Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • France reaffirms support for AU in Côte d'Ivoire
    18 january 2011 20:35:26
    Paris, France (PANA) – France on Tuesday declared its support for efforts of the African Union (AU) to find a solution to the Ivorian crisis, the spokesperson for the French Foreign Affairs ministry, Bernard Valero, said in Paris. Full text...

  • Use of force remains an option in Cote d'Ivoire - Jonathan
    17 january 2011 15:42:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Amid speculations that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) may have jettisoned its threat to use force to remove incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the chair of the regional bloc has said the use of force remains an option. Full text...

  • Angolan govt., US diplomat sue for dialogue in Cote d'Ivoire
    14 january 2011 14:50:41
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan government will support dialogue and negotiations as a way to ending the current political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, the Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, said Thursday while exchanging views with diplomats here.Full text...

  • Angolan President wants Gbagbo in office till new elections
    14 january 2011 14:16:52
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has urged that the outgoing President of Cote d'Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, be allowed to remain in office until a new election is held as stipulated by the electoral laws of the country. Full text...

  • ONUCI warns of signs of genocide
    13 january 2011 22:37:15
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The head of the Department of Human Rights at the UN operations in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), Simon Munzu, on Thursday said the Mission had noted acts that could lead to genocide in the West African country. Full text...

  • ONUCI fears attacks against staff
    13 january 2011 20:26:11
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – The UN operations in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) on Thursday expressed fears that the hostility of supporters of incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo to the organisation could be transformed into physical attacks. Full text...

  • ONUCI laments ambush of UN peacekeepers in Abidjan
    12 january 2011 21:27:20
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – The UN operations in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) on Wednesday expressed concern about the ambush of its peacekeepers by the Ivorian soldiers on Tuesday evening in the district of Abobo in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Five die in Abidjan clashes
    11 january 2011 21:55:16
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Bloody clashes on Tuesday in Abobo, a district of Abidjan, between the supporters of Alassane Ouattara, the man widely believed to have won the controversial Ivorian presidential vote, and the security forces have left five people dead.Full text...

  • “Ghana sidelined in ECOWAS meeting to plan Ivorian military action”
    10 january 2011 22:55:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana said on Monday that it was sidelined at a recent of military chiefs of the Economic Community of West Africah States to plan a possible military action to force Ivorian incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo out of office. Full text...

  • Ghana criticised for opting out of possible military push in Cote d’Ivoire
    10 january 2011 13:45:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Foreign policy analysts in Nigeria have described as unfortunate the statement credited to Ghana's President John Atta Mills, that his country will not contribute troops in the event of an ECOWAS military action to force out incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Ghana's opposition to use of force in Cote d'Ivoire ''total''
    10 january 2011 09:01:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghana's opposition to the possible use of force to remove incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo if he fails to step down, as threatened by ECOWAS leaders, is more far reaching than publicly stated, PANA learnt on Monday. Full text...

  • UN body fears Ivorian instabiity to cause refugees
    07 january 2011 20:24:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has expressed fears that the political instability in Ivory Coast might cause a humanitarian crisis because of the movement of people inside the country and to neighbouring countries.Full text...

  • 'Ghana will not contribute troops for possible military push against Gbagbo'
    07 january 2011 15:42:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Friday said it would not contribute troops for a possible military push against incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, even though it supported the stand by the regional bloc ECOWAS to force Gbagbo out if he fails to step down peacefully. Full text...

  • Ivorian civil society proposes presidential polls rerun to break political deadlock
    07 january 2011 14:03:02
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian Civil Society groups Thursday proposed a rerun of the presidential election to end the political crisis hitting the country since the 28 November run-off produced Alassane Ouattara as winner with the incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refusing to cede power. Full text...

  • Congolese leader urges Ivorian politicians to end stalemate
    07 january 2011 13:20:07
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese head of State, Denis Sassou Nguesso, on Thursday called on the Ivorian political class and the international community to find a solution to the lingering crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, where Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara are in a fight for the presidency following the 28 November presidential run-off. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Odinga insists Gbagbo must step down
    05 january 2011 18:57:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga insists Ivorian strongman, Laurent Gbagbo, has no option but to negotiate an exit to pave the way for the legitimate president of the country, Alassane Ouattara, to take over. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Koroma briefs Kadhafi on mission to Abidjan
    05 january 2011 18:52:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, on Tuesday briefed Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi on the mission Monday to Cote d'Ivoire by three west African leaders, an official source told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian Crisis: International troops may be deployed in support of UNOCI
    04 january 2011 17:15:43
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A deployment of international troops, helicopters and navy warships may soon be on ground in Cote d'Ivoire following a meeting of the Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the European Union (EU) in Brussels, the Belgian capital, Monday.Full text...

  • Gbagbo agrees to negotiate peaceful end to crisis
    04 january 2011 17:12:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has agreed to negotiate a peaceful end to the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, without pre-conditions, the ECOWAS delegation that met with him on Monday said. Full text...

  • Guinean writer criticizes UN roles in Cote d'Ivoire
    04 january 2011 15:15:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Guinean writer and author of Le Roi de Kahel novel, Tierno Monenembo, has strongly criticized the action of UN in Cote d'Ivoire, which he likened to a recolonization of Africa. Full text...

  • AU chairman disappointed at slow pace of Ivorian mediation process
    04 january 2011 14:13:54
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The current chairman of the African Union (AU), Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika, has expressed concern at the slow pace of the mediation process to end the political stalemate in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • 'ECOWAS will force Gbagbo out if he fails to resign'
    04 january 2011 13:45:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) insisted Tuesday it will use force to remove incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo if he fails to quit peacefully. Full text...

  • Gbagbo refuses to quit
    03 january 2011 19:41:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Three West African Presidents Monday failed, again, to persuade incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to step down in favour of the internationally-recognised winner of the 28 Nov. presidential runoff in the West African nation, Alassane Ouattara, a source close to the ECOWAS delegation told PANA Monday night. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: UN chief phones president-elect Ouattara
    03 january 2011 19:13:23
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the UN ``principled and unwavering" stand that the outcome of the recent presidential run-off election in Cote d'Ivoire reflected the will of the people and the result must therefore be upheld.Full text...

  • ECOWAS delegation returns to Cote d'Ivoire
    03 january 2011 09:34:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Three West African Presidents were due in Abidjan Monday to continue their efforts to resolve the electoral impasse in Cote d'Ivoire, following the 28 Nov. 2010 presidential rerun in the cocoa-rich nation. Full text...

  • Ivorian musician urges Gbagbo to quit honorably
    31 december 2010 19:33:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Ivorian reggae star, Tiken Jah Fakoly, has called on the incumbent Ivorian president, Laurent Gbabgo, to choose an honourable exit in an effort to secure peace in the country. Full text...

  • ECOWAS on solid ground over use-of-force threat in Cote d'Ivoire (Analysis)
    31 december 2010 10:38:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The decision by ECOWAS leaders to use force to kick out incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo if he fails to quit, in the aftermath of the dispute over the country's presidential runoff, is legal, contrary to the criticisms in certain quarters. Full text...

  • 2010 - Chaotic year in Côte d'Ivoire with two presidents
    30 december 2010 22:47:41
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  • Ouattara promises "new pact of love, fraternity and solidarity"
    30 december 2010 22:35:20
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Alassne Ouattara, the man recognised by the international community as winner of the disputed presidential election in Cote d'Ivoire, has promised to put behind the country's recent past marked by disorder, rifts and sufferings, and move into the New Year with love, fraternity and solidarity. Full text...

  • Pro-Gbagbo rally postponed sine die
    28 december 2010 22:42:09
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  • ECOWAS delegation meets ONUCI Head
    28 december 2010 21:26:59
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – Three West African leaders on Tuesday held talks with the special representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Côte d’Ivoire, Y. J. Choi, as diplomatic efforts continue to amicably resolve the political crisis threatening to tear up the country.Full text...

  • Ivorian rights group denounces restrictions on movement Ouattara's supporters
    28 december 2010 21:02:16
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian human rights organisation, Civil Society Convention (CSCI), on Tuesday denounced violations of freedom of movement of members of the Rally of Pro-Houphouët for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), who have been living at Hôtel du Golf since the outbreak of the post-election crisis that is threatening to tear the country apart. Full text...

  • Mali President Toure denies ordering cash transfer to Côte d'Ivoire
    28 december 2010 20:04:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's president Amadou Toumani Touré has denied allegations in an Ivorian newspaper that he gave under pressure Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo the "push" that enabled him to pay the salaries of civil servants and other government workers.Full text...

  • ECOWAS envoys begin anti-Gbagbo campaign in Abidjan
    28 december 2010 18:47:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - ECOWAS envoys -- Presidents Boni Yayi of Benin, Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone and Pedro Pires of Cape Verde -- mandated by the regional body to begin moves to ease Laurent Gbagbo out of office in Cote d'Ivoire, Tuesday landed in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, PANA reported here.Full text...

  • AU picks Kenya PM to lead Ivorian mediation effort
    28 december 2010 18:19:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been picked by the African Union (AU) to lead three other African leaders, tasked with mediating the Ivorian post-poll stand off. Full text...

  • EU grants Côte d'Ivoire five million euro emergency humanitarian aid
    25 december 2010 11:52:07
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) is to release an emergency humanitarian aid of five million euro for those threatened by the post-election crisis Côte d'Ivoire, official sources said in Brussels on Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana has “contingency plan” to evacuate nationals from Cote d'Ivoire
    23 december 2010 22:49:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana government says it has contingency plans to evacuate its nationals from Cot d'Ivoire, its troubled western neighbour, that has been thrown into turmoil following a controversial election claimed by two candidates. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis still dominates Congolese newspapers
    22 december 2010 17:50:21
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, caused by the refusal of President Laurent Gbagbo to hand over power to Alassane Ouattara, acclaimed winner of the second round of the presidential election on 28 November, is still dominating Congolese papers this week. Full text...

  • Guillaume Soro demands Gbagbo’s departure, urges civil disobedience
    22 december 2010 11:02:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Guillaume Soro, the Prime Minister appointed by Alassane Ouattara following his victory in Cote d'Ivoire's 28 Nov. presidential runoff, has asked outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo to step down. Full text...

  • Rawlings calls for “restraint and maturity” in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 december 2010 22:07:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana's former President Jerry John Rawlings on Monday called for“restraint and maturity” from political Ivorian leaders and an end to the creeping violence that threatens the peace and stability of the country. Full text...

  • France calls for peaceful power transfer in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 december 2010 17:58:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has called for the respect of the outcome of the presidential election and for a peaceful transition in Cote d'Ivoire, a spokesman of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Valero, said here Monday. Full text...

  • Alpha Conde leaves door wide open for Ivorian refugees
    19 december 2010 14:46:51
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The newly-elected president of Guinea, Professor Alpha Conde, has asked the eight regional governors in the country to allow Ivorians fleeing post-election crisis in their country free entry into Guinea. Full text...

  • Ouattara’s supporters approach ICC for adaptation of ONUCI mandate
    18 december 2010 12:23:37
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The supporters of Alassane Ouattara, one of the two proclaimed presidents in Côte d’Ivoire have approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) to demand the use of the mandate of the UN forces to the situation prevailing in the country, a statement from the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) disclosed. Full text...

  • EU orders Gbagbo to quit by weekend
    17 december 2010 22:21:20
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday asked incumbent Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish power before the end of this week warning that sanctions would be applied if he failed to comply. Full text...

  • Gbagbo receives Ping as Ivorian political crisis rages on
    17 december 2010 21:29:05
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday received the chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, who has arrived in the troubled West African country to assess the political situation triggered by the controversial 28 November presidential run-off election. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ban warns Gbagbo against violent attack
    17 december 2010 19:39:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday warned outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo against using violence to resolve the political stalemate in the country. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Economic activities "dead" as soldiers patrol Abidjan
    17 december 2010 19:09:37
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Following Thursday's deadly clashes in Abidjan between forces loyal to both Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, economic activities in the Ivorian capital have gone virtually "dead", PANA reported here Friday.Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis: Ping, Gbeho due in Abidjan Friday
    17 december 2010 13:41:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A delegation including African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping and ECOWAS Commission President Victor Gbeho was due in Abidjan Friday to continue efforts to resolve the leadership stalemate in Cote d'Ivoire, ECOWAS sources told PANA. Full text...

  • ONUCI calls on Ivorians to exercise restraint
    16 december 2010 23:20:05
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  • Death toll in Ivorian political crisis now 12, says Ouattara group
    16 december 2010 15:58:43
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - A communique issued by the Rally of the Houphouétistes for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), a coalition of the opposition parties in Cote d'Ivoire, has reported 12 dead following clashes between forces local to both Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo.Full text...

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