Emerging markets developing a taste for chocolate

2014-05-20 13:45

If consumers in emerging markets quickly develop a sweet tooth for chocolate, a severe shortage of cocoa beans could develop.

Kolo wants Bafana scalp

2011-11-11 19:39

Ivory Coast star Kolo Toure has said that a historic first win over Bafana would boost his team's Cup of Nations preparation.

I Coast economy suffers

2010-12-12 14:41

Ivory Coast's political crisis has spread to its ports and markets, with food prices rising sharply and shipments of its prized cocoa beans slashed by half.

Gbagbo declared Ivorian poll victor

2010-12-03 19:28

Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council has declared incumbent Laurent Gbagbo the winner of the presidential election, overturning provisional results.

Ivory Coast fears new violence

2010-11-30 15:41

Fears of renewed violence are overshadowing results from Ivory Coast's landmark leadership election amid threats of votes being annulled.

Sven bids Ivory Coast goodbye

2010-06-26 07:29

Sven-Goran Eriksson has bid farewell as coach of the Ivory Coast after the team was eliminated from the Soccer World Cup.

Ivory Coast needs freak result

2010-06-24 07:42

Ivory Coast needs one of the unlikeliest results in World Cup history if it is to prolong its stay at the 2010 tournament.

Brazil into knockout phase

2010-06-20 22:40

Brazil have qualified for the last 16 of the SWC with a win against Ivory Coast in their World Cup Group G clash at Soccer City.

Eriksson calls for ball review

2010-06-16 10:55

Ivory Coast manager Sven-Göran Eriksson has added his voice to the debate over the widely derided Jabulani ball being used at the SWC.

Drogba named as substitute

2010-06-15 15:30

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has been named as a substitute for the Group G fixture against Portugal in Port Elizabeth

I hope Drogba plays - Deco

2010-06-14 18:25

Portugal midfielder Deco wants to see his friend and Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba play for the Ivory Coast in their SWC clash.

Looking into the crystal ball

2010-06-11 09:36

Underestimating the underdogs and inflated egos could cost England, France and Mexico dearly at the 2010 World Cup, says a psychic.

World Cup gets African village

2010-06-08 12:55

An African village will be set up in Kensington, Johannesburg during the Soccer World Cup tournament, say organisers.

Operation gives Drogba hope

2010-06-05 21:49

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has had an operation on his broken right arm and has not officially been ruled out of the SWC.

Drogba: My World Cup is over

2010-06-04 17:19

Didier Drogba told teammate Kolo Toure that he will miss the World Cup after breaking his right arm in a warmup match.

SWC: Full Squad Lists

2010-06-02 14:15

All 32 countries have submitted their final FIFA Soccer World Cup teams - find the comprehensive list for your country here.

African teams face tough SWC

2010-05-24 10:31

Expectations of African success at the Soccer World Cup must be put into the context as all six teams face tough group stages.

Ivory Coast Team Fact Box

2010-05-11 13:52

Everything you need to know about Ivory Coast: their road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, squad members, key players and tournament prospects.

I Coast ignores diamond ban

2009-06-26 22:23

Diamond production in Ivory Coast is increasing despite a UN ban on their export, says the head of the Kimberley Process, after a meeting on curbing the sale of "blood diamonds".


Emerging markets developing a taste for chocolate

2014-05-19 13:01

If consumers in emerging markets quickly develop a sweet tooth for chocolate, a severe shortage of cocoa beans could develop.

Tunisia's govt mulls major revamp

2011-01-25 07:58

Tunisia is bracing for a major cabinet shake-up following days of protests to topple the interim government, in charge after a mass uprising ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Ouattara claims Ivorian presidential win

2010-12-03 22:45

Ivory Coast opposition leader Alassane Ouattara has declared himself the country's president, defying a court proclamation that Laurent Gbagbo had won.

Cocoa prices surge on uncertainty

2010-12-03 18:03

The price of cocoa has rocketed as traders fret over the impact of a disputed presidential election in top global producer Ivory Coast.

Kids exploited for chocolate

2010-10-08 18:26

A report says West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using child labour despite nearly a decade of efforts to stop these practices.

SWC dream ends for Elephants

2010-06-25 18:17

Ivory Coast convincingly beat North Korea 3-0, but the win was not enough to prevent the Africans from going out of the World Cup.

Africa lurching backwards

2010-06-21 13:30

Hello Africa, tell me how ya doin’? The truth is, not great, as the six African representatives at the 2010 SWC continue to struggle.

Drogba set for Brazil start

2010-06-17 20:27

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba is poised to face Brazil in their World Cup clash despite having broken his arm.

Portugal hold off Ivory Coast

2010-06-15 18:06

Ivory Coast and Portugal entered the SWC fray and produced a goalless draw marked by Didier Drogba's return to action.

Drogba cast approved by FIFA

2010-06-15 11:55

Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba, who suffered a fractured arm in training last week but may play, has had his cast approved by FIFA.

Drogba no worry for Ronaldo

2010-06-14 07:37

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has played down his mouth-watering World Cup clash against Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba.

Fans confident Drogba will play

2010-06-10 19:13

Football fans in Ivory Coast share an uncanny confidence that Didier Drogba, broken arm or not, will be playing at the SWC.

Drogba to rejoin team-mates

2010-06-07 12:26

Didier Drogba will rejoin the Ivory Coast SWC squad after surgery on a fractured arm, the Ivorian Football Federation has said.

SWC injury curse hits

2010-06-04 22:15

The World Cup injury curse has struck with a vengeance a week before the opening game, with England, Italy and Ivory Coast losing stars.

Fracture puts Drogba in doubt

2010-06-04 15:33

An Ivory Coast spokesperson has said that Didier Drogba is uncertain for the World Cup due to a fracture in his right arm.

Ivory Coast: 'top class' Eriksson

2010-05-27 07:05

Ivory Coast's stars including Didier Drogba have come out in support of new coach Sven-Goran Eriksson ahead of the World Cup.

Eriksson: 'Watch out for N.Korea'

2010-05-24 10:31

Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson claims his side's Group G clashes could yield some surprising and extremely tough challenges.

Eriksson to coach Ivory Coast

2010-03-29 07:39

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed Ivory Coast coach for this year's Soccer World Cup finals.

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