Ivory Coast

Ghana and Ivory Coast leaders discuss maritime dispute - parties

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GENEVA/ACCRA - The presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast on Monday held talks on a maritime dispute hanging over oil projects near their shared border, the two sides said in a joint statement released in Accra.

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Special Report - Why gold threatens Ivory Coast's peace 07 May 2015

GAMINA, Ivory Coast - Nestled among the cocoa plantations of western Ivory Coast is a gold mine that does not feature on any official maps. It is not run by an industrial mining company, nor does it pay taxes to the central government.

Tullow says 'TEN' oil project 'can move ahead' after court ruling 25 Apr 2015

ACCRA - British company Tullow said on Saturday its offshore oil and gas project TEN "can move ahead" after an international maritime tribunal ruled in a border dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast.

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Air Cote d'Ivoire to spend $200 million over two years 24 Apr 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's national airline is to invest a total of $200 million (131.78 million pounds) in the next two years and acquire three of Airbus's A319 short-haul jets in its bid to become a regional hub operator, managing director Laurent Loukou told Reuters on Friday.

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Analysis - Billions at risk for Ghana, oil firms from oil boundary ruling 22 Apr 2015

DAKAR/ACCRA - Ghana's decision to seek arbitration in a dispute with Ivory Coast over an oil-rich basin in the Atlantic could prove costly for the country and a consortium led by Tullow if a court halts development there.

Ivory Coast's coalition partners to merge after elections 25 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - The two main parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will merge after elections later this year, aiming to consolidate support for President Alassane Ouattara, one of the party leaders said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast names Catholic bishop to head reconciliation efforts 24 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara appointed a Catholic archbishop on Tuesday to head the West African nation's flagging post-war reconciliation efforts ahead of elections later this year, a senior official with the presidency said.

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Analysis - Court decision deepens Ivory Coast opposition rift 16 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - The conviction of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's allies for their role in the violence that followed the 2011 election in Ivory Coast has deepened a rift in his party that risks radicalising hardliners ahead of polls this year in the world's top cocoa grower, analysts say.

Court decision deepens Ivory Coast opposition rift 15 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - The conviction of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's allies for their role in the violence that followed the 2011 election in Ivory Coast has deepened a rift in his party that risks radicalising hardliners ahead of polls this year in the world's top cocoa grower, analysts say.

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Japan confirm appointment of Halilhodzic as head coach 12 Mar 2015

TOKYO - Japan confirmed the long suspected appointment of former Algeria and Ivory Coast boss Vahid Halilhodzic as their new head coach on Thursday.

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video