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Côte d'Ivoire

African Cup of Nations: Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire… who will win?

Djamel Belmadi does not have the reputation of being an excessively superstitious man, nor of spending his time digging into the past to find ... the answers for the future. But in the entourage of the pragmatic Algeria coach, who won the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 2019, others may have taken it upon themselves to consult the competition's archives to remind him that only three teams – Ghana (in 1965), Cameroon (in 2002) and Egypt (in 2008 and 2010) – had been able to retain their titles.

Côte d’Ivoire boosts anti-terrorism budget in the north

At the end of November, during a tour of the northern part of the country, Mamadou Touré, the minister for the promotion of youth, professional ... integration and civic service, announced that a training and professional integration programme would be created for young people. Côte d’Ivoire’s government is trying to prevent young people, who are often unemployed, from being seduced by jihadists, who try to recruit them in exchange for money and motorbikes.