Six Journalists Arrested Over 'False News' On Mutiny
[Al Jazeera] Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers and the public prosecutor said.
Six Journalists Detained Over Mutiny Reporting
[Deutsche Welle] Editors and executives at independent and opposition media have been arrested for "spreading false information." Ivory Coast has been rocked by a series of strikes and mutinies by soldiers demanding backpay and bonuses.
Nation Could Be 'Success Story' If Peacekeeping Gains Fully Backed, Security Council Told
[UN News] CÃ´te d'Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country today told the Security Council, but warned that authorities need to invest more in national reconciliation and transitional justice, and to improve the economic, social and cultural rights of Ivoirians.
Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU
[Africa Renewal] "It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January.
Coach Dussuyer Can't Find Key to Success, Calls it Quits
[allAfrica] Departing a dream job with the Ivory Coast has not proven easy for Michel Dussuyer but the Frenchman said he had quit to "preserve a more serene and peaceful climate without negative pressure on this young squad".
[Al Jazeera] In 2011, Cote d'Ivoire - or Ivory Coast as it is known in the English-speaking world - was torn apart by inter-community violence that broke out between supporters of newly elected President Alassane Ouattara and his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo. It was the latest round in a bitter ethnic struggle that had wrought havoc in this former French colony for a decade. Three thousand people were killed; more than a million, from both sides, were displaced.
Ivorian FA Seeks New Coach After Michel Dussyer Quits
[RFI] It was always going to be a question of when for Michel Dussuyer. He failed to lead Cote d'Ivoire out of the group stages of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and paid the price.