Ivory Coast set fair for CAN after budget approved

African football giants Ivory Coast will travel to next month`s Africa Cup of Nations in Rquatorial Guinea having secured the budget their federation had demanded after it was approved by the government on Thursday, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) announced.

Ivory Coast`s long-awaited toll bridge opens to traffic

Thousands of Ivorian pedestrians and motorists flocked to Abidjan`s new toll bridge on Sunday as the long-awaited crossing, which is expected to boost trade in the world`s top cocoa producer, opened to traffic.

Ivory Coast`s long-awaited toll bridge opens to traffic

Thousands of Ivorian pedestrians and motorists flocked to Abidjan`s new toll bridge on Sunday as the long-awaited crossing, which is expected to boost trade in the world`s top cocoa producer, opened to traffic.

Armed gangs sowing terror in northern Ivory Coast: HRW

Armed gangs are running amok in northern Ivory Coast, where residents are being subjected to relentless, sometimes deadly attacks, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Cheick Tiote sorry for champagne driving video
Cheick Tiote sorry for champagne driving video

Newcastle United`s Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote issued an apology on Saturday after video footage emerged showing him driving a car while holding an uncorked bottle of champagne.

West Ham must stop former target Wilfried Bony, says Sam Allardyce
West Ham must stop former target Wilfried Bony, says Sam Allardyce

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce may live to regret signing Andy Carroll over in-form Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony when the east London side host the Welsh club in the Premier League on Sunday.

Didier Drogba will finish his career with Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho
Didier Drogba will finish his career with Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that club legend Didier Drogba will end his career at Stamford Bridge.

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.