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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast appeared to have averted large-scale violence on Saturday in a presidential election boycotted by the opposition, although there were conflicting reports of scattered unrest in the provinces.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Voting started in Ivory Coast on Saturday as President Alassane Ouattara seeks a third term in an election two rival candidates have urged their supporters to boycott.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Mauritanian suspected jihadist pleaded guilty on Wednesday to shooting dead five people in an attack in the Malian capital Bamako in 2015 and planning two other attacks in the country that year that targeted Westerners and killed 37 more people.
CONAKRY (Reuters) - Voters in Guinea went to the polls on Sunday as octogenarian President Alpha Conde sought to extend his decade in power after pushing through a new constitution that allowed him to run for a third term, sparking months of violent protests.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday rescued 11 children and two teenagers working on cocoa plantations in southwestern Ivory Coast and arrested three farmers on suspicion of people trafficking, the police commissioner said.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Eighteen Burkinabe nationals died when a bus they were travelling in crashed near the town of Bouake in central Ivory Coast on Wednesday morning, Burkina Faso's government said.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Seeking to calm tensions in Ivory Coast ahead of a presidential election, the authorities plan to release associates of opposition leader Guillaume Soro who have been held in detention for months, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to deepen political tensions in the world's top cocoa producer.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council has ruled that President Alassane Ouattara is eligible to run for a third term in the Oct. 31 presidential election, it said on Monday.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Former Ivory Coast President Henri Konan Bedie promised on Saturday to let political exiles, including former President Laurent Gbagbo, return home if he wins October's election.