JOHANNESBURG Riyad Mahrez scored two stunning goals as former winners Algeria qualified for next year's African Nations Cup finals on Sunday, with Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also sealing their places.
ABIDJAN On a muddy side-street in Abidjan, Alex Ogou directs his cast of young locals in a TV drama about gangsters in Ivory Coast that French media giant Vivendi hopes will help revive its fortunes. | Video
ABIDJAN After more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast's largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020. | Video
ZURICH Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam has ruled himself out as a candidate for political office in his native Ivory Coast and intends to stay at the helm of Switzerland's second-biggest bank for some time, he told a Swiss newspaper.
LONDON/ZURICH A Swiss court accepted a plea bargain on Tuesday from a former employee of energy trader Gunvor Group in relation to an investigation into corruption in Congo Republic and Ivory Coast, the former employee's lawyer said.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday declared an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, who had been convicted of offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil war.
ASABA, Nigeria South Africa's Commonwealth Games champion Akani Simbine won the men's 100 metres with Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast the women's winner at the African Championships on Thursday.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.
GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey, supporters of the main sides in Syria's complex civil war, on Tuesday failed to agree on the makeup of a U.N.-sponsored Syrian Constitutional Committee but called for it to convene early next year to kick off a viable peace process.