Laurent Gbagbo

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2014
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The decision taken Thursday by Côte d’Ivoire to send former militia leader Charles Blé Goudé, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key step towards justice for the victims of serious crimes following elections three years ago, said Amnesty International. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 28th, 2013
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The Hague – Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday told the International Criminal Court, which is weighing whether to charge him with crimes against humanity, that he had always been pro-democracy. “All my life, I fought for democracy,” Gbagbo told the court that will decide w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 19th, 2013
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Laurent Gbagbo, the first former head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court, attended a pre-trial hearing today on charges of crimes against humanity. The former Ivorian leader, wearing a dark blue suit and a light blue tie, appeared in good health as presiding judge Silvia Ferna...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Jan 4th, 2013
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Dinizulu Mbikokayise Macaphulana Chief among the many challenges that confront the African continent are three evils that African thinkers and intellectuals must urgently find durable solutions to—The vicious scramble for Africa’s oil, diamonds and other rich pickings by Western countries and c...
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Nov 22nd, 2012
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The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Thursday for the Ivory Coast’s former first lady, accusing her of crimes against humanity in the aftermath of her husband’s election defeat in 2010. It says that Simone Gbagbo, wife of Laurent Gbagbo, is wanted “for her ind...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Nov 14th, 2012
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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara dissolved his government in a surprise move on Wednesday, citing a lack of solidarity within his coalition cabinet. Ouattara became president in the West African state after beating incumbent Laurent Gbagbo in a 2010 run-off election with the backing of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Nov 4th, 2012
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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ivory Coast officials say that fighters who backed former president Laurent Gbagbo have infiltrated refugee camps in Ghana and are accused of attacking security bases back in Ivory Coast. Human rights groups say the presence of Gbagbo’s ex-fighters in the camps poses a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Nov 2nd, 2012
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Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, who stands accused of multiple war crimes, is well enough to stand trial, judges at the International Criminal Court ruled on Friday. But they also warned that his fragile mental health required close monitoring and appropriate treatment. Preparations for Gbag...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Nov 1st, 2012
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It is almost predictable. Soon, angry, red-eyed Arab youths will be on the move again. Not that the great trek for them has ended anyway, but this time they will fill squares in the Arab world to commemorate the second anniversary of the Arab Spring. Yes, the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Oct 10th, 2012
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Abidjan – A new report from UN experts accuses exiled allies of Ivory Coast’s former president of trying to recruit Islamist rebels who took control of the northern half of neighbouring Mali in a campaign to destabilise the volatile West African region, a UN diplomat and a Western officia...