France says Africans need to take lead in Mali

France`s foreign minister said "our African friends need to take lead" in a military intervention to oust extremists from power in northern Mali.

Ouattara coalition leads in Ivorian poll count

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara`s ruling coalition led in partial results from Sunday`s legislative election.

Int`l court OKs Ivory Coast violence probe

The violence erupted after Gbagbo refused to cede power to Alassane Ouattara after losing the election last November.

`No knowledge of massacre: Ouattara’

Ivory Coast`s President said he knows nothing about brutal killings committed by his forces the day after his inauguration.

Ouattara inaugurated as Ivory Coast President

Alassane Ouattara was declared winner of a UN-certified election in November.

Ouattara asks ICC to probe Ivory Coast crimes

Alassane Ouattara has been in power since the April arrest of Laurent Gbagbo.

Ivory Coast`s Ouattara sacks top officials close to ex-rival

Alassane Ouattara assumed the presidency after Gbagbo was ousted on April 11.

Ivory Coast`s President in Dakar on first foreign visit

Ouattara vows to punish those who committed crimes during power struggle.

Ivory Coast`s Ouattara sworn in as President

Alassane Ouattara finally took the oath of office at a ceremony in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast top court declares Ouattara President

Switzerland said it had frozen 70 million Swiss francs linked to Gbagbo.

Ivory Coast tightens surveillance of ousted regime official

Pascal Affi N`guessan was transferred to the hotel where Ouattara is based.

Ouattara takes charge after Ivory Coast victory

President Alassane Ouattara stamped his new authority on Ivory Coast.

Gbagbo will face charges: Ivory Coast President

Alassane Ouattara said Gbagbo will be kept in a villa.

Obama calls newly-installed Ivory Coast President

US President called for justice for the victims of bloody political crisis.

Ivory Coast: Pro-Gbagbo forces deny attack on rival`s HQ

Alassane Ouattara has made Golf Hotel his base since November`s election.

Ivory Coast`s Ouattara faces new allegations

HRW said forces backing Alassane Ouattara killed or raped hundreds of people.

Ivory Coast`s Gbagbo regains ground

Alassane Ouattara has been holed up in a hotel since November 28, 2010 polls.

Ivory Coast`s Ouattara seeks recovery despite standoff

Alassane Ouattara`s forces blockade Laurent Gbagbo in presidential residence.

Ivory Coast strongman holds out for time in bunker

Forces allied with internationally-recognised President plan to regroup.

Ouattara forces begin Abidjan assault

As the conflict escalated, France ordered more troops into Ivory Coast.