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    Sports Super Falcons depart for Ivory Coast, say winning WAFU Women’s Cup is target – The Guardian...

    Nigeria’s Super Falcons PHOTO: CAF The Nigerian senior national women football team, the Super Falcons, on Monday departed Abuja for Ivory Coast, venue of the maiden West African Football Union (WAFU) Women’s Cup tournament. Maureen Mmadu, the team’s assistant coach, told … read more via The...
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    World Ex-First Lady Lands In Court Over Election Violence

    Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo goes on trial today in the main city, Abidjan, on charges of crimes against humanity. Known as the "Iron Lady", she has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for "attacking state authority" over her role in post-election violence in 2010...
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    World Still On 20 Years Jail, 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. The wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo is currently being held in Abidjan after being...
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    World Supreme Court Rejects Ex-First Lady's Appeal Over Election Violence

    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, Rodrigue Dadje said. Simone Gbagbo, currently being held in Abidjan, was...
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    Politics Goodluck Jonathan Reacts to Self Exile Report

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied media reports that he has gone on a self imposed exile to Ivory Coast. Reno Omokri, former media aide to Jonathan, faulted the media report via series of tweets on his official Twitter handle. He said: “I’m in touch with former President...
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    World 66-yr Old Sentenced Ivorian Ex-First Lady Getting 'Fair Trial'

    66-year old wife of former Ivorian President, Simone Gbagbo yesterday attended the opening hearing of her trial on charges against humanity for her alleged role in the 2010 electoral violence in the country. This was at the courtroom of Abidjan on Monday. The “Iron Lady” is already serving a...
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    World Ivory Coast: Shooting at Grand Bassam Beach Resort Leaves 11 Dead

    Shooting under way at L'Etoile du Sud hotel in resort popular with Westerners, according to reports, saying as many as 11 people have been killed by four gunmen At least 11 people including a five-year-old child have been killed after four gunmen attacked two hotel in the Ivory Coast resort of...
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    Politics Buhari Congratulates Ouattara On His Re-election

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night called President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire to congratulate him again on his election victory. In a press release issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, said "the president also praised Ivoirians for the...
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    World Ivory Coast: Ouattara re-elected by a landslide victory

    Ivory Coast’s President, Alassane Ouattara, won a landslide poll victory and a second five-year term in a weekend vote intended to draw a line under years of turmoil and a 2011 civil war, the elections commission announced on Wednesday. Ouattara won a total of 2,118,229 votes, or 83.66 percent...
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