Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Soldiers Patrol Deserted Beaches After Al Qaeda Attack

By Joe Bavier GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast, March 14 – Ivory Coast soldiers armed with assault rifles patrolled the deserted beaches of a resort town on Monday, a day after gunmen from Al Qaeda’s North African branch killed 16 people. The raid was the third high-profile attack by Islamist militants in West Africa since November,

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Ivory Coast’s President Seeks ‘More Efficient’ Government

ABIDJAN, Jan 6 – Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara, who won re-election in October, accepted the resignation of his prime minister and government on Wednesday, saying he would appoint a new government. Ouattara, a former senior official at the International Monetary Fund, was elected to a second five-year term in October with nearly 84 percent

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