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Ivory Coast to Admit Ghana Flights But Keep Land and Sea Borders Shut

The Ivorian government on Sunday declared it will soon reopen its airspace to flights from Ghana but keep land and sea borders with its neighbor shut.

The Ivorian government on Sunday declared it will soon reopen its airspace to flights from Ghana but keep land and sea borders with its neighbor shut.

The decision to close down the boarder came after a series of deadly attacks occurred last week in Abidjan and at a border crossing between the two countries.

In a statement read on state television, the office of the Ivorian president said after observation of the movement of people and goods between the two countries for 48 hours, they have finally decided to open their air border on Monday.

The Ivorian airspace would reopen to Ghanaian flights from midnight on Monday, the statement said.

Defence Minister Koffi Koffi said about eight people were killed in the raid last Friday, six of who were attackers.

Ivorian Interior Minister, Hamed Bakayoko previously said the attacks on the army and police were launched from the Ghanaian territory.

The attacks that led to the closure of the Ivorian borders according to officials were by organized allies of former President Laurent Gbagbo who now live in exile in neighbouring countries including.

The world’s leading cocoa producing country, Ivory Coast, is still recovering from a decade-long political crisis that ended last year with a brief civ

il war that saw the death of over 3,000 people.

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