Latest Ivory Coast News

Guinea says it won't let detained ex-president leave country

Sep. 17, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's junta leaders vowed Friday that deposed President Alpha Conde would not be allowed to seek exile, saying they would not cave to mounting pressure from regional mediators who have imposed targeted sanctions after this month's coup. The...

EXPLAINER: Why is history repeating itself in Guinea's coup?

Sep. 07, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Many hoped that Guinea's landmark 2010 election would finally bring the West African country a democratic leader after decades of corrupt dictatorship. Instead President Alpha Conde decided to stick around for a third term, modifying the...

Tunisia tops Ivory Coast 78-75 to repeat as AfroBasket champ

Sep. 05, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri scored 22 points to help Tunisia repeat as African basketball champion in a 78-75 victory over Ivory Coast on Sunday. The veteran squad included former UCLA star Michael Roll, a naturalized citizen who had...

Tunisia, Ivory Coast win to advance to AfroBasket final

Sep. 04, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Naturalized citizen Matt Costello had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help Ivory Coast beat Senegal 75-65 to advance to the final of the African basketball championship against defending champion Tunisia on Saturday. Costello, who played briefly for...

Tall task: Cape Verde aims high in AfroBasket semifinals

Sep. 03, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Tiny Cape Verde has one big advantage as it tries to become African basketball champion for the first time: 7-foot-3 former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares. The Real Madrid center has led his squad into the AfroBasket semifinals to face defending champion Tunisia...

WHO says new test shows Ivory Coast did not have Ebola case

Sep. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — New tests show that Ivory Coast did not have its first case of Ebola in more than 25 years after all, the World Health Organization said, reversing course after the reported case last month prompted thousands of vaccines to be deployed. The...

52 feared dead, 1 survivor, on migrant boat going to Spain

Aug. 20, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A woman who was the only person pulled from a sinking dinghy in the Atlantic Ocean told her rescuers that the boat had left Africa a week earlier carrying 53 migrants, Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service said Friday. A merchant ship spotted the...

Ebola case reported in Ivory Coast after Guinea outbreak

Aug. 15, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Abidjan, a city of more than 4 million people, marking the first case of the disease in Ivory Coast in more than a quarter century, the World Health Organization said. Health officials said it was...

Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds,...

International court drops Simone Gbagbo arrest warrant

Jul. 30, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has withdrawn its arrest warrant for the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following her husband's acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly violence that erupted following his country's disputed 2010...