Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Resuming Diamond Trade Thanks To Belgium

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, December 16, 2014/African Press Organization APO/ -- In 2003, the UN imposed sanctions on Ivory Coast, forbidding the country to trade diamonds. Now that political calm has returned, Belgiums FPS Foreign Affairs and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre are helping the Iv ...
Soldiers of the Ivory Coast Republican Force (FRCI) patrol the streets of Dabou on August 16, 2012, after attacks on an army base, a prison and police stations the previous night.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Armed gangs sowing terror in northern Ivory Coast

Monday, December 15, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Armed gangs are running amok in northern Ivory Coast, where residents are being subjected to relentless, sometimes deadly attacks, Human Rights Watch said Monday.HRW said it had documented 15 violent attacks in recent months, in which at least four people were killed and at least ...

Ivory Coast: Choosing between Justice and Impunity / The Ivory Coast Authorities Facing up to their Commitments

Thursday, December 11, 2014 PARIS, France, December 11, 2014/African Press Organization APO/ -- In the report Ivory Coast: choosing between justice and impunity released today, FIDH, MIDH and LIDHO, its member organisations in Ivory Coast, point out that despite the renewal of the Special Investigation and Exami ...
Charles Ble Goude, seen here in 2012, was a militant youth leader and former Minister for Youth in the ousted Ivory Coast regime.  By  (AFP/File)

I.Coast's Ble Goude to face trial for crimes against humanity

Thursday, December 11, 2014 The Hague AFP - The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered a close ally of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, to stand trial for crimes against humanity linked to a 2010-11 post-election crisis.The decision comes a week after the Hague-based courts chief pro ...
A national gendarmerie van carrying prisoners enters the gates of the Maison d'Arret et de Correction d'Abidjan (Maca), Ivory Coast's largest prison, on August 16, 2011.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Almost 500 I.Coast prisoners start hunger strike

Thursday, December 04, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Almost 500 people detained in Ivory Coast in the wake of the countrys 2010-2011 post-election bloodshed have gone on hunger strike to protest their continued detention, a source with the penitentiary system said Thursday.A total of about 480 are under medical observation after s ...
Then Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is pictured in Abidjan on February 4, 2011.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

I.Coast's Gbagbo candidate to head party as he awaits ICC trial

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ex-Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, detained at the International Criminal Court, has been approved as a candidate to head his political party ahead of next years presidential vote, the party said Wednesday.A party committee has declared Gbagbos candidacy valid in the race to ...
Ivory Coast soldiers returned to their barracks on Wednesday after protests over a pay dispute in several cities that saw them storm a TV station and set up barricades, soldiers and residents said.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

I.Coast soldiers return to barracks after protests over pay

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Bouaké Ivory Coast AFP - Ivory Coast soldiers returned to their barracks on Wednesday after protests over a pay dispute in several cities that saw them storm a TV station and set up barricades, soldiers and residents said.The West African nations defence and interior ministers promised meas ...
Ivory Coast's defence minister ordered soldiers to return to their posts after they held up traffic in the main city Abidjan to claim outstanding bonuses promised under a 2007 peace deal.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

I.Coast troops ordered back to barracks amid pay protest

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Abidjan AFP - Ivory Coasts defence minister Tuesday ordered soldiers to return to their posts after they held up traffic in the main city Abidjan to claim outstanding bonuses promised under a 2007 peace deal.Unconfirmed reports also spoke of soldiers firing in the air in Abengourou in the cou ...
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo at a pre-trial hearing on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on February 19, 2013.  By Michael Kooren (POOL/AFP/File)

I.Coast ex-president Gbagbo's trial to open July 7: ICC

Monday, November 17, 2014 The Hague AFP - Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo will go on trial for crimes against humanity on July 7 next year, the International Criminal Court said on Monday.Today the Trial Chamber set the commencement date for the trial in the case the Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo for 7 July 2 ...
Rescuers carry the body of a man after a building collapsed during demolition work on November 5, 2014 in the Attecoube neighbourhood of Abidjan.  By Sia Kambou (AFP)

Eight Ivory Coast workers die in botched demolition

Thursday, November 06, 2014 Abidjan AFP - At least eight construction workers have died in Ivorys Coasts commercial capital Abidjan in a botched building demolition, a municipal official said Thursday.The accident took place on Wednesday at Attecoube, a working-class district of the port city, when 20 workers demolishi ...
People celebrate in Ouagadougou on October 31, 2014 after Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced he was stepping down to make way for elections.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP)

Power vacuum in Burkina Faso as president flees to I.Coast

Saturday, November 01, 2014 Ouagadougou AFP - Deposed Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore is currently in a luxury hotel in Ivory Coasts capital Yamoussoukro, witnesses said Saturday.The services of the President hotel in Yamoussoukro served him Compaore dinner yesterday Friday and breakfast this morning Saturd ...
This February 4, 2011 photo shows then Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

ICC denies Gbagbo request to attend mother's I.Coast funeral

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The Hague AFP - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday turned down a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to attend his mothers funeral, saying it would put himself and the west African nation at risk.The Chamber cannot justify granting the relief sought when doing so ru ...
A man walks past the courthouse in Bouake on October 22, 2014 during the trial of a man found guilty of giving his 11-year-old daughter in marriage.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Jail for I.Coast dad who tried to marry off 11-year-old daughter

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Abidjan AFP - A father in Ivory Coast was ordered to jail and fined on Wednesday after a court found him guilty for trying to arrange the forced marriage of his 11-year-old daughter.His was the first trial of its kind in the west African nation, and the verdict was seen as an unprecedented ste ...
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