The United States recognizes the re-election of President Ouattara, pledges continued cooperation

BY JIBRIL TURE As President Alassane Ouattara was sworn in today for a third controversial term, the United States, in a statement, recognized the Ivorian president’s re-election. The statement, available … Read More

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and opposition leader Henri Konan Bédié meet to pave the way for peace

BY JIBRIL TURE President Alassane Ouattara, who won re-election for a controversial third term last week amid massive social disturbance that has claimed dozens of lives, met Wednesday morning with … Read More

Ivorians to vote for president tomorrow amid heightened tension

BY LOU SIFA It has been a tense three months in Cote d’Ivoire since President Alassane Ouattara announced his intention, back in August, to run for a third term that … Read More

U.S. Embassy in Abidjan warns about violence, advises caution

As Cote d’Ivoire enters today a critical week leading to the 31 October controversial presidential election, with the likelihood of more violence and loss of life, the U.S. embassy in … Read More

Violence rocks Cote d’Ivoire two weeks before the presidential election

BY LOU SIFA (Reporting by Awa Fofana) New outbreaks of violence have been rocking Cote d’Ivoire for days, less than two weeks before the October 31 presidential election, amid the … Read More

IVORIAN ACTIVIST GOUZA NAHOUNOU—AWAY BUT CLOSE TO HOME

BY WILLIAM J. FIGHTER Gouza Nahounou, an Ivorian national who lives in France, is one of those members of the African diaspora who remain closely in touch with the mother … Read More

HOW WILL A CONTROVERSIAL THIRD TERM SHAPE OUATTARA’S LEGACY—IF HE WINS

BY PETER SESAY AND LOU SIFA Côte d’Ivoire, the world leading producer of cocoa and the economic engine of the 8-nation West African Economic and Monetary Union, has for decades … Read More

Ivorians march in Paris to support President Ouattara’s candidacy

BY CORINE SOUZA Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term, on the theory that the country’s new constitution adopted in 2016 allows him to, has triggered … Read More

The two main Ivorian political parties, RHDP and PDCI, trade accusations over the violent demonstrations

BY LOU SIFA The human toll of last week’s violent demonstrations in several towns across Cote d’Ivoire to protest outgoing president Alassane Ouattara’s plan to run for a third term … Read More

Ivorian police break violent protests against President Ouattara’s third run

BY LOU SIFA President Ouattara’s controversial decision to seek a third term has sparked violent protests across Cote d’Ivoire, resulting in several deaths. Crowds of demonstrators close to Ivorian opposition … Read More