Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast government opens talks with disgruntled soldiers

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's government opened negotiations with disgruntled soldiers on Wednesday, promising to pay back wages and overdue benefits to thousands of ex-rebels now serving in the army in a bid to quell unrest.


Bony signs contract extension with Swansea 19 Nov 2014

LONDON - Swansea City's Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast government yields to soldiers' demands after protests 18 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's government agreed on Tuesday to pay back wages and overdue benefits to thousands of former rebels now serving in the army after they paralysed several towns across the country with protests, the ministers of defence and the interior said.

Protesting Ivory Coast troops enter state TV station in Bouake 18 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Soldiers protesting against unpaid wages entered state television and radio headquarters in Ivory Coast's second city of Bouake on Tuesday but failed to broadcast a statement after staff fled, a journalist and security guard said.


Toure leads rout as Ivory Coast boost Nations Cup chances 14 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Kolo Toure returned to the Ivory Coast team and scored early to set them on their way to a 5-1 win over Sierra Leone on Friday that boosted their chances of qualifying for the African Nations Cup.

Eight dead, two missing in Ivory Coast building collapse 06 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Eight people were killed and at least two more are believed to be trapped under rubble after a building in Ivory Coast's commercial capital of Abidjan collapsed on workers who were demolishing it, a senior city official said on Thursday.


Former Burkina president Compaore arrives in Ivory Coast - sources 01 Nov 2014

ABIDJAN - Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaore, who resigned on Friday amid mass protests against his 27-year rule, has arrived in neighbouring Ivory Coast, Ivorian military sources said on Saturday.

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali 16 Oct 2014

GENEVA - The World Health Organization will send teams of experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures at Ivory Coast and Mali's borders with countries affected by the epidemic, WHO's health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said on Thursday.


Ivory Coast's former first lady, allies to go on trial next week 15 Oct 2014

ABIDJAN - The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady and leading opposition figures charged with committing economic crimes during the rule of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo will open next week, a defence lawyer and one of the accused said on Wednesday.

Ghana files arbitration suit over border dispute with Ivory Coast 23 Sep 2014

ACCRA - Ghana has taken legal action under a U.N. convention to resolve a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast over water close to oil fields licensed by British firm Tullow Oil.


Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. | Video