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Ivory Coast coach Wilmots leaves job

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Belgian Marc Wilmots has left his job as Ivory Coast coach after failing to lead the side to next year's World Cup, the country’s football federation said on Wednesday.

Defenders book Morocco's place at World Cup 11 Nov 2017

ABIDJAN Goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia handed Morocco a 2-0 away win over the Ivory Coast on Saturday in their last World Cup qualifier and booked a return to the finals for the first time in two decades.

Morocco qualify for World Cup 11 Nov 2017

ABIDJAN Two goals in the space of five minutes midway through the first half ensured a 2-0 away win for Morocco over the Ivory Coast as they secured a return to the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998.

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AfDB approves loans for Air Cote d'Ivoire Airbus purchase 09 Nov 2017

ABIDJAN The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved 98 million euros (86.59 million pounds) in loans to help fund Ivory Coast national airline Air Cote d'Ivoire's purchase of five new Airbus A320s, the bank said on Thursday.

Final three African World Cup slots to be settled 08 Nov 2017

CAPE TOWN Senegal and Tunisia are on the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup finals but the tussle between the Ivory Coast and Morocco is set for a dramatic finale in Abidjan at the weekend.

Death of youth leader stirs tensions in Ivory Coast cocoa belt 03 Nov 2017

ABIDJAN Protesters clashed with police in western Ivory Coast's cocoa belt on Friday after the death of a youth leader, raising the prospect of more disruptions to the harvest.

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French army charter plane crashes in Ivory Coast, four Moldovans killed 15 Oct 2017

ABIDJAN Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured on Saturday when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, Ivorian and French officials said. | Video

Aide to Ivory Coast parliament speaker arrested over arms cache 09 Oct 2017

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast authorities arrested a senior aide to parliament speaker Guillaume Soro on Monday, a prosecutor said, accusing him of possessing and distributing weapons to destabilise the state during an army mutiny earlier this year.

Ivory Coast's World Cup hopes in the balance after draw in Mali 06 Oct 2017

BAMAKO The Ivory Coast extended their lead at the top of Group C in their World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday, but the 0-0 draw away to Mali means they can now be overtaken by Morocco.

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Kolo Toure named as assistant coach for Ivory Coast 05 Oct 2017

ABIDJAN Former Ivory Coast international Kolo Toure has been appointed as an assistant coach for the national team, the Ivorian Football Federation said on Thursday.