agreed to in a peace accord with the armed opposition.

Leaders to discuss Ivory Coast peace

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 20 (UPI) -- Six African heads of state planned to meet in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday to attempt to revive the peace process in the Ivory Coast, the BBC reported.

Ivory Coast protests rights report leak

UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (UPI) -- The Ivory Coast U.N. envoy Wednesday protested leaking of a Human Right Commission report charging Ivorian security forces with indiscriminate killings.

Talks to resume in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 18 (UPI) -- The opposition group in the Ivory Coast has agreed to reopen dialogue with President Laurent Gbagbo if a plan of reforms is met, the BBC reported Sunday.

Burkina Faso plot mastermind sentenced

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, April 18 (UPI) -- A Burkina Faso army captain was sentenced to 10 years in jail after admitting he masterminded a plot to overthrow the president.

West Africa troops don blue U.N. hats

UNITED NATIONS, April 5 (UPI) -- Troops from the Economic Community of West African States donned blue hats Monday to signify joining the U.N. mission in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast chief open to peace talks

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27 (UPI) -- The president of the Ivory Coast says he is willing to meet political leaders who have been demonstrating against him this week, the BBC reported Saturday.

U.S. urges peace in W. African nation

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The United States Thursday deplored the ongoing violence in the West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire.

16 killed in Ivory Coast clashes

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 25 (UPI) -- Twelve anti-government protesters were killed in Abidjan Thursday as they defied a ban on demonstrations.

U.N. calls for Ivory Coast demos restraint

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday called on all Ivory Coast parties to exercise utmost restraint in upcoming opposing demonstrations.

French troops bring calm to Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- French soldiers have begun peace-keeping duties in northern Ivory Coast, Radio Free Europe reported Wednesday.

19 die in Ivory Coast attacks

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Armed men attacked military police near the Ivory Coast's national television station in Abijdan, leaving at least 19 people dead, the BBC reported Friday.

Ivory Coast protests French troop presence

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast security forces fired tear gas at surging crowds of thousands outside a French military base, Business Day reported Saturday.

Ivorians throw rocks at French troops

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- French troops reportedly fired tear gas and stun grenades Monday when about 200 government supporters threw stones at them at an Ivory Coast military base.

Burkina Faso, Cote d' Ivoire talk peace

BOBO DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The president of the Ivory Coast returned home Wednesday from a quick trip to Burkina Faso for urgent peace talks with that country's president.

U.N.: Ivory Coast peace effort faltering

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report to the Security Council Monday the Ivory Coast peace process has encountered serious difficulties.

ECOWAS to intervene in Ivory Coast war

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- West African leaders said Monday they are planning to intervene to rescue the faltering Ivory Coast peace process.

Ivory Coast assassination plot uncovered

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Ivory Coast said Tuesday 11 people have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate political, administrative and military figures.

Ivory Coast peace deal now in doubt

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast's former rebels reportedly are suspending their participation in a power-sharing government formed to end the nation's civil war.

Arrests in alleged Ivory Coast coup plot

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Some 30 people have been arrested in an alleged coup plot in the Ivory Coast, including a top police official and military officers, a U.N. agency reports.
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