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Eric Bailly is nearing a return for Manchester United after taking part in first-team training on Monday.

How Ivory Coast civil war nearly ruined Eric Bailly’s European dream

Eric Bailly was affected by the second Ivorian civil war which started in November 2010 and nearly missed out on his first European trip to commence his professional career.Eric Bailly was affected by the second Ivorian civil war which started in November 2010 and nearly missed out on his first European trip to commence his professional career.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana lauds French ECOWAS members’ decision to dump CFA for ECO

The Ghanaian government has hailed the resolve by eight member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to cut their colonial links with France’s CFA (Communaute Financiere d’Afrique) Franc and adopt ECO as their common currency.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Nigeria studying situation on adoption of Eco as ECOWAS currency

The Federal Government says it is studying the situation on change of West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) currency, Eco, to be used as ECOWAS single currency.

Ivory Coast issues warrant for ex-rebel chief after his return aborted

Ivory Coast prosecutors on Monday issued an arrest warrant for presidential candidate Guillaume Soro who aborted a planned return by diverting his flight to Ghana as security forces stormed his party headquarters in Abidjan.
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.

West African countries rename common currency, sever its links to France

Eight West African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast president says he will run in 2020 election if former leaders run

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two civil wars this century.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Côte d’Ivoire wants Akinwumi Adesina re-elected AfDB president

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.
The Cote D’ivoire Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency Toure nee Kone Maman has said solicited the collaboration of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission in harnessing the Christian Holy Sites in her country.

Cote d’Ivoire: Why we should strengthen relations with Nigeria

The Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire to Nigeria, Mrs Toure Maman, has called for deeper economic cooperation with Nigeria to strengthen trade relations between the two countries.

Alassane Ouattara: ECOWAS should rule on single currency by 2020

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has said West African nations who meet the criteria to join the single currency should do so by 2020.

Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while insisting investigations would continue.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s ex-strongman Laurent Gbagbo goes to Belgium on exile

Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo gestures as he enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on January 15, 2019, where judges were expected to issue rulings on requests by Gbagbo and ex-government minister Charles Ble Goude to have their prosecutions thrown out for lack of evidence. – The International Criminal Court on January 15 acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Judges ordered the immediate release of the 73-year-old deposed strongman, the first head of state to stand trial at the troubled ICC, and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude. (Photo by Peter Dejong / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

ICC orders release of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court finally freed former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Friday after his shock acquittal last month of crimes against humanity.
Alain Lobognon

Ivorian MP Alain Lobognan jailed for ‘fake news’ tweet

An Ivorian MP and ex-sports minister has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $520 (£400) for spreading fake news that incited violence.

CAF confirms Ivory Coast as 2023 AFCON host

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final draw will take place while confirming that Ivory Coast has accepted to host the 2023 continental showpiece.

Ivory Coast agree to host the Nations Cup in 2023

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says Ivory Coast has agreed to host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, instead of 2021.

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PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Akure explosion: Peter Obi sympathises with Ondo government, people

The former Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

FRSC establishes situation room to monitor coronavirus

The Federal Road Safety Corps has established a situation room in its Operations Department to receive reports from field commands on the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Police reveal source of Ondo explosion

A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.