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Flying Ahoure, Ta Lou make it a great night for Ivorians


BIRMINGHAM, England Marie-Josee Ta Lou once said of her Ivory Coast compatriot Murielle Ahoure, the great trailblazer for African sprinting: "She opened the door -- and I followed."

Athletics - Ahoure, Ta Lou roar to glorious Ivorian one-two

BIRMINGHAM, England Murielle Ahoure produced one of the great 60 metres runs to lead home compatriot Marie-Josee Ta Lou and make it a landmark night for the Ivory Coast at the world indoor championships in Birmingham on Friday.

Sports, Mar 02 2018

Ivory Coast court sentences former Gbagbo minister to 15 years

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced a former adviser to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo to 15 years in jail for plotting to overthrow Gbagbo's successor, President Alassane Ouattara, the defendant's lawyer said on Friday.

World, Africa Jan 19 2018

Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second largest city

ABIDJAN Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday.

World, Africa Jan 10 2018

Rival army factions clash in Ivory Coast's second city

ABIDJAN Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted late on Tuesday between rival factions within Ivory Coast's army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake, residents and soldiers said.

World, Africa Jan 09 2018

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size: documents

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday.

World, Africa Dec 11 2017

Ivory Coast to retire 1,000 soldiers to slim down military

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a bid to rationalize a costly and sometimes unruly military.

World, Africa, Dec 06 2017

Difficult migration debate looms as African and EU leaders meet

ABIDJAN European leaders under pressure from a far-right revival at home hope to avoid a difficult debate about immigration when they meet their African counterparts in Ivory Coast from Wednesday.

World, Africa, Nov 28 2017

Final three African soccer World Cup slots to be settled

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.

Sports, Nov 08 2017

Death of youth leader stirs tensions in Ivory Coast cocoa belt

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.

World, Africa Nov 03 2017

Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

MOSCOW Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. | Video