Yopougon

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
Aug 7th, 2012
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Hamed Bakayoko told Radio France International (RFI) he believed the attackers received their orders from Gbagbo loyalists in neighbouring Ghana. One assailant was also killed in the gun battle on Monday in the Riviera district of Abidjan, the main city. Ivory Coast is recovering from months of unres...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 12th, 2011
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Ivorian authorities arrested 57 soldiers from former president Laurent Gbagbo’s regime on Thursday, and charged them with crimes ranging from murder and kidnapping to attacking state security and buying illegal arms, the military prosecutor said. President Alassane Ouattara’s government i...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 12th, 2011
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Ivorian forces have carried out 26 extrajudicial killings in the past month, the U.N. mission said on Thursday, a revelation likely to increase pressure on President Alassane Ouattara to discipline his troops and bring some commanders to justice. The U.N. peacekeeping mission’s human rights off...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 10th, 2011
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Abidjan – A month after his dramatic arrest, Ivory Coast’s fallen president Laurent Gbagbo remains under house arrest as his successor vows reconciliation amid the ruins of their deadly conflict. Gbagbo faces a raft of criminal charges after his five-month fight for the presidency and Pre...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
May 10th, 2011
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President Alassane Ouattara’s government has called on all Cote d’Ivoire’s public servants to return to work, saying they could face punitive measures if otherwise. Public Service Minister Konan Gnamien has threatened to punish civil servants who will not have reported to their offi...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
May 8th, 2011
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Abidjan – A new mass grave containing 29 bodies has been found in a restive suburb of Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, said a resident who said the victims were killed in the aftermath of a political stand off that plunged the country into violence. UN investigators had said they were in...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
May 6th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara took the oath of office Friday, five months after the election that nearly ripped the African nation in two and left hundreds dead when the country’s strongman refused to concede defeat. Ouattara spent much of that time barricaded i...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 4th, 2011
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Abidjan – The bodies of 60 people killed in recent fighting between government forces and militiamen loyal to former strongman Laurent Gbagbo have been retrieved in the Abidjan district of Yopougon, the Ivorian Red Cross said on Wednesday. “We were able to enter Yopougon for the first tim...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
May 3rd, 2011
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Korhogo – Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo wants to “heal the wounds” in his country, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu said after meeting the ousted leader on Monday. The Nobel Prize winner met Gbagbo alongside former UN chief Kofi Annan and former Irish president an...