Ivory Coast

  • Ivory Coast qualify for third straight World Cup 17-11-2013 10:19 AM

    Casablanca: Ivory Coast qualified for a third straight World Cup after surviving a nervous finish to draw 1-1 with Senegal for a 4-2 aggregate win in the African playoffs on Saturday. Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran...
  • Drogba back in Ivory Coast side for Mexico match 07-08-2013 04:35 PM

    Didier Drogba is to return to the Ivory Coast national team next week for the first time since the country's calamitous African Nations Cup finals performance at the start of the year. The veteran striker has been named in a 23-man squad for a friendly against Mexico in New York...
  • Bangalore: Two arrested for assaulting African national, police denies racial abuse 16-07-2013 11:53 PM

    Bangalore: An Ivory Coast national working with a city-based IT firm has been injured after being assaulted in a brawl over rash driving in Bangalore, police said on Tuesday. Two persons were arrested in connection with the assault on Wandoh Timothi- aged around 40- near Agara main road while on...
  • Kolo Toure officially joins Liverpool from Manchester City 03-07-2013 11:29 AM

    Liverpool: Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has officially joined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer on Tuesday, the Merseyside club announced. The centre-back's deal with City expired on Monday and the 32-year-old, whose move had been planned for some time, completed the formalities when the new transfer window...
  • Ethiopia crush South Africa's hopes of qualifying for Brazil 17-06-2013 10:37 AM

    Maputo: Ethiopia ended the hopes of 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa from making next year's finals in Brazil after a dramatic round of African group stage qualifying matches on Sunday. The Ethiopians join Algeria, Egypt, the Ivory Coast and Tunisia through to the third and final phase of the...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger 09-06-2013 09:24 AM

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's top-ranked team...
  • FIFA bans Ivory Coast and Basel player for 4 months 06-06-2013 11:00 PM

    Basel: FIFA has suspended Ivory Coast and Basel midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die for four months over a five-year-old contract dispute, the Swiss champions said Thursday. Basel said that Serey Die, who joined the club only in January, is banned from the start of next season - a sanction that covers...
  • FIFA reject Drogba's special loan request 22-11-2012 10:36 PM

    FIFA have refused Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba permission to leave China's Shanghai Shenhua on loan before the January transfer window. FIFA said they had received a request to be registered outside an open registration period from the former Chelsea forward, whose season in the Chinese Super League is over....
  • Drogba scores twice as Ivory Coast beat Austria 3-0 15-11-2012 10:25 AM

    Didier Drogba scored less than two minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute to help Ivory Coast overpower Austria 3-0 in their friendly on Wednesday. Didier Ya Konan and Lacina Traore were the other scorers as the Elephants extended their unbeaten run to 22 matches, including the 0-0 draw...
  • 500,000 people still displaced in Ivory Coast: US 16-06-2011 11:07 AM

    Washington: There are still up to half a million displaced persons in Ivory Coast, the United States has said, a sharp increase over a UN report the day before that put the number at just over 300,000. "The situation in Cote d'Ivoire is improving, but some continuing unrest is still...
  • Ivory Coast investigates ministers in blood crimes 16-04-2011 10:59 PM

    Abidjan: Shooting erupted on Saturday in a sprawling Abidjan neighborhood where fighters loyal to Ivory Coast's arrested strongman Laurent Gbagbo have sought refuge, residents of the area said. The shooting appeared to be between residual forces of a pro-Gbagbo militia and forces that fought to install democratically elected President Alassane...
  • India worried about violence in Ivory Coast 11-04-2011 10:25 AM

    Boston: India has expressed worry over the events unfolding in the Ivory Coast, saying the situation in the West African country is deteriorating "by the hour" and hoped that a solution would be worked out between the warring factions. "We are extremely worried about the unfolding situation (in Cote d'Ivoire),"...
  • UN forces rescue Indian envoy to Ivory Coast 08-04-2011 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to Ivory Coast Shyama Jain has been rescued by the United Nations forces. All the embassy staff has also been evacuated from the civil war torn country. Shama was trapped inside her home for several hours on Thursday because of heavy firing between opposition forces and...
  • Final battle rages in Ivory Coast 05-04-2011 08:28 AM

    Abidjan: The United Nations and French forces opened fire with attack helicopters Monday on the arsenal of this country's entrenched ruler, as columns of foot soldiers finally pierced the city limit and surrounded the strongman's home. The fighters aiming to topple strongman Laurent Gbagbo had succeeded in taking nearly the...
  • Over 800 killed as fighting rages in Ivory Coast 03-04-2011 09:35 AM

    Johannesburg: Unknown attackers wielding machetes and guns killed more than 1,000 civilians in the neighborhood of an Ivory Coast town controlled by forces fighting to install the internationally recognised president, the Catholic charity Caritas told on Saturday. The UN mission in Ivory Coast said it has a team investigating the...
  • Valentine chocolates - the new blood diamonds? 10-02-2011 12:47 PM

    Dallas/New York: Valentine chocolates may become the new blood diamonds. As chocolatiers plan for one of their biggest sales weeks of the year, human rights activists are stepping up efforts to make consumers think twice before purchasing the traditional box of chocolates for their sweethearts for Valentine's Day on Monday....
  • World faces chocolate drought in 2014 28-01-2011 01:27 PM

    London: The world is facing a 'chocolate drought', according to an expert, whose warning is prompted by fears that the globe's sustainable cocoa supplies could be exhausted by 2014. Political unrest in the Ivory Coast, the source of almost half the world's cocoa beans, has depleted the number of cocoa...
  • Ivory Coast name Drogba in squad for Nations Cup 05-01-2008 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday said Sachin Tendulkar would not have walked back to the pavillion had he known that the umpire had ruled him not out in India's World Cup league match against the West Indies on Sunday. Ponting, who had waited for the umpire's decision...
  • Drogba to leave Chelsea soon: Reports 21-11-2007 03:50 PM

    Melbourne: Under-siege Ricky Ponting should remain captain of Australia despite the spectre of losing the Ashes series against England, team vice-captain Michael Clarke said on Sunday. Clarke vouched his support for Ponting's captaincy as Australia endured one of their worst Test days and now face a mountain to climb to...