Since 2010, the country's politics has grown dangerously polarized. Is Ivory Coast's democratic future in jeopardy?
Two separate military coups in Mali and Guinea-Bissau threaten the stability of the region. But will an intervention by ECOWAS actually resolve these conflicts or just complicate them?
Residents of areas hit hardest by the 2010 post-election violence are demanding redress and accountability. President Ouattara must commit to justice and reconciliation, writes a guest blogger.
Nationalizing Ivory Coast's cocoa industry – as neighboring Ghana did – would bring 'sanity and equity' to the country, writes guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary.
After a brief civil war that killed hundreds, Ivory Coast – the world's No. 1 producer of cocoa – will begin exporting the crop again. But has the country lost its edge to neighboring Ghana?
Many African leaders share China's viewpoint that national sovereignty is more important than human rights and democracy.
Most of the aid – $540 million – will come from France, the former colonial power in Ivory Coast, 'to finance emergency spending on the population.'
Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast's new president, must tread carefully as he works to disarm militias, defuse long-simmering hatreds.
Three economists interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor forecast Ivory Coast's annual economic growth to accelerate to an impressive 6 to 7 percent toward the end of 2011.
Forces loyal to president-elect Ouattara stormed former president Gbagbo's bunker Monday and arrested him, ending the political standoff but not necessarily the violence between their supporters.
Hundreds of battled-hardened Liberian fighters are adding to a messy ethnic conflict brewing in western Ivory Coast that security experts warn could spread across the region's porous borders.
Forces loyal to both sides in Ivory Coast's presidential dispute recently attacked civilians in ethnically motivated killings in the country's west, according to a report by Human Rights Watch in New York.
More than 120,000 people have fled Ivory Coast for neighboring Liberia to escape the violence in their home country. Oxfam warn that their living conditions are 'dangerously inadequate.'
The French rescue was requested by the UN and Japanese after incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo's fighters broke into the ambassador's home.
Renegade President Laurent Gbagbo is surrounded in his presidential bunker, but it would be a mistake, analysts say, to assume the end of his rule means the end of violence in Ivory Coast.
The security situation is preventing the Abobo hospital from replenishing its medical supplies and the wounded from leaving their homes to seek medical treatment.
Ivory Coast’s long-anticipated Nov. 28 presidential election was meant to help the country move beyond its deep divisions. Instead, the vote fueled a political stalemate that sucked the country back into civil war.More than four months after voters elected President Alassane Ouattara, renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo still refuses to step down even though rebel forces have now confined him to a bunker beneath the presidential residence. Hundreds of Ivorians have died in increasingly heavy fighting that included attacks this week by the United Nations and France. How did a simple vote turn into this? There are a number of reasons that go back years, even decades.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara have stormed the presidential palace and pledged to capture former President Laurent Gbagbo, a day after negotiations for Gbagbo's surrender broke down.
President-elect Alassane Ouattara's plan was to rally the international community to cut off Ivory Coast's finances so renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo would be forced to surrender.