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UN probes crimes against humanity in Côte d’Ivoire

The UN says it has found evidence of possible crimes against humanity by forces loyal to both Laurent Gbagbo and his successor, Alassane Ouattara.

‘Starting point for a new Côte d’Ivoire’

Alassane Ouattara is due to be sworn in on Saturday as the president of long-troubled Côte d'Ivoire.

Côte d’Ivoire opens Gbagbo probe, fighting erupts

Ivorian authorities have launched a criminal probe against former president Laurent Gbagbo and his entourage, a government spokesperson has said.

Heavy gunfire erupts in pro-Gbagbo district in Abidjan

Gunfire erupted in Abidjan on Wednesday as Côte d'Ivoire's new government forces tried to dislodge militia loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo.

Battle of Abidjan may have just begun

Talk of "Ouattara's forces" having overthrown Gbagbo is misleading and hides a far more complex situation, writes <b>Richard Moncrieff</b>.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Ouattara vows to restore security

C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara has promised to quickly restore security and prosperity to a nation broken by civil war.

Peacekeepers’ retaliation broke the impasse

Enough was enough. The UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire had been taking a hammering in recent days.

Gbagbo pondered SA refuge

Ivorian leader and former president Laurent Gbagbo wanted to use the South African embassy in Abidjan as a possible venue to negotiate his exit.

French strikes hit Gbagbo forces in Côte d’Ivoire

French forces hit vehicles belonging to troops loyal to Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo during a mission that rescued Japan's ambassador on Thursday.

ICC to probe mass killings in Côte d’Ivoire

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court plans to launch a formal probe into alleged mass killings in C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire.

Ouattara forces begin Abidjan assault

Forces backing C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara began a fresh assault to remove Laurent Gbagbo from his last stronghold in Abidjan on Monday.

Rivals battle outside Côte d’Ivoire capital

Fighting broke out on Wednesday between forces loyal to internationally recognised Côte d'Ivoire president Alassane Ouattara and rival's troops.

Pro-Ouattara forces attack strategic Côte d’Ivoire town

Fighters backing internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara on Monday attacked the strategic western C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire town of Duekoue.

MSF: Côte d’Ivoire healthcare crumbles amid violence

Access to healthcare in Côte d'Ivoire has been hit hard by post-election violence, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) reported on Friday.

West African leaders under pressure over Côte d’Ivoire

West African leaders met in a summit on Wednesday under pressure to take action over C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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