Economic Community of West African States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24092/all en Ivory Coast inflation rises to 3.4 pct in Dec http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ivory-coast-inflation-rises-34-pct-dec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABIDJAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast year-on-year consumer price inflation in rose to 3.4 percent in December from 3 percent in November, figures from the National Statistics Institute showed on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ivory-coast-inflation-rises-34-pct-dec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d'Ivoire Economic Community of West African States Health Ivory Coast Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:30 +0000 5732690 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France to pursue Mali mission, raise domestic security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-france-pursue-mali-mission-raise-domestic-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - France will pursue operations in Mali to prepare a subsequent African-led intervention to oust Islamist rebels and will step up anti-terrorist security measures on its own territory, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday.</p> <p>As French aircraft pounded rebel fighters for a second day, Hollande said he had given instructions that the several hundred French troops sent to Mali must keep their actions strictly limited to supporting a West African ECOWAS operation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-france-pursue-mali-mission-raise-domestic-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Francois Hollande François Hollande War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:15:29 +0000 5733638 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fugitive Ivorian youth leader Ble Goude arrested in Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fugitive-ivorian-youth-leader-ble-goude-arrested-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ble Goude wanted in Ivory Coast over kidnappings, torture</p> <p>* Was ally of ex-president and war crimes defendant Gbagbo (Adds Ivorian government, HRW quotes, details)</p> <p>By Kwasi Kpodo</p> <p>ACCRA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A former youth leader and close ally of Ivory Coast ex-president and international war crimes defendant Laurent Gbagbo was arrested in neighbouring Ghana on Thursday, a Ghanaian official and exiled Gbagbo supporters said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fugitive-ivorian-youth-leader-ble-goude-arrested-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Economic Community of West African States Laurent Gbagbo Member states of the African Union Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:01:02 +0000 5735734 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-EU to host Mali meeting on Feb. 5 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-eu-host-mali-meeting-feb-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The European Union will host an international meeting to discuss the security situation in Mali next month, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Monday.</p> <p>The conference will take place in two weeks' time in Brussels and will involve the United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS, the regional grouping of West African states.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-eu-host-mali-meeting-feb-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:16:02 +0000 5737191 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Goalless draw blights chances for Niger and DR Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-goalless-draw-blights-chances-niger-and-dr-congo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo battled to a goalless stalemate in an evenly-fought Group B match on Thursday which did neither team any favours in their quest to reach the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.</p> <p>Although Niger secured their first ever point in the finals after losing all three games in 2012 and their opening match here, the result at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium left Ghana top after two matches with four points, followed by Mali (3), DR Congo (2) and Niger (1).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-goalless-draw-blights-chances-niger-and-dr-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Community of West African States Niger Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:15:52 +0000 5739034 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday Jan 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-friday-jan-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday:</p> <p>TENNIS</p> <p>Australian Open (to 27)</p> <p>Champion Azarenka takes on China's Li for women's trophy</p> <p>Defending champion Victoria Azarenka will bid for back-to-back titles at Melbourne Park when she takes on China's late-blooming Li Na in the final of the Australian Open. (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), play starts at 0830 GMT/3:30 AM ET, by Nick Mulvenney, Ian Ransom, Greg Stutchbury and Simon Cambers, 700 words, plus sidebars)</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-friday-jan-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Business Economic Community of West African States Olympique de Marseille Republics Stade Rennais F.C. Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:15:19 +0000 5739382 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Underdogs Cape Verde reach quarters after stunning fightback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-underdogs-cape-verde-reach-quarters-after-stunning-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters - Massive underdogs Cape Verde Islands scored two late goals to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win over Angola and qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>A header from Gege after 82 minutes and a strike from substitute Heldon in the first minute of stoppage time gave the islanders the most unlikely of wins and put them into the last eight after South Africa drew 2-2 with Morocco in the other Group A match in Durban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-underdogs-cape-verde-reach-quarters-after-stunning-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:30:32 +0000 5740228 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Melodic tunes from Antunes after Cape Verde hit high notes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-melodic-tunes-antunes-after-cape-verde-hit-high-notes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Cape Verde Islands coach Lucio Antunes burst into song on Sunday after a dramatic 2-1 win over Angola put his team through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.</p> <p>Antunes stopped talking at his post-match news conference and suddenly broke into a few bars of 'The Biography of a Crioulo', a Cape Verde song of joy referring to the Portuguese dialect spoken in the islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-melodic-tunes-antunes-after-cape-verde-hit-high-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:45:27 +0000 5740266 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Holders Zambia must win to stay in Nations Cup race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-holders-zambia-must-win-stay-nations-cup-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Champions Zambia must win their last group game against Burkina Faso in Nelspruit on Tuesday to stand any chance of reaching the African Nations Cup quarter-finals.</p> <p>Two below-par performances in their opening matches have left Zambia with two points and in a tight corner, where they need victory to leapfrog Group C leaders Burkina Faso who have four points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-holders-zambia-must-win-stay-nations-cup-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:15:04 +0000 5740839 at http://www.globalpost.com Niger gives green light to U.S. drone deployment -source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/niger-gives-green-light-us-drone-deployment-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NIAMEY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Niger has given permission for U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed on its territory to improve intelligence on al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters in northern Mali and the wider Sahara, a senior government source said.</p> <p>The U.S. ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made the request at a meeting on Monday with President Mahamadou Issoufou, who immediately accepted it, the source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/niger-gives-green-light-us-drone-deployment-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Technology Tuareg War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:15:17 +0000 5740947 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Holders Zambia dumped out of Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-holders-zambia-dumped-out-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters - Defending champions Zambia tumbled out of the African Nations Cup on Tuesday after failing to beat Burkina Faso, who finish surprise winners of Group C after a goalless draw in Nelspruit.</p> <p>Zambia threw all they could forward in an increasing effort to breach the Burkinabe defence but could not get the goal they needed to continue their title defence.</p> <p>They are the first holders to be eliminated at the first stage since Algeria in 1992.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-holders-zambia-dumped-out-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Republics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:31:22 +0000 5741189 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso eliminate champions Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-eliminate-champions-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes headline)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso struck a double blow at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday by securing a surprise top place in Group C and eliminating holders Zambia from the competition after a goalless draw in Nelspruit.</p> <p>A solid, defensive performance held at bay all that an increasingly desperate Zambia could throw at them and, combined with Nigeria's win over Ethiopia in Rustenburg, means Zambia will play no further part in the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-eliminate-champions-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Republics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:00:52 +0000 5741200 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso, Nigeria go through, Zambia out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/wrapup-1-soccer-burkina-faso-nigeria-go-through-zambia-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Burkina Faso surprise winners</p> <p>* Nigeria to play Ivory Coast</p> <p>* Holders Zambia crash out</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso sprung a major surprise at the African Nations Cup when they drew 0-0 with holders Zambia on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals along with Nigeria who beat Ethiopia 2-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/wrapup-1-soccer-burkina-faso-nigeria-go-through-zambia-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:14 +0000 5741258 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch court: Shell partly responsible for Niger Delta pollution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/dutch-court-shell-partly-responsible-niger-delta-pollution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Royal Dutch Shell can be held partially responsible for pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region and ordered it to pay damages to one farmer.</p> <p>The court dismissed four out of five allegations against the company. The amount of damages to be paid was to be announced at a later date.</p> Economic Community of West African States Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:45:18 +0000 5741415 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Cape Verde will win Africa Cup, says Antunes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-cape-verde-will-win-africa-cup-says-antunes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cape Verde coach Lucio Antunes said Friday that his team are on course to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.</p> <p>The Blue Sharks have been the biggest revelation of this competition as they advanced to the knockout stage at the first attempt and face Ghana here Saturday in the quarter-finals.</p> <p>And Antunes says his team are on track to achieve even more in South Africa.</p> <p>"We're going to the final. We're going to win this tournament. We're now more confident than before," said the Cape Verde handler.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-cape-verde-will-win-africa-cup-says-antunes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Lucio Antunes AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:59 +0000 5742854 at http://www.globalpost.com