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Many Businesses at Ivory Coast's Main Port Close Due to Unrest

U.S. News

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Many businesses closed operations at Ivory Coast's main port in Abidjan on Monday amid a worsening army mutiny and a decision by the banking association to shutter banks, commodities exporters told Reuters.


Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff

FOX News

People pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane after it crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, October 14, 2017. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members and injuring six others, an Ivory Coast official said Saturday. Ten people were aboard the plane that was approaching from the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso, Lt. Issa Sakho, commander of the military fire brigade, said on national television. The dead were four Moldovans, he said, adding that two Moldovans and four French crew members were injured. The cargo plane was carrying French military cargo, a French military official said.


Gunfire Heard at Ivory Coast Military Headquarters: Army Source

U.S. News

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gunfire broke out on Friday at Ivory Coast's military headquarters in the commercial capital Abidjan, an army officer said, as soldiers reacted to a decision by some leaders of a group of mutineers to drop demands for bonus payments.


Twenty Escape Police Custody at Ivory Coast Courthouse

U.S. News

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Twenty people escaped custody after assaulting police officers at the courthouse in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, justice official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks on police in the West African country.


Gendarmes in Ivory Coast Repel Raid as International Event Opens

U.S. News

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gendarmes in Ivory Coast fought off an overnight attack on their base north of the main city of Abidjan, a security spokesman said on Saturday as thousands of people arrived in the country for an international sports and cultural event.