Ivory Coast

Crashed I Coast plane chartered by French army: military source

2017-10-14 19:00

An Antonov cargo plane that crashed off Ivory Coast, killing four, was chartered by the French army as part of the anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane, military sources has said.

Ivory Coast's African art museum gets new lease of life

2017-10-11 14:25

It has been buffeted by the pendulum swing of domestic politics and suffered looting that left it without some of its most precious items.

I Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid

2017-09-28 08:30

Lawyers for tens of thousands of victims poisoned by a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast have called for the company behind the dump to pay compensation at the start of a new legal battle.

Dutch court to hear new case on Ivory Coast chemical spill

2017-09-26 18:17

Lawyers for 100,000 victims of a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast will seek to persuade a Dutch court to take up their class-action suit for compensation.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Libya

2017-09-09 09:03

Zimbabwe's president says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Nelson Mandela, and the Mugabes have been slapped with a bill of R780 000 to repair a luxury Sandton apartment.

I Coast officials suspect 'inside job' for mass jail break

2017-09-05 08:39

Authorities in Ivory Coast speculate that a guard may have allowed nearly 100 inmates to escape a prison in the west African country, the latest in a string of jail breaks.

Inside the brutal world of Ivory Coast's 'microbe' child gangs

2017-08-31 15:27

Vieux-Pere runs his fingers through his patchy hair as he remembers escaping being lynched.

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.


Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff

2017-10-14 15:01

A cargo plane has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after taking off from Ivory Coast's international airport in Abidjan, while witnesses say they saw four bodies amid the wreckage.

I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

2017-10-02 11:17

Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, has set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kg for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices.

I Coast's ex-army chief urged Gbagbo to step down

2017-09-26 21:03

At the height of a deadly political standoff in Ivory Coast, the former army chief of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo says he had pleaded with his boss to quit, warning "too many people have died."

Maritime court backs Ghana in offshore dispute with Ivory Coast

2017-09-24 11:03

An international maritime tribunal has backed Ghana in a dispute with Ivory Coast over a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields.

Gbagbo's allies behind string of Ivory Coast attacks: minister

2017-09-08 10:22

A group of people allied to Ivory Coast's former leader Laurent Gbagbo are behind a wave of recent attacks on police posts, the interior minister said Thursday.

Nearly 100 inmates escape in Ivory Coast prison break

2017-09-03 20:21

Almost 100 inmates have escaped from a prison in the Ivory Coast, the latest in a string of jail breaks in the west African country, officials say.

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.

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