March 10, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A court in Ivory Coast unanimously sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. She was sentenced for undermining state security for her role in the post-election violence in 2010 that left 3,000 people dead. Her husband Laurent Gbagbo, the former incumbent ...[read more]
February 24, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo made her her first appearance before a domestic court Monday, questioning charges against her. Gbagbo is on trial for her role in the violence following the disputed 2010 election between her husband, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara was ...[read more]
December 28, 2014
by Valerie Howell
The trial against former first lady of the Ivory Coast, Simone Gbagbo, began on Friday in Abidjan for her role in the violence that resulted from the aftermath of the 2010 elections. She is charged with "attempting to undermine the security of the state" for her support of the efforts of her ...[read more]
August 6, 2013
by G. Redd
The Ivory Coast Head of State granted bail on Monday to 14 allies of former president Laurent Ggabo in a publicized effort to reach peace. The Ggabo supporters were jailed in 2010 for inciting violence after their party, the Popular Front (FPI), disputed the election results. The opposition party ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The Ivory Coast government continues impartial justice for 2010-2011 post-election crimes committed by supporters of President Alassane Ouattara, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Thursday. The report details the five-month long post-election crisis, which resulted in at least ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 28, 2011, the Ivory Coast government launched a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to resolve conflicts from the post-election violence that took place at the beginning of 2011. More than 3,000 people were killed following the election of President Alassane Ouattara. Rights groups ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The Ivory Coast's commission of inquiry into the country's 2010 post-election violence submitted a report to President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday revealing that hundreds of fighters on both sides of the hostilities committed war crimes and human rights violations. Following the disputed ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara announced Friday that four men responsible for killing seven UN officials during an armed conflict near the border town of Tai were arrested in Liberia. The seven UN peacekeepers, all from Niger, were killed in a cross-border raid in early June. The attack ...[read more]
April 11, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 11, 2011, French special forces aided in the capture of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo surrendered after French tanks surrounded his residence, which he refused to vacate following his defeat in the country's November 2010 presidential elections. France had deployed ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 9, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to investigate allegations of murder and rape committed in March 2011 by opposition political forces known as the Republican Forces of Cote d'Ivoire. The report accused supporters loyal to president Ouattara ...[read more]

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