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Former Ivory Coast president before ICC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court began hearing testimony Tuesday on whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should stand trial.

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Mourning period after deadly stampede

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara declared three days of mourning and pledged a swift investigation into the stampede that killed 60 people.

60 dead in stampede in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A New Year's Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast ended in tragedy when 60 people died in a stampede as they left a stadium early Tuesday, officials said.

Boots on the ground in Mali by 2013

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Ivorian president said Wednesday that an African-led force could be on the ground in Mali as early as the first quarter of 2013.

Ivorian government expanding control

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Northern Ivory Coast officials said they are warming to the administration of President Alassane Ouattara a decade after civil war that had divided the country.

Ivory Coast opens borders after attack

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Ivorian government said it decided to open its air space with Ghana following cross-border attacks last week.

U.N. envoy to probe justice in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Impunity for alleged violations of human rights in Ivory Coast is the focal point of a 19-day visit by a U.N. rights envoy, the United Nations said.

Ivorian violence concern for peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast said it was re-evaluating its operational requirements in the wake of a weekend attack on national forces.

Gbagbo ally detained near Abidjan

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An Ivorian leader loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo was arrested by military forces, a leader from his party confirmed.

Gunmen free Ivorian prisoners near Abidjan

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Armed fighters stormed a prison near the commercial capital of Ivory Coast and freed more than 150 prisoners, a military official confirmed Friday.

Ivorian security sector remains weak

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- While Ivory Coast has recovered economically from the brink of civil war, the security sector is still in need of work, an analyst said.

Ivory Coast reviews security after attacks

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Ivorian defense minister said security officials were reprimanded following attacks near Abidjan.

Ivorian violence blamed on Gbagbo allies

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Ivorian interior minister said there were signs that forces loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo were behind an attack on the country's soldiers.

Ivorian bandits make off with weapons

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Militants who stormed a military base near Abidjan in Ivory Coast escaped with weapons and ammunition, the U.N. mission there said.

ICC delays hearing for Ivorian leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court has postponed a hearing for former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo until issues surrounding his health are resolved.
Ivory Coast thanks France for debt cancel

Ivory Coast thanks France for debt cancel

PARIS, July 27 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara thanked French President Francois Hollande for cancelling his country's debt to France at a meeting in Paris.
Ivory Coast mired in confusion

Ivory Coast mired in confusion

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 20 (UPI) -- There's still a sense of confusion in Ivory Coast more than a year after the former president was transferred to The Hague, a rights official said.

Envoy: Ivory Coast situation 'complex'

UNITED NATIONS, July 19 (UPI) -- The United Nations needs to maintain an active role in Ivory Coast to promote security and reconciliation, the head of the peacekeeping mission said.

Liberia praised for tackling militancy

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 20 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch praised the Liberian government for taking strong action against alleged perpetrators of cross-border attacks in Ivory Coast.

Coup attempt uncovered in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 14 (UPI) -- A former defense minister from Ivory Coast, now in custody, said he had information about a plot to overthrow the Ivorian government of Alassane Ouattara.

U.N. frets over latest Ivorian violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 13 (UPI) -- Ivorians should work to ensure the climate is ripe for national reconciliation despite the recent escalation in violence, a U.N envoy said.

ICC delays hearing for Ivorian leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 12 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court announced Tuesday the defense team for former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo was granted more time to prepare.

Peacekeepers killed in Ivory Coast

UNITED NATIONS, June 11 (UPI) -- The government of the Ivory Coast is called on to hold those responsible for attacks on U.N. peacekeepers accountable for their actions, the U.N. chief said.

HRW: Liberians fueling Ivorian conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 (UPI) -- Anti-government forces in Ivory Coast are suspected of recruiting Liberian children to carry out cross border raids, Human Rights Watch said.
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