Ivory Coast

New Year’s Eve stampede kills 64 in Ivory Coast

By Kumaran Ira, 7 January 2013

At least 64 people were killed and over 200 injured in a stampede in the early morning of New Year’s Day in Abidjanl.

Ivory Coast elections bolster French recolonization plans

By John Marion, 24 December 2011

On December 11, the West African county of Ivory Coast held its first legislative election in 11 years.

Investiture of French-backed president in Ivory Coast

By Kumaran Ira, 6 June 2011

The list of French officials attending Ouattara’s investiture makes crystal-clear the imperialist motives behind France’s intervention in April’s civil war in Ivory Coast.

Former IMF economist installed as Ivory Coast president

By Hank Charles, 19 May 2011

Former IMF economist Alassane Ouattara was sworn in on May 6 after a military confrontation with supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo in April.

Social catastrophe follows French imperialist intervention in Ivory Coast

By Hank Charles, 21 April 2011

Widespread social instability continues in the Ivory Coast one week after France and the UN helped forces loyal to the internationally recognized president Alassane Ouattara in the overthrow of the regime of former president Laurent Gbagbo.

France helps seize Gbagbo in Ivory Coast

By Ann Talbot, 12 April 2011

Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president of Ivory Coast, has been taken prisoner and is in the custody of forces loyal to his opponent, Alassaine Ouattara.

France and UN bear responsibility for massacres by Ouattara forces in Ivory Coast

By Ann Talbot, 11 April 2011

Reports are emerging of systematic attacks on civilians in the west of Ivory Coast, the region where forces loyal to the Western-backed president-elect Alassane Ouattara launched an offensive last month.

France intervenes in Ivory Coast’s civil war

By Ann Talbot, 7 April 2011

In the last 24 hours, France has directly intervened in the fighting in Ivory Coast as it seeks to reassert its control over its former colony.

Civilians massacred by Western-backed forces in Ivory Coast

By Ann Talbot, 4 April 2011

Up to 1,000 civilians have reportedly been massacred in the town of Duékoué in the West African country of Ivory Coast.

French, UN forces back military takeover of Ivory Coast, citing Libya war precedent

By Alex Lantier, 2 April 2011

Assisted by French and UN troops, northern forces led by Alassane Ouattara yesterday marched on the the southern port city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic capital.

Ivory Coast conflict deepens as sanctions choke economy

By Ann Talbot, 3 March 2011

Fighting is intensifying in the stand-off in Ivory Coast between supporters of the two rival presidential candidates—incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Outtara who both claimed victory in last November’s election.

Mounting prospect of military intervention in Ivory Coast

By Ann Talbot, 5 January 2011

The United States and its allies have stepped up their threats of military intervention in the West African country of Ivory Coast in the wake of a disputed election.

Ivory Coast general strike call portends further foreign intervention

By Ann Talbot, 28 December 2010

Alassane Dramane Ouattara has called a general strike in an attempt to oust incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and end the stand-off following the presidential election in the West African country of Ivory Coast.

US, EU prepare military action against Ivory Coast

By Ann Talbot, 23 December 2010

The situation in the West African country of Ivory Coast continues to deteriorate after November’s disputed election between incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and his rival, Alassane Outtara.

Threat of renewed civil war after Ivory Coast election

By Ann Talbot, 13 December 2010

The West African country of Ivory Coast remains without a functioning government, after both contenders in the November elections claimed victory.