Ivorian opposition calls for constitution vote boycott

2016-10-15 23:00

Ivory Coast's main opposition coalition has called on voters to boycott a referendum on the adoption of a new constitution that changes contentious rules on presidential eligibility.

Ivory Coast President Ouattara seeks to change constitution

2016-10-06 17:10

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, 74, has moved to change the country’s constitution, proposing among other things to remove the age limit of 75 for presidential candidates.

Talk of Gbagbo trial banned in EGuinea

2016-02-01 19:31

TV reports on the crimes against humanity trial of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo in The Hague have been banned on Equatorial Guinea's state broadcaster.

Ivory Coast welcomes 'highly anticipated' start of Gbagbo trial

2016-01-28 20:26

Ivory Coast's foreign minster has welcomed the start of the trial of former president Laurent Gbagbo, accused of fomenting post-poll violence in his west African nation.

Ex-Ivory Coast leader pleads not guilty to atrocities

2016-01-28 13:45

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has pleaded not guilty to four counts of crimes against humanity as his trial starts at the International Criminal Court.

What we know about Ivory Coast's Gbagbo ICC trial

2016-01-26 10:21

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will finally step into the dock to face four charges of crimes against humanity in the wake of deadly post-election violence five years ago.

Former Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo 'fit for trial' - ICC

2015-11-27 22:29

Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has been declared "physically and mentally able" to stand trial for crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court says.

ICC blocks Gbagbo bid to have Ivorian-based trial

2015-10-27 08:16

The International Criminal Court has denied a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's lawyers to hold his trial in Abidjan, because of security risks and logistical difficulties.

Gbagbo's defense team wants ICC trial moved to Ivory Coast

2015-09-26 11:05

he defence team for Laurent Gbagbo, who is currently awaiting trial for war crimes in The Hague, has asked that the ex-Ivorian leader be tried on his home continent instead.

1 killed as clashes erupt across Ivory Coast ahead of polls

2015-09-11 07:52

One person has been killed as protesters torched vehicles and clashed with police in several Ivory Coast towns, witnesses say, in the first major outbreak of trouble ahead of next month's presidential election.


I Coast opposition attacks 'undemocratic' new constitution

2016-10-07 09:49

At least 23 opposition parties in Ivory Coast have denounced as "undemocratic" President Alassane Ouattara's new draft constitution, claiming it would jeopardise peace in the country.

ICC to probe Gbagbo case mistake

2016-02-06 21:49

The International Criminal Court says it will probe how the names of at least four confidential witnesses in the trial of Laurent Gbagbo were accidentally revealed.

'Ivory Coast became theatre of violence', ICC told at landmark trial

2016-01-29 06:04

Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has denied charges of clinging to power "by all means" as his landmark trial opened five years after 3 000 died in post-poll violence in the west African nation.

ICC prosecutor says 'vast body of evidence' against Gbagbo

2016-01-28 17:51

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda saysher office has collected a "vast body of evidence" against former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, accused of fomenting post-poll violence in his west African nation.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo in the ICC dock

2016-01-27 05:28

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has become the first ex-head of state to stand trial at the world's only permanent war crimes court.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo in ICC dock for crimes against humanity

2016-01-26 07:09

Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but he will be the first head of state to go before the ICC for allegedly masterminding a campaign of murders, rapes and persecution.

Ivory Coast president Ouattara easily wins re-election

2015-10-28 07:29

Ivory Coast’s electoral commission says President Alassane Ouattara has won a second five-year term, following elections that were held over the weekend.

Ivory Coast voting starts late

2015-10-25 11:02

Polls have opened late in some parts of Ivory Coast as the west African nation holds its first presidential election since a disputed vote five years ago triggered violence that killed more than 3 000 people.

Ivory Coast president urges reconciliation ahead of key vote

2015-09-14 12:30

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has called on his supporters to “forgive” their political opponents, while also urging them to mobilise for upcoming presidential elections in which he is seeking a second term.

Judges reject release request by former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

2015-09-08 14:29

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have rejected a request for the temporary release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on health grounds.

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