Although the West African regional body, ECOWAS, has threatened to use force to remove incumbent President Laurent Gbabgo, nobody wants to ignite a second civil war in Ivory Coast.
The real battle for the world's No. 1 cocoa producer isn't happening on the streets of the commercial capital, Abidjan. It's unfolding in bank corridors.
So far, international pressure has failed to convince incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down in Ivory Coast after he lost the Nov. 28 election by 8 percentage points.
Diplomatic options in Ivory Coast are running out after a group of African leaders failed to convince the incumbent president to step down and regional forces said they were beginning to discuss military strategies.
The Obama administration's efforts to get incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down after a disputed Nov. 28 poll reflects an ossified view of African politics, writes guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary.
South Africa’s former president, Thabo Mbeki, arrived in the Ivory Coast Sunday to mediate a dispute over who won the Nov. 28 election.
Our reporter recounts how Ivory Coast election officials from President Laurent Gbagbo's party tore up the official results moments before they could be read at a press conference Tuesday.
Third-place candidate Henri Konan Bédié threw his support behind Alassane Ouattara in Sunday's Ivory Coast election, but how many from Mr. Bédié's Baoulé ethnic group actually voted for a Muslim northerner?
If the results of today's Ivory Coast election are disputed, many residents are concerned it could lead to bloodshed and unrest.
West African cocoa farmers and their families should be cheering that a 'market cartel' has emerged, pushing cocoa prices up. Capitalism, so often the instrument of their oppression, is now working dramatically in their favor.
The inner-city boat buses of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, have caught the eyes of other African cities struggling with their traffic problems.