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Ivory Coast police crack down on march against new constitution

ABIDJAN Police in Ivory Coast arrested opposition figures and used teargas to disperse demonstrators gathering on Thursday to protest against a new draft constitution due to be voted on in a referendum later this month. | Video

Ivorian parliament OKs looser nationality rule for presidential candidates 11 Oct 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's parliament on Tuesday approved changing the constitution to ease nationality rules for presidential candidates, a move the government says will end prolonged instability but which the opposition says is undemocratic.

Mbokani double sees Congolese to easy win 08 Oct 2016

JOHANNESBURG Dieumerci Mbokani scored twice as the Democratic Republic of Congo made an emphatic start to the group phase of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers with a 4-0 thumping of Libya while both the Ivory Coast and Senegal also emerged victorious on Saturday.


Guardiola demands apology before Toure plays again 20 Sep 2016

LONDON Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure will not play for Manchester City again until the Premier League club receive an apology for comments made by his agent, manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday.


Sunderland's Kone signs new five-year deal 14 Sep 2016

Sunderland central defender Lamine Kone has signed a new five-year contract that will keep the Ivory Coast international at the Stadium of Light until 2021, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast re-opens western borders closed during Ebola epidemic 09 Sep 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has re-opened its western borders with Liberia and Guinea two years after they were closed to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic that killed thousands across West Africa, an Ivorian government spokesman said on Friday.


Ivory Coast evicts thousands of cocoa farmers to save forests 06 Sep 2016

MONT PEKO NATIONAL PARK, Ivory Coast Before the morning mists had broken over Ivory Coast's Mont Peko National Park, thousands of newly homeless cocoa farmers and their families began to stir, fetching water and lighting cooking fires outside Sylvain Zongo's church at the forest edge.

Holders Ivory Coast book place at Nations Cup finals 03 Sep 2016

JOHANNESBURG Holders Ivory Coast booked their place in next year’s African Nations Cup finals as Jonathan Kodjia scored a spectacular goal to secure a draw against Sierra Leone in Bouake on Saturday.


Ivory Coast jails two soldiers for 10 years for al Qaeda ties 05 Aug 2016

ABIDJAN Two soldiers in Ivory Coast have been jailed for 10 years for associating with, and failing to denounce, suspected members of an al Qaeda cell which killed 19 people at a beach resort town in March, the military prosecutor said.

Ivory Coast parliament votes to hold referendum on new constitution 22 Jul 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's parliament on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum on a new constitution that would among other measures remove a controversial nationality clause that contributed to years of unrest and civil war.


Trump attacks Clinton on trade, says he should be handed victory

TOLEDO, Ohio; WINSTON SALEM, N.C. U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday over her trade policies, saying she would handle trade deals so badly that the country should "just cancel the election" and name him the victor.