Ivory Coast ‘lucky’ to qualify for 2017 Afcon, says Bangura
Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura feels his side could have eliminated Ivory Coast from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and has questioned their chances of defending their title.
Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought
Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations.
Ivory Coast rain to boost cocoa crop but more sun needed - farmers
Abundant rainfall last week in most of Ivory Coast’s principal cocoa regions could boost the forthcoming October-to-March main crop but more sunshine is needed to accelerate the growth of small pods, farmers said on Monday.
Brightened hopes for Ivory Coast cocoa crop
Scattered rain and lots of sun in most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa growing regions brightened hopes for the cocoa main crop last week, although some eastern plantations still needed more rain, farmers said on Monday.
Ivory Coast banana growers on the comeback trail
Two years after devastating floods, banana planters in Ivory Coast have staged a comeback, eyeing an increase in production and new markets for the popular fruit.
Ivory Coast cool weather threatens next cocoa main crop
Persistent cool weather in some of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa growing regions could hurt output during the start of the forthcoming main crop, farmers said on Monday.
Ivory Coast's ex-first lady prepares for second trial
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried for crimes against humanity starting Tuesday, having already been jailed for 20 years for her part in 2010's post-electoral violence.
Ivory Coast court rejects appeal by ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo
Ivory Coast's supreme court has rejected former first lady Simone Gbagbo's appeal against a 20-year sentence over her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections that her husband Laurent Gbagbo lost, her lawyer said.