Ivory Coast

Olympics: Falcons set up Ivory Coast clash after Algeria win

  Striker Asisat Oshoala’s second half strike at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday was enough to hand the Super Falcons 1-0 victory over Algeria, and advance to the third round of the 2020 Olympics on 3-0 aggregate. The African champions play Ivory Coast, who beat Mali 3-0 on aggregate, in the next round. It was a hard-fought victory for the on the first leg 2-0 in Blida, but coach Thomas Dennerby opted for a more conservative approach, which put the team on the back foot as they failed to create any clear cut chance in the first 45 minutes. With Algeria knowing that they had to score twice to [Read]

DJ Arafat: Twelve arrested after fans of Ivorian artist ‘open coffin’ [SEE PHOTOS]

IVORY COAST – Twelve people have been arrested after fans of an Ivorian musician stormed the cemetery where he was buried and allegedly opened his coffin. DJ Arafat, 33, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, died in a motorcycle accident last month. Video on social media appeared to show fans opening his coffin and undressing the late musician’s body to check for tattoos in an effort to identify him. The chaotic scenes followed rumours and disbelief that he had really died. On Friday, thousands of people attended a concert in the main city, Abidjan to pay tribute to the musician. He was then laid to rest in a private [Read]

JUST IN: Top Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat dies in road accident [SEE DETAILS]

ABIDJAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI is reporting. He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The singer was also known for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most [Read]