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West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Prompts Changes In I.coast Cuisine

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Bouaké Ivory Coast AFP - West Africas first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad news for gourmets in Ivory Coast, but brings respite from the hunter to species sought out for tasty meat but feared to carry the disease.Late in March, Health Minister Raymonde Goudou Coffie called for her compatrio ...
A man looks at the front pages of newspapers claiming to show pictures of Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, March 10, 2014 in Abidjan.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

I. Coast's firebrand ex-youth leader transferred to ICC

Sunday, March 23, 2014 The Hague AFP - Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, was locked up in The Hague early Sunday pending his trial in the International Criminal Court ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.A court spokesman confirmed that the 42-year-old former ...

Charles Ble Goude, a militant youth leader and former Minister for Youth in the ousted Ivory Coast regime, is pictured on June 25, 2012 near the Togo-Benin border.  By  (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast to send ex-youth leader Ble Goude to ICC

Thursday, March 20, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coast will transfer Charles Ble Goude, the jailed right-hand man of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court, an official said Thursday.The decision was made at a cabinet meeting, a source at the presidency told AFP.Gbagbos former youth lead ...
'Nappys de Babi' group, which promotes natural frizzy hair, gather in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on February 8, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Return to African (hair) roots in Ivory Coast

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Remember the afro, the natural hairstyle forever synonymous with the black is beautiful movement championed by African-Americans in the 1960s?A group in Ivory Coast is trying to persuade black women to turn the page on their expensive hair-straighteners, extensions and wigs and ...
Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring on March 5, 2014 in Brussels.  By Yorick Jansens (BELGA/AFP)

Algeria win, Ivory Coast snatch draw

Thursday, March 06, 2014 Johannesburg AFP - Algeria won, Ivory Coast drew and Ghana lost as African qualifiers prepared for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with warm-up games Wednesday.Striker El-Hilal Soudani put Algeria ahead in first-half stoppage-time and Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider added a second goal for a ...
Women in the central Ivorian village of Angovia wash gravel on March 9, 2009, looking for gold.  By Kambou Sia (AFP/File)

I.Coast aims to tap massive mining potential with new rules

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Already the worlds biggest producer of cocoa, Ivory Coast politicians hope to tap the countrys immense mining potential after approving new rules aimed at cleaning up the industrys murky reputation.Lawmakers hope the new mining code, approved on Tuesday, will help modernise ...
Ivory Coast's president Alassane Ouattara in Paris on December 4, 2013.  By Eric Piermont (AFP/File)

I.Coast's elderly leader in France for 'sciatica operation'

Sunday, February 09, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The Ivory Coasts 72-year-old president, Alassane Ouattara, is recovering in France after an operation to alleviate pain from a spinal nerve, his office said Sunday.The head of state is doing well after the surgery to do with a sciatica, it said in a statement.It added th ...

Ivory Coast's president Alassane Ouattara at the Franco-African Economic Conference in Paris on December 4, 2013.  By Eric Piermont (AFP/File)

I.Coast 'reconciliation' efforts extended

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The president of Ivory Coast has extended the mandate of a national reconciliation commission, set up to heal the wounds of a conflict after contested elections that claimed 3,000 lives.Alassane Ouattara has signed a presidential decree, obtained by AFP on Tuesday, handing a ne ...
Residents crowd on January 22, 2014 in front of a tranquilized elephant captured by a team of the International Fund Animal Welfare in Daloa, Ivory Coast, as it is loaded onto a truck for relocation.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Ivory Coast elephants get new home as habitat shrinks

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Daloa Ivory Coast AFP - As the spooked elephant starts to run, the vet pulls the trigger. Just a few minutes later the huge beast slumps to the floor unconscious, ready for Ivory Coasts first elephant relocation.These hunters are not interested in the elephants ivory. Instead, they want to ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is welcomed by local chiefs on January 10, 2014 at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny international airport in Abidjan.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Japan PM begins Africa tour in Ivory Coast

Friday, January 10, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived Friday in Abidjan on the first stop of his Africa tour to boost ties and business relations on an continent that has become a key trading partner with China.Abe was met at the airport by Ivory Coasts President Alassane Ouattara on this f ...
Traditional Ivorian Dozo hunters gather on September 27, 2013 in Kani for a meeting dedicated to human rights.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast leader urges end to militia attacks

Monday, January 06, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday asked a group of traditional hunters blamed by the UN for summary executions and human rights abuses to put an end to their paramilitary activities.The Dozos are traditional hunters linked to the Ivorian regime who have killed and ...
Ivory Coast international striker Traore Lacina (right) is pictured at a friendly match in Abu Dhabi on January 14, 2013.  By Karim Sahib (AFP/File)

Monaco confirm signing of I.Coast striker Traore

Saturday, January 04, 2014 Monaco AFP - French Ligue 1 club Monaco on Saturday announced the signing of Ivory Coast international striker Lacina Traore from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.Monaco said the 23-year-old had put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract in the Principality, although no transfer fee was ...
This photo taken on July 21, 2011 and released on November 14, 2013 by the Ville de Sceaux shows Georges Vandenbeusch standing outside his church in Sceaux, south of Paris.  By  (Ville de Sceaux/AFP)

Kidnapped French priest freed in Cameroon arrives home

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 Paris AFP - French President Francois Hollande praised the courage of a Roman Catholic priest held hostage for seven weeks by Islamic militants in Cameroon as the cleric arrived home to a joyous welcome on Wednesday.Hollande greeted Georges Vandenbeusch, who was freed on Tuesday, on the 42-y ...
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