11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: Government

Eleven soldiers were killed in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda's front group in the region.

ICC must investigate president`s camp for wartime abuses: HRW

The International Criminal Court must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Burkina MPs seek treason trial against ousted leader

Lawmakers from Burkina Faso`s interim parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution asking the High Court to put deposed leader Blaise Compaore on trial for "high treason" and violating the constitution.

Malian troops kill jihadists on Ivory Coast border: Defence source

Malian troops killed several jihadists near the country`s southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents` camp in a forest straddling the frontier, a Malian army officer said Thursday.

Mali kills three jihadis in Ivorian-backed operation: Security sources

 Malian soldiers killed three jihadis Wednesday during a search operation backed by Ivorian and United Nations troops at the site of an attack near its southern border, security sources said.

Ansar Dine claims Mali attacks, threatens Ivory Coast and Mauritania

 Jihadist group Ansar Dine on Tuesday claimed responsibility for two weekend attacks in Mali near the borders with Mauritania and Ivory Coast, and threatened to strike both countries.

`Obscene` Gervinho requests scupper Emirati deal
`Obscene` Gervinho requests scupper Emirati deal

Requests by Gervinho for a helicopter and a private beach as part of the deal that would take him from Roma to Al-Jazira were described as `obscene` by the Emirati club, according to reports on Tuesday.

Gunmen attack village in southern Mali

Armed men attacked a village in the southern Mali region of Sikasso close to the border with Ivory Coast on Sunday, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Diaran Kone told Reuters.

Yaya Toure aspires to be Manchester City's 'Paolo Maldini'
Yaya Toure aspires to be Manchester City's 'Paolo Maldini'

Midfielder Yaya Toure wants to end his football career at Manchester City -- and become the English Premier League (EPL) side's answer to Italian club AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.

Thousands rally against I Coast president

 Between 3,000 and 5,000 people demonstrated in Abidjan on Saturday against Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, the sole declared candidate for an October presidential vote, police and organisers said.

Germany, Norway advance to knockout round at Women`s World Cup
Germany, Norway advance to knockout round at Women`s World Cup

Favourites Germany beat Thailand 4-0 to advance to the knockout rounds of the Women`s World Cup as Group B leaders ahead of Norway who secured their berth by beating Ivory Coast 3-1 on Monday.

Armed Ivorians occupy Liberian forest

Armed men have crossed into Liberia from Ivory Coast and occupied an area of forest, spreading alarm in the remote border region, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Policeman killed by suspected jihadists in southern Mali

Suspected jihadists killed a policeman in a rare attack on a town near Mali`s southern border with Ivory Coast on Wednesday, government sources told AFP.

Women's World Cup: Germany, Norway humiliate newcomers
Women's World Cup: Germany, Norway humiliate newcomers

Former champions Germany and Norway got off to winning starts at the women`s World Cup on Sunday as newcomers Ivory Coast and Thailand took a battering.

Leaky tax codes to cost West Africa $56 billion by 2018: Group

Leaky tax administration could result in the loss of an estimated $56 billion dollars for West African governments over six years, potentially costing them as much as they receive in foreign aid, according to a study released on Friday.

Didier Drogba announces last Chelsea game
Didier Drogba announces last Chelsea game

 Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba has announced that the Premier League game at home to Sunderland later on Sunday will be the final appearance of his second spell at the club.

Liberia struggles with violence along insecure Ivory Coast border

In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and pulling out most of his organs before slaying three of his colleagues.

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.