Once a stopover, Morocco becoming home for migrants

In a back alley in the Moroccan capital, the small household repair shop opened by Moctar Toure since escaping conflict in his native Ivory Coast is doing a brisk business.

Ousted Burkina President arrives in Morocco from Ivory Coast

Burkina Faso`s deposed president Blaise Compaore arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry announced early Friday.

Wilfried Bony signs contract extension with Swansea
Wilfried Bony signs contract extension with Swansea

Swansea City`s Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast soldiers return to barracks after protests over pay

Ivory Coast soldiers returned to their barracks on Wednesday after protests over a pay dispute in several cities that saw them storm a TV station and set up barricades, soldiers and residents said.

Nigeria lead Ghana, Ivory Coast in final Africa Cup push
Nigeria lead Ghana, Ivory Coast in final Africa Cup push

Defending champions Nigeria will lead several top teams on Wednesday including four-time winners Ghana and the Ivory Coast in a final bid to qualify for next year`s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Ivory Coast turn to veterans for qualification
Ivory Coast turn to veterans for qualification

Beleaguered Ivory Coast have turned to veterans Kolo Toure and Didier Zokora to help them secure African Nations Cup qualification later this month, the Ivorian Football federation said on Friday.

Yaya Toure Twitter abuse reported to police
Yaya Toure Twitter abuse reported to police

British police have been called to investigate claims Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused on Twitter, anti-discrimination charity Kick it Out have revealed.

Jail for Ivory Coast dad who tried to marry off 11-year-old daughter

A father in Ivory Coast was ordered to jail and fined on Wednesday after a court found him guilty for trying to arrange the forced marriage of his 11-year-old daughter.

Key Gbagbo ally arrested in Ivory Coast

A former defence minister and key ally of ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has been arrested in Abidjan, his lawyer said Saturday.

Newcastle United reveal Ebola `strategy`
Newcastle United reveal Ebola `strategy`

The manager of English Premier League strugglers Newcastle United said on Thursday the north-east side were making plans for the return of two key African players amid growing fears of Ebola.

Algeria, Cameroon, S Africa seek Cup places
Algeria, Cameroon, S Africa seek Cup places

Algeria, Cameroon and South Africa will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if they win their qualifiers on Wednesday.

Sudan stun African champions Nigeria
Sudan stun African champions Nigeria

Sudan stunned Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 Saturday in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa achieved impressive away victories.

Ble Goude`s I Coast militants raped, murdered, court hears

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, right hand man of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds of people during a post-electoral crisis in 2010-11, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast head to court over sea boundary

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, Ghana`s attorney general said on Thursday.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea to host Africa Cup
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea to host Africa Cup

Cameroon (2019), Ivory Coast (2021) and Guinea (2021) were chosen Saturday in Addis Ababa to host the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.

Five candidates to host Africa Cup

Mini factfiles of five countries hoping to stage the 2019 or 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The successful countries will be announced in Addis Ababa Saturday. 

ALGERIA

Bids: 2019 or 2021

Hosts: 1990

Proposed venues: Algiers, Annaba, Blida, Oran

PSG's Aurier injured in Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon
PSG's Aurier injured in Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon

Paris St Germain`s Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier suffered a convulsion and was taken to hospital during his side`s 4-1 African Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon on Wednesday.

New Ivory Coast era without Didier Drogba starts with a win
New Ivory Coast era without Didier Drogba starts with a win

Ivory Coast began a new era without the talismanic Didier Drogba on Saturday, defeating Sierra Leone 2-1 in their opening African Nations Cup qualifier. 

Sierra Leone aggrieved by Ebola pariah status

Sierra Leone`s footballers are motivated by a sense of betrayal by fellow Africans over the Ebola virus that has led to a near pariah status and forced them to play all their games away from home.

Ivory Coast approves match amid Ebola fears
Ivory Coast approves match amid Ebola fears

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.