Laurent Gbagbo faces International Criminal Court judges who will decide whether to try him for masterminding a violent election standoff in 2010.
Germany has said it would supply two transport planes for the mission against rebels in Mali, in a bid to assist the country's fragile government.
Transgender sex workers in the Cote d'Ivoire have increasingly become the target of violence since President Alassane Ouattara came into power.
A rights group says more than 200 people have been detained and tortured in Cte d'Ivoire, urging President Alassane Ouattara to respect human rights.
West African leaders have lifted all sanctions imposed on Mali with immediate effect following the agreement on restoring the constitutional order.
The International Criminal Court has uncovered mass graves in a town where Ouattara fighters allegedly killed hundreds in post-poll clashes last year.
Ecowas has voted Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara as its chairperson, just over a year after he won an election that sparked a four-month civil war.
Hillary Clinton has arrived in Côte d'Ivoire for the first time since 1986 to show US "commitment to strengthening democratic institutions".
Côte d'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo will get legal aid while his financial status is assessed, the International Criminal Court has said.
Côte d'Ivoire is awaiting results from its first parliamentary election for a decade, after an opposition boycott failed to disrupt proceedings.
Côte d'Ivoire has voted for a new Parliament, a poll boycotted by former leader Laurent Gbagbo's party as he awaits trial in The Hague.
The ruling coalition of President Alassane Ouattara looks set to sweep to victory in a weekend parliamentary election in Côte d'Ivoire.
Laurent Gbagbo has appeared at the ICC in the Netherlands to face charges of crimes against humanity -- which include murder and rape.
Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo has been sent to the ICC to face criminal charges -- becoming the first former president to stand before the tribunal.
The ICC has charged ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo with four counts of crimes against humanity, adding that his opponents may be similarly charged.
Côte d'Ivoire's former leader Laurent Gbagbo has landed in Rotterdam en route to the ICC, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.
The Arab Spring, eurozone crisis and looming US elections has thrown the global political landscape into turmoil in 2011.
Eight allies of Côte d'Ivoire's former president, arrested after deadly post-election violence in the country, have been provisionally released.
An ICC investigation into Ivory Coast's post-election conflict will focus on two to six people thought most responsible for atrocities.
Extrajudicial killings that took place over the past four weeks in Côte d'Ivoire, have been blamed by locals on pro-Ouattara fighters, the UN says.