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Ivory Coast soldiers sentenced to life for killing ex-president

A military tribunal in Ivory Coast on Thursday sentenced three senior military officials to life in prison for the 2002 murder of former junta leader turned president Robert Guei and handed out lesser terms to others.

Ivory Coast ex-president presented as peace-loving victim

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, charged with fomenting a 2010 crisis that led to 3,000 deaths, actually tried to resolve the deadlock that plunged the country into civil war, his lawyers said on Monday.

Gbagbo trial exposes old wounds in Ivory Coast

Paul Koudou sat, eyes glued to a tiny television in the Ivory Coast village of Mama, as a court clerk 5,000 km (3,000 miles) away in The Hague read out a list of charges - rape, murder, persecution - against former president Laurent Gbagbo.

Ivorian ex-president's war crimes trial opens, supporters protest

Hundreds of supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo gathered outside the International Criminal Court on Thursday as he went on trial on charges of sparking a civil war that killed 3,000 people.

Trial opens for Ivory Coast soldiers accused of killing ex-president

A military tribunal in Ivory Coast began hearing testimony on Tuesday in the trial of nearly two dozen soldiers charged with the 2002 murder of a former junta leader turned president, Robert Guei.
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