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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

- Abidjan - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials said on Friday. The UN's humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in Niger's capital Niamey with another four missing. Nine children were reported dead there earlier this week

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Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list

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Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list

- The sudden death of Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote on Monday increased the number of high-profile African players who have collapsed and died while playing football, almost all of them suffering a form of cardiac arrest. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of the former Newcastle United player's fatal collapse while training with his Beijing Enterprises club in China but the circumstances are similar to those in which many other players have died

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Soccer - Veltman at the double as Netherlands thump Ivory Coast

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Soccer - Veltman at the double as Netherlands thump Ivory Coast

- REUTERS: Defender Joel Veltman scored twice as the Netherlands found form with a record 5-0 win over Ivory Coast in their international friendly in Rotterdam on Sunday. Goals from Arjen Robben, Davy Klaassen and Vincent Janssen compounded the misery for the Ivorians, who suffered their heaviest ever defeat in international football. The result is a boost for returning Dutch manager Dick Advocaat, who takes over the side from caretaker Fred Grim after this fixture and is hoping to bring confidence back to the team as they look to rekindle their World Cup qualification campaign

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Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Ivory Coast elected to UN Security Council

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Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Ivory Coast elected to UN Security Council

- UNITED NATIONS: The 193-member United Nations General Assembly elected Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the U.N. Security Council on Friday for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The Netherlands was elected for a one-year term after reaching a deal with Italy last year to split a two-year term. Voting between the pair was deadlocked last year so they agreed that Italy would serve on the council for 2017 and then step down to allow the Netherlands to be elected for 2018

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Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speaker questioned over arms cache

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Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speaker questioned over arms cache

- Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said on Wednesday, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. The weapons were seized from a house in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city, Bouake, owned by Soro ally Souleymane Kamarate Kone - known locally as 'Soul to Soul' - by mutinous soldiers during a four-day revolt over bonus payments

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Exclusive - Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers

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Exclusive - Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers

- ABIDJAN: When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armouries had been locked. Then, the phone rang. According to one of the mutiny leaders, the caller, whose identity the mutineers declined to disclose, told them where they could find weapons: at the home of an aide to the parliament speaker

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4 killed in Ivorian city as police clash with protesting ex-rebels

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4 killed in Ivorian city as police clash with protesting ex-rebels

- Bouaké. Four people were killed when police clashed with former rebels barricading the road into the Ivorian city of Bouake, as part of the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay. The protesting ex-rebels said security forces opened fire to disperse them on Tuesday, but the government denied responsibility. “Security forces deployed conventional measures to maintain order,” Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said in a statement

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Ivory Coast soldiers agree to end mutiny, return to barracks

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Ivory Coast soldiers agree to end mutiny, return to barracks

- By Ange Aboa. BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Renegade troops in Ivory Coast accepted a government proposal on bonuses and returned to barracks on Tuesday, ending a mutiny that had closed businesses, shut major roads and threatened years of economic progress in the world's top cocoa producer. The dissident soldiers, mostly former rebels who helped bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, rejected an earlier offer late on Monday

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Heavy gunfire as mutiny spreads in Ivory Coast

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Heavy gunfire as mutiny spreads in Ivory Coast

- Bouaké, Ivory Coast | AFP | Heavy gunfire rang out Monday in Abidjan and Bouake, Ivory Coast’s two biggest cities, as a four-day mutiny by disgruntled soldiers demanding bonuses spread countrywide. Banks, offices and department stores closed their doors in the heart of the economic capital, Abidjan, as gunfire erupted in San Pedro, the second biggest port in the world’s top cocoa-producing nation

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Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast's two main cities after army mutiny

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Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast's two main cities after army mutiny

- Heavy gunfire erupted in Ivory Coast's two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments, witnesses said. Residents also reported gunfire in the port city and major cocoa hub of San Pedro on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time). More than 200 commercial trucks were stranded on the roadside after mutinous soldiers sealed off the southern entrance to Bouake, the epicentre of the revolt, Reuters witnesses said

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Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities

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Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities

- YAMOUSSOUKRO: Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast’s two largest cities Abidjan and Bouake, witnesses said, as the military pressed an operation aimed at ending a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments. Loyalist troops began advancing towards Bouake, the epicentre of the revolt, on Sunday and sporadic gunfire was heard overnight there as well as at military camps in Abidjan

Mutinous soldiers kill 1, wound several as Ivory Coast forces move in

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Mutinous soldiers kill 1, wound several as Ivory Coast forces move in

- Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast have killed one person and injured several others after using gunfire to disperse a march against their mutiny in Bouake, residents said. Violence by some of the soldiers involved in a January mutiny demanding higher pay began Friday, a day after Ivorian television broadcast some of the mutinous soldiers meeting with President Alassane Ouattara and dropping their demand for unpaid bonuses

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

- Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked. . 1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Residents say one person has been killed and several others injured after mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast opened fire on residents protesting their violent actions demanding higher pay

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

- Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked. . 1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Residents say one person has been killed and several others injured after mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast opened fire on residents protesting their violent actions demanding higher pay

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

- Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked. . 1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Residents say one person has been killed and several others injured after mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast opened fire on residents protesting their violent actions demanding higher pay

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

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1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast

- Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked. . 1 killed, several wounded by army mutiny in Ivory Coast Residents were protesting the soldiers' previous violent actions when they were attacked ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Residents say one person has been killed and several others injured after mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast opened fire on residents protesting their violent actions demanding higher pay

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Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast
Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, the government said on Wednesday. West Africa's rainy season, which lasts three to four months, regularly causes fatalities and damage across Abidjan's hillside shack communities, with 16 people killed last year and 39 in 2014. "We are today at 15 dead and 25 hurt in total," said Communications Minister Bruno Kone   Read More ...
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The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan
The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote is held in Abidjan The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote was held in Abidjan on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month. Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The former Newcastle United midfielder was honoured with a military funeral with a host of dignitaries and players in attendance. His body was flown back home to Ivory Coast from China earlier this week   Read More ...
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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast
Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast Abidjan - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials said on Friday. The UN's humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in Niger's capital Niamey with another four missing. Nine children were reported dead there earlier this week   Read More ...
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Tears as Tiote’s Body Arrives in Abidjan (PHOTOS)
Tears as Tiote’s Body Arrives in Abidjan (PHOTOS) Wilfried Bony was among the pallbearers as a coffin containing Cheick Tiote’s body returned back to his native Ivory Coast on Thursday afternoon. Tiote’s body arrived at Port Bouet airport in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, after being flown from Beijing where he tragically passed away. Manchester City forward Bony and other former team-mates of Tiote’s with the Ivory Coast national team carried the casket on their shoulders   Read More ...
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Cheick Tiote's body flown back to Ivory Coast as former team-mates carry coffin out of the airport
Cheick Tiote's body flown back to Ivory Coast as former team-mates carry coffin out of the airport Cheick Tiote's body has been flown back to the Ivory Coast and a private funeral for the former Newcastle midfielder will take place in his homeland. Hundreds of people gathered at Abidjan's International Airport to receive Tiote's body on Thursday including former team-mates Kolo Toure, Wilfried Bony, Gervinho, Siake Tiene and his former coach Herve Renard. Bony was among the players who helped carry the coffin out of the airport   Read More ...
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Cheick Tiote's body flown back to Ivory Coast
Cheick Tiote's body flown back to Ivory Coast Cheick Tiote's body has been flown back to Ivory Coast where a private funeral for the Beijing Enterprises midfielder will take place. Tiote, who was a member of the Elephants squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, collapsed and died during a training session with his Chinese club last week. On Tuesday there was a memorial service held in the Chinese capital attended by family, friends and former team-mates   Read More ...
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Beijing football club bows in tearful farewell to Ivory Coast's late Tiote
Beijing football club bows in tearful farewell to Ivory Coast's late Tiote BEIJING. Players from a Beijing football club bowed around the flag-draped coffin of their late Ivorian team-mate Cheick Tiote on Tuesday in an emotional farewell a week after he suddenly collapsed during training. His brother, fans, friends and Ivory Coast embassy officials also attended the ceremony at a funeral home to honour the 30-year-old midfielder, who died after fainting during practise with second division side Beijing Enterprises on June 5   Read More ...
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Tearful Papiss Cisse leads memorial service for Cheick Tiote in China before Ivorian's body is transported home
Tearful Papiss Cisse leads memorial service for Cheick Tiote in China before Ivorian's body is transported home Papiss Cisse fought tears as he spoke about his friend and former Newcastle United team-mate Cheick Tiote during a memorial service in Beijing on Tuesday. Tiote's Beijing Enterprises team-mates paid their respects on Tuesday to the Ivory Coast star, who died in hospital last week after collapsing during a training session. The 30-year-old's family had also flown to China after Tiote's tragic death and attended the ceremony   Read More ...
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Tiote's body flown back to Ivory Coast
Tiote's body flown back to Ivory Coast ABIDJAN: Cheick Tiote's body will arrive back in the Ivory Coast on Thursday where tributes will be paid to the international by his former teammates, the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF) said on Monday. Tiote had 52 caps for 'The Elephants' and played in two World Cups in 2010 and 2014.   Read More ...
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Falling cocoa prices threaten child labour spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast
By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drop in global cocoa prices threatens to undermine efforts to stamp out child labour in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world's two biggest growers, as falling incomes could force farmers to send their children to work, charities said on Monday. More than two million children are estimated to work in the cocoa industry across the two West African nations, where they carry heavy loads, spray pesticides and fell trees using sharp tools, according to the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)   Read More ...
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Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Zambia suffer shock losses
Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Zambia suffer shock losses ABUJA, Nigeria, Jun 11Former African champions Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Zambia all lost at home Saturday on a day of upsets in the first qualifying round for the 2019 Cup of Nations. Three–time champions Nigeria lost a competitive game against South Africa for the first time when they fell 2-0 in the southern Nigerian town of Uyo in Group E. While in Group H the Ivory Coast, who had vowed to win in memory of former team-mate Cheick Tiote, who collapsed and died in China this week, slumped 3-2 to fellow west Africans Guinea in Bouake   Read More ...
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England 1-1 Ivory Coast (5-3) pens: Young Lions win second successive Toulon Tournament with shootout victory
England 1-1 Ivory Coast (5-3) pens: Young Lions win second successive Toulon Tournament with shootout victory England have won their second successive Toulon Tournament with a dramatic penalty shootout win over the Ivory Coast. The two sides drew 1-1 after 80 minutes meaning they had to be separated by spot kicks, with Leeds United's Ronaldo Vieira the hero. He slotted away the crucial fifth penalty after the Ivorians had missed their fourth from the spot, giving the Young Lions a 5-3 win in the shootout   Read More ...
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Ivory Coast must beat Guinea to honor Tiote - Wilmots - Capital Sports
Ivory Coast must beat Guinea to honor Tiote - Wilmots - Capital Sports The Ivory Coast must beat Guinea on Saturday to “honour the memory of Cheick Tiote”, the former international who died in China this week, according to Elephants coach Marc Wilmots. “We must do it, we have no choice, I hope to win it for him,” Wilmots said ahead of the game that is the opening qualifying fixture for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019   Read More ...
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FUFA mourns Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote
FUFA mourns Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote (Credit: AFP) AFRICAN FOOTBALL Ugandan soccer governing body FUFA has sent a condolence message to the Ivory Coast FA following the death of their player Cheick Ismaël Tiote which occurred on Monday. The 30-year-old star collapsed during training with his club Beijing Enterprises FC in China and died later in hospital. He was part of the Ivory Coast team that won the 2015 AFCON final hosted in Equatorial Guinea   Read More ...
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Heavy rains in Ivory Coast raise fears for cocoa mid-crop
ABIDJAN Heavy rains and overcast weather last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions fueled fears that flooding and disease could cut into production in the last stage of the mid-crop, farmers said on Tuesday. Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer, is in its rainy season and regular downpours are expected until next month, damaging the April-to-September mid-crop   Read More ...
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Ivorian footballer Cheik Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list
Ivorian footballer Cheik Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list There has been no official confirmation of the cause of the former Newcastle United player's fatal collapse while training with his Beijing Enterprises club in China but the circumstances are similar to those in which many other players have died. Samuel Okwaraji was the first major casualty of a dramatic on-field death in Africa, collapsing while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier against Angola in Lagos in 1989   Read More ...
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Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list
Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list The sudden death of Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote on Monday increased the number of high-profile African players who have collapsed and died while playing football, almost all of them suffering a form of cardiac arrest. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of the former Newcastle United player's fatal collapse while training with his Beijing Enterprises club in China but the circumstances are similar to those in which many other players have died   Read More ...
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Cheick Tiote's rise from playing barefoot in the streets in the Ivory Coast to the Premier League with Newcastle
Cheick Tiote's rise from playing barefoot in the streets in the Ivory Coast to the Premier League with Newcastle Tributes have been flooding as the football world remembers Cheick Tiote , who has died, aged 30 after collapsing in training on Monday. The Ivory Coast international was a relative unknown when he first arrived in England back in 2010 from Twente. Tiote was born in Yamoussoukro in the Ivory Coast where he used to play barefoot street football until the age of ten and could not even afford a pair of boots, but his qualities were spotted at an early age where he played for Ivorian minor league side FC Bibo   Read More ...
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Former Ivory Coast international Tiote ‘collapses and dies’ in training - Capital Sports
Former Ivory Coast international Tiote ‘collapses and dies’ in training - Capital Sports Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China. Tiote, who only moved to Chinese second division outfit Beijing Enterprises four months ago, was reportedly rushed to hospital on Monday. However, it soon emerged that the Ivorian had passed away. Demba Ba, with whom Tiote played during his seven-year stay at St James’ Park, paid tribute to his former team-mate on Twitter   Read More ...
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Soccer - Veltman at the double as Netherlands thump Ivory Coast
Soccer - Veltman at the double as Netherlands thump Ivory Coast REUTERS: Defender Joel Veltman scored twice as the Netherlands found form with a record 5-0 win over Ivory Coast in their international friendly in Rotterdam on Sunday. Goals from Arjen Robben, Davy Klaassen and Vincent Janssen compounded the misery for the Ivorians, who suffered their heaviest ever defeat in international football. The result is a boost for returning Dutch manager Dick Advocaat, who takes over the side from caretaker Fred Grim after this fixture and is hoping to bring confidence back to the team as they look to rekindle their World Cup qualification campaign   Read More ...
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Netherlands 5 Ivory Coast 0: Veltman the unlikely hero for Oranje
Netherlands 5 Ivory Coast 0: Veltman the unlikely hero for Oranje Joel Veltman was Netherlands' unlikely hero as he netted twice to help his side to a resounding 5-0 win over Ivory Coast in Sunday's friendly at De Kuip. The Ajax defender had yet to score for the national team coming into the game, but opened his account early on with a good header from a corner. Arjen Robben doubled the lead with a penalty before Veltman got his second of the evening after another corner, with Davy Klaassen and Vincent Janssen completing the scoring after the break   Read More ...
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Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, three others elected to UN Security Council
Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, three others elected to UN Security Council The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Friday elected Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the UN Security Council for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2018. The Netherlands was elected for a one-year term after reaching a deal with Italy last year to split a two-year term. Voting between the pair was deadlocked last year so they agreed that Italy would serve on the council for 2017 and then step down to allow the Netherlands to be elected for 2018   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Ivory Coast elected to UN Security Council
Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Ivory Coast elected to UN Security Council UNITED NATIONS: The 193-member United Nations General Assembly elected Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the U.N. Security Council on Friday for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The Netherlands was elected for a one-year term after reaching a deal with Italy last year to split a two-year term. Voting between the pair was deadlocked last year so they agreed that Italy would serve on the council for 2017 and then step down to allow the Netherlands to be elected for 2018   Read More ...
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Gervinho replaces Kalou for Ivory Coast
Gervinho replaces Kalou for Ivory Coast China-based Gervinho has been recalled to the Ivory Coast squad as late replacement for injured Salomon Kalou. The Elephants have a friendly this weekend's against the Netherlands and a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Guinea a week later. Gervinho, who plays for Chinese side Hebei Fortune, missed January's Nations Cup with a knee injury. Coach Marc Wilmots has also had to replace Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha with Fulham's Gohi Bi Cyriac   Read More ...
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​Kazakhstan and Côte d'Ivoire agreed to enhance cooperation
​Kazakhstan and Côte d'Ivoire agreed to enhance cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with Minister of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad Aly Coulibaly of Côte d'Ivoire in Astana. This is the first in the history of Kazakhstan-Ivorian relations visit of the representative of Côte d'Ivoire to Kazakhstan at this high governmental level, the Kazakh foreign ministry said. During the meeting, the ministers discussed the development of bilateral cooperation in trade and economic fields and cooperation as part of international organizations   Read More ...
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Liberia, Ivory Coast End 4th Confab on Biodiversity
Liberia, Ivory Coast End 4th Confab on Biodiversity Technical managers and environmental groups from Liberia and the Ivory Coast have ended a two day conference on biodiversity with specific reference to national parks of the two countries. The West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded five year regional program that aims to improve conservation, climate resilience and low emissions in the West African region   Read More ...
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Liberia, Ivory Coast Transboundary Forest Complex Collaboration
Monrovia – The fourth steering Committee meeting for trans-boundary collaboration in the Tai-Grebo forest has ended in Monrovia. As you may be aware, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire initiated a discussion on a possible collaboration between our two sisters’ nations with aim to strategize, manage and conserve the Tai-Grebo-Sapo Forest Complex. The Forestry Development Authority Managing Director Darlington Tuagben said the government of Liberia is committed to conserving at least thirty percent of its remaining forest cover   Read More ...
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Aides of Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Questioned About Arms Cache
Aides of Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Questioned About Arms Cache ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said Wednesday, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. The weapons were seized from a house in Bouake owned by Soro ally Souleymane Kamarate Kone — known locally as "Soul to Soul" — by mutinous soldiers during a four-day revolt over bonus payments   Read More ...
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Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speaker questioned over arms cache
Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speaker questioned over arms cache Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said on Wednesday, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. The weapons were seized from a house in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city, Bouake, owned by Soro ally Souleymane Kamarate Kone - known locally as 'Soul to Soul' - by mutinous soldiers during a four-day revolt over bonus payments   Read More ...
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Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speaker questioned over arms cache
Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said on Wednesday, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. The weapons were seized from a house in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city, Bouake, owned by Soro ally Souleymane Kamarate Kone - known locally as 'Soul to Soul' - by mutinous soldiers during a four-day revolt over bonus payments   Read More ...
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Heavy rain in Ivory Coast raises flooding fears in cocoa areas
ABIDJAN Abundant rainfall fell last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions, sparking fears that flooding could hinder harvesting of what is otherwise expected to be a strong mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. The mid-crop marketing season opened on April 1. The world's top cocoa grower is now in its rainy season and heavy downpours are expected over the coming weeks   Read More ...
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Exclusive - Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers
Exclusive - Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers ABIDJAN: When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armouries had been locked. Then, the phone rang. According to one of the mutiny leaders, the caller, whose identity the mutineers declined to disclose, told them where they could find weapons: at the home of an aide to the parliament speaker   Read More ...
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EXCLUSIVE-Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers
When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armouries had been locked   Read More ...
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Exclusive: Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers
ABIDJAN When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armories had been locked. Then, the phone rang. According to one of the mutiny leaders, the caller, whose identity the mutineers declined to disclose, told them where they could find weapons: at the home of an aide to the parliament speaker   Read More ...
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4 killed in Ivorian city as police clash with protesting ex-rebels
4 killed in Ivorian city as police clash with protesting ex-rebels Bouaké. Four people were killed when police clashed with former rebels barricading the road into the Ivorian city of Bouake, as part of the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay. The protesting ex-rebels said security forces opened fire to disperse them on Tuesday, but the government denied responsibility. “Security forces deployed conventional measures to maintain order,” Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said in a statement   Read More ...
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Chinese FM pledges further cooperation with African countries on Belt and Road
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) holds talks with Ally Coulibaly, minister of African integration and Ivorians abroad of Cote d'Ivoire, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, May 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Ivan) China is willing to strengthen cooperation with African countries within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday. Speaking at a press conference, Wang said his current visit to four African countries comes right after the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing   Read More ...
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Cote d'Ivoire to deepen cooperation on Belt and Road
China and Cote d'Ivoire have pledged to deepen cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Ouattara said the initiative is beneficial to many developing countries and small and medium-sized nations. In another meeting on Monday with Ally Coulibaly, minister of African integration and Ivorians abroad of Cote d'Ivoire, Wang said the two countries have maintained sincere friendship, treated each other as equals and supported each other on issues regarding core interests and major concerns over the years   Read More ...
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Three dead in clashes between police and ex-rebels in Ivory Coast
ABIDJAN Three demobilized ex-rebel fighters were killed in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city of Bouake on Tuesday, as they clashed with police attempting to end their protest over bonus payments, a policeman and a spokesman for the former fighters said. The police source said another 20 wounded, which he believed to be mostly former rebels, were being treated at the city's main hospital   Read More ...
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Three dead in clashes between police and ex-rebels in Ivory Coast
Three demobilised ex-rebel fighters were killed in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city, Bouake, on Tuesday as they clashed with police attempting to end their protest over bonus payments, a policeman and a spokesman for the former fighters said. The police source said another 20 people were being treated for injuries at the main hospital in Bouake, a city that has been at the centre of unrest this year caused by disgruntled soldiers and former combatants in a 2011 civil war   Read More ...
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Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities
Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities Bouak - Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments blocked roads on Monday into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, AFP reporters said. In Bouake, the former fighters blocked the main road south to the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, as well as the northern highway to neighbouring Burkina Faso. "We will not budge," said Diomande Megbe, the spokesman for ex-rebels seeking bonuses from the government   Read More ...
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