Swiss fine commodities giant Gunvor over bribes in Africa
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities have ordered commodities trading giant Gunvor to pay nearly 94 million Swiss francs (dollars) in compensation and fines for failing to stop its representatives from...
Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya, in an apparent attempt...
The Latest: Fraser-Pryce wins fourth world 100 gold
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest from the track and field world championships in Qatar on Sunday (all times local):
Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has won her fourth world...
ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of ex-Ivory Coast president
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of...
American coach Mike Taylor: From Pennsylvania to Poland
BEIJING (AP) — Poland made history in its opening game of the basketball World Cup in China, winning at the tournament for the first time in 52 years.
Capsule previews for the basketball World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — It is gold or bust for U.S. as the two-time defending World Cup champions try to become the first nation to win three straight.
France honors African veterans of World War II landings
PARIS (AP) — It's sometimes called "the forgotten D-Day," the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis.
Arsenal breaks transfer record to sign Pepe from Lille
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal has broken its transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille as the London club tries to return to the Champions League.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court have issued lengthy explanations for the decision to acquit Ivory Coast's ex-president on crimes against humanity charges...
Ivory Coast passes legislation encouraged by Ivanka Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is applauding the recent passage of legislation in Ivory Coast related to changes she pushed during her April trip to Africa.
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport thwarted a man's attempt to import several pounds of African rat...
Senegal, Ivory Coast through to last 16 at African Cup
Sadio Mane made amends by scoring twice after missing an early penalty to see Senegal through to the knockout stage at the African Cup of Nations on Monday.
Morocco progresses at African Cup after beating Ivory Coast
Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to qualify for the last 16 from the African Cup of Nations' so-called group of death, giving coach Herve Renard another victory over his former team on...
Ivory Coast starts with win in African Cup’s toughest group
Ivory Coast began its campaign in the African Cup of Nations' toughest group with a 1-0 win over South Africa on Monday.
Mali provided the biggest victory so far at the tournament in Egypt...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says a Spanish woman has been killed and 10 Spanish girls have been injured in a traffic accident in the Ivory Coast.
UN extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Thursday extending an arms embargo and other sanctions against South Sudan over objections from African nations, Russia and...
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast.
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):
Eleven members of the U.N. Security Council are urging fighters in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in...
Injured Bailly to miss African Cup for Ivory Coast
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly will miss the African Cup of Nations after damaging a medial ligament in his right knee playing for Manchester United.
APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job
ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.
AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her...
In Ivory Coast, Ivanka Trump talks women’s rights
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivanka Trump met with the vice president of Ivory Coast as part of a trip to Africa focused on women's economic development.
Ivanka Trump promotes women’s empowerment in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for...
GIZA, Egypt (AP) — Mohamed Salah and host Egypt will face Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the group stage of an historic African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the tournament will field 24...
African billionaire rebuts idea of migration flood in Europe
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat, Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim said Sunday.
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Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women’s initiative
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women's initiative she's leading.
President Donald Trump's daughter will visit Ethiopia...
Beloved chef released from immigration custody
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved soup kitchen chef in upstate New York who was detained by immigration officials has been released from a detention center.
Belgium says willing to receive ex-Ivory Coast president
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium says it is willing to receive Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo after he was released from International Criminal Court custody but is still discussing the details of his stay.
Foreign affairs spokesman Karl Lagatie said Saturday that Belgium had "in principle accepted to receive" Gbagbo but details would be worked out "in the coming days."
Politicians, NY sheriff back cook held by immigration agency
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved soup kitchen chef didn't show up for work after a recent routine check-in with federal immigration officials landed him in jail and raised the possibility he would soon be deported.
Now, Kinimo Ngoran's immigration case has become a local cause celebre, as elected officials, political activists, faith leaders and a local sheriff are rallying to stop his deportation to the country he fled more than a decade ago to escape violence.
Ex-Ivory Coast leader released by international court
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ivory Coast's ex-president and a former youth minister were released from International Criminal Court custody Friday, more than two weeks after they were acquitted of involvement in deadly violence that erupted after their country's 2010 election.
The Latest: Lawyer says Ivory Coast ex-minister free soon
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on Ivory Coast's former leader at the ICC (all times local):
A lawyer for former Ivory Coast youth minister Charles Ble Goude says he expects his client to be freed in a matter of hours after the International Criminal Court ruled that he should be granted conditional release.
Will Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is making waves in the West African nation where some celebrate his pending release but others fear a repeat of the deadly 2010-2011 post-election violence that led him to The Hague.
Ivory Coast agrees to delay African Cup hosting to 2023
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast has agreed to host the African Cup of Nations tournament in 2023 instead of 2021 after the head of the continent's soccer body met with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to broker a deal.
ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must spend at least another two weeks in detention at the International Criminal Court, despite being acquitted this week of involvement in deadly post-election violence.
Judges ruled Friday that Gbagbo and former government youth minister Charles Ble Goude must remain in custody until judges issue a decision on a prosecution appeal against their unconditional release.
Lawyers again urge ICC to release ex-Ivory Coast president
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers on Thursday again called for the immediate release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-government minister from detention at the International Criminal Court following their acquittal this week on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.
ICC judges say Gbagbo should be released following acquittal
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges said Wednesday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister should be released immediately following their acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence in 2010.
Prosecutors have said they will appeal the acquittals once judges issue their written majority decision acquitting Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude.
ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of responsibility for crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying the prosecution failed to prove their case.
Judge orders bail hearing for asylum applicant held 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — An asylum applicant fearing political prosecution in the Ivory Coast has been jailed for nearly three years after entering the country legally, and a judge Thursday decided he deserves a bail hearing.
Adou Kouadio entered the country through an El Paso, Texas, border crossing in February 2016 and was immediately detained pending an asylum hearing. He had his initial application denied in June 2017 and has remained detained amid an appeal of the denial.
The Latest: Boat which rescued migrants hopes for safe port
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):
A private rescue boat with 33 migrants aboard for days in the Mediterranean is appealing for a safe port.
The crew aboard Sea-Watch 3, operated by a German humanitarian group, has tweeted that the migrants were rescued from waters off Libya on Dec. 22.
Mauritania qualifies in another African Cup surprise
Mauritania qualified for its first major soccer tournament on Sunday when it beat Botswana to claim a place at next year's African Cup of Nations.
It was the second major surprise of qualifying after Madagascar sealed a spot at the African Cup for the first time last month.
Mauritania, a country in northwest Africa covered almost completely by the Sahara desert, came from behind to beat Botswana 2-1 with two goals by forward Ismael Diakite.
Dem’s lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans in Mississippi's intensifying U.S. Senate race are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later deposed and charged with crimes against humanity.
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and a GOP campaign group have launched ads questioning whether Espy lied about his work for Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, who is on trial at the International Criminal Court. Fox News reported on Espy's lobbying work Thursday.
The Latest: GOP senator hits challenger over lobbying work
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local):
As Mississippi's U.S. Senate race intensifies, Republicans are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later charged with crimes against humanity.
UN report: Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors.
Jail for offenders with new Tunisian anti-discrimination law
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian parliament has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw racial discrimination and to make criminal offenders eligible for prison time.
Lawmakers passed the measure late Tuesday. The legislation was a response to the assault of a man from Ivory Coast on a Tunis street in July that triggered reaction online and denunciation from anti-racism associations.
ICC prosecutors urge judges to continue Ivory Coast trial
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.
Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend.
The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said Rwanda soccer federation secretary general Francois Regis Uwayezu and commissioner for competitions Eric Ruhamiriza were arrested on Wednesday after allegations made by Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's president has granted amnesty to former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who had been serving 20 years in prison for offenses against the state.
President Alassane Ouattara on state television late Monday announced he had granted amnesty to 800 political prisoners prosecuted for crimes connected to the 2010 postelection crisis.
More than 3,000 people were killed after ex-President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat.
PARIS (AP) — France's army says a French military helicopter has crashed in Ivory Coast during a training mission, killing the pilot and injuring another crew member.
The army says the 25-year-old officer died Tuesday night of injuries sustained when his Gazelle helicopter crashed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Abidjan earlier in the day.