[ noun ] city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast <noun.location>
Western diplomats in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan said last week government troops had killed 500 civilians since the fighting began.
London cocoa prices advanced Pounds 18 a tonne in early trading on news of rioting in the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan.
As night fell, police attacked more than 400 other students gathered opposite the church in downtown Abidjan.
In Abidjan's high density suburb of Yopougon, for example, they said thugs drove three cars into a crowd of their followers on Saturday, injuring several.
About 200 students gathered later outside the walled offices of state-run Radio Abidjan yelling: "Tell the truth!
Abidjan, the Ivory Coast's largest city, has a cathedral.
An armed attack on computerised election records could delay a referendum on Togo's new multi-party constitution, transitional Prime Minister Joseph Kokou Koffigoh said yesterday, Reuter reports Abidjan.
Diplomatic sources in Abidjan said Petterson tried to persuade Houphouet-Boigny not to back calls for a withdrawal of the West African army.
"The diplomat said he found AFL (Armed Forces of Liberia) and INPF (Independent National Patriotic Front) troops dancing in the streets, saying it was all over," said one diplomat in Abidjan.
Soldiers carrying automatic rifles took up positions Wednesday night in downtown Abidjan after the government warned it would block demonstrations.
Sporadic firing was heard early today in several areas on the city's edge, said the Christian missionary radio station, ELWA, monitored in neighboring Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
South African Airways, barred from flying over most of the continent, is permitted one flight a week to Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.
At a voting station in Abidjan's affluent suburb of Cocody, some people said they were confused by the number of candidates.
Diplomatic sources in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, said the rebels were loyal to a splinter group headed by Prince Johnson.
"It's a question of political will," said Professor Niangoran Bouah, an anthropologist at the University of Abidjan. "Besides, French has all the advantages the other languages don't.
Rebel sources in Ivory Coast said their delegation would have to travel more than 600 miles overland to reach Abidjan and make flight connections to Freetown.