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Alassane Ouattara Election

Rebels Reportedly Close In On Ivory Coast Capital

AP | MARCO CHOWN OVED and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Fighters supporting Ivory Coast's internationally recognized leader seized control of the nation's administrative capital...

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.

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.