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Schippers retains world 200 metres title


LONDON Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands retained her world 200 metres title with a dominant display on Friday, leaving Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to settle for another hair's breadth silver.

Twenty escape police custody at Ivory Coast courthouse 09 Aug 2017

ABIDJAN Twenty people escaped custody after assaulting police officers at the courthouse in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, justice official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks on police in the West African country.


Bowie's perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou 06 Aug 2017

LONDON America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver.

Gunmen attack Ivory Coast police station, steal weapons 04 Aug 2017

ABIDJAN About 20 gunmen in military uniforms attacked a police station in southeastern Ivory Coast overnight, temporarily shutting officers inside and stealing weapons, the army said on Friday.

Soldiers among those arrested over Ivory Coast attacks 26 Jul 2017

ABIDJAN Authorities in Ivory Coast have arrested five people, including three soldiers, over an attack and arms theft at the base of an elite security unit last week, senior security officials said.


Humble sack turns into Ivory Coast fashion accessory 25 Jul 2017

ABIDJAN An entrepreneur from Ivory Coast is hoping to score an international fashion hit by recycling the cloth sacks that the country uses to ship cocoa beans around the world.

Gendarmes in Ivory Coast repel raid as international event opens 22 Jul 2017

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.


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.


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


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.


Exclusive - Trump's Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump's decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.