Africa: Ivory Coast
Tunisian national team's striker Yassine Chikhaoui, seen during a training session on in Rades, near Tunis.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File)

Toure-less Ivory Coast Launch Title Defence

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Johannesburg (AFP) - An Ivory Coast team lacking superstar Yaya Toure launches this weekend what they hope will be a 10-match climb back to the pinnacle of African football. The Cup of Nations title-holders have a Group I date with fellow-west Africans Sierra Leone in a fixture switched from Free ...
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara gestures during celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of independence from France, in front of the presidential palace in Abidjan, on August 7, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

I.Coast opposition in plea to Ouattara on election talks

Monday, August 31, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - The opposition coalition in the Ivory Coast on Monday invited President Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a controversial second term, to discuss conditions for upcoming elections while there is still time . The elections cannot and must not be held without sitting down to discu ...

Former bodyguard of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's wife, Anselme Seka Yapo, aka 'Seka Seka', pictured inside a courtroom at the army headquarters in the Plateau neighborhood of Abidjan, in June 2015.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Ex-bodyguard of Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' appeals murder sentence

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - The former bodyguard of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's wife has appealed a 20-year prison sentence for murder, his lawyer said on Monday. Anselme Seka Yapo was this month convicted by an Ivory Coast military court for a murder committed during post-election violence in 2010 ...
File picture shows Malian soldiers during an operation against Islamist rebels in the north of the country.  By Frederic Lafargue (AFP/File)

Mali troops destroy jihadist camps near I.Coast border: military

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Bamako (AFP) - Malian troops destroyed two jihadist camps and arrested 15 suspected militants in the latest operation combatting radical Islamist groups near the southern border with Ivory Coast, military sources said. During new military operations in the area, we arrested 15 new jihadists and ...
Michel Dussuyer, pictured on January 23, 2015, has been named as the new coach of Africa Cup of Nations champions the Ivory Coast to replace his compatriot Herve Renard.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Dussuyer named new coach of Ivory Coast

Monday, July 20, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - Frenchman Michel Dussuyer has been named as the new coach of Africa Cup of Nations champions the Ivory Coast to replace his compatriot Herve Renard, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) announced on Monday. Dussuyer has signed a two-year deal with the option to extend the contrac ...
Malian soldiers on a pickup truck drive toward a Malian Army checkpoint on February 8, 2013 in Gao.  By Pascal Guyot (AFP/File)

Malian troops kill jihadists on I. Coast border: Mali army

Friday, July 17, 2015 Bamako (AFP) - Malian troops killed several jihadists near the country's southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents' camp in a forest straddling the frontier, several Malian military officials said. The deputy chief of staff of the Malian army, General Didier Dakouo, told state ...
M.I.A., pictured on November 1, 2013, announced a new album on the theme of a world without borders.  By Taylor Hill (Getty/AFP/File)

M.I.A. heads to Indian temple, Ivory Coast for video

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 New York (AFP) - The hip-hop star M.I.A. has gone to an Indian temple and the Ivory Coast to direct her first videos, as she announced a new album on the theme of a world without borders. The outspoken artist on Monday released a video of two songs including the new track Swords, which begins w ...
Ex warlord commandant Cherif Ousmane addresses journalists after casting his vote in the second round of presidential elections in Bouake on November 28, 2010.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Pro-Ouattara rebel leaders charged in Ivory Coast: sources

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - Rebel leaders who backed Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara have been charged over crimes committed during the country's post-election crisis in 2010-2011, sources said. Until now only members of the former regime have faced justice over the five months of violence that lef ...

Côte d'Ivoire ALERT: Journalist Suspended For One Year For Plagiarism

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The Ivorian press regulatory body, Conseil National de la Presse (CNP), has suspended journalist Adama Coulibaly of the privately-owned newspaper Le sursaut for one year for committing a ldquo;type of plagiarism. rdquo; The CNP announced this decision in a press release published o ...

Hermes Datacomms Is First To Provide O3b Capacity To Meet Growing Demand Of The Oil & Gas Sector In West Africa

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Africa, 24th June 2015 ndash; Hermes Datacomms, a SpeedCast Group Company, today announced that it has partnered with O3b Networks, a global satellite operator offering next generation satellite networks, to deliver communications to a global oil company, with major operations in the world rsquo ...
Norway's forward Ada Hegerberg challenges Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Cynthia Djohore during a Group B match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Moncton Stadium, New Brunswick on June 15, 2015.  By Franck Fife (AFP)

Norway beat Ivory Coast but finish second in Group B

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Moncton (Canada) (AFP) - Former champions Norway beat the Ivory Coast 3-1 to advance to the knockout rounds of the Women's World Cup as second in Group B on Monday. Norway, the 1995 champions, have seven points from three games, equal with Germany, but finish second on goal difference. They ne ...
the German women's football team gets ready for a team picture on May 25, 2015 in Wollerau, Switzerland, ahead of the FIFA Women’s football World Cup 2015 in Canada.  By Fabrice Coffrini (AFP/File)

Baptism of fire as Ivory Coast, Thailand face Germany, Norway

Saturday, June 6, 2015 Ottawa (AFP) - Top ranked Germany open their campaign for a third Women's World Cup crown on Sunday against the Ivory Coast -- the lowest ranked team in the tournament -- as Asian minnows Thailand take on former winners Norway. The Group B double header in Ottawa features two of the eight teams m ...
The Ivory Coast Football Federation has advertised the national team coaching job as they look for a replacement for Herve Renard.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast advertise for new coach

Thursday, June 4, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - The Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) has advertised the national team coaching job as they look for a replacement for Herve Renard, an official source revealed on Thursday. The FIF will give candidates until June 15 to put their names forward before a committee puts a five-ma ...
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