Five Afcon Stars Who Ditched Europe
[allAfrica] It used to be that African-born players were clamouring to feature for European nations, with the continent losing a steady stream of stars that would otherwise bolster their national sides.
Elephants Can't Get Past Hawks in Scrappy Opener
[allAfrica] It was not the start they were hoping for and Cote d'Ivoire coach Michel Dussuyer was quick to voice his displeasure after the defending African Nations Cup champions were held to a scrappy 0-0 draw by Togo in their Group C opener on Monday.
CĂ´te d'Ivoire Vice-President Takes Office Aimd Army Discontent
[RFI] Daniel Kablan Duncan was sworn in as the new Vice-president of CĂ´te d'Ivoire on Monday-- the first vice president in the history of the country. His appointment comes after changes to the constitution were approved last year in an effort to calm social and policitcal unrest following several mutinies and strikes.
The Afcon Day That Was - January 16 - DRC Top Group C, Cash Bonuses Flown in for Uganda
[Daily Maverick] DRC employed some of the most incredible time-wasting tactics while Uganda had their bonuses flown in - in cash, of course - by the football association's president. ANTOINETTE MULLER recaps the AFCON day that was on 16 January.
Cote d'Ivoire Start Defence of Cup of Nations Title
[RFI] Cote d'Ivoire start their quest on Monday to become only the fourth country to defend a Cup of Nations title. The Ivorians play Togo in Oyem. That clash is followed by games against Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco who are coached by HervĂ© Renard, who led them to their second continental crown in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.
The Elephants Defend Afcon Title Against 'Troublemakers'
[allAfrica] Champions Cote d'Ivoire begin the defence of their African Nations Cup title when they take on Togo in a Group C clash at the Stade d'Oyem in Gabon on Monday.
Mutinying Troops Strike Deal With Government in Bouake
[Al Jazeera] The Ivory Coast's government and mutinying troops have reached a final deal at talks in Bouake, government sources said, shortly after talks were interrupted by gunfire at barracks across the country.
Rebel Military Forces Reach Deal With Govt
[Deutsche Welle] Soldiers had cut off access to several cities in Ivory Coast to push through their demands in negotiation with the government. Gun shots were heard in several parts of the country, raising alarm about a return to unrest.
Rwanda Draw Cote d'Ivoire for 2019 Afcon Qualifiers
[New Times] Rwanda's Amavubi will play Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Central African Republic to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon.
Giants vs Minnows - Will AFCON Get a Surprise Victor?
[allAfrica] The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the start of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals to be played in Gabon from Saturday.
Cote d'Ivoire's Elephants Thrash Cranes
[Monitor] Kampala -Tunisia and Ivory Coast were always going to be Uganda's biggest tests in the build-up to this weekend's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Economic Prospects for 2017 - Ten Countries to Watch
[Atlantic Council] The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, "the worst year for average economic growth" in the region in over twenty years, according to a report from Ernst & Young.
CĂ´te d'Ivoire - Catching Up From Conflict
[Daily Maverick] News reports this month of a mutiny among the Ivory Coast military highlight the challenges of winning the peace there as other post-conflict countries, in spite of an impressive record of delivery since 2010 under President Alassane Dramane Ouattara. GREG MILLS went to Abidjan to interview "ADO", as he is commonly known, to find out how he has turned the West African nation around.
Real Test Awaits Cranes Against Cote d'Ivoire's Elephants
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Cranes will be happy with themselves for recovering from a 2-0 defeat to Tunisia and winning their next two games against Slovenia and Slovakia.
Ouattara Dismisses Security Chiefs As PM Quits
[Al Jazeera] Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has dismissed the heads of the army, police and gendarmes following a two-day army mutiny that stoked security fears in the country.
Unrest Eases in Ivory Coast After Mutiny Ends
[Deutsche Welle] Calm has returned to cities in the Ivory Coast after a deal between the government and soldiers ended a two-day revolt. Soldiers launched the uprising to demand improved pay and working conditions.
Ouattara Announces Deal to End Ivorian Army Mutiny
[Deutsche Welle] Ivory Coast's president says his government has reached an agreement with mutinying soldiers to end a two-day revolt. The uprising over pay and living conditions had spread to cities across the West African country.
Minister Freed After Ivory Coast Soldiers Opened Fire
[Al Jazeera] Mutinying soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city Bouake released the defence minister after opening fire on the governor's house where he was staying as a two-day troop revolt came to a violent stand-off.
Preserve Democracy - Ouattara Urges Ghana
[Ghana Star] Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has called on Ghana to ensure that the enviable level of democracy in the country is not tainted.
Gunfire Rocks Bouake Army Camp After Troops Pay Dispute
[Al Jazeera] Heavy gunfire erupted early on Saturday near the main military camp in Ivory Coast's second largest city, Bouake, where disgruntled soldiers launched an uprising a day earlier over salaries and bonuses, a resident and a soldier said.