Ivorian ex-fighters exiled in Liberia fear reprisals at home

Four years after Alassane Ouattara took power in Ivory Coast amid post-election violence that left thousands dead, exiles who fought him tooth and nail yearn to return but fear bloody reprisals.

Ivory Coast`s former rebels cling to their weapons

"This, I won`t hand over," growls Etienne, a former fighter in Ivory Coast who helped President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, clutching his rusty Kalashnikov tightly.

I.Coast`s Ouattara nominated to seek re-election as president

The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast on Saturday nominated incumbent President Alassane Ouattara for re-election in October`s presidential poll as the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil.

Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory
Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory

As members of Ivory Coast`s football team became national heroes with their dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victory, President Alassane Ouattara has moved to turn their popularity into a political scoring opportunity of his own.

Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period

Burkina Faso`s former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday.

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.