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Pirates Seize Oil Tanker in Ivory Coast

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5,000 tons of oil from a port in Ivory Coast. Ivorian port officials said Monday that the Nigerian-owned vessel, along with its 16 crew members, was seized late last week as it was preparing to unload at the port in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital. The statement says […]

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60 Crushed to Death in Ivory Coast

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Ivory Coast say at least 60 people were crushed to death during a stampede at a New Year’s celebration in Abidjan. At least 50 others were injured in the incident, which took place early Tuesday in the Plateau district, at a stadium where people had gathered to watch fireworks. AIP television in Ivory […]

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60 Crushed to Death in Ivory Coast

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Ivory Coast say at least 60 people were crushed to death in a stampede early Tuesday in Abidjan. Rescuers say another 200 were injured in the incident, which took place at a stadium where people had gathered to watch a New Year’s fireworks display. There was no initial word on what caused the […]

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ICC Rejects Gbagbo Appeal

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in the Hague has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to try former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity. The court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the former president, who was arrested in 2011 and is in custody at the Hague. Mr. Gbagbo faces four counts […]

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Former Ivory Coast First Lady Indicted by ICC

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has unsealed an indictment against Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, for crimes against humanity. The court made the indictment and arrest warrant for Mrs. Gbagbo public on Thursday. The charges against the former first lady include “murder, rape, other forms of sexual violence, other inhumane acts, […]

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Former Ivory Coast President Fit To Stand Trial

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is well enough to stand trial for crimes against humanity. The court in the Hague made the decision Friday after considering the assessment of three doctors who evaluated Mr. Gbagbo’s health. ICC judges said some special measures could be taken during the trial to […]

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Ghana, Ivory Coast to Launch Joint Probe of Border Killings

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana and Ivory Coast will launch a joint task force to probe the deaths of eight Ghanaians killed last week in cross-border attacks on Ivorian military installations. The announcement Tuesday comes three days after Ivory Coast closed its borders with its neighbor, following raids on police and army installations in a border town and in […]

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Ivory Coast Closes Border With Ghana

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast closed its border with Ghana Friday, after at least eight people were killed in attacks on its security forces launched from the neighbor’s territory. Ivory Coast’s officials say the attacks took place Thursday and Friday in the commercial city of Abidjan and the border town of Noe. They said land, air and sea […]

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Former Ivorian Officials Arrested in I. Coast, Ghana

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two high-ranking officials close to the former president of Ivory Coast have been arrested. Ivorian officials say Laurent Akoun, the second-ranking official in former president Laurent Gbagbo’s Front Populaire Ivorien party, was arrested Sunday in Adzope, 100 kilometers east of the capital, Abidjan. He is believed to be implicated in a series of recent attacks […]

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Gunmen Attack Border Post in Ivory Coast

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Ivory Coast say gunmen have attacked a border post on the country’s western frontier with Liberia. Officials say the attacks took place Monday near the town of Toulepleu. Residents in Toulepleu told VOA that most people fled the town following the clash. Ivorian officials did not say if there were any causalities […]

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