at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan

By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 14th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Teams of Red Cross workers shoveled charred corpses into bags in Ivory Coast’s main city Thursday while U.N. peacekeepers gathered weapons hidden in basements, throwing them into dump trucks for disposal. More than a week of heavy fighting turned a city once known as the ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 13th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast’s prime minister says the country’s captured strongman is “well” but would not say where he is. Guillaume Soro told French daily Le Parisien that President Alassane Ouattara is working to restore order after strongman Laurent Gbagbo was arres...
By benim
In Analysis
Apr 12th, 2011
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The capture of Laurent Gbagbo will end months of fierce fighting, but won’t heal the cancer of divisive nationalism and ethnic politics that have crippled the West African nation, writes Mvemba Phezo Dizolele. The capture of Ivory Coast’s embattled president, Laurent Gbagbo, by forces loyal to his ch...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 12th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – President Alassane Ouattara called on all fighters to put down their arms now that the longtime strongman has been captured after his refusal to cede power sparked violence leaving bodies piled at morgues. More than 1 million civilians fled their homes and untold numbers were k...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 11th, 2011
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Dakar – Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo should not be granted “golden exile” after his arrest on Monday or shielded from prosecution for the crimes in which he has been implicated, Human Rights Watch said. Gbagbo was arrested in Abidjan after refusing for months to accept he lost...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 11th, 2011
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New York – Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo is “alive and well” after his detention Monday and will now be put on trial, the country’s UN envoy Youssoufou Bamba said. “Mr Gbagbo was arrested, he is alive and well and he will be brought to justice for the crimes he ha...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 11th, 2011
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Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo was arrested on Monday after dozens of French armored vehicles closed in on the compound in central Abidjan where he’s been holed up in a bunker. Jon Decker reports....
By benim
In Article
Apr 11th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Forces stormed the bunker where Ivory Coast’s strongman Laurent Gbagbo hung on to power Monday, arresting the man whose refusal to hand over the presidency to the election winner left hundreds dead and threatened to re-ignite a civil war in the world’s largest cocoa...