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.

Ex-bodyguard of I Coast's 'Iron Lady' appeals murder sentence

2015-08-25 08:57

The former bodyguard of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's wife has appealed a 20-year prison sentence for murder, his lawyer says.

Ivory Coast election to be 'peaceful', vows president

2015-08-07 09:05

Ivory Coast’s presidential election will take place in a “peaceful climate”, President Alassane Ouattara says, ahead of October 25 polls seen to be crucial for stability after a decade of political and military crisis.

ICC must probe president's camp for wartime abuses - HRW

2015-08-04 12:04

The ICC must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, HRW says.

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

ICC joins trials of ex-Ivory Coast president and ally

2015-03-11 23:55

The International Criminal Court has decided to combine the trials of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and his close ally Charles Ble Goude because their cases alleging post-election violence are nearly identical.

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 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.

Gbagbo party hardliners oppose election

2015-08-19 05:13

A hardline faction of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's party has called for a boycott of a presidential election in October.

Ivory Coast convicts ex-leader's top security officers

2015-08-05 14:39

Ivory Coast’s military court has sentenced the former head of security for the ex-first lady to 20 years in prison for acts related to the postelection crisis in 2011.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo to go on trial in November

2015-05-08 08:42

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will go on trial in November for his alleged role in the violence that followed 2010 elections in the west African state, the International Criminal Court says.

Ouattara wins party backing for re-election bid

2015-03-23 08:23

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has won his party’s backing to run for re-election in this year’s upcoming vote as the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil.

Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

2015-03-10 13:16

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of “undermining state security” during post-election violence in 2011-2011 that left at least 3 000 dead.

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.

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