Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • AU panel reaches "consensus" on Ivorian crisis
    05 march 2011 14:13:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The African Union panel tasked with seeking a peaceful end to Ivorian crisis has reached a "consensus" on its proposals, president Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz said at the end of their second meeting held on Friday in Nouakchott.Full text...

  • Ouattara condemns killing of demonstrating women in Abidjan
    05 march 2011 12:09:01
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Alassane Ouattara, the man recognised by the international community as the winner of the 28 November, 2010 presidential run-off election, on Friday condemned the killing of demonstrating women by government forces in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Second Nouakchott meeting on Ivorian crisis begins
    04 march 2011 21:35:52
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The high-powered African Union panel in charge of finding a solution to the Ivorian post-eletoral crisis began its second meeting at the international conference centre of Nouakchott on Friday.Full text...

  • Ivorian Crisis: ONUCI warns instigators of human rights violations
    03 march 2011 19:56:28
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) Thursday warned that instigators of ‘serious’ human rights violations in that country would be individually made to account for their actions, said a statement issued in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Nationalised bank in Côte d’Ivoire opens
    02 march 2011 20:50:05
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Bank for Trade and Industry in Côte d’Ivoire (BICICI), the Ivorian subsidiary of the French bank BNP Paribas, which was nationalised by the government of Laurent Gbagbo, opened one branch for business on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tension still high in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 march 2011 16:57:47
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Tension is still very high in Cote d’Ivoire since weekend's bloody clashes in Abidjan and some other towns in the country, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorians seek safe havens as fighting escalates
    28 february 2011 22:45:18
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorians are seeking safe havens as they flee fighting in various parts of the country.Full text...

  • Mauritanian party blames Gbagbo for political violence in Cote d'Ivoire
    28 february 2011 15:31:32
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian party, Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Reconciliation (AJD/MR), has asked the government to ensure that all Mauritanians in Cote d'Ivoire are evacuated.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire crisis: ONUCI condemns propaganda of Gbagbo's camp
    26 february 2011 18:41:28
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (ONUCI) Saturday condemned the new style propaganda embarked upon by the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo's supporters, describing it as a pack of lies. Full text...

  • ICRC "concern" about resurgence of Ivorian violence
    25 february 2011 22:35:33
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday expressed concern about the resurgence of violence in Côte d'Ivoire that has triggered the flight of thousands of people. Full text...

  • Gbagbo's minister wants UNOCI forces' movements halted
    25 february 2011 18:14:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Minister of Youth under Laurent Gbagbo and leader of the movement of Jeunes Patriotes, Charles Ble Goude, Friday urged his supporters to "organize themselves into groups" to prevent members of the UN operation forces in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) from moving about in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • Ivorian Crisis: Pro-Ouattara Abobo inhabitants flee war zone
    25 february 2011 17:54:34
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The inhabitants of the Abobo community, located in the north of Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital and who are mostly pro-Alassane Ouattara, are currently fleeing the district to seek refuge in other neighbouring communities considered more secured, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • ONUCI laments escalation of violence in Côte d'Ivoire
    22 february 2011 22:51:55
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) has expressed concern at the level of violence that has hit Abidjan over the past several days.Full text...

  • ECOWAS alleges threat to Compaore in Cote d'Ivoire
    22 february 2011 14:35:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has alleged a ''security threat'' against its facilitator for Cote d'Ivoire, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, by some supporters of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • SA president expected back after Ivorian mediation mission
    22 february 2011 09:40:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is expected to return to South Africa later on Tuesday following a two-day visit to Abidjan to help resolve the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ivorian military "regrets" death of three soldiers
    21 february 2011 22:27:18
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian defence and security forces (FDS) on Monday expressed regret at the death of three soldiers during clashes in the past two weeks between supporters of the two claimants of the Ivorian presidency.Full text...

  • Ivorian Crisis: UNOCI refutes accusations of bias by Gbagbo
    21 february 2011 14:46:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) on Monday reaffirmed its military impartiality as part of its efforts to find a peaceful solution to the post-election crisis in the west African nation.Full text...

  • Ivorians express concern as economic paralysis causes widespread suffering
    19 february 2011 12:12:26
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – A growing number of Ivorians are expressing grave concern about the economic paralysis caused by the post-electoral crisis and fear the worst could be disastrous. Full text...

  • Gbagbo slaps three-day night curfew on Côte d'Ivoire
    19 february 2011 11:05:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo on Friday issued a decree ordering a night curfew in the country, according the spokesperson for the Defence and Security Forces, Colonel Babri Gohourou Hilaire. Full text...

  • Paris rejects nationalisation of two French banks by Gbagbo
    18 february 2011 21:05:19
    Paris, France (PANA) – The decision of Ivorian incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo to nationalise the Ivorian subsidiaries of two French banks has no basis in law since it emanates from an illegitimate authority, the spokesperson for the French Foreign Affairs minister, Bernard Valero, said on Friday in Paris. Full text...

  • Guillaume Soro rallies Ivorians to revolt to install Ouattara
    17 february 2011 23:04:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Guillaume Soro, the Prime minister of the government of Alassane Ouattara, on Thursday called on Ivorians to take to the streets en mass to install Ouattara as president.Full text...

  • UNCI receives helicopters
    17 february 2011 22:24:53
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The spokesperson for the UN operations in Côte d’Ivoire (UNCI), Hamadou Touré, on Thursday announced that helicopters have been made available to the mission to enable it to improve security in the troubled West African country.Full text...

  • Members of AU Panel on Cote d'Ivoire due Nouakchott Sunday
    17 february 2011 12:21:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Members of the panel of African Union (AU) charged with finding a peaceful solution to the post-election crisis in Côte d'Ivoire are expected Sunday in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Society General suspends activities in Cote d'Ivoire
    17 february 2011 11:29:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Société Générale de Banques in Côte d'Ivoire (SGBCI), a subsidiary of the French bank Societe Generale, Thursday suspended its activities in Cote d'Ivoire, in the wake of the country's post-electoral crisis.Full text...

  • 'SA did not notify ECOWAS of its warship deployment in Cote d'Ivoire'
    11 february 2011 14:15:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS insisted Friday that South Africa's deployment of a warship to Cote d'Ivoire, without notifying the regional bloc, amounted to offering unilateral support to outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, in defiance of the global call on him to vacate office for Alassane Ouattara, the presumed winner of the country's presidential poll. Full text...

  • More than 38,000 IPDs listed in western Cote d'Ivoire
    10 february 2011 22:39:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – More than 38,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been listed in six comunities in western Cote d'Ivoire, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Activities (OCHA) said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Ouattara team at European Parliament
    09 february 2011 16:18:23
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A high-level delegation from Cote d'Ivoire will Thursday participate in a debate on the situation in the African country during a joint session of the commissions of Development and Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, an official source told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS accuses South Africa, others of stalling Gbagbo's departure
    08 february 2011 14:53:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The usually-frank ECOWAS Commission President, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho, Tuesday accused South Africa, among other unnamed African countries, of unilaterally supporting outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, widely acknowledged to have lost the country's presidential election last November. Full text...

  • Gbagbo says AU Panel must respect Ivorian constitution
    01 february 2011 13:57:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Incumbent President of Cote d'Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, has welcomed the creation of the African Union (AU) High-Level Panel to end the presidential power-struggle in the country, warning that the panel would be “useless” unless it complied with the Ivorian constitution. Full text...

  • Nigerian business group warns on use of force in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 february 2011 09:25:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s foremost business group, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has urged the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to exercise caution when taking decisions to resolve the lingering political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, the world's top cocoa producer. Full text...

  • AU high-level panel starts work on Ivorian crisis
    01 february 2011 09:17:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union high-level panel on Cote d'Ivoire is not wasting any time in swinging into action to help end the post-electoral stalemate in the West African nation, where is a double claim to its presidency. Full text...

  • Compaore leads AU panel on Cote d'Ivoire
    31 january 2011 12:00:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has appointed Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore to chair its High-Level Panel on Cote d’Ivoire, officials said here Monday. Full text...

  • UN chief urges Ouattara to form unity govt in Cote d'Ivoire
    30 january 2011 13:24:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday unveiled a five-point plan to help resolve the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, but stressed that president-elect Alassane Ouattara, should form a unity government. Full text...

  • African leaders selected for panel on Cote d'Ivoire crisis
    29 january 2011 16:48:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union will select the respective heads of state chairing the five regional economic blocs to a Panel on Cote d’Ivoire that would work out a solution to the country's crisis, AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire crisis: Rawlings opts for re-election or recount
    29 january 2011 13:53:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings has waded into the options to bring peace to troubled Cote d'Ivoire, saying the cost of a military intervention will be far higher financially and economically than seeking a re-election or a recount. Full text...

  • AU sets up panel to resolve Ivorian crisis (Corrected)
    29 january 2011 09:26:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Reaffirming its previous decisions on the post-election crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has set up a high-level panel to resolve the crisis in a way that would preserve democracy and peace in the West African country. Full text...

  • Odinga urges AU Summit to push for direct talks in Cote d’Ivoire
    28 january 2011 17:20:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) envoy Raila Odinga has urged African leaders to strongly push for face-to-face talks between the two claimants to the Ivorian presidency, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. Full text...

  • AU Summit: AU mediator warns use of force may prolong Ivorian crisis
    28 january 2011 16:20:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union’s mediator in Cote d’Ivoire Raila Odinga, said Friday that Africa should stand ready to deploy other measures, excluding the use of force, to end the crisis in the West African nation. Full text...

  • ONUCI lists 271 people killed in post-electoral incidents
    27 january 2011 22:01:32
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The deputy spokesperson for the UN Operations in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI), Kenneth Blackman, said on Thursday that the mission had listed 11 new cases of people killed this week by security forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, taking to 271 the number of victims. Full text...

  • Pro-Gbagbo delegation in Kenya, seeking support for "embattled" president
    27 january 2011 19:09:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - An Ivorian delegation is in Kenya to drum up support for the embattled Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, ahead of the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Namibia says only true African solution will resolve impasse
    27 january 2011 17:43:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Namibian government has said that the only credible solution to the Ivorian political crisis would be "a true African solution" for the benefit of peace and democracy.Full text...

  • Rights group accuses Gbagbo supporters of imposing ''reign of terror''
    26 january 2011 13:49:48
    New York, US (PANA) - A report released by the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) Wednesday has accused the security forces and militias supporting incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo of imposing a reign of terror against his real or perceived opponents in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Malawi president meets rival claimants of Ivorian presidency
    25 january 2011 21:05:22
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Malawi’s president and chairman of the African Union (AU), Bingu wa Mutharika, made a surprise visit to Abidjan on Tuesday where he met the two rival claimants of the Ivorian presidency as diplomatic efforts went up one gear to avoid a military option to resolve the crisis.Full text...

  • ECOWAS sends team to seek US/UN support for use of force against Gbagbo
    25 january 2011 09:43:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS is dispatching a powerful delegation to the United States and the United Nations to garner their support for a possible use of force to oust incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, ECOWAS sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS seeks UN Security Council nod to use force against Gbagbo
    24 january 2011 13:17:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will require a UN Security Council resolution to sanction the use of force against incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, beforethe regional bloc can activate that option. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Use of force 'may be the only option' left
    21 january 2011 14:39:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The use of force to dislodge incumbent Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo is becoming inevitable due to the failure so far of diplomatic efforts to resolve the post-election crisis in the West African country, Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajia Salamatu Suleiman, said Friday. Full text...

  • Soro meets Nigeria's President Jonathan
    21 january 2011 12:50:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Guillaume Soro, appointed head of government by Cote d'Ivoire's President-in-waiting Alassane Ouattara, Friday met with Nigeria's President and ECOWAS Chairman Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt urged to evacuate citizens from Cote d'Ivoire
    21 january 2011 08:33:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A human rights group in Nigeria has asked the federal government to evacuate Nigerian citizens from Cote d'Ivoire, amid reports that some Nigerians were killed in the troubled country early this week. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: AU hopes diplomatic solution will be reached
    20 january 2011 17:58:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) remains hopeful that there is still time for a diplomatic solution to end months of political stalemate in Cote d'Ivoire, according to Ramtane Lamamra, Commissioner for Peace and Security. Full text...

  • AU mediator briefs Ghana President on Ivorian crisis
    19 january 2011 20:34:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - African Union (AU) mediator and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga Wednesday Full text...

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