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By IndepthAfrica
In Rwanda
Oct 30th, 2012
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Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire has been found guilty at her treason trial and sentenced to eight years in jail. The prosecution had requested a life sentence for the charges of threatening state security. The court also found her guilty of “belittling” Rwanda’s 1994 gen...
By benim
In Analysis
Dec 14th, 2010
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Council follows lead of West African bloc ECOWAS * U.N.’s Choi rejects interference charge * Says Gbagbo victory impossible given results (Recasts with U.N. Security Council statement) By Tim Cocks and Patrick Worsnip ABIDJAN/UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 14th, 2010
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The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Ivory Coast incumbent Laurent Gbagbo on Monday, and his army deployed near his rival’s headquarters in a standoff later defused by the U.N. envoy. Gbagbo is in a power struggle with Alassane Ouattara, with both claiming victory in a November 28 e...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 14th, 2010
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Dutch prosecutors have confiscated material from a Rwandan opposition leader in two Dutch houses after a request from the African country where she is suspected of terrorism, the prosecutors said on Monday. Opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was charged in October with helping to form the Coalition ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 12th, 2010
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The African Union does not favour sanctions for now over a disputed presidential election in Ivory coast and will instead stick to quiet diplomacy, the Union’s top security official said on Sunday. A row over who won an election on November 28 has left Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa p...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 11th, 2010
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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must concede the presidency and accept his rival Alassane Ouattara as head of state before talks can begin on settling their power struggle, Ouattara’s camp said on Saturday. Gbagbo has floated the idea of talks to end a row over who won an election on Nov. ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 10th, 2010
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Facing increasing international criticism and the threat of sanctions, incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast said he would “sit down and talk” with his challenger in last month’s presidential election. Both Gbagbo and opposition candidate Allasane Ouattara claimed victor...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 10th, 2010
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – The uniformed men came in the morning, while the youths in the opposition neighborhood were sleeping. Some wore masks. They broke down metal doors, grabbed the young men from their beds and, yelling insults, beat them with truncheons. They took the youths away; one later died f...
By benim
In Article
Dec 9th, 2010
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WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday it has warned Ivory Coast’s incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo he could face sanctions if he makes the “wrong choice” by hanging onto power following elections there. Gbagbo, 65, has defied calls to end his 10 years in power after the Uni...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 8th, 2010
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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS recognised Alassane Ouattara as Ivory Coast’s president-elect on Tuesday after a disputed ballot and urged incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to accept defeat. Gbagbo earlier defied international demands for him to yield and he named a new cabinet, two days after Oua...