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Spain dismisses Rwanda case, abolishes universal jurisdiction Special

Spain’s supreme court has dismissed a high profile case against 40 Rwandan military officials indicted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other offenses committed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 1990s.

I.Coast bus crash leaves at least 19 dead, 37 injured

Abidjan - At least 19 people were killed and 37 hurt when a crowded minibus and another passenger vehicle collided in the Ivory Coast port town of San Pedro, police said Friday.

Ivory Coast bans skin-whitening cream because of health concerns

Abidjan - Ivory Coast has banned skin-whitening lotions and creams, widely used products in West Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Health Ministry is citing fears of lasting damage to people's health.

Ivory Coast toxic spill victims hope for reparations

Abidjan - Andoudoua Blonde says he will have to live forever with blindness in one eye, headaches and skin rashes caused by a 2006 dumping of toxic waste near his farm in Ivory Coast.

South Africa has first official nudist beach on African continent

It may be surprising to some to learn that the African continent did not have a single sanctioned nudist beach until now. But those are the bare facts, with the first one revealing itself on South Africa`s South Coast Saturday.

Italy's high court clears Amanda Knox and boyfriend of murder

Rome - Eight years of legal proceedings, two murder convictions and four years of prison later, the question still remains: Did she, or didn’t she?

Boko Haram can no longer take a town in Niger: Minister

Abidjan - Boko Haram are no longer in a position to seize a single town in Niger, a Niger government minister said on Saturday, following a regional effort to boost the fight against the Islamist group.

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

Abidjan - A court in Ivory Coast on Tuesday sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of "undermining state security" during post-election violence in 2010-2011 that left nearly 3,000 dead.

Ivory Coast ritual killings continue, police step up patrols

Abidjan - A series of grisly child killings continues to plague the Ivory Coast and police have set up a special unit to investigate the suspected ritual killings that have claimed the lives of more than 20 children since December.

Ivory Coast's ex 'Iron Lady', Simone Gbagbo, on trial

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial Friday for "attempting to undermine the security of the state" in events leading to a bloody 2010-2011 crisis that left thousands dead.

Op-Ed: The Top 5 Influential Africans of 2014

This has been a very busy year for numerous African countries and there are many exceptional leaders who stand out and deserve the recognition.

Man travelling to every country in the world, without flying

A man is planning on travelling to every single country in the world in one single journey, with no flying or use of air planes whatsoever.

I.Coast bans all flights from Ebola-affected countries

Abidjan - The Ivory Coast announced Monday that it has banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the west African nation.

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.

Serey Die breaks into tears during Ivory Coast national anthem

Prior to the match against Colombia, Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die broke down in tears as his national anthem played, setting off a rumor that he had found out hours before the game that his father had passed away.

Yaya Toure mulls Man City exit after meagre birthday celebrations

He helped Manchester City to a League Cup and Premiership title this season, but 31-year-old Yaya Toure may have kicked his last ball for Manuel Pellegrini's super-rich side, all because the club failed to celebrate his birthday adequately.

Report: United Nations to ease embargo on Ivory Coast diamonds

Abidjan - A decade-long embargo on diamonds from the Ivory Coast could be partially lifted this week, several United Nations diplomats said Friday.

Booming demand for shea, African 'women's gold', reduces poverty

Abidjan - The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.

I. Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

Abidjan - The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo's onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity has divided his west African nation.The pro-Gbagbo opposition said the search for closure following more than a d...

Ivory Coast transfers Gbagbo right-hand man to ICC

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity, the Ivorian government said Saturday.The 42-year-old former youth leader f...
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