Ivory Coast Finding Reconstruction Easier Than Reconciliation
[Guardian Network]Abidjan -At first glance, Ivory Coast has come a long way since 2010's post-election violence. But is the progress merely an illusion?
Ali Sowe Eyes Gambia-Ivory Coast Tie
[Foroyaa]With Italian Serie A league season all but over, striker Ali Sowe now sets his sight on helping the Gambia national team trigger a major upset on visiting Ivory Coast.
Supporter of President Arrested Over Massacre
[Deutsche Welle]The Ivorian government has arrested a militia leader who supported President Alassane Ouattara during post-election violence in 2011. Amade Oueremi is accused of participating in a massacre of Ouattara's opponents.
Root Causes of Politico-Military Violence Largely Unaddressed
[HRW]Nairobi -CĂ´te d'Ivoire's government has made little progress in addressing root causes of the country's decade of politico-military violence in the two years since President Alassane Ouattara's inauguration on May 21, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.
As Ivory Coast Date Edges On, Gambia Plans Friendly
[Foroyaa]Gambia are planning to set the ground running with a friendly match in sight ahead of a less-to-to-gain world Cup qualifier match with Ivory Coast next month. The Scorpions play host to a visiting star-littered Ivorian side on June 8th at the Independence stadium. Mancini's charges are condemned to Group C table baseline, picking a single point out of possible nine points with a lone draw to comfort with since the race for a slot in Brazil World Cup gathered momentum.
Super Eagles to Host Cote d'Ivoire in CHAN Qualifiers
[Daily Trust]The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that the Super Eagles will host Cote d'Ivoire between July 6 and July 7 in the first-leg of the qualifying campaign for the Championship for African Nations (CHAN).
Drogba, Kolo Miss Banjul Trip
[The Point]A multitude of Gambian fans of the iconic Ivorian player Didier Drogba, would have to wait much longer than next month to set eyes on the player.
Gambia Fans Hope to See Drogba Dented
[Foroyaa]Gambian fans' hope to get a glimpse of Didier Drogba have been dealt a hammer blow after the striker is omitted from the Ivory Coast squad to take on Gambia. Hopes were high for Gambian fans to have one last peep of the legendary ex-Chelsea forward who is said to be edging to retire from international duty with Ivory Coast after failing to land the African Cup of Nations trophy early this year. And Drogba who courts a large following fans base in Africa, Gambia in particular is understood to be furious onc
Drogba Misses Out in Gambia Date
[Daily Observer]Didier Drogba has not been included in the the Ivory Coast squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Gambia and Tanzania. It is the second time in succession that coach Sabri Lamouchi has overlooked the 35-year-old striker. The ex-Chelsea star struggled during this year's Africa Cup of Nations and was then dropped for March's World Cup qualifier against Gambia. Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has also been left out of the 26-man group.
Letter to Ivorian Minister of Justice On Government Reaction to Human Rights Watch Report
[HRW]Mr. GnĂ©nĂ©ma Mamadou COULIBALY
Court Halts Extradition Proceedings
[New Dawn]The Criminal Court "B" at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has halted the extradition proceedings of eight Ivoirians and summoned City Court Magistrate Nelson B. Chinneh to show "cause" why the defendants' petition should not be held, more than a week after the Magistrate granted government's motion to hear the extradition proceedings.
Five Ivoirians Arrested
[New Dawn]The Ministry of Agriculture is reported to have arrested five Ivoirian crewmen, impounding their fishing canoes after they violated Liberia's fishery laws in its territorial waters.
Simone Gbagbo Sent Back to Detention Centre in Cote d'Ivoire
[Leadership]Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo has been sent back to detention in the northern part of the Country. A presidential source said she was escorted back to detention by some members of staff of the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire and members of the Ivorian security on Wednesday.
Extradition Trial for Ivorians Resumes
[New Democrat]After failing in several legal proceedings to extradict eight Ivorians charged with multiple crimes in their homeland, state prosecutors yesterday finally succeeded in setting the stage for the suspected mercenaries to be sent back home for trial.
The French, the UN and the Ivory Coast
[Pambazuka]With the violent overthrow of democratically elected President Gbagbo, Ivory Coast has reverted to its old status of a French colony in fact. The hands of French, Western and UN officials drip with the blood of Ivorians
Ivorian Musical Group Tours Cameroon
Museba, the Ivoiro-Congolese musician, presented her maiden single, 'Bom Bom Bom' at a press conference in Yaounde on May 6, 2013.
Quattara Honours Elephants, Doles Out 5m CFA to Players
[Vanguard]Abidjan -The Ivorian President, Alassane Quattara,in Abidjan on Wednesday, conferred national honours on members of the victorious Elephants, winners of the 2013 Under 17 Africa Nations Cup.
Mercenaries Face Extradition Hearing
[New Dawn]The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has granted the Liberian Government's motion to hear an extradition proceeding of eight Ivorian nationals accused of committing numerous crimes in their homeland.
Newspaper Publisher Freed After More Than a Year in Detention
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that newspaper publisher Ousmane Sy SavanĂ© was finally released on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, after being held for just over 13 months on a charge of endangering state security.
UN Independent Expert Stresses Need for Justice to Aid Reconciliation in CĂ´te d'Ivoire
[UN News]Justice is a key element of the reconciliation process in CĂ´te d'Ivoire, a United Nations independent expert stressed today, and called on the Government to strengthen the rule of law.