Africa: Ivory Coast
Officials pictured on September 18, 2006 at the Akouedo dump in Abidjan, where toxic waste dumped in March of 2006 by the Probo Koala, a Panamanian-registered cargo ship operated by Trafigura.  By Kambou Sia (AFP/File)

100,000 Victims Of Ivory Coast Toxic Spill Launch Dutch Suit

Friday, February 20, 2015 The Hague (AFP) - More than 100,000 Ivorian victims of a 2006 toxic waste spill are suing Dutch multinational oil trader Trafigura, demanding compensation and a clean-up, their lawyers said on Friday. We ask judges to rule that Trafigura Beheer B.V. be held responsible for bodily, moral and econ ...
DR Congo's Dieudonne Mbokani (right) challenges Ivory Coast's Serge Wilfried Kanon during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final match in Bata, on February 4, 2015.  By Carl de Souza (AFP)

Ivory Coast marry flair and fighting spirit

Thursday, February 05, 2015 Bata (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Ivory Coast may no longer play an eye-catching passing game, but they are a hard-working team poised to be crowned African champions 23 years after their only previous triumph. On Sunday at the Estadio de Bata, the Elephants will face the winners of the second sem ...

Ivory Coast's Cheik Tiote suffered an ankle injury in a group clash against Mali and has missed the final group match against Cameroon as well as the quarter-final against Algeria.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Injured Tiote back training with Ivory Coast

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Bata (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Injured Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote has resumed training with the rest of the Ivory Coast squad at the Africa Cup of Nations, coach Herve Renard said. Tiote suffered an ankle injury in a Group D clash against Mali and has so far missed the final group ...
Vehicules are lined up at the police training school in Abidjan, on November 7, 2011.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

'Don't lynch' child kidnap suspects: Ivory Coast police

Friday, January 30, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast police on Friday urged people not to lynch those suspected of kidnapping children, as has already happened in a country traumatised by a string of child murders. In such cases we need the people to inform the authorities and not take justice into their own hands, po ...
Ten-year-old Souleymane, who survived an attack, recounts the assault in Yopougon, Ivory Coast, on January 26, 2015.  By Herve Sevi (AFP)

Spate of child murders horrifies Ivory Coast

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Abidjan (AFP) - The man came out with a machete. I fell down. He started to hack at me. Little Souleymane was in shock, but he survived, unlike many victims of a wave of child murders in Ivory Coast. The 10-year-old boy, along with many other children and women from Abidjan's poor Yopougon neig ...

Aggreko Extends 200 MW Ivory Coast Power Project

Monday, January 26, 2015 ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, January 26, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Aggreko (http://www.africa.aggreko.com), the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced a three year contract extension to its 200 MW gas-fired power project in Ivory C ...
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure (C) fends off Mali midfielder Seydou Keita (R) during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations group D match in Malabo on January 24, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Renard toils to get best out of Toure and Ivory Coast

Sunday, January 25, 2015 Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - An inability to get the best out of Yaya Toure has contributed to leaving the Africa Cup of Nations hopes of Herve Renard's Ivory Coast in the balance with one crucial group game to come. The Elephants have twice had to come from behind to draw matches in Equato ...
Mali's national football team forward Bakary Sako (L) vies with Ivory Coast's Tiemoko Ismael Diomande during their 2015 African Cup of Nations group D football match in Malabo on January 24, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Gradel strikes late to earn Ivory Coast draw

Saturday, January 24, 2015 Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Substitute Max-Alain Gradel's late equaliser earned a disjointed Ivory Coast side a 1-1 draw against Mali in the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday as the Elephants kept alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. It looked as if Bakary Sako's superb sevent ...
Gervinho reacts after being sent off during the African Cup of Nations match between Ivory Coast and Guinea in Malabo on January 20, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Ivory Coast left to count cost of Cup of Nations opener

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - The Ivory Coast could be left counting the cost of the opening day of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign after standout performer Gervinho was sent off as the Elephants only managed a 1-1 draw with Guinea. Gervinho had the Ivorians' best chances in the first h ...
Ivory Coast's supporters cheer ahead of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Ivory Coast and Guinea in Malabo on January 20, 2015.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Doumbia goal secures draw for 10-man Ivory Coast

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Substitute Seydou Doumbia rescued a point for 10-man Ivory Coast as the Elephants drew 1-1 with Guinea in their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations in Malabo on Tuesday. CSKA Moscow forward Doumbia finished low into the bottom left-hand corner of the net a ...
Ivorian skipper Yaya Toure speaks after receiving the CAF African Footballer of the Year Award in Lagos on January 8, 2015.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Toure relishing responsibility as Ivory Coast skipper

Monday, January 19, 2015 Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure, the reigning African footballer of the year, admits he is enjoying the responsibility that comes with leading the Elephants' new generation into this year's Africa Cup of Nations. Shorn of the great Didier Drogba after his retirem ...
Wilfried Bony plays for Swansea against Liverpool at Anfield on December 29, 2014.  By Paul Ellis (AFP)

Man City sign Swansea's Ivory Coast striker Bony

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 London (AFP) - Manchester City on Wednesday confirmed the signing of striker Wilfried Bony on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Swansea. City have completed the signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea City, the English champions announced on their website. The 26-year-old striker has agreed te ...
Wilfried Bony plays for Swansea against Liverpool at Anfield on December 29, 2014.  By Paul Ellis (AFP)

Swansea's Bony signs for Manchester City, says I.Coast Federation

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 London (AFP) - Swansea striker Wilfried Bony on Wednesday signed for English Premier League champions Manchester City, the Ivory Coast football federation announced. The fee is believed to be about 28 million pounds ($42 million, 36 million euros). The attacker Wilfried Bony has just signed f ...
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