Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
Information to weather changes is often unavailable to Africa's farmers and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or inaccessible to those who need it most.
Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
The proposed new constitution would allow Alassane Ouattara to remain as president. Opposition parties see this move as a constitutional “coup” that will also protect his allies.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
Ivory Coast’s democratic election in 2015 may be another example of good news out of Africa that is ignored by the global media.