Africa: Ivory Coast

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 ...

Why The Teacher Trainees' Allowances Be Paid

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Any Ghanaian will admit the fact, that the intake of trainees into our colleges which the Government and his team,especially the Deputy Minister of Education;Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa are singing praises with has increased.Not running away from the fact but one may ask the old question which stil ...
A Rapid Response Unit police officer patrols near Toe Town, Liberia, close to the border with Ivory Coast, on May 20, 2015.  By Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Liberia struggles with violence along insecure Ivory Coast border

Sunday, May 24, 2015 Zwedru (Liberia) (AFP) - In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and pulling out most of his organs before slaying three of his colleagues. The attack marked the brutal resumption of a campaign of violence blamed on ...
The hip-hop star M.I.A., no stranger to controversy, says her new video featuring a dancer from the Ivory Coast has been blocked due to concerns over

M.I.A. says video with Ivory Coast dancer blocked

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 New York (AFP) - The hip-hop star M.I.A., no stranger to controversy, says her new video featuring a dancer from the Ivory Coast has been blocked due to concerns over cultural appropriation. In a series of messages on Twitter, M.I.A. said that unspecified forces had prevented her from releasing ...
President of the Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara (C), CEO of French chocolate manufacturers Cémoi Patrick Poirrier (2-L) unveil a plaque during the innauguration of a CEMOI factory in Abidjan on May 18, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Chocolate factory opens in cocoa king Ivory Coast

Monday, May 18, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast, the world's largest cocoa producer, inaugurated its first industrial-scale chocolate factory on Monday, aiming to stimulate and support growing local consumption of the sweet treat. Although the West African country has made cocoa its economic engine since it became i ...
Two men walk under a giant advertisement for skin-lightening products in Abidjan on May 2, 2015.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast bans skin whitening creams

Thursday, May 7, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast has banned skin whitening creams, which are widely used in west Africa, because of fears they cause lasting damage to health, the health ministry said Wednesday. Cosmetic lightening and hygiene creams... that de-pigment the skin... are now forbidden, the ministry sai ...

Ivory Coast's former rebels cling to their weapons

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - This, I won't hand over, growls Etienne, a former fighter in Ivory Coast who helped President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, clutching his rusty Kalashnikov tightly. Etienne and around 1,000 comrades are squatters at the barracks of the Anti-Riot Brigade in Yopougon, a dist ...
Abidjan currently has just one ground of international standard in the 35,000 capacity Houphouet-Boigny stadium, seen here during a ceremony for the 2015 African Cup of Nations on February 9, 2015.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

China to build 60,000-seat stadium in Ivory Coast

Thursday, April 23, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - China flexed its economic muscle again on Thursday when it was announced it would finance the construction of a 60,000-seat stadium in Abidjan in time for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. A gift from China, the Olympic stadium of Ebimpe with 60,000 seats will allow the hosting of ...
Siaka Coulibaly, a resident of Djibi village, suffers from health problems, including blindness, caused by the 2006 dumping of toxic waste by the Probo Koala ship in the Ivory Coast.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Ivory Coast toxic spill victims hope for reparations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - Andoudoua Blonde says he will have to live forever with blindness in one eye, headaches and skin rashes caused by a 2006 dumping of toxic waste near his farm in Ivory Coast. Like thousands of others, he says he still has not received any compensation for his suffering from the Eur ...
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