Ivory Coast

Insight - Search for justice lags post-war boom in Ivory Coast


BLOLEQUIN, Ivory Coast - Four years after the civil war ended in Ivory Coast the economy is booming, but for men like Yaboua Assie, who lost two young daughters in one of the conflict's most notorious massacres, the justice they seek remains as elusive as ever.

Ivory Coast charges president's allies over post-vote violence 08 Jul 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has charged 20 people with crimes committed during a brief civil war in 2010-11 including, for the first time, fighters who backed President Alassane Ouattara, an international human rights official said.

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali 06 Jul 2015

NOUAKCHOTT - The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania.

Ivory Coast reinforces border security after Mali attacks 01 Jul 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has reinforced security along its northern frontier following recent attacks just across the border in Mali blamed on Islamist insurgents, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Gunmen briefly take control of village in southern Mali 28 Jun 2015

BAMAKO - Armed men attacked and briefly took control on Sunday of a village in Mali's southern region of Sikasso, close to the border with Ivory Coast, the defence ministry said.

Ivory Coast frees 48 child slaves, arrests traffickers 23 Jun 2015

DAKAR - Police in Ivory Coast freed 48 child slaves in raids on plantations in the country's Western cocoa belt and arrested 22 people accused of trafficking or exploiting children, Interpol said on Monday.


Thailand win first World Cup game, help make up for thrashing 12 Jun 2015

OTTAWA - Striker Orathai Srimanee scored two first half goals to lead World Cup debutants Thailand to a pulsating 3-2 comeback win over fellow minnows Ivory Coast in their women's World Cup Group B match on Thursday.


Injured Yaya Toure misses out Nations Cup match 08 Jun 2015

ABIDJAN - Midfielder Yaya Toure has been left out of Ivory Coast's squad for this weekend’s African Nations Cup qualifier in Gabon because of injury, the Ivorian Football Federation said on Monday.


Europeans make World Cup arrivals with thrashings 08 Jun 2015

OTTAWA - Top-ranked Germany announced their arrival at the Women's World Cup on Sunday by handing out a near-record 10-0 thrashing to Ivory Coast that underlined the gulf between the heavyweights and emerging teams.


Sasic, Mittag both net three as Germany rout Ivory Coast 07 Jun 2015

OTTAWA - Forwards Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag both scored hat tricks as Germany crushed Ivory Coast 10-0 in their opening Women's World Cup Group B football match on Sunday, notching the second biggest win in tournament history.


Exclusive - Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises spectre of split

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.