ARTICLES RELATING TO SIMONE GBAGBO

I Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo seeks to scrap ICC case

2018-08-10 09:30

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo, freed by amnesty in Abidjan this week, will begin moves to have her case at the International Criminal Court scrapped, her lawyer has said.

Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo freed after amnesty

2018-08-08 17:56

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo, who had been serving a 20-year jail term, was released, two days after being amnestied by President Alassane Ouattara, her lawyer has said.

I Coast leader announces amnesty for Simone Gbagbo

2018-08-07 06:00

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has announced amnesties for around 800 people, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo who is currently behind bars, in the name of national reconciliation.

I Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

2017-03-29 06:08

An Ivory Coast jury has acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, S Sudan

2016-11-17 19:20

Zimbabwe is at risk of mass atrocities, says the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has urged his supporters to abstain from violence.

Simone Gbagbo trial adjourned again over witness row

2016-11-03 06:58

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo's trial for crimes against humanity has been adjourned after her lawyers threatened to walk out over the failure of high-profile witnesses to attend.

I Coast suspect in disappearance of western journalist dies

2016-09-19 06:00

The brother-in-law of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo who was a leading suspect in the disappearance of a French-Canadian journalist has died , a source close to the country's former president says.

I Coast's ex first lady on trial for poll bloodbath

2016-05-31 22:38

Ivory Coast's feisty former first lady Simone Gbagbo has gone on trial for crimes against humanity in what many see as a litmus case for justice.

Ivory Coast former first lady loses final appeal

2016-04-21 20:57

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo is set to go on trial on charges of crimes against humanity after the country's supreme court rejected the latest appeal.

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.

 

Simone Gbagbo: 'Iron Lady' of Ivory Coast

2018-08-09 12:00

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

I Coast's former first lady 'to be freed Wednesday': lawyer

2018-08-07 17:00

Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is serving a 20-year jail term, will be freed on Wednesday after President Alassan Ouattara granted her an amnesty, her lawyer has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, I Coast, Moz

2017-03-29 20:03

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, and stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners.

I Coast's ex-first lady clashes with judge at trial

2016-11-30 08:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo and the judge trying her for crimes against humanity have clashed, with military police forced to prevent her from leaving the courtroom.

I Coast judge says Gbagbo trial can happen without her

2016-11-17 10:36

The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity can proceed without her, a judge has ruled, following her failure to appear in court.

Simone Gbagbo and her lawyers snub Ivory Coast trial

2016-10-25 20:02

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo has refused to attend her trial for crimes against humanity due to a row with the court over the failure of high-profile witnesses to take the stand.

Ivory Coast ex-first lady claims she suffered rape attempt

2016-06-02 11:32

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo denied charges of crimes against humanity during political violence in 2010 and said she had suffered attempted rape while in detention.

Ivory Coast says ex first lady Gbagbo getting 'fair trial'

2016-05-10 21:00

A prosecutor in the trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity says it is fair and transparent, after the defence says the jury was biased.

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.

Int'l case against Gbagbo's wife admissible

2015-05-27 19:54

International Criminal Court judges say the case against the former Ivory Coast 1st lady is admissible.

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