Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's coalition partners to merge after elections

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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Ivory Coast jails ex-first lady for 20 years over poll violence 10 Mar 2015

ABIDJAN - A court in Ivory Coast sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for her role in a 2011 post-election crisis in which around 3,000 people were killed, her lawyer said.

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Ivory Coast's former first lady rejects charges over election violence 23 Feb 2015

ABIDJAN - Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former first lady, on Monday rejected charges of rebellion and xenophobia, in her first public statements at a trial over her role in a conflict that erupted after a contested 2010 election.

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Ivory Coast, Australia leap up FIFA rankings 12 Feb 2015

ZURICH - Ivory Coast and Australia both leapt up the FIFA rankings after winning the African Nations Cup and Asian Cup respectively, while tiny Equatorial Guinea moved into the top 50 for the first time.

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Analysis - African football's image takes another battering 09 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - African football's image took another battering after a tumultuous last week in the Nations Cup overshadowed Ivory Coast's emotional triumph and the remarkable tale of coach Herve Renard and his lucky white shirt.

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Ivory Coast win African Nations Cup on penalties 09 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - Ivory Coast finally won the African Nations Cup after a decade of close calls as they edged neighbours Ghana 9-8 on penalties after a goalless draw following extra time in Sunday's final at Estadio de Bata.

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Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. | Video