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France to increase troop numbers in Ivory Coast after beach attack

GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast France will nearly double the number of troops it has in Ivory Coast, the defence minister said on Saturday on a visit during which he laid flowers at the site of an attack on tourists that killed 19 people.

Burkina Faso court rescinds warrant against ex-President Compaore 28 Apr 2016

OUAGADOUGOU A court of appeals in Burkina Faso has rescinded a series of international arrest warrants, including those against deposed leader Blaise Compaore and neighbouring Ivory Coast's parliament speaker, a senior court official said on Thursday.

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U.N. council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast 28 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year.

U.N. council set to lift Ivory Coast arms embargo - France 27 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is set to lift a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission for a final year, France's U.N. envoy said.

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Mali arrests third man in connection with Ivory Coast beach attack 17 Apr 2016

BAMAKO Authorities in Mali have arrested a third man believed to be linked to last month's deadly al Qaeda attack on a beach resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast, military officials said on Sunday.

French soldier killed by landmine in northern Mali 12 Apr 2016

PARIS A French soldier was killed in Mali by a landmine on Tuesday, underlining persistent insecurity in the region a month after Islamist militants attacked a luxury beach hotel in Ivory Coast, the French presidency said in a statement.

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Aurier handed first PSG start since insulting coach Blanc 06 Apr 2016

PARIS Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier was handed his first Paris St Germain start since insulting coach Laurent Blanc for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on Wednesday.

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Mali arrests two in connection with Ivory Coast al Qaeda attack 27 Mar 2016

BAMAKO Authorities in Mali have arrested two men believed to be linked to an al Qaeda attack on a beach resort town in neighbouring Ivory Coast that killed 19 people earlier this month, military officials said on Sunday.

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First win for Ivory Coast, Egypt snatch late equaliser 25 Mar 2016

JOHANNESBURG Holders Ivory Coast claimed their first victory in 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying by beating Sudan 1-0 on Friday while record winners Egypt salvaged a last-gasp 1-1 draw in Nigeria.

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Yaya Toure's Ivory Coast return on hold after heel injury 22 Mar 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure's international comeback has been delayed after he withdrew from the squad for this month's African Nations Cup qualifiers with a heel injury, Ivorian Football Federation officials said on Tuesday.

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MSF slams major U.N. powers over hospital attacks

UNITED NATIONS Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres on Tuesday slammed four of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for ties to attacks on hospitals in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan as the council demanded an end to such strikes.