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#Abidjan

# abidjan - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Côte d'Ivoire: 60 children killed in stampedes during New Year fireworks

The children, aged between 8 and 15, were killed in a stampede at a stadium during a firework display.

# abidjan - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Chelsea footballer on Ivory Coast's new truth commission

The Ivory Coast is swearing in the new commission, which aims to work at improving unity and recovering the damage caused during post-election violence.

# abidjan - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Ouattara heralds "new era of hope" for Ivory Coast

Alassane Ouattara formally takes power – and asks his country to remain calm during the first days of his tenure.

# abidjan - Monday 11 April, 2011

Gbagbo arrested by Ouattara’s forces after more French strikes

The Ivory Coast’s disputed president is detained by French forces who then handed him over to pro-Ouattara opposition.

# abidjan - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Ouattara forces have killed civilians in Ivory Coast: Report

A leading human rights group has claimed that forces loyal to the democratically elected president have killed and raped civilians in the western part of Ivory Coast.

# abidjan - Friday 8 April, 2011

Ivory Coast leader says they will starve out Gbagbo as UN finds more than 100 bodies

The country’s UN recognised president has said he will set about normalising life in the “corpse strewn, terrorised” capital of Abidjan.

# abidjan - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Gbagbo reported to have offered to surrender amid Ivory Coast ceasefire

President who had maintained a hold on power despite appearing to lose the election last year reported to be asking UN for protection.

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Opposition diplomats claim Ivory Coast's Gbagbo 'negotiating surrender'

The Ivory Coast’s ambassador to France – appointed by de facto president Alassane Ouattara – believes the game is up.

# abidjan - Monday 4 April, 2011

France sends troops to Ivory Coast as battle for main city rages

Days of violent clashes in the city of Abidjan have led to calls for a “rapid offensive” by the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognised president, as troops loyal to the incumbent begin to lose ground.

# abidjan - Sunday 3 April, 2011

More than 1,000 killed in Ivorian town, says charity

Hundreds upon hundreds of people have been reported dead as a three months of violence continues in the battle for the city of Abidjan, the commercial capital and seat of power of Ivory Coast.

# abidjan - Friday 25 March, 2011

Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care

Medecin Sans Frontieres staff providing treatment despite difficulties including lack of supplies, resources and threats of violence, while Concern steps up its work in Liberia after refugees pour in from the Ivory Coast.

# abidjan - Thursday 3 March, 2011

UN: 200,000 people flee Ivory Coast fighting

Violent street fighting, sparked by the refusal of the sitting president to relinquish power, has killed scores of people and spread fears that the country may slide back to civil war.

# abidjan - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Ivory Coast newspapers protest over alleged harassment

Over half a dozen newspapers say staff have received physical threats for weeks. Meanwhile, MSF says freezing state accounts will have disastrous effect on medical system.