Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast ex-president presented as peace-loving victim of France


AMSTERDAM Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, charged with fomenting a 2010 crisis that led to 3,000 deaths, actually tried to resolve the deadlock that plunged the country into civil war, his lawyers said on Monday.


Gbagbo trial exposes old wounds in Ivory Coast 28 Jan 2016

MAMA, Ivory Coast Paul Koudou sat, eyes glued to a tiny television in the Ivory Coast village of Mama, as a court clerk 5,000 km (3,000 miles) away in The Hague read out a list of charges - rape, murder, persecution - against former president Laurent Gbagbo.

Ivorian ex-president Gbagbo pleads not guilty to war crimes charges 28 Jan 2016

THE HAGUE Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he sparked a civil war in his country that killed 3,000 people.


ICC says 'intensified' probe into Ivory Coast's president's supporters 27 Jan 2016

AMSTERDAM The International Criminal Court's prosecutors have intensified their investigations into supporters of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Wednesday.


Ivory Coast ex-president's trial to begin, in test for Hague court 27 Jan 2016

THE HAGUE Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial at the International Criminal Court on Thursday, the most senior politician to do so since the global war crimes tribunal was set up 13 years ago.


Trial opens for Ivory Coast soldiers accused of killing ex-president 26 Jan 2016

ABIDJAN A military tribunal in Ivory Coast began hearing testimony on Tuesday in the trial of nearly two dozen soldiers charged with the 2002 murder of a former junta leader turned president, Robert Guei.


Ivory Coast army chief urged Burkina coup leader to act 22 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Ivory Coast's army chief encouraged a coup leader in neighbouring Burkina Faso during his failed bid to seize power last year, according to a recording of a conversation in the hands of Burkina Faso judicial authorities.


U.N. council votes to reduce Ivory Coast peacekeepers 21 Jan 2016

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council decided on Wednesday to reduce the number of U.N. peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, citing considerable progress in stabilizing the West African country where a civil war erupted five years ago.


Ivory Coast 'surprised' by Burkina warrant against parliament head 19 Jan 2016

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's government said late on Monday it was "surprised" that neighbouring Burkina Faso had issued an arrest warrant for the speaker of the Ivorian parliament, charging that he sought to back a coup against Burkina Faso's transitional government.

Burkina issues arrest warrant for speaker of Ivory Coast parliament - sources 15 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, the speaker of parliament in Ivory Coast, on charges related to a failed coup last year, military sources said on Friday.


Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

HONG KONG Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014. | Video