Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the ‘sleeping sickness’ | AFP

African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a deadly parasitic disease spread by the Tsetse fly. Researchers at the Pierre Richet Institute in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, are working to eliminate the disease.

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Heavy rains trigger floods in Ivory Coast | AFP

Heavy rains have been falling since last week in Ivory Coast, leading to floods in several cities across the country, extensive material damage and the deaths of five people in Abidjan.

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Ivory Coast to hold first makeup fashion show | AFP

Ivory Coast’s best makeup artists are to compete in the nation’s first makeup festival in November, showing that there is more to the industry than meets the eye. Over 3,000 people are expected to visited the three-day event in Abidjan.

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Thousands pay tribute to the Ivorian star DJ Arafat after death | AFP

Thousands of fans in Ivory Coast, including football star Didier Drogba, pay tribute to DJ Arafat, the 33-year-old who died in a motorbiking accident. IMAGES

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Ivory Coast’s ‘Floating Island’ points to greener tourism | AFP

The seaside resort offers visitors a cool drink or tasty meal, a dip in a pool, a karaoke session or an overnight stay, all with a view. Nothing much new there, you may say — creature comforts like this are pretty much standard in tropical hotels. The big difference, though, is that this mini resort is also a moveable island that floats on plastic bottles.

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‘Ocean Viking’ ship rescues 85 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | AFP

Just arrived in the vast rescue zone off Libya, the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship picked up migrants who had left Libya in a small inflatable boat. In total, the humanitarian ship is carrying 85 people from Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and Sudan. Among them, five women, 11 teenagers and four children, the youngest of whom is only one year old.

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‘Ocean Viking’ ship rescues 85 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | AFP

Just arrived in the vast rescue zone off Libya, the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship picked up migrants who had left Libya in a small inflatable boat. In total, the humanitarian ship is carrying 85 people from Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and Sudan. Among them, five women, 11 teenagers and four children, the youngest of whom is only one year old.

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AFCON-2019: Algeria fans in Lyon celebrate beating Ivory Coast | AFP

Algerian football fans celebrate in Lyon after their team defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez and set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria.

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AFCON ‘might be over for me’, says injured I. Coast captain | AFP

After leaving the pitch injured during Ivory Coast’s defeat to Morocco, Ivory Coast captain Serge Aurier says he fears the Africa Cup of Nations “might be over” for him. SOUNDBITE(REFILE WITH NAME OF JOURNALIST CORRECTED)

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Ghanaian cocoa producers delighted by new minimum price system | AFP

Ghanaian cocoa producers and chocolatiers are delighted by new government measures, established in conjunction with Ivory Coast, aiming to set a minimum price for cocoa on the international market.

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