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Ivory Coast not ready for elections, U.N. says

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast needs to address serious political issues before moving ahead with presidential elections in October, a U.N. special adviser said.

U.N. rights export probes reconciliation in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Doudou Diene, a Senegalese jurist working on human rights in Ivory Coast for the United Nations, said he was looking into reconciliation efforts in the country.

Obama sees Ivory Coast as lingering threat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast still poses an "unusual" threat to U.S. national security despite gains made since political crises in 2011, President Barack Obama said.

Ivory Coast lacks justice ahead of 2015 vote

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- With elections set for 2015, an Ivory Coast human rights advocate said justice has yet to be served for violence that erupted during the 2010 presidential race.

Ivorian reconciliation slow to develop

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Human rights officials said Ivory Coast is commended for trying to repair old wounds but the process is exceedingly slow to produce results.
HRW hails Ivorian post-election crisis investigation

HRW hails Ivorian post-election crisis investigation

PARIS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch applauded a decision by the government of Ivory Coast to renew a mandate for a unit tasked with investigating post-election violence in 2011.

U.N. calls for investigation into Ivorian slayings since 2009

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations Friday called for an investigation into allegations traditional Dozos hunters in Ivory Coast butchered more than 200 people since 2009.

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International Criminal Court turns eye to Darfur

International Criminal Court turns eye to Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The ICC wants to see justice served for crimes committed in Darfur, court President Sang Hyung-song told the U.N. General Assembly.

Ivorian justice slow, rights group says

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Ivorian authorities need a coherent strategy to fight a culture of impunity prevalent since a post-election crisis in 2010, a rights group said from Abidjan.

Ivory Coast struggling to gain traction

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former militants in Ivory Coast are returning to violence because they're frustrated with the pace of reconciliation, an Ivorian rights official said.

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.

ICC irked by level of cooperation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A U.N. Security Council decision to refer a case to the International Criminal Court is futile without support for enforcement, the court said Tuesday.

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.
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Laurent Gbagbo, president of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, addresses the 62nd General Assembly at the United Nations on September 26, 2007 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Laurent Koudou Gbagbo (French pronunciation: ; born 31 May 1945) served as the fourth President of Côte d'Ivoire from 2000 until his arrest in April 2011. A history teacher by profession, he is also an amateur chemist and physicist.

Gbagbo was imprisoned in the early 1970s and again in the early 1990s, and he lived in exile in France during much of the 1980s as a result of his union activism. Gbagbo founded the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) in 1982 and ran unsuccessfully for President against Félix Houphouët-Boigny at the start of multi-party politics in 1990. Eventually he won a seat in the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire.

Gbagbo became president after Robert Guéï, head of a military junta, barred other leading politicians from running against Gbagbo in the October 2000 presidential election. Gbagbo claimed victory after the election and his supporters took to the streets toppling Guéï. Gbagbo was then installed as President.

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