Ivory Coast
Former Sochaux coach Herve Renard applauds supporters at the end of a French L1 match between Rennes and Sochaux at the Route de Lorient stadium in Rennes, western France on May 10, 2014.  By Jean-Francois Monier (AFP/File)

Five In Line For Ivory Coast Manager's Job

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Herve Renard, who led Zambia to an African Cup of Nations triumph, and former French international Luis Fernandez are among five candidates to become the new Ivory Coast coach, the countrys federation said Tuesday.Ivory Coast football authorities said they have a shortlist with ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) is greeted by supporters upon his arrival in Abidjan on July 17, 2014.  By Alain Jocard (POOL/AFP)

French president visits I.Coast to boost economic ties

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Abidjan AFP - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday began a visit to Ivory Coast to boost economic ties with a nation emerging from a long conflict that divided it and set back production.France is the main trading partner of its former colony, the worlds leading cocoa producer and l ...

France currently has 1,700 soldiers deployed in Mali, helping the regime battle Al-Qaeda linked militants and Tuareg rebels.  By Joel Saget (AFP)

French soldier killed in Mali suicide attack

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Paris AFP - A French legionnaire has been killed in a suicide attack in northern Mali, taking to nine the number of soldiers to have died in the west African country since 2013, the defence ministry said Tuesday.Serbian-born Dejvid Nikolic, 45, who held French nationality, fell victim to a su ...
Children refugees from the Ivory Coast arrive at a transit camp after crossing the border into Liberia near Zualay, Nimba county on April 5, 2011.  By Benoit Matsha-Carpentier (IFRC/AFP/File)

Ivorian refugees stopped from returning home over Ebola fears

Monday, July 14, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Around 400 Ivorian refugees who fled to Liberia during their countrys 2010-2011 post-election violence have been prevented from returning home due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, a UN official said Monday.A convoy of returning refugees was turned away as they tried ...
A little girl sits on the ruins of her family house during an operation to remove unstable buildings on hils deemed landslide prone, in a poor sector of the Ivorian capital Abidjan, on July 11, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Ivory Coast rainy season death toll reaches 39

Friday, July 11, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Flooding and landslides during the Ivory Coasts rainy season have killed 39 people over the last month, officials said Friday.The majority died on June 19, when 23 people were killed in overnight landslides in the economic hub Abidjan, but several weeks of torrential rain have c ...

No breakthrough as S.Africa engineering, metal strike bites

Friday, July 04, 2014 Johannesburg AFP - Striking South African engineering and metals workers have rejected an improved wage offer to end the countrys largest-ever strike, firms said Friday, as the stoppage spilled over to the vital auto sector.Representatives for the roughly 200,000 workers who downed tools on J ...
Photo taken on February 19, 2013 shows former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attending a pre-trial hearing on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.  By Michael Kooren (Pool/AFP/File)

Ivory Coast opposition claims 'up to 1,000' supporters in jail

Friday, July 04, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Up to 1,000 supporters of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo are in prison where several are subjected to torture, the head of the countrys former ruling party said on Thursday.After our investigations in jails and with family members, we count 700 prisoners, Affi NGuessan, ...

UN peacekeeper in the Ivory Coast stands guard in Abidjan on January 3, 2011.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

UN further downsizing Ivory Coast mission

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 United Nations United States AFP - The UN Security Council Wednesday opted to further downsize the number of peacekeepers in its Ivory Coast mission, which it said it will consider ending next year.The council adopted a resolution that extends the UN operation in Ivory Coast, known as UNOCI, ...
Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry concedes a penalty to Greece's forward Georgios Samaras (back C) at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.  By Aris Messinis (AFP)

Late penalty drama as Greece oust Ivory Coast

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Sao Paulo AFP - Georgios Samarass dramatic injury-time penalty took Greece into the World Cup last 16 for the first time Tuesday as they grabbed a 2-1 win which sent Ivory Coast crashing out.Samaras, brought down by Giovanni Sio in the 91st minute, bravely stepped up to convert past a flailin ...
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba reacts during a Group C football match between Greece and Ivory Coast at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.  By Aris Messinis (AFP)

Drogba starts for Ivory Coast against Greece

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Sao Paulo AFP - Veteran striker Didier Drogba makes his first start of the World Cup Tuesday as Ivory Coast try to reach the knock-out stages against Greece.Debate has swirled over Drogbas place on the bench for the games against Japan and Colombia, but youthful coach Sabri Lamouchi gave him ...
President Alassane Ouattara and Ivory Coast footballer Didier Drogba at Felix Houphouet Airport in Abidjan on February 13, 2012.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Ivory Coast president vows to double World Cup bonus if team beat Greece

Monday, June 23, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has told his countrys footballers he will double their World Cup win bonuses if they beat Greece, the Ivorian Football Federation FIF said Monday.The Elephants can guarantee their place in the knock-out stages with a victory over the 200 ...
President Alassane Ouattara and Ivory Coast footballer Didier Drogba at Felix Houphouet Airport in Abidjan on February 13, 2012.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Ivory Coast leader to double World Cup bonus if team beat Greece

Monday, June 23, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has told his countrys footballers he will double their World Cup win bonuses if they beat Greece.The Elephants can guarantee their place in the knock-out stages with a victory over the 2004 European champions in Fortaleza on Tuesday.Cu ...
Colombia's players dance as they celebrate scoring during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014.  By Evaristo Sa (AFP)

Colombia edge Ivory Coast in World Cup

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Brasília AFP - Colombia took a huge step towards the last 16 of the World Cup as goals from James Rodriguez and Juan Fernando Quintero gave them a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast in their World Cup Group C match in Brasilia on Thursday.Colombia, making their first appearance at the finals since 1998, ...
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