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Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

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ABIDJAN Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he buys from people for 500 CFA francs (£0.68) a pair. | Video

Mahrez double books Algeria’s spot at Nations Cup finals 18 Nov 2018

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.

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Vivendi's Canal+ backs African TV dramas as European sales suffer 25 Oct 2018

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

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Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020 13 Oct 2018

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

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Credit Suisse CEO Thiam rules out political career - Le Temps 06 Sep 2018

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.

Swiss court approves Gunvor ex-employee's Congo bribery plea bargain 28 Aug 2018

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.

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Ivory Coast's Simone Gbagbo leaves detention after amnesty 08 Aug 2018

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.

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Ivory Coast's Ouattara grants amnesty to wife of ex-leader Gbagbo 06 Aug 2018

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.

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Simbine, Ta Lou and Obiri claim African titles 02 Aug 2018

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.

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Ivory Coast government faces collapse in coalition row 20 Jul 2018

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.

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Russia, Iran, Turkey back new Syria constitution body but fail to agree makeup

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.