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Heineken takes on Castel in Ivory Coast beer market

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ABIDJAN Heineken is planning to take on Castel for the top spot in Ivory Coast's growing beer market by competing with the French company on price, the general manager of the Dutch firm's new brewery said on Monday.

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Zaha switches to Ivory Coast from England 28 Nov 2016

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has decided to switch his international allegiance to Ivory Coast from England.

Italian police hope for Christmas reunion between migrant child and mother 23 Nov 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mother and her four-year-old daughter who were separated after fleeing the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Ivory Coast may be reunited in Italy before Christmas after a stroke of luck allowed police to trace the woman, authorities said.

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Gervinho faces six months out after knee surgery 21 Nov 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast captain Gervinho has had successful surgery on ruptured cruciate ligaments but faces up to six months on the sidelines and will miss the African Nations Cup finals, the country's football federation said.

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France held 0-0 by Ivory Coast in lacklustre friendly 15 Nov 2016

PARIS Euro 2016 runners-up France, with a largely revamped side, were held to 0-0 draw by African champions Ivory Coast in a dull friendly at Lens's Stade Bollaert on Tuesday.

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Ivory Coast's Ouattara enacts new constitution as "promise of peace" 08 Nov 2016

ABIDJAN President Alassane Ouattara signed a new constitution into law on Tuesday, casting it as the way to a peaceful future for Ivory Coast, which has emerged as one of Africa's rising economic stars after years of violent upheaval.

Ivory Coast court validates referendum on new constitution 04 Nov 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's top court on Friday validated the results of a referendum backing a new constitution that President Alassane Ouattara says will help the country turn the page after a decade of political turmoil.

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Ivory Coast approves new constitution, opposition claims fraud 01 Nov 2016

ABIDJAN Voters in Ivory Coast overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a weekend referendum, according to provisional results announced by the elections commission on Tuesday, though opposition groups denounced the turnout figure as fraudulent.

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Violence and low turnout in Ivory Coast's constitutional referendum 30 Oct 2016

ABIDJAN Violence erupted at around 100 polling stations in Ivory Coast on Sunday as voters decided whether to approve a new constitution that President Alassane Ouattara argues will ensure peace in the wake of years of political turmoil.

Ivory Coast police crack down on march against new constitution 20 Oct 2016

ABIDJAN Police in Ivory Coast arrested opposition figures and used teargas to disperse demonstrators gathering on Thursday to protest against a new draft constitution due to be voted on in a referendum later this month. | Video

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Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad.