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In his first column for BBC Sport, Manchester City defender Kolo Toure explains why his Ivory Coast team need to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Toure, who will be writing regularly throughout the tournament, also discusses the Elephants’ perfect preparations and the pain of last year’s defeat in the final.
It’s time for the talking [...]
In an interview, Alassane Ouattara, president of the Ivory Coast and chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), urges Germany’s leaders to engage more in the fight against Islamists in northern Mali. In addition to logistical aid, Berlin should also send troops, he argues.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Germany has promised two transport planes for the international [...]
The United Nations had a plan for Ivory Coast: to oversee elections and install a ‘winner-takes-all’ state president. Having failed to secure a political solution, the UN joined with French forces and one side in the civil war in Ivory Coast to forcibly overthrow the government that had lost the election [...]
For western eyes, Sudan has most often appeared as a site of famine or war, be it in the south or Darfur. Said to be “one of the hollow-bellied places of the world” or a landscape “seared by war,” the continent’s largest country has often been rendered via stereotypical images.
The politics of the situation facing Sudan [...]
The Angolan vice president, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, received on Tuesday in audience in Luanda, two emissaries of the candidate to the presidential elections in Cote D’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.
The emissaries are Jean Marie Kacou Gervais (head of the mission and Bakayoko Hamed.
The audience was granted in the ambit of the continuation of Angolan [...]
The so-called electoral crisis in Ivory Coast hardly has any African Press, any African perspective, to present it.
That includes its coverage by the media in Zimbabwe and Kenya, themselves two nations whose electoral and post-electoral situations have been made to read analogous firstly to each other, and secondly to what is happening in that West [...]
African leaders held talks on Monday in Ivory Coast with the aim of resolving the Electoral crisis after run off polls held in November of 2010. Meeting first with Laurent Gbagbo this afternoon at the Presidential Palace and then Alassane Ouattara later at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, the talks ended this evening with no [...]
In an interview on Wednesday with french television network I-Tele, former rebel leader and Ouattara’s chosen Prime Minister Guillaume Soro said, “It is obvious the only solution to the crisis is the use of force.”
Calling upon the support of the international community Soro said, “I ask the U.N. Security Council, European Union and ECOWAS to [...]
In an interview this week with BBC, the spokesman for Ouattara’s camp, Patrick Achi has said, “We ask [ed: Laurent Gbagbo] to concede defeat, recognize that the president of the Ivory Coast is Alassane Ouattara and once this happens, everything is possible.”
Ouattara refuses “any negotiations” with Laurent Gbagbo, who has himself stated that he is [...]
Laurent Gbagbo was sworn in as Ivory Coast’s President on Saturday 4th December at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan.
The Contitutional council, the top legal body, citing alleged intimidation in the north of the country controlled by the rebels, annulled hundreds of thousands of votes on Friday and handed victory to Gbagbo.
Gbagbo’s swearing in was broadcast [...]