Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast closed its nearly 700-kilometre (450-mile) border after armed men attacked a checkpoint at the Noe border crossing before fleeing to Ghana on September 21, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Ghana And Ivory Coast Head To Court Over Sea Boundary

Thursday, September 25, 2014 Accra AFP - Ghana and Ivory Coast are heading to a United Nations tribunal to resolve a dispute over the maritime boundary separating the two oil-producing nations, Ghanas attorney general said on Thursday.The maritime border between the two countries cuts through offshore oil fields that bot ...

Jumia, Ivory Coast's leading e-commerce site, donates 1,000 school kits to pupils in a village in Abidjan

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 ABIDJAN, Côte dIvoire, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization APO/ -- To coincide with the return to school, and as part of the Tousalecole Back to School campaign, Jumia Ivory Coast https://www.jumia.ci has offered 1,000 school kits to primary school pupils in Yopougon Kouté in a cer ...

Cameroon's Maxim Choupo-Moting (centre) fends off Ivory Coast's Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro (left) and midfielder Cheick Tiote during a 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Yaounde on September 10, 2014.  By Stringer (AFP)

Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea to host Africa Cup

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Addis Ababa AFP - Cameroon 2019, Ivory Coast 2021 and Guinea 2021 were chosen Saturday in Addis Ababa to host the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.The decisions were announced by Confederation of African Football CAF president Issa Hayatou at the African Union AU headquarter ...
A monkey, who was abandoned by its owner at the zoo in Abidjan, is seen in a cage in the quarantine ward of the zoo on September 9, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Pet animals become victims of Ebola scare in Ivory Coast

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Abidjan AFP - From monkeys to big cats, people in Ivory Coast like to keep wild animals as pets but are now rethinking the custom with the deadly Ebola virus sweeping neighbouring countries.A visit to the zoo in the economic capital Abidjan quickly demonstrated the concerns. The institution ha ...
A Muslim woman starting a pilgrimage to Mecca undergoes temperature checks for the ebola virus at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on September 19, 2014.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP)

World Bank chief says Ebola took the world by surprise

Friday, September 19, 2014 Sydney AFP - The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international communitys readiness to respond to other pandemics.This has surprised everyone. None of us thought that Ebola would be looking like its lo ...

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 ...
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