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Former PM Soro elected head of I.Coast parliament

By AFP

YAMOUSSOUKRO (AFP) - Former prime minister Guillaume Soro was unanimously elected the new speaker of Ivory Coast's parliament on Monday, becoming the first holder of the post in a decade.

The election of Soro, who was the only candidate, came after he stood down as premier last Thursday when official results from December's legislative elections were finally issued.

I.Coast's Ouattara nominated to see

Interim general secretary of the Saturday, April 25, 2015

Abidjan (AFP) - The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast on Saturday nominated incumb ...
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Reggae legend Blondy swaps beats fo

Ivorian reggae legend, Alpha Blondy, pictured during an interview at his radio station Alpha Blondy FM, in Abidjan.  By Sia Kambou (AFP) Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Abidjan (AFP) - His voice is warm, his reading poised. Adored by reggae fans eve ...
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Ivory Coast toxic spill victims hop

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) Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Abidjan (AFP) - Andoudoua Blonde says he will have to live forever with blindnes ...
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China to build 60,000-seat stadium

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) Thursday, April 23, 2015

Abidjan (AFP) - China flexed its economic muscle again on Thursday when it was a ...
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