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Paulo Dybala 'can leave Juventus if he asks to' amid Manchester United interest

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has been told he can leave Paulo Dybala 'if he asks to' amid interest from Manchester United. Dybala continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford having caught United's eye over the last 12 months. Juve chief Giuseppe Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport: "He's a very


Drogba looks to future as stellar career winds down

Abidjan (AFP) - At the age of 39, Didier Drogba is in the twilight years of a glittering football career that has spanned two decades and six countries and brought him a harvest of trophies. Such moments are typically occasions of nostalgia, even sadness, for many ageing football greats. But, in an


Ivory Coast awards Tullow two oil blocks - government spokesman

January 17, 2018 / 4:04 PM / Updated 2 hours ago ABIDJAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast awarded Tullow Oil two new oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, including one offshore block located along the maritime boundary with Ghana, government spokesman Bruno Kone said. In Ghana, Tullow operates the Jubil


Ghana to Consider Pay Cut for Cocoa Farmers

Ghana's government will consider cutting the price it pays to cocoa farmers because a slump that started more than a year ago shows little sign of abating, said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. A price cut would signal a policy shift in the world's second-biggest grower of the beans, which has ruled


UPDATE 1-Ivory Coast awards Tullow two new oil and gas blocks

ABIDJAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast awarded Tullow Oil TLW.L two new oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, including one along the maritime boundary with Ghana, government spokesman Bruno Kone said. Africa-focused Tullow now holds stakes in nine Ivorian blocks, eight of which it has picked up since


Terror probe in Ghana after 'explosives' arrests

ACCRA - Police in Ghana on Tuesday said they were investigating whether three people had links to extremist groups after they were arrested following the discovery of suspected explosives in the capital. The Ghana Police Service announced in a statement late on Monday that the suspects were detained


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Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 bln CFA francs in 2018 bonds

January 16, 2018 / 4:16 PM / Updated an hour ago ABIDJAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 billion CFA francs ($2.35 billion) in bonds on the regional CFA franc market in 2018, treasury director Jules Coulibaly told Reuters on Tuesday. The sum would be an increase on the 1,296.8


Uganda defeat masks encouraging start to Desabre regime

Having only appointed Sebastien Desabre 16 days before the start of the African Nations Championship, Uganda were always going to be up against it in Morocco. A tricky group including an experienced Zambia side, Ivory Coast and underdogs Namibia also represented a tough opening hurdle, despite the u


Cocoa Farming: The Key to Reversing Deforestation in West Africa

Cocoa farmer David Kebu Jnr holding dried cocoa beans. The industrial chocolate industry is driving deforestation in West Africa on a devastating scale, according to recent articles published in The Guardian and Reuters. The Ivory Coast is the biggest victim-once 25% of the country was covered in


Cisse wants Ivory Coast to draw on spirit of 2016 after CHAN defeat

Ivory Coast goalkeeper Abdoul Karim Cisse believes that the Elephants can turn round their African Nations Championship campaign despite a shock opening defeat by Namibia, having also bounced back from adversity in the 2016 event. Two years ago, Cisse was part of an Elephants squad that were defeate


Charles Hambira heads home as Namibia stun Ivory Coast

Namibia began their African Nations Championship campaign with a first competitive victory over the Ivory Coast when Charles Hambira headed home a stoppage-time winner. Hambira's leap and pinpoint header was the last effort of the game, as the centre-back jumped to meet a Riaan Hanamub free kick to


Ghana's president tells Trump his African nation is not a 's---hole country'

Two days after President Donald Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as "shithole countries" with undesirable emigrants for the United States, the president of Ghana called the language "extremely unfortunate" and said his nation was not a "shithole country." Nana Akufo


This underdog bites, warns Namibia boss Mannetti

Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti has warned his team's African Nations Championship opponents that his side are 'underdogs with teeth' ahead of their opener against Ivory Coast on Sunday. The Southern Africans are primed to make their debut in the competition for African players based in the continent


Manchester United handed injury boost as Eric Bailly steps up recovery from ankle problem

The Ivory Coast international was sent for an operation last month in a bid to sort out the injury Eric Bailly is stepping up his recovery from an ankle injury after Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera posted footage of the defender running in the pool. The Ivory Coast international was sent


African Nations Championship 2018 explained - and why no top Premier League players are taking part

The fifth edition of the competition was celebrated with a Google Doodle but there won't be any top Premier League stars involved Internet browsers will have spotted a unique new Google Doodle on Saturday morning - and it's advertising football. The artwork, which appears in place of the tradition


Jewish Outreach Group Ramps Up Conversions In Africa, Latin America

The international Jewish outreach group Kulanu is trumpeting their 2017 accomplishments, including organizing more than 150 Jewish conversions in Africa and Latin America. "This year, Kulanu teams traveled to Nicaragua in July and Cte d'Ivoire in December to help people who had been preparing for ye


Ivory Coast cocoa grinding up 2 pct through Dec -exporter data

January 11, 2018 / 1:40 PM / in a few seconds ABIDJAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast cocoa grinders had processed 124,000 tonnes of beans by the end of December, up slightly from 121,000 tonnes at the same point in the previous season, data from exporters' association GEPEX showed on Thursday. In


Israel is paying its citizens to help deport asylum seekers

Asylum seekers who are being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center where hundreds of migrants are being held on February 17, 2014 in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repre


Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second largest city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday. The soldiers, who were involved in a series of mutin