Ivory Coast

Five countries in battle to be named Nations Cup hosts

ADDIS ABABA - The hosts of the 2019 and 2021 African Nations Cup finals will be decided on Saturday with Algeria, Cameroon, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Zambia all competing to stage the biennial tournament.

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Former Ivory Coast president backs Ouattara for 2015 election 17 Sep 2014

DAOUKRO Ivory Coast - Former Ivory Coast President Henri Konan Bedie endorsed President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday as the sole candidate for the ruling coalition in the 2015 election.

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Ex-president Gbagbo's party withdraws from Ivory Coast poll body 14 Sep 2014

ABIDJAN - The party of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo withdrew from the country's election commission on Sunday, setting back efforts to draw it into the political mainstream before a scheduled presidential election next year.

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Aurier fine after being knocked cold in Nations Cup 11 Sep 2014

YAOUNDE - Ivory Coast fullback Serge Aurier, who was knocked unconscious in Wednesday's African Nations Cup qualifier against Cameroon, has been declared fine by the doctors, the Ivorian Football Federation said on Thursday.

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PSG's Aurier injured in Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon 10 Sep 2014

YAOUNDE - Paris St Germain's Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier suffered a convulsion and was taken to hospital during his side's 4-1 African Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon on Wednesday.

New Ivory Coast era without Drogba starts with a win 06 Sep 2014

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast began a new era without the talismanic Didier Drogba on Saturday, defeating Sierra Leone 2-1 in their opening African Nations Cup qualifier.

Pirates attack products tanker off Ivory Coast 03 Sep 2014

ABIDJAN - Armed pirates robbed an petroleum products tanker near Ivory Coast's port of Abidjan, a maritime agency and a private security advisor said on Wednesday, in an indication of the increasing mobility of Nigeria-based gangs.

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Hertha sign former Chelsea striker Kalou for three years 31 Aug 2014

BERLIN - Hertha Berlin have signed Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou for three years from France's Lille, further boosting their frontline, they said on Sunday.

Ivory Coast's Renard keeps World Cup core at start of new era 28 Aug 2014

ABIDJAN, - Ivory Coast’s new coach Herve Renard kept 17 players from the World Cup campaign in his first squad for next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers.

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Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat 23 Aug 2014

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory, the government announced.

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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighbouring Syria. | Video