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West Africa seeks to bring order to troubled, lawless waters


25 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF ASSINIE, Ivory Coast The outline of a ship slowly emerged from the haze, and the crew of the Ivory Coast's naval patroller Le Bouclier said it was a Colombian vessel suspected of smuggling drugs that they had been hunting for several hours.

Ivory Coast recruit French juniors in World Cup bid 04 Apr 2017

The Ivory Coast have persuaded two French junior internationals to switch allegiance and play for them, strengthening their squad for the resumption of World Cup qualifiers later in the year, the country's football federation has said.

Ivory Coast's former first lady cleared of war crimes 29 Mar 2017

((This version of the story has corrected spelling of name in penultimate paragraph to Soungalo from Soungaola and moves up first full reference to President Alassane Ouattara, paragraph 4))

Senegal-Ivory Coast friendly abandoned after pitch invasion 28 Mar 2017

PARIS An international friendly between African rivals Senegal and the Ivory Coast near Paris was abandoned on Monday as fans invaded the pitch and confronted the players, local media reported.

Ivory Coast rescinds port security measures, attack threat unfounded 26 Mar 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining that an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Russia's defeat raises World Cup alarm bells 24 Mar 2017

KRASNODAR, Russia Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha scored stunning goals as the Ivory Coast beat Russia 2-0 in Krasnodar on Friday, a result that raised the alarm bells for the World Cup hosts.


Toure's return top priority for new Ivory Coast coach 23 Mar 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast boss Marc Wilmots has made trying to persuade Yaya Toure out of international retirement one of his top priorities after taking over as coach of the former African champions this week.


Girl born with four legs is separated from parasitic twin in Chicago surgery 21 Mar 2017

LOS ANGELES A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital. | Video

Six Ivorian journalists freed after three-day detention 15 Feb 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has released six journalists arrested for publishing stories that authorities said could incite another soldiers' revolt, the journalists' trade union said on Wednesday, following a series of army mutinies this year over pay.

Six Ivory Coast journalists arrested on suspicion of inciting mutiny 13 Feb 2017

ABIDJAN Six journalists in Ivory Coast have been arrested on suspicion of faking news which could incite soldiers to revolt, journalist associations said on Monday, just days after a mutiny.


North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences".