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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Focus on politics problems would help Ivory Coast recovery

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 (UPI) -- Long-term recovery in Ivory Coast would be supported by focusing on the country's political problems, Human Rights Watch said.

U.S. warns of violence in Ivory Coast

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The security situation in Ivory Coast could quickly deteriorate despite recent security gains, the U.S. State Department warned.

Long road for Ivorian justice

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, May 6 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast has a ways to go before it makes a clean break from civil conflict that resurfaced in the wake of disputed 2010 elections, a rights official said.

U.N.: Ivorian military officers smuggling cocoa 'warlord-style'

UNITED NATIONS, April 30 (UPI) -- "Warlord-style predatory economic activities" of ex-Ivory Coast rebel leaders integrated into the military include smuggling cocoa beans, a U.N. report said.
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