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I. Coast's Laurent Gbagbo, on trial after clinging to power

Abidjan - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.

Ble Goude: a 'Street General' who compares himself to Mandela

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, right-hand man to disgraced former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, was nicknamed "the General of the Streets" but insists he had no role in the deadly violence that has landed him at the International Criminal Court.

Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo, on trial after clinging to power

Abidjan - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.

Ivory Coast government resigns but PM stays

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's government resigned on Wednesday after President Alassane Ouattara vowed to bring more "efficiency" to the West African state just two months after he was re-elected.

4,000 'slave' child workers removed from cocoa plantations

Abidjan - Some 4,000 child victims of "slavery and exploitation" were removed from cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast between 2012 and 2014, authorities fighting child labour in the world's top cocoa producer have said.

I. Coast parliament speaker leaves France amid court row

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's parliamentary speaker, who is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between his country and France over a court investigation, left Paris for Abidjan on Wednesday evening, a spokesman said.

I. Coast Constitutional Council confirms Ouattara's re-election

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara for five years in an official proclamation eight days after the vote.

Ouattara re-elected as Ivory Coast president

Abidjan - Alassane Ouattara has won a landslide victory in Ivory Coast's presidential election, results showed Wednesday, in a vote seen as key to cementing the west African country's bid to overcome a history of electoral violence.

Opposition contests turnout in Ivory Coast presidential vote

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's weekend presidential poll won praise from observers as being peaceful and fair but saw the opposition contest turnout figures Monday as the west African nation tries to overcome a history of electoral violence.

Ivory Coast heads to the polls as Ouattara hopes to seal peace

Abidjan - Ivory Coast heads into presidential elections on Sunday with the incumbent Alassane Ouattara, campaigning on restoring stability, widely tipped for re-election.

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.
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