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Ivory Coast News
Ivory Coast on Monday denied a United Nations report that it sent hit squads to Ghana to kill followers of former president Laurent Gbagbo, who was forced to cede power in 2011 after a post-élection crisis.
Ghana told a U.N. panel in July that Ivory Coast sent hit squads earlier this year to attempt to abduct or kill exiled supporters of ex-Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the panel's report has revealed.
Gunmen have killed a journalist inIvory Coast's economic capitalAbidjan, the head of the Union of the Private Press of Ivory Coast(Synapp-CI) said Tuesday, calling the murder "a bad sign".
Cameroon’ s Indomitable Lions whose natural habitat seems to be the World Cup, have become the third African nation to qualify for next year's finals in Brazil, after Nigeria and Ivory Coast on Saturday.
Ivory Coast’s opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) has demanded the immediate release of former President Laurent Gbagbo from the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to Boubakar Kone, administrator and organizer of the party.
A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced 15 former top officials to 20 years each in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the cocoa and coffee industry.
Civil society organisations in West Africa need to be more fully implicated in anti-drugs campaigns in a region which faces new challenges on both drugs trafficking and consumption. Both the coastlines of West Africa and the vast swathes of desert in the interior are now belong used by drugs traffickers, who have long established transit routes. Most of the narcotics come from Latin America, arriving by boat or plane.
Getting Ivorian electricity to Liberia’s border areas that have no power and getting the last Ivorian refugees to go back to their home areas in western Ivory Coast, these were two of the priorities highlighted by the two countries’ leaders when they met in Zwedru in eastern Liberia.
Ivory Coast's government says it will not transfer former first lady Simone Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Ivory Coast's fragile peace will fracture unless former president Laurent Gbagbo is released from the International Criminal Court's custody and allowed to return home, his spokesman said.