Ivory Coast

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

FIFA brings football training to Ivory Coast classrooms

Children at primary schools in Abidjan traded classrooms for football fields last week to take part in a FIFA initiative to make the sport more accessible and contribute to education.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

Poor Ivory Coast pupils' ray of hope: solar backpacks

The equatorial sun is up for about an hour as a gaggle of children set off from the Ivorian village of Allepilla on their hour-long trek to school.

October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017

4 killed in Ivory Coast plane crash

Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, Ivorian and French officials say.

June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017

Former Ivory Coast midfielder Tiote dies aged 30

Former Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote collapsed and died in training with his Chinese club on Monday, his agent confirm.

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017

Kalou quits int'l football

Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou announced his retirement from international football after the reigning champions were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Ivory Coast farmers face eviction, extortion in drive to save forests

Ivorian conservation agents are using the threat of eviction and prosecution to extort money from cocoa growers farming illegally in protected forest reserves, victims and rights groups say.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Congo music star Wemba dies after stage collapse

The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has passed away after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say.

February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016

First woman contingent commander flies to UN mission

Bangladesh’s first ever female commander, Col Dr Nazma Begum of Bangladesh Army, departs for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Ivory Coast ex-president's trial to begin

The trial of Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity is set to begin at the International Criminal Court (ICC).