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]
April 2, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 2, 2011, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported at least 800 civilian deaths in the Ivory Coast town of Duekoue. The deaths were attributed to an intercommunal dispute that arose over the refusal by former president Laurent Gbagbo to cede power to president-elect ...[read more]
October 6, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
Human Rights Watch released a report on Thursday calling for the Ivory Coast government to prosecute both sides of the post-election violence equally. The violence began last November when Alassane Ouattara defeated incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo, but Gbagbo refused to cede power. The report ...[read more]
August 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and his wife Simone were arrested and charged on Thursday for a variety of economic crimes including looting, embezzlement and armed robbery. Most of Gbagbo's remaining supporters were arrested earlier this month. Although Gbagbo's supporters have been ...[read more]

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