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Orange official calls Ivory Coast telecoms fire act of 'sabotage'

ABIDJAN A fire and other damage last month at a facility of French telecoms group Orange in Ivory Coast appears to have been an act of professional "sabotage", a top company official said late on Tuesday.

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Randgold labour strikes hit first quarter gold output and profit 10 May 2018

LONDON Randgold Resources reported a 24 percent quarter-on-quarter fall in profit on Thursday after labour strikes at its Tongon mine in Ivory Coast hit production and raised costs.

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Yaya Toure to leave Man City, says Guardiola 04 May 2018

LONDON Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is leaving Manchester City and will get a fitting send-off in the Premier League champions' final home game against Brighton next week, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

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Ivory Coast retires over 2,000 troops from mutiny-plagued army 03 May 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has reduced the size of its army by more than 2,000 soldiers as part of a plan to cut costs and bring under control a force that last year launched two mutinies.

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Mondelez urges cocoa producers to up yields as demand rises 24 Apr 2018

BERLIN Mondelez , maker of chocolate brands like Toblerone, Milka and Cadbury, is urging governments in Ivory Coast and Ghana to boost cocoa yields to secure long-term supply despite low cocoa prices.

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Explainer - Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles 19 Apr 2018

DUEKOUE, Ivory Coast Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

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Ivory Coast inaugurates new senate amid opposition criticism 12 Apr 2018

YAMOUSSOUKRO Ivory Coast inaugurated on Thursday its first senate, an upper house to the West African nation's parliament that President Alassane Ouattara called a "chamber of wisdom" but which the opposition says will tighten his grip on power.

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Ruling coalition takes bulk of seats in new Ivory Coast senate 25 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Members of Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will dominate the West African country's new senate, tightening President Alassane Ouattara's grip on power, provisional election results showed on Sunday.

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Toure puts Ivory Coast international comeback on hold 22 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Yaya Toure has pulled out of two friendly internationals over the next week for "family reasons", officials said on Thursday, putting his long-awaited Ivory Coast comeback on hold.

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Yaya Toure set for surprise Ivory Coast return 17 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who turns 35 in May, will return to international football more than three years since his last game for his country after being named in the squad for friendlies in France next week. Toure has shunned internationals since leading the Ivorians to the African Nations Cup title in early 2015 but made a surprise announcement in December that he wanted to return despite the country failing to rech this year's World Cup.