| Jun 21, 2014

Park life

Elderly woman (speaking to a man sitting on a park bench drinking beer and listening to a transistor radio): Is that the soccer (match between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire)?

Colombia secures spot in second round of World Cup

Jun 20, 2014

Colombia secures spot in second round of World Cup

Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia — and its fanatical traveling supporters — are certainly making the most of being back on soccer’s biggest stage. Driven on by a partisan pro-Colombian crowd that turned the Estadio Nacional into a sea ...

Zaccheroni wants no fear

Jun 14, 2014

Zaccheroni wants no fear

by Gus Fielding

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni says his Blue Samurai must not approach Saturday’s World Cup opener against Cote d’Ivoire fearing defeat, and pointed to Spain’s World Cup win four years ago as proof that losing the first match does not mean the end of the ...

Eco-tourism may help save African chimps

May 4, 2014

Eco-tourism may help save African chimps

Before dawn in the thick rain forest of western Cote d’Ivoire, the air was filled with the sounds of male chimpanzees screaming, hooting and banging on trees. A baby chimpanzee named Dali slowly stretched out his brown, furry arms and clumsily scrambled from a ...

Cote d'Ivoire launches novel effort to rescue, relocate forest elephants

Jan 27, 2014

Cote d'Ivoire launches novel effort to rescue, relocate forest elephants

Conservationists are capturing and relocating elephants in Cote d’Ivoire forced out of their traditional habitat by encroaching humans, in the first such operation attempted in Africa’s forests. The International Fund for Animal Welfare this week began tranquilizing elephants outside the western town of Daloa, ...

Abe pledges $83.4 million in aid to stabilize Africa's Sahel region

Jan 11, 2014

Abe pledges $83.4 million in aid to stabilize Africa's Sahel region

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Friday that Japan will provide $83.4 million in humanitarian assistance to stabilize the southern Saharan Sahel region by March. Of the aid, Japan will offer $7.7 million to Cote d’Ivoire, according to a ...