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.

Controversy taints Cup of Nations as Ivorians win
Controversy taints Cup of Nations as Ivorians win

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations won by Ivory Coast in Equatorial Guinea Sunday was full of controversy with disputed penalties and rioting supporters.

Africa Cup of Nations: Renard dedicates title to Ivorian people

Ivory Coast Herve Renard dedicated a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations final triumph Sunday to the people of the country.

Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations after 23 years
Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations after 23 years

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Ivory Coast ended a 23-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.

Africa Cup of Nations: Fit Gyan to face Ivory Coast in final

Ghana star Asamoah Gyan has recovered from a hip injury and will face Ivory Coast later Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Bata, officials said.

Ghana, Ivory Coast seek to put disappointment behind them
Ghana, Ivory Coast seek to put disappointment behind them

Two African football heavyweights seek to put decades of disappointment behind them when they clash in the African Nations Cup final on Sunday. Neighbours Ghana and the Ivory Coast have been perennial contenders but it was 23 years ago that one of them got to lift the trophy -- the Ivorians, ironically, beating Ghana in a marathon penalty shootout after a goalless draw in the final.

Africa Cup of Nations final: Ivory Coast vs Ghana - Preview
Africa Cup of Nations final: Ivory Coast vs Ghana - Preview

Ivory Coast face what is likely to be their sternest test of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations when they tackle Ghana Sunday in what has been dubbed the `dream` final.

Africa Nations Cup: Gutsy Ghana seek end to 33-year title drought
Africa Nations Cup: Gutsy Ghana seek end to 33-year title drought

Ghana are just one game away from ending a 33-year wait for a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title after dumping hosts Equatorial Guinea in a violence-marred semi-final.

Yaya Toure sparkles as Ivory Coast ease into Nations Cup final
Yaya Toure sparkles as Ivory Coast ease into Nations Cup final

Goals from Yaya Toure and Gervinho helped steer Ivory Coast into the African Nations Cup final in a 3-1 win over Democratic Republic of Congo in the Estadio de Bata on Wednesday.

Ghana, Ivory Coast eye final showdown
Ghana, Ivory Coast eye final showdown

Neighbours Ghana and Ivory Coast start as overwhelming favourites to set up a mouthwatering African Nations Cup final but must first get past semi-final opponents who have exceeded expectations.