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Former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo returns home after decade of exile

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Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, flew home on...

ISS: Gbagbo’s return gives Côte d’Ivoire a second chance at reconciliation

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Rather than stirring up new controversies, the government should use the former president’s return to resolve long-standing divisions. After much controversy and a reluctance to issue Laurent...

Ivory Coast hopes to end a decade of rancour with Gbagbo’s...

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Ivory Coast is preparing for the return of former President Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday, a move that his supporters and the government hope will...

Gbagbo “free to return” to Ivory Coast following acquittal, president says

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and one of his close allies have permission to return home following their acquittal on charges of crimes...

Ivory Coast former president Gbagbo breaks silence to warn of election...

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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo warned on Thursday the West African nation faced a catastrophe if candidates in Saturday’s presidential election do not...

ICC prosecutors cite grave errors in Gbagbo acquittal at start of...

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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said “grave errors” were made in acquittal last year of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, as...

Gbagbo wants unconditional release

Lawyers for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo argued he should be released without conditions while awaiting the prosecution’s appeal against his acquittal at...

ICC to appeal Gbagbo acquittal

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said her office would appeal the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. The court acquitted...

Amnesty for former Ivory Coast first lady

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara declared an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, convicted of offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil...

Former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo stays in detention

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The International Criminal Court said judges ordered former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to remain in detention during his war crimes trial. Judges...

Gbagbo allies behind Ivory Coast attacks – interior minister

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Allies of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one in exile in neighbouring Ghana, are behind a wave of...

ICC unveils arrest warrant for Ivory Coast politician Ble Goude

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Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday unsealed a warrant for the arrest of Charles Ble Goude who is accused of...

Gbagbo-allied parties to take part in Ivorian poll

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A coalition of political parties close to jailed former president Laurent Gbagbo said it would take part in Ivory Coast's parliamentary election...

Gbagbo departure won’t heal Ivorian rift

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Holding ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's war crimes trial in The Hague will prove safer for Ivory Coast than trying him at home, but...

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo appears before ICC

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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo appeared at the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity, the first former...

Ouattara says no “victors’ justice” in Ivory Coast

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Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara rejected accusations that he had imposed "victors' justice" on his civil war rival by transferring him to the...

Gbagbo’s ICC court appearance set for Monday

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will appear before the International Criminal Court next Monday, the first former head of state to...

Ivory Coast Gbagbo party will boycott elections

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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's party will boycott legislative elections set for next month, in protest at his continued detention and...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara: Gbagbo will get “fair” ICC trial

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will have a fair trial on charges of human rights abuses at the International Criminal Court...

UN rebuts Mbeki

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, has defended the United Nations' record in the Cote d'Ivoire. In a highly...

Gbagbo and wife charged with economic crimes

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Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo and his wife Simone, detained in the north of the country since they were ousted from power...

Four Gbagbo officers return to I.Coast from exile

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Four officers from former president Laurent Gbagbo's military returned to Ivory Coast from exile in Ghana to a warm welcome from troops...

Gbagbo party chief quits over Ivory Coast hardliners

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The head of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's FPI party said he had quit in frustration at the inability of its hardline...

Ivory Coast issues warrant for Gbagbo youth leader

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Ivory Coast authorities have issued an international arrest warrant for the leader of former president Laurent Gbagbo's youth militia, Charles Ble Goude,...

Ivorian forces move to stamp out Gbagbo stronghold

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Ivorian security forces have launched an offensive to stamp out remaining militia and mercenaries loyal to former president Laurent Gbagbo who are...