Ivory Coast opens counter-terrorism academy in partnership with France

By Ange Aboa

JACQUEVILLE, Ivory Coast, June 10 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast and France inaugurated a new counter-terrorism academy in the West African country on Thursday, intended to boost regional capacity to combat a growing Islamist threat.

The International Academy for the Fight Against Terrorism (AILCT), in the outskirts of Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan, will include a school for government officials, a training center for special forces, and a research...