Land disputes feed Ivorian violence

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Communal tensions in Ivory Coast remain problematic more than two years after post-election violence because of land disputes, Human Rights Watch said.

Ivory Coast called on to respond to ICC

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast needs to weigh in on the latest arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for a former minister, a rights group said Thursday.

Former Ivorian minister wanted for war crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court said Tuesday it unsealed an arrest warrant for former Ivorian Youth Minister Charles Ble Goude for war crimes.

Global partnership formed to save African elephants in protected areas

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Conservation groups and six African countries committed to protect African elephants, reduce trafficking and lower consumer demand for ivory, organizers said.

West African security troubles U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia remains prevalent in the country more than 10 years after the end of civil war, the United Nations said

LaShawn Merritt picks up second gold at world championships

MOSCOW, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- LaShawn Merritt, Mohamed Farah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce each collected their second gold medals Friday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Fraser-Pryce wins 100 meters at World Championships

MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women's 100-meter dash in a year's best time of 10.71 seconds Monday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Ivory Coast frees Gbagbo-era officials

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A decision by authorities in Ivory Coast to free officials close to former President Laurent Gbagbo helps with reconciliation, a U.N. official said.

Ivory Coast pressed on post-conflict justice

UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the government in Ivory Coast needs to stand by its commitments to address a legacy of violence and impunity.

U.N. mulls use of private security groups

UNITED NATIONS, July 26 (UPI) -- The United Nations is assessing private military and security companies and their commitment to international norms, an envoy said from New York.

West Africa becomes pirate hotspot amid oil boom

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 23 (UPI) -- Pirates looted a Marshall Islands-flagged chemical tanker and hijacked a Maltese oil products tanker amid an escalation in attacks off West Africa.

Post-conflict Ivory Coast remains on edge

UNITED NATIONS, July 19 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast has made significant progress since teetering on the verge of civil war in 2010 but remains at risk of returning to violence, a U.N. envoy said.
How Morsi's ouster occurred will determine whether U.S. aid flows

How Morsi's ouster occurred will determine whether U.S. aid flows

CAIRO, July 5 (UPI) -- Whether the United States keeps providing $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt depends on how President Mohamed Morsi was removed from office, observers said.

Disarmament brigade attacked in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 3 (UPI) -- The United Nations condemned a deadly attack on a brigade charged with a disarmament campaign under way in Ivory Coast.

Chile on track to buy another French assault ship

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 1 (UPI) -- The Chilean Navy is on track to buy another reconditioned amphibious multirole assault vessel from France, Chilean defense media reported.

Ivorian security plagued by corruption

PARIS, July 1 (UPI) -- Security in Ivory Coast is plagued by corruption more than two years after the country was pushed to the brink of civil war, Human Rights Watch said.

Raffaele Sollecito says he and Amanda Knox survived 'flames of hell'

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Raffaele Sollecito says he remains friendly with Amanda Knox, the U.S. exchange student who was his lover and co-defendant in the Meredith Kercher murder case.

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito spotted in NYC

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were seen in New York hours after an Italian court ruled they should be retried for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher.

U.S., Guinea to work on transparency

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it will work with its counterparts in Guinea on transparency measures in the minerals and mining industry.

EU, Ivory Coast combat illegal logging

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 14 (UPI) -- The European Union said it signed a voluntary partnership agreement with Ivory Coast to combat the problem of illegal logging.

U.S. targets Hezbollah's diplomacy

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Hezbollah is working to extend its reach beyond Lebanon by styling their supporters as foreign diplomats in West Africa, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

Ivory Coast remains fragmented, envoy says

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12 (UPI) -- The political culture in Ivory Coast remains fragmented despite democratic progress made since contentious 2010 elections, a U.N. rights envoy said.

Russia's Lukoil moves on Ivory Coast

MOSCOW, June 12 (UPI) -- Russian oil company Lukoil said it planned to conduct seismic surveys offshore Ivory Coast after buying a stake in regional assets from a Nigerian rival.

U.S. places sanctions on 4 Lebanese affiliated with Hezbollah

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The United States Tuesday placed economic sanctions on four Lebanese supporters of the Middle East terror group Hezbollah.

ICC denies challenge from Laurent Gbagbo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 11 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court said Tuesday it rejected a challenge to the admissibility of the case against former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo.
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