Ivory Coast

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali

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.

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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.

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Ivory Coast deal may seal Ouattara's reelection, fuel uncertainty 22 Sep 2014

ABIDJAN - An endorsement from Ivory Coast's influential former leader Henri Konan Bedie has cleared President Alassane Ouattara's path to reelection next year but fuels uncertainty over the booming nation's longer-term future.

Five countries in battle to be named Nations Cup hosts 19 Sep 2014

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.

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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video