Al Qaeda Militants Stopped for Beers Before Launching Deadly Beach Attack in Ivory Coast

Four men arrived in a Ford saloon car at a beachside bar around noon on Sunday, according to a waiter at the establishment, before launching the attack that killed 18 people.


Bloody Attacks on Ivory Coast Hotels Raise Profile of African al Qaeda Branch

This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.


Breaking: Gunmen Open Fire on Popular Ivory Coast Resort

Gunmen reportedly entered a popular beach resort in Grand Bassam on the Ivory Coast on Sunday and opened fire, according to news agencies. The number of casualties is unclear.


VICE News Capsule - Tuesday, February 24

Tensions flare in Ivory Coast as former first lady appears in court, young actors jailed on charges of insulting the Thai monarchy, neighborhood under 21-day Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone, and foreign runners banned from North Korean marathon.


Ivory Coast Deploys 1,500 Extra Security Officers to Tackle Wave of Child Killings

Authorities say they have discovered the mutilated bodies of 25 children since December, in what many fear to be a rash of ritual killings.