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Gendarmes in Ivory Coast repel raid as international event opens

ABIDJAN Gendarmes in Ivory Coast fought off an overnight attack on their base north of the main city of Abidjan, a security spokesman said on Saturday as thousands of people arrived in the country for an international sports and cultural event.

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Gunmen attack elite security unit in Ivory Coast, steal weapons 21 Jul 2017

ABIDJAN Gunmen, some of them in uniform, attacked the base of an elite security unit in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, killing an officer, stealing weapons and then fighting security forces in another part of the city, defence officials said on Thursday.

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Abidjan waterside boom spurs new demand - crocodile removal 20 Jul 2017

ABIDJAN "It's not my first time," fireman Patrick Obite said with an air of confidence as, kneeling, he straddled a metre-long crocodile in the carpark of a building site in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan. | Video

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Ivory Coast's Ouattara replaces key ministers in reshuffle 19 Jul 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara replaced ministers in charge of defence, budget and the interior on Wednesday in a reshuffle of key cabinet positions following months of unrest, a government official announced in a statement.

Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities Abidjan, Korhogo 15 Jul 2017

ABIDJAN Gunmen attacked military bases in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan and the northern city of Korhogo in the early hours of Saturday, but were repulsed, a senior military official said.

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U.N. closes Ivory Coast mission, security remains fragile 30 Jun 2017

ABIDJAN The United Nations closed its peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast on Friday after 13 years during which it ushered the West African nation through a political crisis to elections and played a decisive role in the 2011 civil war.

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Tiote died in hospital after training collapse - China club 06 Jun 2017

BEIJING Former Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote died in hospital on Monday after collapsing during a training session, his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises said.

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Former Ivory Coast midfielder Tiote dies aged 30 06 Jun 2017

BEIJING Former Ivory Coast and Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote collapsed and died at the age of 30 in training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises on Monday, his agent said on Monday.

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Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list 06 Jun 2017

CAPE TOWN The sudden death of Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote on Monday increased the number of high-profile African players who have collapsed and died while playing football, almost all of them suffering a form of cardiac arrest.

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Soccer - Veltman at the double as Netherlands thump Ivory Coast 04 Jun 2017

Defender Joel Veltman scored twice as the Netherlands found form with a record 5-0 win over Ivory Coast in their international friendly in Rotterdam on Sunday.

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Trump son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion, president lashes out

WASHINGTON Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition. | Video