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I. Coast’s Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while insisting investigations would continue. “No reaction from me, it’s an ongoing trial…,” Ouattara said in an interview with Radio France International in …

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Ivory Coast appeals to CAS over loss of 2021 Cup of Nations

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the decision to strip the country of the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Thursday. The Confederation of African Football took the 2019 tournament from Cameroon due to delays in …

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Morocco, Tunisia take different paths to Russia 2018 World Cup

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  North African nations Morocco and Tunisia took contrasting routes Saturday as they qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Morocco scored twice within five minutes through Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia during the opening half to triumph 2-0 in the Ivory Coast and …

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Ivory Coast produces record cocoa crop

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  The cocoa crop of Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, increased 28.5 percent to a record 2.15 million tonnes in the 2016-17 season, the national Coffee and Cocoa Council said Friday. Exports increased by 23.3 percent to 1.9 million tonnes, helping to raise the …

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‘Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast’

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said Wednesday. “In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to …

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Africa Cup of Nations winner Tiote, 30 dies in China

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Ivory Coast international midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 while training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises, his spokesman announced in a statement on Monday. Tiote, who was part of the Ivory Coast squad that delivered the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after …

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Heavy gunfire as mutiny spreads in Ivory Coast

Bouaké, Ivory Coast | AFP |  Heavy gunfire rang out Monday in Ivory Coast’s two biggest cities as a four-day mutiny by disgruntled soldiers spread nationwide but the government claimed a deal to end the crisis had been reached. Banks, offices and department stores closed in the heart of the …

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Ivory Coast out as DRC march on, top group

Champs Ivory Coast out as Renard-led Morocco win Oyem, Gabon | AFP |  Title-holders the Ivory Coast were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations Tuesday after a superb Rachid Alioui goal gave Herve Renard-coached Morocco a 1-0 win in Gabon. Clinching a quarter-finals place was particularly sweet for …

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Champions Ivory Coast disappoint in Togo draw

Ivory Coast 0 Togo 0 DRC 1 Morocco 0 Oyem, Gabon | AFP | Junior Kabananga scored to give the Democratic Republic of Congo an upset 1-0 win over Morocco Monday in an Africa Cup of Nations Group C match in Gabonese town Oyem. Victory took the Congolese Leopards to …

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