Ivory Coast

UN urged to replace peacekeepers with drones in fragile Ivory Coast

The use of unmanned drones has proved controversial. Photo: AP

Ivory Coast, whose security situation is described as "fragile" after a decade of turmoil that culminated in a brief civil war in 2011, has asked the UN to consider deploying the unmanned aerial systems when its peacekeeping forces are reduced later this year.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 4:28am

Briefs, February 5, 2013

Sergei Filin had acid splashed on his face last month. Photo: AP

An exhausted British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat made landfall yesterday after a perilous 12-day journey. 

5 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Short Soccer, January 9, 2013

Michael Owen, 33, joined Stoke City in September. Photo: EPA

Australian A-League club Perth Glory yesterday ruled out signing former England striker Michael Owen because they want someone younger.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Ivory Coast New Year's fireworks stampede kills 60

The scene after 60 people died after crowds stampeded during a celebratory New Year fireworks in Abidjan. Photo: AFP

About 60 people were crushed to death in a stampede outside a stadium in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan after a New Year's Eve fireworks display.

The tragedy unfolded near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, where a crowd had gathered to watch fireworks.

2 Jan 2013 - 6:31am

Papal envoy to Ivory Coast killed in car crash

The papal envoy to Ivory Coast, Indian Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, was killed in a traffic accident in the west of the country at the weekend.

Madtha was travelling back from the northwestern town of Odienne to an ordination ceremony when his car was in a collision with another vehicle.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am