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Ivory Coast Election

Possible Mass Graves In Ivory Coast

AP | By LAURA BURKE | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Investigators with the International Criminal Court may have found mass graves in a western Ivory Coast town, a court official...

Despite Rights Abuses, Clinton Praises African Government

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

LOME, Togo — After venturing to reclusive Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed democratic reforms Tuesday in another place...

Human Rights Day 2011: Signals of Hope

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
William F. Schulz

2011 has been a momentous year. The Arab Spring alone promises to reshape the human rights landscape. Add to that the independence of South Sudan, the apparent opening in Myanmar and Occupy Wall Street, and you have the makings of a watershed year.

Ivory Coast at a Crossroads

Joel Kangha | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Joel Kangha

If the people who have just taken office and their international supporters want to see a definitive close to Ivory Coast's dark chapter, they'll have to do more than say the right words.

Ivory Coast Liberation Forces Turn On Each Other

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Ivory Coast's new army turned its guns on a former ally who helped install the democratically elected president but faile...

Gbagbo's Blame Game

Scott Straus | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Scott Straus

After every major diplomatic initiative resulted in a clear statement in support of Ouattara, Gbagbo certainly knew he could never rule. What was he trying to accomplish?

French Forces Hand Former Ivory Coast Strongman To Rebel Group

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo and his wife Simone are in the custody of Alassane Ouattara at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan and ...

The Martyr (Denied): Gbagbo's Last Stance

Jendayi E. Frazer | Posted 06.09.2011 | World
Jendayi E. Frazer

Former President Laurent Gbagbo has lost political power and now seeks the power of martyrdom. Now that he is dug into the presidential residence refusing to leave, what next?

U.N. Says Ivory Coast Surrender Offer Was A 'Trick'

AP | By ANITA SNOW | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- This week's offer by Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo's top three generals to surrender evidently was a "trick" to buy time, the...

Presidential Claimant Overshadowed By Mass Killings In Ivory Coast

Posted 06.08.2011 | World

(Reuters) - U.N. workers in Ivory Coast have found the bodies of more than 100 victims of brutal killings, a discovery that threatened to undermine p...

Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds In Ivory Coast: 5 Ways To Help

Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called for a major humanitarian response in Ivory Coast this week, as co...

Japanese Ambassador Rescued In Ivory Coast

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and MARCO CHOWN OVED | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — An armed group trying to install Ivory Coast's internationally recognized president has surrounded a bunker the country's...

Ivory Coast Strongman's Bunker Under Attack

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and MARCO CHOWN OVED | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Even after airstrikes pounded holes in his garden, even after fighters encircled his home and stormed the gates, Laurent ...

Ivory Coast: Will a Change of Leadership Stop Civil War?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With the battle for control of the Ivory Coast nearing an end, explosive divisions remain unresolved and revenge killings are expected after months of unthinkable horror.

Ivory Coast Strongman Huddles In Bunker During Surrender Negotiations

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and MARCO CHOWN OVED | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Surrounded by troops backing Ivory Coast's democratically elected leader, strongman Laurent Gbagbo huddled Tuesday with h...

Gbagbo Negotiating Surrender In Ivory Coast According To Ally Of Democratically Elected Leader

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

PARIS -- Ivory Coast's ambassador to France, who was appointed by the country's democratically elected leader Alassane Ouattara, says embattled strong...

Gbagbo's Grip On Power Loosens In Ivory Coast

Reuters | Tim Cocks and Ange Aboa | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

April 5, 2011 5:04:42 AM By Tim Cocks and Ange Aboa ABIDJAN, April 5 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's presidential claimant launche...

'Final Assault' Begins In Ivory Coast War

Posted 06.04.2011 | World

ABIDJAN -- Forces backing Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara began a fresh assault to remove Laurent Gbagbo from his last stronghold...

Fierce Fighting Spreads In Ivory Coast Showdown

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Fierce fighting spread across Abidjan on Friday as troops loyal to Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo fended off attacks by forces sup...

Bloody Democracy in Ivory Coast: What Went Wrong?

Jean G. Tompihé | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Jean G. Tompihé

The dilemma in world politics today is that the UN remains unable to produce a coherent blueprint to face legitimacy conflicts in the developing world.

Ivory Coast Opposition Takes Key Port City

Posted 05.31.2011 | World

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's Alassane Ouattara seized the major cocoa port of San Pedro overnight, continuing an offensive that ...

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.

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...

Refugees From Ivory Coast In Limbo As Election Crisis Remains Unresolved

Peter Biro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Biro

Over 30,000 people have fled to Liberia after violence broke out in Ivory Coast following disputed presidential elections there. Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo has refused to step down.