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Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 2 comments

Serey Die breaks into tears during Ivory Coast national anthem

Prior to the match against Colombia, Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die broke down in tears as his national anthem played, setting off a rumor that he had found out hours before the game that his father had passed away.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Yaya Toure mulls Man City exit after meagre birthday celebrations

He helped Manchester City to a League Cup and Premiership title this season, but 31-year-old Yaya Toure may have kicked his last ball for Manuel Pellegrini's super-rich side, all because the club failed to celebrate his birthday adequately.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Report: United Nations to ease embargo on Ivory Coast diamonds

Abidjan - A decade-long embargo on diamonds from the Ivory Coast could be partially lifted this week, several United Nations diplomats said Friday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Booming demand for shea, African 'women's gold', reduces poverty

Abidjan - The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
In the Media by Christophe Koffi (AFP)

I. Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

Abidjan - The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo's onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity has divided his west African nation.The pro-Gbagbo opposition said the search for closure following more than a d...
In the Media by Christophe Koffi (AFP)

Ivory Coast transfers Gbagbo right-hand man to ICC

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity, the Ivorian government said Saturday.The 42-year-old former youth leader f...
In the Media by AFP

Chimps contract malaria at the same rate as people

Chimpanzees have been studied for the first time relation to the incidences of malaria. The conclusion is that chimps can contract malaria just as easily as people and have similar survival rates if untreated.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

French oil tanker reported hijacked off West African coast

A French oil tanker sailing off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire is suspected of having been hijacked by pirates. The tanker had a crew of 17 on board an there has been no contact with the ship since yesterday.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Children killed in Angola stampede

Four children were among over a dozen people that have died in a stampede at a stadium used for evangelical vigil in the Angolan capital Luanda on New Year's Eve. Reports say the stampede also left 120 others injured in the southern African country.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

Hershey sued over alleged African child slave labor

A Louisiana public pension fund is suing confectionery giant Hershey Co. over the company's alleged use of cocoa sourced from West African plantations using child slave labor.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Chocolate's open secret on child labour

Nestle, one of the world's major chocolate producers, is still exploiting child labour, according to a report by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 2 comments

Zambia Stun Ivory Coast to Win Africa Cup

Toronto - Zambia clinched the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating clear-cut favourites Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in a nerve-wracking final played in Libreville, Gabon.
In the Media by Farid Omar

Man City's Yaya Toure named 2011 African footballer of the year

After helping Manchester City to end its 35-year wait for a major trophy, Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure was on Thursday named the 2011 African Footballer of the Year.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Email fraud: Gaddafi's wife offers to share her looted fortune

The latest scam to surface in this journalist's email inbox is an offer to share $12.5 million of Col. Gaddafi's wealth, apparently looted from the late dictator's safe.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Transatlantic cable brings broadband revolution to Nigeria Special

Lagos - Tope is one of the millions of Nigerians who are benefiting from the seeming revolution gradually taking place in the area of Internet services in Africa’s most populous country.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

Op-Ed: Gbagbo capture — Lessons for African leaders

The capture and humiliation, on Monday, of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo should serve as a lesson to Africa's leaders and maybe to the rest of the so-called Third World.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma

Op-Ed: Self-declared Ivory Coast president Gbagbo has been arrested

The news has started to come through that the terrible and bloody civil war in Ivory Coast may at last be coming to an end. Ivory Coast former president Laurent Gbagbo was arrested by French-backed forces of president-elect Alassane Ouattara.
In the Media by Donna Murphy

Op-Ed: Ivory Coast — Another turn in this battle for power

Just as many of us thought that this long and bloody war was coming to an end, we see that there is yet another twist in this Ivory Coast tale.
In the Media by Donna Murphy

Op-Ed: Ivory Coast - UN and the French take the battle to Gbagbo's door

Today, 5 April, 2011, Laurent Gbagbo's palace and two military camps under his control have been struck from the air, the UN confirmed, in retaliation for "reckless and mindless attacks on civilians and UN personnel."
In the Media by Donna Murphy - 1 comment
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