ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara is recovering well after an operation in a French hospital this month and should return to his West African country soon, a government spokesman and his political party said.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - The Brazil World Cup offers Didier Drogba the chance of a perfect swansong and the opportunity to propel his country further in the tournament than ever before, Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said on Wednesday.
ABIDJAN - A third bridge crossing the lagoon in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan will be completed in December and could add one percentage point to economic growth, a senior executive at French construction company Bouygues said.
LONDON - Ivory Coast international midfielder Abdul Razak returned to the Premier League when he signed a short-term loan contract with strugglers West Ham United on Thursday.
- Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore said on Thursday he had been close to joining West Ham United but opted for Everton instead because their stylish passing game better suited his style.
- Beanpole Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore has agreed to join high-flying Everton on loan from Monaco for the remainder of the season.
LONDON - West Ham United's Ivory Coast international Guy Demel was released from hospital on Sunday after suffering a head injury during his side's 2-0 Premier League win at Cardiff City, the club said on Twitter.
- Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure landed his third successive African Footballer of the Year award on Thursday to cap a memorable week.
- Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was on Thursday named African Footballer of the Year for the third time running.
PARIS - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday he would run for a second term at elections scheduled for October 2015, saying the task of rebuilding the West African country after a decade of political strife was far from over.
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