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Ivory Coast gives passport to exiled former president Gbagbo

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Ivory Coast has issued passports to former president Laurent Gbagbo, allowing him to return from exile in Belgium before the end of the year...

Gbagbo going to Belgium

Belgium will take in former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo following a request from the International Criminal Court freeing him from detention, Belgian news...

ICC judges reject Gbagbo jail request

International Criminal Court judges rejected a prosecution request to extend custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal on charges of crimes...

Last ditch attempt to keep Gbagbo in custody

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court made a last ditch attempt to keep ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo in custody, appealing an order for his...

Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes

The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes ordering his immediate release to the joy of dancing supporters and...

Gbagbo seeks acquittal at ICC

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Judges at the International Criminal Court will rule on former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's request to be acquitted and released after more than...

Ivory Coast court sentences former Gbagbo minister to 15 years

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A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced a former adviser to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo to 15 years in jail for plotting to...

Aides to ousted Ivorian leader return home after five-year exile

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Four senior aides to former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo have returned home from exile in Ghana more than five years after...

ISS: Can Gbagbo’s ICC trial quench Côte d’Ivoire’s thirst for justice?

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On Monday, 7 March, the trial of Laurent Gbagbo resumed at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The former Ivorian president and his...

Ivory Coast ex-president presented as peace-loving victim

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, charged with fomenting a 2010 crisis that led to 3,000 deaths, actually tried to resolve the...

Gbagbo trial exposes old wounds in Ivory Coast

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Paul Koudou sat, eyes glued to a tiny television in the Ivory Coast village of Mama, as a court clerk 5,000 km...

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

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Hundreds of supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo gathered outside the International Criminal Court on Thursday as he went on...

ICC promises to probe all sides in 2010 Ivory Coast war

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor vowed on Wednesday to "leave no stone unturned" in investigating alleged crimes committed by all sides in...

Hague judges deny release for former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

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Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a request for the temporary release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent...

Top pro-Gbagbo security officials convicted in Ivory Coast trial

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A military tribunal in Ivory Coast on Tuesday convicted two top officials in former president Laurent Gbagbo's security forces of crimes related...

Ivory Coast’s former first lady, allies to go on trial next...

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The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady and leading opposition figures charged with committing economic crimes during the rule of ex-President...

Gbagbo to be tried at International Criminal Court

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is to go on trial at the International Criminal Court, judges said after deciding prosecutors had...

Ghana says Ivory Coast sent agents to kill exiles.

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Ghana told a U.N. panel in July that Ivory Coast sent hit squads earlier this year to attempt to abduct or kill...

ICC issues warrant for Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo – lawyer

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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, his France-based lawyer said yesterday, and...

Gbagbo party chief and 12 others charged

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The former head of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's party and 11 others have been charged with violating state security for backing his refusal...

UN briefly extends Ivory Coast peacekeeper mandate

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The Security Council briefly extended the mandate of UN peacekeepers in Ivory Coast to give time to study proposals to reconfigure the...

Ivory Coast rebels must disarm before polls: defence minister

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Ivory Coast's defence minister has said rebels must disarm before elections can be held, a demand which could further delay a poll...

Ivory Coast president could delay vote for months

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Weeks of chaos that followed President Laurent Gbagbo's ousting of Ivory Coast's electoral commission boss last month have enabled him to delay...

Ivory Coast opposition to join govt, end protests

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Ivory Coast's opposition will join the new government and call off violent protests that have rocked the nation since President Laurent Gbagbo...

Ivory Coast brings opposition into new government

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Ivory Coast announced a new government yesterday which included both main opposition parties, a vital step towards ending street protests and putting...

Ivorian troops kill, wound protesters

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Troops opened fire on protesters in the west of the Ivory Coast yesterday, killing two, as Burkina Faso's president met Ivorian leaders...

Ivorian demonstrators block roads, burn tyres

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Thousands of demonstrators blockaded parts of Ivory Coast in protest against President Laurent Gbagbo's decision to dissolve the government and electoral commission,...

Ivory Coast PM will pick govt in two days

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Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Guillaume Soro said yesterday he had asked for two extra days to form a government to replace the...

Re-launch Ivorian election process: Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, the mediator in Ivory Coast's crisis, has publicly called on Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to quickly re-launch...

Ivory Coast suspends registration of voters

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Ivory Coast has suspended its voter registration process indefinitely because of rising tensions, the government said, casting doubt on when the long...

Ivory Coast delays voter list deadline

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Ivory Coast has extended until Feb. 14 a deadline for finalising voter lists, a step which observers said made it all but...

Poll dispute exposes Ivorian identity tensions

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A row over Ivory Coast's voter register has thrust the issue of Ivorian nationality to the fore, exposing festering disputes that still...

Ivory Coast’s premier annuls disputed voter names

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Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro has annulled hundreds of thousands of disputed names on the electoral register, after complaints from President Laurent...

Ivory Coast extends voter list deadline

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Ivory Coast's electoral commission extended a period for contesting voter lists by 10 days to Jan. 6 as fewer than half of...

UN council urges swift election in Ivory Coast

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The UN Security Council urged Ivory Coast to reschedule its long-delayed presidential election as soon as possible and to ensure that the...

Ivory Coast leader urges peaceful, not rushed vote

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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has urged patience with the country's long-delayed elections, saying he was more concerned about avoiding a new...

Ivorian opposition demands final vote date

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Ivory Coast's main opposition party demanded a fixed schedule for staging the presidential election yesterday, the latest in a string of missed...