Ivory Coast

Orange Announces The Launch Of Its Start-up Accelerator Programme In The Ivory Coast And Israel

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 PARIS, France, September 17, 2014/African Press Organization APO/ -- With Orange Fab Ivory Coast and Fab Israel, Oranges network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents http://www.orange.com. The programme, which is a pillar of the Groups open innovation approach, reflec ...
Ivory Coast's president Alassane Ouattara (R) shakes hands with Youssouf Bakayoko, the president of the Electoral Commission, after casting his vote at a polling station in Abidjan on April 21, 2013.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast opposition suspends electoral commission role

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coasts opposition parties on Tuesday suspended participation in an electoral commission formed to prepare a presidential poll in October 2015, objecting to the re-election of its chairman.We cant accept that the chairman of the CEI independent electoral commission shou ...

The Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, which will host the Africa Cup of Nations match between the Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast approves match against Sierra Leone amid Ebola fears

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The Ivory Coast government on Tuesday relented and agreed to let the national football team play an Africa Cup of Nations match against Sierra Leone that it had banned because of Ebola virus fears.Ivory Coast had been warned they could be excluded from the Nations Cup finals if t ...
The Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast ahead of the upcoming football match between Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, August 28, 2014.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast must host match or face Cup of Nations

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Abidjan AFP - African football giants Ivory Coast will be expelled from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if they do not host Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in their qualifier on Saturday, the African Football Confederation CAF told AFP on Monday.The Ivory Coast government had said it was refusing to a ...
A woman washes her child with salted water, on August 25, 2014 in a suburb of Abidjan, relying on a rumor that was spread in the area claiming that salted water helps to fight against the Ebola virus.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

I.Coast torn between crazy rumours and hard facts over Ebola

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Rumours that west Africas deadly Ebola epidemic had reached Ivory Coast began a week ago, rapidly spread by late-night phone calls and prompting scared villagers to drink salted water.This is due to one gentlemans revelation, said Siamou Kobenan in the northern village of Kot ...
A young man stands near a banner reading ''Ebola fever!!'' ahead of a football tournament near the Koumassi sports center in Abidjan on August 10, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

I.Coast footballers will not play in Sierra Leone at home amid Ebola

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coasts football federation said Tuesday it is desperately seeking a new venue to play Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier after the government banned a home match over Ebola virus fears.The government has refused to allow the match to go ahead in Abidjan on ...
The worst-ever Ebola epidemic could cut economic output in four west African countries by between 1 percent and 1.5 percent of gross economic product, the African Development Bank says.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ebola could cut Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia GDP 1.5%

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The worst-ever Ebola epidemic could cut economic output in four west African countries by between 1 percent and 1.5 percent of gross economic product, the African Development Bank said Tuesday.Economic output in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- which have been worst-hit by the ...

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Ivory Coast closes borders with Ebola-hit neighbours

Saturday, August 23, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Ebola-hit Guinea and Liberia in a bid to protect citizens against an epidemic that has killed 1,427 people across West Africa, the prime minister said Saturday.The closure was implemented on Friday to protect all people, including fore ...
General Babacar Gaye, the United Nations secretary general's representative to Central African Republic, speaks on February 6, 2014 in Bangui.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

UN peacekeeping chief for C. Africa urges political talks

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 United Nations United States AFP - A new UN peacekeeping mission to be deployed in the Central African Republic next month must be backed up by political talks to restore stability, the head of the force said Tuesday.Some 1,800 fresh troops will be arriving in CAR on September 15, joining 5, ...
A boy looks at a banner reading 'Guinea and ECOWAS hand in hand against Ebola fever', 'All together against Ebola fever!' prior to a football tournament gathering youth from Guinea near in Abidjan on August 10, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

I.Coast bans all flights from Ebola-affected countries

Monday, August 11, 2014 Abidjan AFP - The Ivory Coast announced Monday that it has banned all flights from countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus.The government said in a statement that it has banned all carriers from transporting passengers from these countries.It has also suspended flights by its national airl ...
Police stand in front of prisoners who left their cells in Abidjan's prison on December 13, 2008.  By Kambou Sia (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast leader pardons third of prisoners

Friday, August 08, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coasts President Alassane Ouattara has pardoned nearly a third of the west African countrys prison population, the government announced Friday.Each year the head of state orders the release of a number of convicted criminals on August 7, when the country marks its indepen ...
Herve Renard applauds after the French league match between Rennes and Sochaux in western France, on May 10, 2014.  By Jean-Francois Monier (AFP)

Renard becomes new Ivory Coast coach

Friday, August 01, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Herve Renard was named as the new coach of Ivory Coast on Thursday in succession to Sabri Lamouchi who quit after the teams first round World Cup elimination, the countrys football federation FIF said.Renard, 45, will be officially unveiled on Monday where he will sign a two- ...
File photo of football coach Herve Renard, he is a contender to take charge of the Ivory Coast team.  By Jean Francois Monier (AFP)

Renard in three-way race to coach Ivory Coast

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Johannesburg AFP - Former Zambia Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard could take charge of serial chokers Ivory Coast this week.Renard, fellow Frenchman Frederic Antonetti and Portuguese Manuel Jose are the trio shortlisted to succeed Sabri Lamouchi.A couple of other French c ...
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