Bouaké bombing: Paris court hands down life sentences to defendants in absentia

A court in the French capital Paris on Thursday handed down life sentences to the three defendants in the trial of the bombing of a French camp in Ivory Coast in 2004.
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Ivory Coast's energy leap
This week Business Africa devotes itself entirely to the energy and banking sectors in Côte d'Ivoire. In this West African country, several banks including Standard Chartered and the National Investment Bank have decided to go digital.
Oatrick Achi has been named as new Prime Minister for Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast appoints third Prime Minister in a year
Ivory Coast has named Patrick Achi as prime minister, the third person to hold the post in the past year after the death of two predecessors.
Bakayoko's burial is scheduled for Friday 19 March.
Funeral rites commence for late Ivorian PM Hamed Bakayoko in Abidjan
A ceremony has been held in Abidjan as the body of prime minister Hamed Bakayoko arrives on a plane from Germany.
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko
African reactions as Ivory Coast PM Bakayoko dies in Germany at 56
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, who was seen as a possible successor to President Alassane Ouattara, has died in Freiburg in southwestern Germany, two days after his 56th birthday, the government said on Wednesday.
Ivory Coast’s ruling party will seek to consolidate its grip on power
Ivorian ruling party looks to cement control in legislative vote
Ivory Coast’s ruling party will seek to consolidate its grip on power in a parliamentary vote on Saturday, five months after President Alassane Ouattara secured a third term in a vote the main opposition boycotted.
Ghana, Ivory Coast must unite to control global cocoa prices - ICCO
Top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana need to control supplies and join forces with other producing countries if they want to achieve higher prices, the head of the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) said.