Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • Opposition leader Ouattara out of Cote d'Ivoire
    27 november 2002 20:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian opposition leader Alassane Ouattara, who had been staying at the French Ambassador's residence in Abidjan since the 19 September military uprising, has left Cote d'Ivoire, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin announced in Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian Army decides to go after the rebels
    27 november 2002 19:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A spokesman said the Ivorian National Armed Forces decided Wednesday to "go into action," signalling an end to the 17 October cease-fire agreement between the government and the rebels following the 19 September military uprising in the country. Full text...

  • French Foreign Affairs minister in Abidjan
    27 november 2002 18:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- French Foreign Affairs Minister Dominique de Villepin arrived here Wednesday for a brief visit aimed at seeking a peaceful resolution of the political and military crisis raging in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Fund for Malians repatriated from Cote d'Ivoire
    26 november 2002 23:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's social development, solidarity and aged people ministry will Saturday launch an operation to collect funds in support of Malians repatriated from Cote d'Ivoire, official sources told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • 800,000 kids in Ivorian conflict areas need polio jab
    26 november 2002 21:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 800,000 children living in Ivorian conflict areas have not been immunised against polio during a national immunisation exercise held 9-12 November in Cote d'Ivoire, well-informed sources disclosed in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ouattara's party withdraws from Ivorian government
    26 november 2002 20:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's opposition Rally of Republicans party (RDR) of former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara officially announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn its four ministers from the Ivorian government of President Laurent Gbagbao. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition minister leaves Lome talks
    26 november 2002 19:54:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Ivorian Higher Education Minister Zemogo Fofana, who is also a member the opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR) party but participates in the Lome talks as part of the official delegation, left Tuesday the Togolese capital to return home. Full text...

  • RDR leadership calls for withdrawal from Ivorian govt
    26 november 2002 14:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Officials of the Ivorian opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR) have asked their leader, Alassane Ouattara, to withdraw the party's representatives from the embattled government of President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Ghana again denies giving military aid to Cote d'Ivoire
    26 november 2002 12:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has again denied allegations that it was giving military assistance to the Ivorian government in the conflict with the rebel Patriotic Movement of Cote d'Ivoire (MPCI). Full text...

  • $15.3 million needed to avoid a humanitarian tragedy
    25 november 2002 23:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN system in Cote d'Ivoire has launched an urgent call to raise 15. Full text...

  • 226 Guineans repatriated from Côte d'Ivoire
    25 november 2002 20:07:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A group of 226 Guineans, mainly children, arrived at Conakry's Gbessia International airport Monday, from Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Africa Sports of Abidjan's former President dies
    25 november 2002 19:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Pierre Koffi N'Guessan, a former President of Abidjan's foremost soccer club, Africa Sports, has died at the age of 70, club officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Ouattara's RDR ponders withdrawal from Ivorian government
    25 november 2002 19:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Officials of the Ivorian opposition Republican Rally (RDR) Monday asked their party leader Alassane Ouattara, to withdraw RDR's four representatives from embattled President Laurent Gbagbo's government. Full text...

  • Ghana dismisses Ivorian rebels' claims
    25 november 2002 18:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Monday dismissed as "false" claims by Ivorian rebels that Accra would allow the Ivorian government to use Ghanaian territory to launch an attack against the rebels. Full text...

  • Ivorian government delegation denies plan to attack rebels
    25 november 2002 18:40:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Laurent Dona Fologo, leader of the Ivorian government's delegation to the ECOWAS-brokered peace talks in Lome, has denied allegations that government forces were planning to attack the rebel positions. Full text...

  • France not involved in Ivorian peace talks in Lome
    25 november 2002 17:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- French ambassador in Cote d'Ivoire Renaud Vignal has stated that his government is not directly involved in the ongoing negotiations between the Ivorian government and rebellious soldiers in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • Bamako awaits convoy of Malians from Cote d'Ivoire
    25 november 2002 16:10:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Another batch of Malians, mainly students escaping strife in Cote d'Ivoire is expected in Bamako shortly, the Foreign Ministry said here Monday. Full text...

  • African Union Commission's chairman visits Benin
    25 november 2002 12:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- African Union Commission's interim chairman Amara Essy on Sunday began a two-day visit in Benin, official sources disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Ivorian govt bans demonstration against French embassy
    25 november 2002 12:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities on Sunday banned a mass demonstration the Union of Patriots for the Total Liberation of Cote d'Ivoire (UPLTC) was planning to organise at the French embassy in Abidjan this coming Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ghana denies claims of planned attack against Ivorian rebels
    25 november 2002 10:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The government of Ghana Monday denied as "absurd and evil" claims by Cote d'Ivoire's Patriotic Movement (MPCI) that Ghanaian troops were amassing to attack positions of the Ivorian rebels. Full text...

  • Asec of Abidjan wins 18th title
    25 november 2002 09:14:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Asec of Abidjan walked over Satellite of Plateau with a 4-2 win to claim their 18th championship title in a final match of Côte d'Ivoire's Super division league played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Ivorian rebels seek expanded contact group participation
    25 november 2002 08:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Patriotic Movement of Côte d'Ivoire, Guillaume Soro, is seeking the participation of other members of the contact group on the inter- Ivorian peace talks to "enrich the debate and promptly resolve the crisis. Full text...

  • President Kumba Yala arrives in Lome
    23 november 2002 17:43:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Guinea-Bissau arrived Saturday in Lome on a friendly and working visit to Togo. Full text...

  • Eyadema urges parties to Ivorian conflict to make concessions
    23 november 2002 16:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- ECOWAS mediator in the Ivorian crisis, Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema is appealing to parties to the Ivorian conflict "make concessions to free their country out of the ongoing crisis. Full text...

  • African youth leaders discuss conflicts in Abidjan
    22 november 2002 23:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Over 100 youth leaders from several African countries Friday started a three-day symposium here on the theme "Armed Conflicts in Africa: Cote d'Ivoire's case. Full text...

  • Malian dailies show attention toward Ivorian crisis
    22 november 2002 21:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian newspapers, which had until now given minor coverage to Ivorian crisis, this week highlighted the issue as a major event in the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • ICCO headquarters officially transferred to Abidjan
    22 november 2002 21:18:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities and the Council of the International Coffee Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) on Froiday signed to officially transfer the headquarters of the organisation from London to Abidjan. Full text...

  • Togolese papers split on inter-Ivorian talks in Lome
    22 november 2002 20:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Depending on their political orientation, Togolese papers this week expressed divergent suggestions on how to move the inter-Ivorian talks forward. Full text...

  • UN agencies appeal for urgent aid to crisis-hit Ivorians
    22 november 2002 20:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- UN humanitarian agencies Thursday launched an urgent appeal here for assistance to about four million people affected by the ongoing Ivorian crisis, an official source said Friday. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers criticise anti-globalisation activists
    22 november 2002 19:18:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week continued to play on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, though taking interest in a recent income tax cut and the inauguration of Ouagadougou's first public health laboratory. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala expected to join Ivorian peace talks in Lome
    22 november 2002 11:51:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau President Kumba Yala was being expected in Togo Friday on a visit believed in connection with the ongoing Ivorian peace talks in Lome, diplomatic sources said. Full text...

  • Schools to resume in rebel-held areas of Cote d'Ivoire
    22 november 2002 08:38:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Nursery, primary and secondary schools in rebel-held areas of Côte d'Ivoire may resume classes for the current academic year 4 January 2003, according to Education Minister Michel Amana N'Gessan. Full text...

  • Ivorian rebel movement denounces purchase of new tanks
    21 november 2002 23:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Patriotic Movement (MPCI) on Thursday denounced President Laurent Gbagbo's government for buying four additional tanks for the National Armed Forces of Cote d'Ivoire (FANCI). Full text...

  • Uniformed gunmen kill Ivorian businessman in Abidjan
    21 november 2002 22:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen dressed in army uniforms on Monday night in Abidjan shot and killed Tchegbe Zoumana Ouattara, the owner a big transport company in the Ivorian commercial capital, family members revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • Tobacco company loses 460m FCFA daily in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 november 2002 20:45:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian tobacco factory (SITAB) is losing 460 million francs CFA daily due to the politico-military crisis in Cote d'Ivoire since 19 September, a company executive reported in Abidjan. Full text...

  • General Guei's aide-de-camp buried in Abidjan Thursday
    21 november 2002 19:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A large crowd of mourners on Thursday attended the burial in Abidjan of Captain Fabien Coulibaly, aide-de-camp to General Robert Guei, the assassinated former Ivorian military leader, who had ruled the country from December 1999 to October 2000. Full text...

  • Togolese Foreign Minister optimistic about inter-Ivorian talks
    21 november 2002 16:08:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese Foreign Minister Koffi Panou has expressed optimism on the Ivorian peace talks, going on in the Togolese capital, Lome. Full text...

  • Ivorian government extends Abidjan curfew
    21 november 2002 12:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities have extended the curfew imposed on the commercial city of Abidjan by one week to 27 November. Full text...

  • Gbagbo supports Eyadema's mediation of Ivorian crisis
    21 november 2002 12:07:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Ivorian government envoys have said that President Laurent Gbagbo supports his Togolese counterpart Gnassingbe Eyadema's mediation efforts on the Ivorian crisis. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire not xenophobic, says NGO official
    20 november 2002 23:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Describing Cote d'Ivoire as a "land of hope and hospitality," an Ivorian non-governmental leader Wednesday dismissed allegations of xenophobia in the divided West African country. Full text...

  • NGO head accuses Burkina Faso, France of coup plotting
    20 november 2002 23:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- An Ivorian NGO leader Gome Hilaire on Wednesday pointed an accusing finger at Burkina Faso and France for their alleged role in the crisis that has shaken Cote d'Ivoire since the 19 September mutiny. Full text...

  • Wade vows to remain silent on Ivorian crisis until...
    20 november 2002 22:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has vowed to keep mum on the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, until the ad hoc committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), chaired by Togo, briefs him on developments on the situation. Full text...

  • UNICEF launches emergency action plan in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 november 2002 20:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- UNICEF has instituted an emergency action plan in Cote d'Ivoire aimed at providing basic social services in the health, child protection, education, water and sanitation sectors. Full text...

  • Ivorian rebel movement calls for new political order
    20 november 2002 19:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Patriotic Movement of Cote d'Ivoire (MPCI) negotiators currently holding peace talks with government representative in Lome on Tuesday demanded for a "new political order" in their troubled country. Full text...

  • Warriors intensify fortification around Gbagbo's hometown
    20 november 2002 17:47:00
    Gagnoa- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Two months after the insurrection by the rebel Patriotic Movement of Cote d'Ivoire (MPCI) broke out on 19 September, residents of President Laurent Gbagbo's hometown Gagnoa have intensified fortification around the town, located in central-western Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Gbagbo announces constitutional referendum
    20 november 2002 15:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo Tuesday night said in Abidjan that the country would in 2003 or 2004 hold a referendum on Cote d'Ivoire's controversial constitution. Full text...

  • UNHCR says 40,000 people displaced from Abidjan slums
    20 november 2002 14:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 40,000 people have been displaced following the demolition of Abidjan slums since the eruption of the 19 September military uprising in the country, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Full text...

  • French commander denies giving support to Ivorian rebels
    19 november 2002 22:07:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A military commander leading the French army contingent in Cote d'Ivoire, General Emmanuel Beth on Monday evening refuted claims that his troops were supporting mutinous Ivorian soldiers in their confrontation with President Laurent Gbagbo's regime. Full text...

  • Ivorian rebel movement urges mediator to consider its proposals
    19 november 2002 21:04:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Patriotic Movement of Cote d'Ivoire (MPCI) negotiators have requested the Togo-led ECOWAS mediation committee to seriously consider its new peace proposals. Full text...

  • Ivorian negotiators discuss MPCI's counter-proposals
    19 november 2002 18:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Peace negotiations between Ivorian government representatives and those of rebellious soldiers resumed here Tuesday to examine counter peace proposals submitted by the Patriotic Movement of Cote d'Ivoire (MPCI). Full text...

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