Ivory Coast

Tullow says 'TEN' oil project 'can move ahead' after court ruling

ACCRA - British company Tullow said on Saturday its offshore oil and gas project TEN "can move ahead" after an international maritime tribunal ruled in a border dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast.

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Air Cote d'Ivoire to spend $200 million over two years 24 Apr 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's national airline is to invest a total of $200 million (131.78 million pounds) in the next two years and acquire three of Airbus's A319 short-haul jets in its bid to become a regional hub operator, managing director Laurent Loukou told Reuters on Friday.

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Analysis - Billions at risk for Ghana, oil firms from oil boundary ruling 22 Apr 2015

DAKAR/ACCRA - Ghana's decision to seek arbitration in a dispute with Ivory Coast over an oil-rich basin in the Atlantic could prove costly for the country and a consortium led by Tullow if a court halts development there.

Ivory Coast's coalition partners to merge after elections 25 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - The two main parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will merge after elections later this year, aiming to consolidate support for President Alassane Ouattara, one of the party leaders said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast names Catholic bishop to head reconciliation efforts 24 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara appointed a Catholic archbishop on Tuesday to head the West African nation's flagging post-war reconciliation efforts ahead of elections later this year, a senior official with the presidency said.

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Analysis - Court decision deepens Ivory Coast opposition rift 16 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - The conviction of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's allies for their role in the violence that followed the 2011 election in Ivory Coast has deepened a rift in his party that risks radicalising hardliners ahead of polls this year in the world's top cocoa grower, analysts say.

Court decision deepens Ivory Coast opposition rift 15 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - The conviction of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's allies for their role in the violence that followed the 2011 election in Ivory Coast has deepened a rift in his party that risks radicalising hardliners ahead of polls this year in the world's top cocoa grower, analysts say.

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Japan confirm appointment of Halilhodzic as head coach 12 Mar 2015

TOKYO - Japan confirmed the long suspected appointment of former Algeria and Ivory Coast boss Vahid Halilhodzic as their new head coach on Thursday.

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Ivory Coast jails ex-first lady for 20 years over poll violence 10 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - A court in Ivory Coast sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for her role in a 2011 post-election crisis in which around 3,000 people were killed, her lawyer said.

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Ivory Coast's former first lady rejects charges over election violence 23 Feb 2015

ABIDJAN - 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.

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Desperate Nepalese sleep in open, seek help as aftershocks spread fear

KATHMANDU - Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday, two days after a massive quake killed more than 2,500 people, as overwhelmed authorities struggled to care for the wounded and homeless. | Video