Ivory Coast

I Coast's battle of the beers turns bitter

2017-08-13 13:55

"In our house, the beer is Bock!" boasts the familiar slogan for the lager that is Ivory Coast's market leader, brewed by Solibra.

I Coast seizes record three tons of pangolin scales

2017-07-28 10:02

Authorities in Ivory Coast have seized a record haul of three tons of pangolin scales worth an estimated $82 000, in what officials have called a "massacre".

An African village's monkey guardian draws researchers

2017-07-20 20:58

An Ivory Coast village where monkeys are sacred has drawn the interest of primatologists who hope the approach can help protect animals elsewhere in West Africa.

ICC to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

2017-07-20 06:23

International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues.

Three soldiers killed in Ivory Coast barrack shooting

2017-07-15 20:00

Three soldiers have died after shooting erupted at a base in Ivory Coast, which has been gripped by tensions within the military, security sources say.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Burundi

2017-07-01 09:31

A white Zimbabwean farmer, who was evicted from his farm last week, has told News24 that his farm is now occupied by "armed men", and a former minister says he will single-handedly remove President Robert Mugabe from power.

Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-21 21:35

The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, says the government.

A look at major extremist attacks in west Africa

2017-06-19 12:00

Four assailants have been killed by security forces in Mali after an attack on a tourist resort popular with foreigners close to the capiotal Bamako. Let's take a look at major attacks in west Africa by Islamic extremists in recent years.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Lesotho, Moz

2017-06-02 08:47

A gang of robbers dressed in security guard uniforms has raided a cash-in-transit truck outside a bank in Mozambique, and President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.


China opens first chamber of commerce in I Coast

2017-08-01 15:01

China, Ivory Coast's third biggest trading partner, has opened its first chamber of commerce in the country, its embassy has announced in Abidjan.

Deadly clashes in Ivory Coast ahead of international games

2017-07-21 12:50

Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament.

Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

2017-07-19 09:06

War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.

Ivory Coast said to sell 1 million tons of main cocoa crop

2017-07-05 10:00

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, has sold 1 million metric tons of cocoa beans from its 2017 main crop, according to a person familiar with the matter.

UN ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years

2017-06-30 12:18

The UN peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast is coming to an end, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement as the West African economic powerhouse was split in two by civil war.

Home beckons across the border for exiled Ivorian children

2017-06-20 21:06

Hurbain Souomi was only five years old, but he still remembers the day he trekked 50km across the border into Liberia to escape gunfire strafing his Ivory Coast village.

Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-17 07:16

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 say.

Ivory Coast army chief meets mutineers in their barracks

2017-06-01 11:18

Ivory Coast armed forces chief Sekou Toure has met with troops who had mutinied over pay, in a bid to heal deep rifts in the military.

Four killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 21:38

Four people have been killed and many hurt when police clashed with former rebels barricading the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, in the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay.

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