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Padded panties? Soup cubes? Ways to boost bottoms in Ivory Coast

Abidjan - Some like creams, others pop pills or splash out on padded panties. In Ivory Coast where "big is beautiful" bottom enhancers come in all shapes and sorts, and at any cost.

France says it will increase forces in Ivory Coast

Abidjan - France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces.

Ivory Coast counts on schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

Abidjan - "At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Congo 'rumba king' dies after collapsing on stage

Abidjan - Papa Wemba, one of Africa's greatest music stars, died on Sunday after collapsing on stage during a festival in Ivory Coast.

Ivorians seek to purify bloody beach after jihadist attack

Grand-bassam - Dressed in flowing red robes, a traditional religious group gathers on the beach to purify sands left bloodied by the unprecedented jihadist attack that killed 19 people in Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast toll rises to 19 with body found on beach

Grand-bassam - The toll from a deadly attack in Ivory Coast by an Al-Qaeda affiliate rose to 19 on Wednesday, with the body of a young man shot in the head found on the beach.

France ups Africa anti-terror support after Ivory Coast attack

Abidjan - France vowed Tuesday to step up anti-terrorist cooperation in Africa after Al-Qaeda's North African branch said it carried out a deadly weekend attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort.

At least 5 dead as gunmen storm Ivory Coast beach resort

Grand-bassam - At least five people were killed on Sunday when heavily-armed gunmen opened fire in the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand-Bassam, leaving bodies strewn on the beach.

I. Coast's Laurent Gbagbo, on trial after clinging to power

Abidjan - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.

Ble Goude: a 'Street General' who compares himself to Mandela

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, right-hand man to disgraced former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, was nicknamed "the General of the Streets" but insists he had no role in the deadly violence that has landed him at the International Criminal Court.

Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo, on trial after clinging to power

Abidjan - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.

Ivory Coast government resigns but PM stays

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's government resigned on Wednesday after President Alassane Ouattara vowed to bring more "efficiency" to the West African state just two months after he was re-elected.

4,000 'slave' child workers removed from cocoa plantations

Abidjan - Some 4,000 child victims of "slavery and exploitation" were removed from cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast between 2012 and 2014, authorities fighting child labour in the world's top cocoa producer have said.

I. Coast parliament speaker leaves France amid court row

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's parliamentary speaker, who is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between his country and France over a court investigation, left Paris for Abidjan on Wednesday evening, a spokesman said.

I. Coast Constitutional Council confirms Ouattara's re-election

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara for five years in an official proclamation eight days after the vote.

Ouattara re-elected as Ivory Coast president

Abidjan - Alassane Ouattara has won a landslide victory in Ivory Coast's presidential election, results showed Wednesday, in a vote seen as key to cementing the west African country's bid to overcome a history of electoral violence.

Opposition contests turnout in Ivory Coast presidential vote

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's weekend presidential poll won praise from observers as being peaceful and fair but saw the opposition contest turnout figures Monday as the west African nation tries to overcome a history of electoral violence.

Ivory Coast heads to the polls as Ouattara hopes to seal peace

Abidjan - Ivory Coast heads into presidential elections on Sunday with the incumbent Alassane Ouattara, campaigning on restoring stability, widely tipped for re-election.

Spain dismisses Rwanda case, abolishes universal jurisdiction Special

Spain’s supreme court has dismissed a high profile case against 40 Rwandan military officials indicted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other offenses committed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 1990s.

I.Coast bus crash leaves at least 19 dead, 37 injured

Abidjan - At least 19 people were killed and 37 hurt when a crowded minibus and another passenger vehicle collided in the Ivory Coast port town of San Pedro, police said Friday.
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