Cote d’Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo Returns Home

Cote d’Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo Returns Home

ABIDJAN, 18 June 2021 – The former president of Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, has returned to the country after almost a decade of absence. The former leader returns home after being cleared of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal...
Cote d’Ivoire: Anti-Terror Academy Opens

Cote d’Ivoire: Anti-Terror Academy Opens

ABIDJAN, 10 June 2021 – An international academy dedicated to training troops to combat terrorism has opened its doors in the outskirts of Abidjan. The center, located about 50 miles outside of the country’s economic capital, Abidjan, was inaugurated in the...
Cote d’Ivoire: Warlord Gets Life in Prison

Cote d’Ivoire: Warlord Gets Life in Prison

ABIDJAN, 15 April 2021 – A court in Cote d’Ivoire has condemned former warlord, Amade Oueremi, to life in prison for his role in the massacres that followed the 2010 disputed presidential election in the west African nation. No fewer than 300 people were killed...
Cote d’Ivoire: Airmen Get Life in Prison

Cote d’Ivoire: Airmen Get Life in Prison

PARIS, 15 April 2021 – Three airmen have been sentenced to life in prison by a court in Paris, France, for the killing 17 years ago in Cote d’Ivoire of nine French peacekeeping soldiers and an American aid worker. Victims were killed during what many consider a...
Africa: Economies to Recover in 2021

Africa: Economies to Recover in 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 April 2021 – African economies will rebound in 2021 with Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea growing above six percentage points, The World Bank Group has predicted. Cote d’Ivoire is projected to grow 6.2 percent; a tiny bit slower than Guinea at 6.5...
Cote d’Ivoire: Gbagbo Acquittal Confirmed

Cote d’Ivoire: Gbagbo Acquittal Confirmed

THE HAGUE, 1 April 2021 – Appeal judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague on Wednesday upheld acquittals of former Cote d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and former minister Charles Ble Goude. Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji said the panel of...
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