Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • UNOCI condemns attack on FPI headquarters
    19 august 2012 11:32:30
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) has “strongly” condemned the violent incidents that occurred Saturday at the headquarters of the country's former ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party in Cocody, a district of Abidjan. Full text...

  • UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire condemns violence at Gbagbo's party rally
    10 october 2011 21:51:15
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Mision in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) on Monday "deplored and strongly condemned the violent incidents" that took place on Saturday at a rally organised by the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) of former president Laurent Gbagbo at Koumassi Campement in the country's commercial capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • AU urges action against mercenaries in Cote d'Ivoire
    13 august 2011 08:39:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has called for the encampment of soldiers in Cote d'Ivoire, while urging the regional bloc ECOWAS to act against mercenaries who are said to be readily available in the region. Full text...

  • France backs reconciliation in Cote d'Ivoire
    13 july 2011 22:21:14
    Paris, France (PANA) – France backs the national reconciliation policy initiated by Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara, as well as its rejection of impunity, the spokesperson for the French foreign affairs ministry, Bernard Valero, said on Wednesday in Paris.Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: ICC requests victims to make representations
    17 june 2011 15:55:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Friday called on the victims of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Cote d’Ivoire to send their comments on whether an investigations on such crimes should be opened.Full text...

  • 44 Nigeriens killed in Ivorian crisis, says President Issoufou
    23 may 2011 14:34:55
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - No fewer than 44 Nigeriens were killed during the post-election crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, President Mahamadou Issoufou said on his return from the inauguration of his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, on Saturday in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of the country. Full text...

  • Ban lauds Mills on resolution of Ivorian crisis
    21 may 2011 12:47:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Saturday commended Ghana's president John Evans Atta Mills on his "principled" stance and commitment in resolving the Ivorian crisis.Full text...

  • Ouattara promises sanctions against perpetrators of political crimes
    13 may 2011 21:43:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Ivorian president Alassane Dramane Ouattara on Friday in Dakar vowed to penalise all those who perpetrated political crimes during the post-electoral crisis. Full text...

  • Wade urges Ouattara to seek total peace
    13 may 2011 20:22:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, on Friday told his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, to ask his compatriots lay down their arms to contribute to the quick establishment of peace in their country. Full text...

  • AU hails Ouattara’s swearing in as Ivorian President
    07 may 2011 20:10:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union has hailed Friday’s swearing in of Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara following a decision by the Constitutional Council to declare him President "under exceptional circumstances." Full text...

  • Health harzards affecting homeless children in Côte d'Ivoire
    05 may 2011 17:02:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - As the rainy season approaches in Cote d'Ivoire, thousands of children, forced from their homes by the fighting, are still crammed in makeshift shelters, potentially exposed to fatal diseases according to the NGO Save the Children. Full text...

  • Pro-Ouattara forces move to stamp out rebel movements
    27 april 2011 19:18:51
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Determined to end all rebel movements in the country, forces loyal to the Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday attacked the stronghold of the ex-rebel leader, Ibrahim Coulibaly (IB), eyewitnesses told PANA. Full text...

  • Archbishop of Dakar asks Senegalese to assist Ivorian people
    22 april 2011 19:47:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Archbishop of Dakar and President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (CERAO-RECOWA), Cardinal Theodore Adrien Sarr, has asked Senegalese to help Ivorians "who are experiencing great political turmoil". Full text...

  • 350 Mauritanians arrive Nouakchott from Cote d'Ivoire
    22 april 2011 15:20:36
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - A group of 350 Mauritanians living in Cote d’Ivoire, successfully repatriated from Cote d'Ivoire, arrived Wednesday in Nouakchott, according to a communiqué from the Mauritanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, issued Friday.Full text...

  • 'Everyone is to blame for Ivorian crisis'
    22 april 2011 11:57:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - President of the Constitutional Council of Côte d'Ivoire, Prof. Paul Yao N'dré, has accepted responsibility for the post-election crisis that wracked the country until last week.Full text...

  • Pro-Gbagbo militias, FRCI clash in Abidjan
    20 april 2011 17:50:23
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Heavy gunfire was heard Tuesday and Wednesday in the Yopougon district of Abidjan, where pro-Laurent Gbagbo forces continue their clash with supporters of the president-elect Alassane Ouattara, PANA learnt here. Full text...

  • EU provides Cote d'Ivoire with humanitarian assistance
    19 april 2011 16:42:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) is to provide additional humanitarian assistance, worth 30 million euros, for victims of the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, a statement from the European Commission Services said. Full text...

  • France repatriates Guinean students in Côte d'Ivoire
    19 april 2011 14:12:39
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - About 20 young Guineans, undergoing training at the Military School in Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire, arrived Conakry Monday aboard a French military aircraft, a release from the French Embassy, made available to PANA, disclosed. Full text...

  • New Ivorian authorities take control of Abidjan airport
    19 april 2011 12:21:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's new authorities Monday took over the Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan, which had been under the control of French forces since 3 April. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire lifts curfew
    19 april 2011 09:26:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The curfew imposed 31 March in Côte d'Ivoire by President-elect Alassane Ouattara was lifted on Monday throughout the country, the Ivorian television TCI has announced.Full text...

  • US issues travel alert on Cote d'Ivoire
    18 april 2011 16:15:14
    New York, US (PANA) - US State Department on Monday advised Americans in Cote d'Ivoire to pay "very close attention to their personal safety," if they wish to remain in the country. Full text...

  • EU joins calls for national unity government in Côte d'Ivoire
    14 april 2011 21:11:44
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has added its voice to calls on the Ivorian president, Alassane Dramane Ouatara, to set up a broad-based all-inclusive government, which will representative of all regions and political trends. Full text...

  • Aid agencies launch appeal for US$ 160m for Côte d'Ivoire
    14 april 2011 18:36:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Aid agencies on Thursday launched an appeal for US$ 160 million to provide humanitarian aid for the next nine months in Côte d'Ivoire, where the recent political crisis has adversely affected thousands of households across the country, the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement, received by PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for all-inclusive govt in Cote d' Ivoire
    14 april 2011 15:09:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has called on Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, to form an all-inclusive and broad-based government to ensure the unity and stability of the country.Full text...

  • ICRC says humanitarian needs enormous in Côte d'Ivoire
    14 april 2011 14:16:40
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - "The security situation in Côte d'Ivoire remains precarious and humanitarian needs are enormous," the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement Thursday.Full text...

  • Mali welcomes Ouattara’s commitment to national reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire
    14 april 2011 11:47:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has welcomed the commitment of Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara to national reconciliation in his country. Full text...

  • ONUCI willing to help new Ivorian government
    13 april 2011 20:47:59
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The special representative of the UN secretary-general for Ivory Coast, Young-Jin Choi, on Wednesday said that the UN operation in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) is willing to help the government of president Alassane Ouattara.Full text...

  • Ivorian Crisis: Laurent Gbagbo gets presidential treatment
    13 april 2011 17:39:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - President-elect of Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, said Wednesday that former President Laurent Gbagbo, arrested Monday, has been moved from the Gold Hotel and was transferred to a villa fit for his status as a former head of state. Full text...

  • 'Gbagbo dug own grave in fight to cling to power'
    13 april 2011 16:40:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Captured former Ivorian leader, Laurent Gbagbo, declined a university job or a quiet surrender in exchange for amnesty from criminal prosecution to secure peace in Cote d’Ivoire, a former African Union mediator has disclosed. Full text...

  • Ouattara sets reconciliation, reconstruction as priority in Cote d'Ivoire
    13 april 2011 16:14:00
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire said here Wednesday that his two major priorities in rebuilding the West African nation were reconciliation and reconstruction. Full text...

  • Nigerian experts differ on Gbagbo's arrest
    13 april 2011 13:22:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - International affairs experts in Nigeria as well as the government and regional bloc ECOWAS have reacted differently to the arrest of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Gabonese government welcomes Ouattara’s call for national reconciliation
    13 april 2011 11:33:20
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabonese government said Wednesday it welcomes Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara's call for national reconciliation, in the wake of Monday's arrest of Full text...

  • Ivorian Defence and Security Forces pledge allegiance to Ouattara
    12 april 2011 21:10:02
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The Chief of Staff of the Ivorian Defence and Security Forces (FDS), General Philippe Mangou, on Tuesday met President Alassane Ouattara to pledge to him the loyalty of the Army, Navy and Air Force as well as the paramilitary forces.Full text...

  • Malawi sends battalion for UN peacekeeping assignment in Cote d'Ivoire
    12 april 2011 14:15:30
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi has dispatched a contingent of 850 soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission to Cote d'Ivoire, according to the commander of the Malawi Defence Forces, General Marko Chiziko. Full text...

  • EU's Council of Ministers to discuss Cote d'Ivoire
    12 april 2011 14:02:43
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire is part of the agenda of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union (EU) meeting Tuesday in Luxembourg. Full text...

  • Mixed reactions in Guinea after Gbagbo’s arrest
    12 april 2011 12:55:26
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Monday's arrest of outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan was greeted with mixed feelings in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.Full text...

  • Ghana says Gbagbo capture should end “bloodletting”
    12 april 2011 12:55:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has said the capture of outgoing Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo should end the bloodletting and human suffering in the country. Full text...

  • NGO calls for reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire
    12 april 2011 12:09:00
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - An NGO based in Cotonou, the Observatory for a new Africa (ONA), has urged the new Ivorian authorities to urgently work for reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire, following Monday's arrest of outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo by pro-Ouattara forces. Full text...

  • Ouattara to start judicial proceeding against Gbagbo
    12 april 2011 11:50:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - President-elect of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara, has announced that a judicial proceeding will soon be initiated against outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo, his wife, Simone, and his close associates. Full text...

  • Police and gendarmerie commanders rally to Ouattara's side
    11 april 2011 22:18:59
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Senior commander of the Ivorian national gendarmerie, Edouard Kassaraté, and the director of police, Brindou M'Bia, on Monday ordered their officers to surrender to the new Ivorian political authorities.Full text...

  • Gbagbo's arrest 'lesson for African politicians'
    11 april 2011 20:36:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The arrest of the incumbent president of Côte d'Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, on Monday in Abidjan is a lesson for African politicians, the spokesman for the President of the Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade said.Full text...

  • Laurent Gbagbo, under arrest, wants hostilities ended in Côte d'Ivoire (Corrected)
    11 april 2011 19:51:57
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Laurent Gbagbo, arrested on Monday by the republican forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FRCI), has appeal for an end to military hostilities in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Laurent Gbagbo, uder arrest, wants hostilities ended in Côte d'Ivoire
    11 april 2011 19:48:46
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Laurent Gbagbo, arrested on Monday by the republican forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FRCI), has appeal for an end to military hostilities in Cote d'Ivoire.Full text...

  • Guillaume Soro confirms Gbagbo's arrest in Cote d'Ivoire
    11 april 2011 15:27:29
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Saying "Ivorians, dry your tears, the nightmare is over", the Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, Monday confirmed the arrest of the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo by the Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FRCI). Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Outgoing President of Cote d'Ivoire, Gbagbo, arrested
    11 april 2011 14:45:05
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire, who lost the country's presidential runoff to Alassane Ouattara last November but has refused to step down, has been arrested along with his wife and transferred to the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, the French Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire has confirmed. Full text...

  • Recalcitrant Laurent Gbagbo arrested in Cote d'Ivoire
    11 april 2011 14:09:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – Outgoing President, Laurent Gbagbo, was reportedly arrested on Monday by the Republican Forces of Cote d'Ivoire (FRCI), according to the pro-Alassane Ouattara Television Cote d'Ivoire (TCI). Full text...

  • US condemns resurgent fighting in Cote d'Ivoire
    10 april 2011 09:25:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The US has condemned the resurgent fighting in Abidjan, after forces loyal to outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo launched an offensive against the Republic Forces to try to regain lost ground in Cote d'Ivoire's biggest city. Full text...

  • 4,000 Mauritanians repatriated from Cote d'Ivoire
    09 april 2011 18:17:49
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government has repatriated 4,000 of its citizens from Cote d’Ivoire, the Mauritanian ministry of foreign Affairs said in a statement, received by PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • SA party leader condemns violence in Abidjan
    08 april 2011 10:14:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The random acts of violence in Abidjan must be condemned by all peace loving Africans, according to South Africa's African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Kenneth Meshoe. Full text...

  • Ouattara announces measures to normalise situation in Abidjan
    07 april 2011 22:55:23
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Alassane Ouattara, man recognised by the international community as winner of last year's controversial presidential elections, on Thursday announced several measures aimed at the normalisation of activities in the economic capital, Abidjan.Full text...

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