Ivory Coast opposition picks presidential candidate

Ivory Coast`s main opposition, the Ivorian Popular Front of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, on Friday chose party chief Pascal Affi N`Guessan as its candidate in presidential elections in October.

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row
Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

A row over unpaid Africa Cup of Nations winning bonuses estimated at around one million euros cost Ivory Coast sports minister Alain Lobognon his job on Wednesday.

Body found on freighter from Africa docked in Philadelphia

Authorities say workers in Philadelphia unloading cocoa beans from a freighter from West Africa have found the body of a presumed stowaway in the cargo hold.

Eight-year-old smuggled to Spain in suitcase: Police

Police found an eight-year-old Ivorian boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in north Africa, an official said on Friday.

Ivorian ex-fighters exiled in Liberia fear reprisals at home

Four years after Alassane Ouattara took power in Ivory Coast amid post-election violence that left thousands dead, exiles who fought him tooth and nail yearn to return but fear bloody reprisals.

Ivory Coast`s former rebels cling to their weapons

"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.

I.Coast`s Ouattara nominated to seek re-election as president

The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast on Saturday nominated incumbent President Alassane Ouattara for re-election in October`s presidential poll as the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil.

Tribunal tells Ghana to suspend new oil drilling in disputed waters

An international tribunal on Saturday ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory Coast, pending a final judgement.

Zoo`s new lions a `sign` Ivory Coast is moving out of crisis

The eyes of 30-odd uniformed schoolchildren light up at the sight of three magnificent lions brought to Abidjan zoo to replace the big cats that starved to death during post-election violence in 2010-2011.

African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola
African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

Ivory Coast began life as African champions with a 2-0 home victory over Angola Thursday in an international football friendly match.

Ivory Coast PM targets `double-digit` growth this year

Ivory Coast, the world`s top cocoa producer whose economy was battered by a low-level civil war and ensuing political unrest, should see double-digit growth this year, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan told AFP.

Six African nationals assaulted in Bengaluru

A suo motu case has been registered for a mob attack on six African nationals from Ivory Coast in Bengaluru, a police official said on Wednesday.

Pardon possible for Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo

Ivory Coast may pardon former first lady Simone Gbagbo in a gesture of national reconciliation after she was sentenced to 20 years behind bars over deadly post-election violence.

Ivory Coast`s `Iron Lady` Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

The US ambassador to South Korea left a Seoul hospital on Tuesday, five days after he was slashed by a knife-wielding Korean nationalist with a history of violent protest, causing wounds that required 80 stitches to the envoy`s face.

Real Banjul book date with African champions
Real Banjul book date with African champions

Gambians Real Banjul defeated Liberians Barrack Young Controllers 1-0 at the weekend to book a CAF Champions League last-32 date with title-holders Algerians Entente Setif.

Ivory Coast's former first lady rejects charges over election violence

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast`s former first lady, on Monday rejected charges of rebellion and xenophobia, in her first public statements at a trial over her role in a conflict that erupted after a contested 2010 election.

Monaco`s Lacina Traore sidelined with shin fracture
Monaco`s Lacina Traore sidelined with shin fracture

Monaco and Ivory Coast international striker Lacina Traore is to have surgery on a right shin stress fracture after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations with the injury.

World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings
World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings

World champions Germany remain top of the FIFA rankings for January released on Thursday as France drop one spot to eighth without having played.

Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory
Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory

As members of Ivory Coast`s football team became national heroes with their dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victory, President Alassane Ouattara has moved to turn their popularity into a political scoring opportunity of his own.

`The curse is over!` - Ivorians rejoice in African Cup win

A million ecstatic Ivorians flocked to the streets of Abidjan Monday to welcome home the national football squad after its nail-biting victory over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final, police said.