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Ivory Coast footballer Cheick Tiote dies during training

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:56 AM

The 30-year-old died while training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises

Ivory Coast footballer Cheick Tiote dies during training

Ivory Coast government and rebel troops reach deal

Jan 14, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'The troops have agreed to return to their barracks, and for this reason gunfire has halted in Bouake,' says a local official

Ivory Coast government and rebel troops reach deal

Ivory Coast soldiers end mutiny after deal

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:20 PM

(UPDATED) The soldiers reach a deal with the government regarding their demands for higher salaries, housing, and faster promotion

Ivory Coast soldiers end mutiny after deal

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017 – media

Dec 31, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The complete ban would affect 34 processing enterprises and 143 designated trading venues, with dozens to be closed by the end of March 2017

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017 – media

Ivory Coast's impoverished children try golf, game of the rich

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:38 PM

'The aim is to get them out of poverty through golf and give a chance to all children in Ivory Coast, no matter what their social level,' says one golf instructor

Ivory Coast's impoverished children try golf, game of the rich

Most illegal ivory from recently killed elephants – study

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:33 PM

International trade in ivory from elephants killed after 1989 has long been banned

Most illegal ivory from recently killed elephants – study

Ivory Coast to learn result of vote on new constitution

Nov 01, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Questions remain as to how large the turnout will have been and how legitimate the outcome will appear

Ivory Coast to learn result of vote on new constitution

Scuffles as Ivory Coast votes on divisive constitution

Oct 30, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The proposed new constitution would see the creation of the post of vice president, but critics say it is simply a 'monarchistic tactic' by President Alassane Ouattara

Scuffles as Ivory Coast votes on divisive constitution

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Poaching takes a dramatic toll on the elephant population in Africa, with just around 415,000 elephants left

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The plight of Africa's rhino and elephants, targeted for their horns and tusks, is expected to dominate much of the 12-day meeting

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

World leaders of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) voted to call on countries to close ivory trade

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa exporter, but thousands of farmers there are now turning to unlicensed gold mines where they earn more

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

1 dead, several injured in shooting at Ivory Coast protest

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:56 PM

A hospital source says about 10 injured people were taken to hospital while one succumbed to his gunshot wounds

1 dead, several injured in shooting at Ivory Coast protest

Singapore destroys tons of illegal ivory

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM

It is the first time seized ivory has been destroyed in Singapore

Singapore destroys tons of illegal ivory

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise, after drug smuggling, counterfeiting, and human trafficking

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Kenya lights world's biggest ivory bonfire

Apr 30, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to the world's biggest ivory bonfire, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild

Kenya lights world's biggest ivory bonfire

'King of Congolese rumba' Papa Wemba dies

Apr 25, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Papa Wemba, one of Africa's greatest music stars, dies Sunday after collapsing on stage during a festival in the Ivory Coast

'King of Congolese rumba' Papa Wemba dies

Ivory Coast will not be 'intimidated by terrorists' – president

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:14 AM

The death toll in the country's first jihadist attack climbs to 18

Ivory Coast will not be 'intimidated by terrorists' – president

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:16 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Malaysia customs seizes 159 kg in smuggled ivory

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:41 PM

It is the latest seizures in a country used as a key Asian transit point in the illegal trade

Malaysia customs seizes 159 kg in smuggled ivory

'Powerful few' control ivory trafficking in Africa

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Scientists say only a few kingpins control the illegal trade, based on DNA analysis done on ivory samples

'Powerful few' control ivory trafficking in Africa

Ivory Coast government resigns ahead of reshuffle

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:46 PM

President Alassane Ouattara thanks Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan for his 'competence, leadership, and action at the head of the government'

Ivory Coast government resigns ahead of reshuffle

Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:05 PM

'The beauty of a work of art...cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife...the threat posed to biodiversity by poachers and traffickers,' says CBCP's Socrates Villegas

Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

Illegal ivory seized in Vietnam

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:24 PM

There have been a number of campaigns to warn Vietnamese not to use products from endangered animals but they have had little success

Illegal ivory seized in Vietnam

Hong Kong ivory trade 'major threat' to elephant survival

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:28 PM

The report finds more than 30,800 items – mainly jewelry and figurines – for sale in 72 stores and estimated that over 90% of sales were to buyers from mainland China

Hong Kong ivory trade 'major threat' to elephant survival

Lupita Nyong'o joins fight to save Africa's elephants

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Lupita is the ambassador for conservation organization WildAid, which engages celebrities to spread awareness of poaching and wildlife crime

Lupita Nyong'o joins fight to save Africa's elephants

Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

May 21, 2015 - 9:29 AM

This comes after authorities in Singapore say they have found a 3.7-ton haul worth an estimated $6 million

Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

Chocolate factory opens in cocoa king Ivory Coast

May 19, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Although the West African country has made cocoa its economic engine since it became independent from France in 1960, chocolate has not traditionally been part of national diets

Chocolate factory opens in cocoa king Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast bans skin whitening creams

May 07, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The ban affects whitening creams and lotions containing mercury and its derivatives, cortisone, vitamin A or more than two percent hydroquinine, a lightening agent that is used to develop photographs

Ivory Coast bans skin whitening creams

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors describe smugglers' abuse

Apr 23, 2015 - 11:04 PM

The men describe how the people smugglers operated a reign of terror while the migrants were held prior to embarkment in a disused building near Tripoli

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors describe smugglers' abuse

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

This is the first known case of elephant killing in Aceh this year

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

Mar 10, 2015 - 11:22 AM

The wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo is also accused of 'disturbing public order' and 'organizing armed gangs' after her husband and his supporters rejected results of December 2010 presidential elections

Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

Trial opens of ICoast's onetime 'Iron Lady', Simone Gbagbo

Dec 26, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Gbagbo is being tried for her role in events leading to months of post-election violence that left some 3,000 people dead and badly rattled the economy of the prosperous cocoa-producing nation

Trial opens of ICoast's onetime 'Iron Lady', Simone Gbagbo

Philippine crime lord enjoys jailhouse rock

Dec 18, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Colango, who was able to buy his way into the world of the prison's top criminal kingpins, used his time in prison to make himself a music star

Philippine crime lord enjoys jailhouse rock

Chinese officials 'on illegal African ivory buying sprees'

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Vendor in Tanzania: 'When the guest come, the whole delegation, that's then time when the business goes up'

Chinese officials 'on illegal African ivory buying sprees'

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Oct 24, 2014 - 8:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'A vaccine is not the magic bullet, but when ready, it may be a good part of the effort to turn the tide of the epidemic,' a World Health Organization official says

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Africa's uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:14 PM

While nations like Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa have well-equipped hospitals with specialist units and high-tech labs, vast expanses of the continent remain health care deserts

Africa's uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola

ICC confirms trial for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:29 PM

No date has yet been set for the trial of Gbagbo on four counts of crimes against humanity, allegedly committed at the end of his 10-year rule over the troubled west African country

ICC confirms trial for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Health workers death toll mounts in West Africa as Ebola spreads

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:03 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization voices concern about the 'unprecedented' number of healthcare workers hit by the Ebola outbreak

Health workers death toll mounts in West Africa as Ebola spreads

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Meanwhile a second front opens up in Africa's struggle with Ebola, after the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday it is preparing for a 'battle of at least three months'

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

First WHO worker infected by Ebola, DR Congo reports cases

Aug 24, 2014 - 9:55 PM

(UPDATED) The death toll continues to mount despite military-enforced quarantines of stricken districts, while neighboring states have slammed shut their border crossings in hopes to keeping illness out

First WHO worker infected by Ebola, DR Congo reports cases

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Aug 24, 2014 - 1:33 AM

Liberia is particularly hard hit by the epidemic, accounting for almost half of the 1,427 deaths

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Panic grips Ebola-hit west Africa

Aug 12, 2014 - 6:54 AM

West African nations battling the tropical disease ramped up drastic containment measures that have caused transport chaos, price hikes and food shortages

Panic grips Ebola-hit west Africa

Ivory Coast bans all flights from Ebola-affected countries

Aug 11, 2014 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Côte d'Ivoire government says it has banned all carriers from transporting passengers from Ebola-hit areas. It's also suspended flights from the national airline to and from such locations.

Ivory Coast bans all flights from Ebola-affected countries

Ebola-hit west Africa launches emergency plan

Aug 01, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast, are launching a US$100 million joint plan to tackle the Ebola epidemic

Ebola-hit west Africa launches emergency plan

Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings – CITES

Jul 12, 2014 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) Bangkok is under additional pressure to report back by next January on the steps it has taken to bolster recent laws that CITES claims are insufficient

Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings – CITES

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples – conservationists

Jul 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Save the Elephants: 'The surge in the price of ivory is driving a wave of killing of elephants across Africa that shows little sign of abating'

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples – conservationists

Thai ivory boom 'fuelling Africa elephant crisis'

Jul 02, 2014 - 9:42 PM

Thailand's 'out of control' ivory market is driving Africa's elephant poaching crisis, conservationists warn, accusing the kingdom of backsliding on its pledges

Thai ivory boom 'fuelling Africa elephant crisis'

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

A total of 399 people have died of Ebola, 280 of them in Guinea. The World Health Organization, however, insists that travel bans are not the answer

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Football: Japan curse Drogba and two 'nightmare' minutes

Jun 15, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Japanese football fans erupt in joy before dropping their heads in dismay and cursing Didier Drogba as the Blue Samurai went down 2-1 to Ivory Coast in their World Cup opener

Football: Japan curse Drogba and two 'nightmare' minutes