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Laurent Gbagbo Election

Ivory Coast Strongman Will Face Charge, Says President

AP | By MARCO CHOWN OVED | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Ivory Coast's president said Wednesday that the country's arrested strongman will face charges "on a national level and an int...

Ivory Coast -- Descent Into Brutality and Civil War

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some government leaders keep going and going. They would rather see their country descend into anarchy than leave office. Gaddafi is one. Mugabe is another. So is the president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.

Ivory Coast Forces Kill 6 Women In Protest

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Soldiers backing Ivory Coast's defiant leader mowed down women protesting his refusal to leave power in a hail of gunfire...

Recognized Ivory Coast Leader Calls For 'Commando Op' To Remove Rival

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The internationally recognized winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election is asking for special forces to launch a com...

Why Do Things Always Fall Apart in Africa?

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Unless Gbagbo peacefully leaves power, it seems inevitable that violence and conflict will again reign in the Ivory Coast destroying thousands of lives and the economy of one of the more prosperous African countries.