Ivory Cost celebrated its first game back at home since winning the African Cup of Nations by beating Angola 2-0 in a friendly on Thursday.
Defender Ousmane Viera scored in the 23rd minute at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, and Salomon Kalou added the second by earning and converting a 90th-minute penalty.
England-based stars Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony started, with Bony hitting the crossbar in the opening minutes.
While Ivory Coast continued its winning run, top-ranked African team Algeria slipped up with a 1-0 loss away to Qatar.
Egypt left it late to beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in Cairo. Goals by Bassin Morsi with four minutes to go and Mahmoud Hassan deep in injury time gave new coach Hector Cuper a winning start.