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Tragedy Mars Drogba’s Return

Tragedy Mars Drogba’s Return

22 people have been confirmed dead and over 130 severely injured in a stampede that happened before a Fifa World Cup qualifier match between...
Journalists Eddy Péhé, Nanankona Gnamantéh arrested following publication of article linking president to corruption

Journalists Eddy Péhé, Nanankona Gnamantéh arrested following publication of article linking president to corruption

Two journalists of "Repère", a pro-opposition weekly newspaper, will appear before the Plateau Magistrate court in Abidjan on 24 March 2009 to answer a...
Côte d’Ivoire: President Gbagbo launches Operation “clean city”

Côte d’Ivoire: President Gbagbo launches Operation “clean city”

President Laurent Gbagbo Thursday launched operation "clean city" in Abidjan. The action aims to bring the uncontrolled rubbish disposal in the thirteen districts to...
Ivory Coast: economists call for CFA franc links to the Euro to be severed

Ivory Coast: economists call for CFA franc links to the Euro to be severed

Fahé Mauritius, an Ivorian economist, Thursday called on the political authorities of the West African Francophone Monetary Union (UEMOA) to break ties with the fixed...
Nigerian plane seized in the Ivory Coast released

Nigerian plane seized in the Ivory Coast released

A Nigerian aircraft belonging to a private company, Arik Air, impounded by the Ivorian authorities three weeks ago for allegedly flying into the country's...
Ivory Coast: Several Ministers will not be paid in March

Ivory Coast: Several Ministers will not be paid in March

Eleven Ivorian ministers were deprived of their salaries in March because they had not been present at a meeting to discuss the rising insalubrious...
Ivorian President kicks top MTN official out of country in CFA 65.5 million swindle case

Ivorian President kicks top MTN official out of country in CFA 65.5 million swindle case

he Ivorian government has asked the local boss of the South Africa-based telecommunications firm MTN to leave the country over a financial donation that...
Suspected ivory smugglers to get heavy sentences in the US

Suspected ivory smugglers to get heavy sentences in the US

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling African ivory worth hundreds of thousands of dollars into the US, the New York authorities...
Chelsea’s Drogba tells his side of the story

Chelsea’s Drogba tells his side of the story

Following his goal celebration that put Chelsea ahead in last nights Carling cup game against Burnley, Didier Drogba who was aimed at with a...
Journalist jailed for using false identity

Journalist jailed for using false identity

Alafe Wakili, publisher of the private daily new spaper, "L'Intelligent d'Abidjan", was Friday sentenced to 18 months in jail and fined F CFA 100,000...
Ivory Coast opposition party to name candidate for presidential polls

Ivory Coast opposition party to name candidate for presidential polls

The Ivorian Workers' Party (PIT) will organise its convention on Saturday in Yamoussoukro (central Côte d'Ivoire) to name its candidate for the Ivorian presidential...
Burkinabe referee gets the boot for serious errors during Ivory coast – Niger EUMOA match

Burkinabe referee gets the boot for serious errors during Ivory coast – Niger EUMOA match

The Burkinabe, Jean-Baptiste Bassono, who officiated the match between Cote d'Ivoire and Niger in Group B, has been suspended from the EUMOA soccer tournament...
Côte d’Ivoire goes under strict UN scrutiny

Côte d’Ivoire goes under strict UN scrutiny

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the ban on diamonds and an arms embargo against Côte d'Ivoire, as well as targeted sanctions restricting the travel...
Côte d’Ivoire elections : UN hints on Ivorian preparedness

Côte d’Ivoire elections : UN hints on Ivorian preparedness

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Ivory Coast, Y. J. Choi has assured that preparations are in place to ensure a peaceful presidential election,...
Ivorian gov’t to embark on criminal investigations against Netherlands company

Ivorian gov’t to embark on criminal investigations against Netherlands company

Government lawyers from the Ivory Coast have said they may go ahead with criminal investigations against Trafigura, the Netherlands-based oil trader, which owned the...
Football : Ivorian international Drogba to stay on the sidelines after another serious injury

Football : Ivorian international Drogba to stay on the sidelines after another serious injury

Chelsea and Ivorian international, Didier Drogba picked up a serious injury in yesterdays champions league game against club Cluj of Romania. The Ivorian striker...
Dutch company to blame for deaths and poisonous sledge in Abidjan ?

Dutch company to blame for deaths and poisonous sledge in Abidjan ?

A trial is under way in Abidjan of local officials accused of conniving in the dumping of toxic oil sludge in August 2006 and...
Ivory Coast PM tells rioting soldiers that elections remain a priority after several of them are placed under arrest

Ivory Coast PM tells rioting soldiers that elections remain a priority after several of them are placed under arrest

The Prime Minister of Cote d'Ivoire, Guillaume Soro, on Monday urged soldiers, who mutinied on Friday in the capital, Yamoussoukro, and Daoukro demanding their...
Salomon Kalou rescues Chelsea

Salomon Kalou rescues Chelsea

It took the Ivorian Salomon Kalou to come off the bench to produce a late equaliser to maintain Chelsea’s 4 year unbeaten home league...
Didier Drogba wants in on Chelsea’s clash with Man utd

Didier Drogba wants in on Chelsea’s clash with Man utd

Chelsea's talisman Didier Drogba is faced with a fitness race against Sundays epic clash with Man united. The Ivorian Strong man who recently recovered...
French West African bourse records slight downturn

French West African bourse records slight downturn

The regional bourse for French West Africa (BVRM ) in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, closed trading Thursday slightly lower than Wednesday. The BRVM Composite index...
Dynamos FC pulls shocker against Ivorian Asec Mimossa

Dynamos FC pulls shocker against Ivorian Asec Mimossa

Dynamos FC of Zimbabwe on Saturday night pulled a shoker when they beat Asec Mimossa by 2 gaols to 1. It was a sweet revenge...
Côte d’Ivoire : Malnutrition concerns in country’s prisons

Côte d’Ivoire : Malnutrition concerns in country’s prisons

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched a nutritional feeding programme at the main prison in Abidjan after the incidence of...
Drogba returns, but for how long ?

Drogba returns, but for how long ?

Chelsea and Ivory Coast International, Didier Drogba lasted for nearly an hour on his return to action after a knee injury on Monday. Chelsea and...
Football : Michael Essien and Didier Drogba make European footballer of the year selection

Football : Michael Essien and Didier Drogba make European footballer of the year selection

Ghanaian and Ivorian internationals -- Michael Essien and Didier Drogba -- were included in the list of selected footballers vying for this year's European...
Soil still polluted by toxic waste in Abidjan

Soil still polluted by toxic waste in Abidjan

Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination expert...
Football : Three African teams in Beijing Olympics quarter-final

Football : Three African teams in Beijing Olympics quarter-final

Former Olympic men’s football gold mediallists Cameroon have been joined by Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire to advance to the quarter-final of...
Virgin Nigeria strengthens francophone routes as Abidjan operations begin

Virgin Nigeria strengthens francophone routes as Abidjan operations begin

Nigeria's flag carrier Virgin Nigeria is set to start flight operations to Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, on Monday, the local press reported Friday. ''Virgin...
Counterfeit drugs and poverty increasingly going hand in glove

Counterfeit drugs and poverty increasingly going hand in glove

With a severe respiratory infection and a prescription for medicines that would cost 35,000 CFA francs (US$83) at official prices, Drissa Kone has a...
High profile suspects of WHO official’s murder acquitted

High profile suspects of WHO official’s murder acquitted

The Supreme Court in Burundi Thursday acquitted six persons suspected to have assassinated the former resident representative of the WHO, Ivorian Kassi Manlan. The...