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The European companies that armed the Ivorian civil war

AN OCCRP investigation reveals that Gunvor and Semlex brokered weapons-for-oil deals in early 2011 when Côte d’Ivoire was in crisis, despite a UN arms embargo

Alassane Ouattara: In the eye of Côte d’Ivoire’s perpetual succession crisis

His road to the presidency was anchored in contention and acrimony, and if his bid is successful, Alassane Ouattara will have ruled for two decades when all is said and done.

Decision time: Can Côte d’Ivoire’s president resist the allure of a third term?

After the death of the president’s chosen successor, the ruling party says “everything is possible”

Côte D’Ivoire’s president has imperilled West African democracy

Alassane Ouattara has finally committed to stepping down after his second term, but leaves behind a dangerous legacy for the region

Elections test Africa’s democracy

Nine countries will go to the polls this year, but most will be held amid violence and suppression

Côte d’Ivoire’s ‘general of the streets’ vows peace

Today, acquitted of alleged crimes against humanity committed during the battles of 2010-11, Charles Ble Goude says he wants to help bring peace

Victims can’t rely on ICC for justice

Meant to tackle international crimes, the court has only convicted three individuals in 20 years

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

Prosecutors filed a last-ditch challenge late Wednesday to keep the pair behind bars while the ICC looks at an overall appeal

ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo

Judges ordered the immediate release of the 73-year-old deposed strongman

War crimes court to rule on release of Côte d’Ivoire ex-president

Laurent Gbagbo has spent seven years behind bars on charges of crimes against humanity

Côte d’Ivoire ex-president opens freedom bid at ICC

Laurent Gbagbo will ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention

Ally of Côte d’Ivoire president rejects plan for ‘unified party’

Transformation of the ruling coalition into a unified party has been a recurring theme in Ivorian politics over the past decade

Ivory Coast: Pro-Ouattara rebel leaders charged with war crimes

Rebel leaders who backed Ivory Coast's president Alassane Ouattara have been charged with crimes committed during post-election violence in 2010-2011.

Côte d’Ivoire’s ‘Iron Lady’ Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

Simone Gbagbo was found guilty of "undermining state security" during post-election violence after her husband and his supporters rejected results.

Côte d’Ivoire hands Laurent Gbagbo ally to ICC

The Ivorian government has handed youth leader Charles Ble Goude over to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.

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