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ICC Prosecutor Asks for Ivory Coast War Crimes Investigation

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has asked for the court’s authorization to investigate possible war crimes in Ivory Coast. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Thursday asked judges at The Hague to approve a probe of post-election violence in the West African nation. Moreno-Ocampo says at least 3,000 people were killed in the five-month […]

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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Ivory Coast Probe

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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International Criminal Court prosecutors will seek permission to investigate possible war crimes in Ivory Coast. Prosecutors say they have collected enough evidence to warrant the probe and will ask ICC judges on Thursday to approve the investigation. Investigators have been looking into claims of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ivory Coast after a […]

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US Allows Return of Embassy Personnel To Ivory Coast

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is easing its travel warning for Ivory Coast and allowing nonessential U.S. diplomats along with most of their family to return to the West African nation. The State Department said Thursday that security conditions have improved following the country’s post-election crisis. However, it said that Americans should continue to exercise caution […]

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UN: 300,000 Still Displaced in Ivory Coast

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency has said there are still at least 320,000 displaced persons in Ivory Coast, two months after the end of a violent political crisis. The agency said Tuesday an assessment team has been traveling the country to register refugees and get a clearer picture of the current situation. It said most […]

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UN: Both Sides in Ivory Coast Conflict May Have Committed Rights Violations

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations human rights body says investigators have found evidence that both sides in the Ivory Coast conflict may have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes. The U.N. Human Rights Council sent an inquiry panel to the country May 4-28. After visiting several cities, the panel concluded that serious human rights violations, including […]

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HRW: 150 Gbagbo Supporters Killed in Ivory Coast

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says forces loyal to Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara have killed nearly 150 people since mid-April, in attacks aimed at real or perceived supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo. Human Rights Watch says in a report released Thursday that the pro-Ouattara Republican Forces killed at least 95 unarmed people in Abidjan […]

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Ivory Coast Announces New Government

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast’s president, Alassane Ouattara, has announced his first government since taking office after a months long deadly election dispute. President Ouattara named 36 ministers Wednesday, but did not include any members from the party of former President Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to step down after the November elections. Mr. Ouattara had previously said he […]

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