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Gunmen attack tourist hotels in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Gunmen attack tourist hotels in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

14th Mar 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

As many as two dozen people have been killed in Grand Bassam, a coastal city in Côte d’Ivoire. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for the attacks, with centred on three hotels in the Grand Bassam beach resort area. Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara confirmed two special forces soldiers died during the assault, along with as many as 22 tourists.

Foreign Office advises against all Ivory Coast travel

Foreign Office advises against all Ivory Coast travel

5th Apr 2011 Tourism News

Officials at the British Foreign Office have continued to warn against “all travel” to Cote d’Ivoire as the endgame in the disputed presidential elections approaches. Three generals loyal to Ivory Coast’s besieged president Laurent Gbagbo are reportedly negotiating terms for his surrender in return for guarantees of safety for him and themselves.