ARTICLES RELATING TO LAURENT GBAGBO

Simone Gbagbo: 'Iron Lady' of Ivory Coast

2015-01-07 08:25

Ivory Coast's "Iron Lady" Simone Gbagbo, whose trial has resumed, basked in her role as the power behind the throne during her husband Laurent Gbagbo's regime, but to foes she was a pitiless killer.

Ivory Coast army protests sow fears of return to unrest

2014-12-01 12:07

Protests by disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast have exposed the government's failure to reform its mutiny-plagued forces and its rapid capitulation sets a dangerous precedent in west African country.

Ivory Coast ex-leader to seek party leadership from jail

2014-11-13 07:37

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, awaiting trial in the Hague for his role in the country’s 2010-2011 political crisis, will vie to reclaim his party’s leadership, it has emerged.

Ivory Coast truth commission testimony ends

2014-10-01 16:03

Public testimony has ended in Ivory Coast's truth commission, which was formed to probe nearly a decade of bloody political violence.

ICC to decide if I Coast 'street general' should face trial

2014-09-29 07:43

ICC judges have begun hearings to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.

Ex-Ivorian leader's party headquarters 'trashed'

2014-09-02 08:43

The headquarters of the party of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo have been ransacked, leaving three people injured, a spokesperson says.

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-06-12 21:13

The International Criminal Court will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.

Suspect in I Coast election deaths faces court

2014-03-27 14:53

A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after Ivory Coast’s 2010 elections has declares his innocence as he appeared for the first time at the ICC.

I’m doing well, says I Coast president

2014-03-03 08:47

Thousands of Ivorians have flooded the streets to welcome back President Alassane Ouattara after a month of medical treatment in France that raised fears of a return to domestic political upheaval.

Gbagbo to remain behind bars

2013-11-11 19:28

Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo must remain behind bars in The Hague pending his possible trial for crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court has ruled.

 

At least 500 Ivory Coast prisoners start hunger strike

2014-12-05 07:49

Almost 500 people detained in Ivory Coast in the wake of the country’s 2010-2011 post-election bloodshed have gone on hunger strike to protest their continued detention, a source says.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

Gbagbo may not bury his mom

2014-10-29 21:10

The International Criminal Court has turned down a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to attend his mother's funeral.

Ble Goude's militants raped, murdered

2014-09-29 17:42

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis the ICC has heard.

ICC confirms trial for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

2014-09-11 19:04

The International Criminal Court has confirmed that Ivory coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo will face trial for crimes against humanity, throwing out an appeal by the defence.

I Coast conflict leaves legacy of land disputes

2014-06-19 07:50

As Ivory Coast strives to put more than a decade of bloody conflict behind it, courts in the agrarian west African nation are overwhelmed by quarrels over land ownership.

'Liberian gunmen' seize Ivorian village, kill 8

2014-05-16 13:57

At least eight people, including five civilians, have been killed after gunmen believed to have come from Liberia seized a border village in western Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast to send Ble Goude to ICC

2014-03-20 19:15

Ivory Coast will send Charles Ble Goude, a former youth leader and close ally of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court.

I Coast leader undergoes surgery in France

2014-02-10 07:35

Ivory Coast’s government says President Alassane Ouattara has undergone surgery for sciatica, a form of nerve pain.

Gbagbo must stay in pre-trial detention – ICC

2013-10-29 15:01

The ICC appeals judges say former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has to stay in custody ahead of his trial on charges of orchestrating post-election violence in 2010.

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