Côte d\&#039;Ivoire http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26568/all en UPDATE 2-Fugitive Ivorian youth leader Ble Goude arrested in Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fugitive-ivorian-youth-leader-ble-goude-arrested-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ble Goude wanted in Ivory Coast over kidnappings, torture</p> <p>* Was ally of ex-president and war crimes defendant Gbagbo (Adds Ivorian government, HRW quotes, details)</p> <p>By Kwasi Kpodo</p> <p>ACCRA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A former youth leader and close ally of Ivory Coast ex-president and international war crimes defendant Laurent Gbagbo was arrested in neighbouring Ghana on Thursday, a Ghanaian official and exiled Gbagbo supporters said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fugitive-ivorian-youth-leader-ble-goude-arrested-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Economic Community of West African States Laurent Gbagbo Member states of the African Union Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:01:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735734 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Wanted Pro-Gbagbo youth leader sent home to Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-wanted-youth-leader-sent-home-ivory-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Charles Ble Goude accused of kidnappings and torture</p> <p>* First former Gbagbo official to be handed over by Ghana (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Joe Bavier</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A fugitive youth leader and close ally of Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo was sent home from Ghana on Friday and taken into police custody, the Ivorian government said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-wanted-youth-leader-sent-home-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736419 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast charges youth leader with war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/ivory-coast-charges-youth-leader-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABIDJAN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A militant youth leader and close ally of Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo was charged with war crimes and murder, a spokesman for the state prosecutor said on Monday.</p> <p>Charles Ble Goude, the former head of the Young Patriot street militia, was arrested on an international warrant in neighbouring Ghana last week and was handed over to Ivorian authorities at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/ivory-coast-charges-youth-leader-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737385 at http://www.globalpost.com Ghana extradites ex-military chief to I. Coast: security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ghana-extradites-ex-military-chief-i-coast-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ghana has arrested and extradited Major Jean-Noel Abehi, a key figure in Ivory Coast's security services under ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, an Ivorian security official said Tuesday.</p> <p>Abehi, together with Jean-Yves Dibopieu, who used to head a pro-Gbagbo student union, "were arrested on Monday in Ghana," a senior security official said.</p> <p>The two men were handed over at the border on Tuesday morning, a source close to the interior ministry said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ghana-extradites-ex-military-chief-i-coast-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746325 at http://www.globalpost.com Pro-Gbagbo exile arrested, returned to Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pro-gbagbo-exile-arrested-returned-ivory-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former head of elite unit arrested in Ghana</p> <p>* Accused by U.N. of organising raids from exile</p> <p>By Ange Aboa</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - An ally of Ivory Coast's ex-president accused of organising a series of deadly raids from exile has been arrested in Ghana and handed over to Ivorian authorities, security officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pro-gbagbo-exile-arrested-returned-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746773 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pro-Gbagbo exile arrested, returned to Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-pro-gbagbo-exile-arrested-returned-ivory-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former head of elite unit arrested in Ghana</p> <p>* Accused by U.N. of organising raids from exile (Adds government statement)</p> <p>By Ange Aboa</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - An ally of Ivory Coast's ex-president accused of organising a series of deadly raids from exile has been arrested in Ghana and handed over to Ivorian authorities, Ivorian government and security officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-pro-gbagbo-exile-arrested-returned-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:45:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746911 at http://www.globalpost.com Ghana extradites ex-military chief to I. Coast: security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ghana-extradites-ex-military-chief-i-coast-security-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ghana has arrested and extradited Major Jean-Noel Abehi, a key figure in Ivory Coast's security services under ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, an Ivorian security official said Tuesday.</p> <p>Abehi, together with Jean-Yves Dibopieu, who used to head a pro-Gbagbo student union, "were arrested on Monday in Ghana," a senior security official said.</p> <p>The two men were handed over at the border on Tuesday morning, a source close to the interior ministry said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ghana-extradites-ex-military-chief-i-coast-security-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746998 at http://www.globalpost.com I. Coast court frees former Gbagbo aide, but limits movement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/i-coast-court-frees-former-gbagbo-aide-limits-movement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ivory Coast court has ordered that the jailed deputy leader of the party of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo be freed on February 28 but restricted to his home region for one year, a judicial source said Thursday.</p> <p>The court this week rejected an appeal by Laurent Akoun, the secretary general of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), who was on August 31 jailed for six months for disturbing the peace in the light of remarks he made targeting President Alassane Ouattara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/i-coast-court-frees-former-gbagbo-aide-limits-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Law War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:01:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755736 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivorian ex-President Gbagbo's party threatens election boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/ivorian-ex-president-gbagbos-party-threatens-election-boycott <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Gbagbo party accuses govt of unilaterally fixing elections date</p> <p>* Polls seen as last chance for party to rejoin political process</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The party of Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo threatened on Friday to boycott April local elections, undermining efforts to bring his supporters back into the political mainstream after their defeat in a brief 2011 civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/ivorian-ex-president-gbagbos-party-threatens-election-boycott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756689 at http://www.globalpost.com Tear gas used to disperse pro-Gagbo protest in Abidjan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tear-gas-used-disperse-pro-gagbo-protest-abidjan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police fired tear gas to disperse a banned protest Saturday in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast by supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo, an AFP reporter said.</p> <p>Fifty young people shouting "Free Gbagbo" were pushed back while they tried to charge a barrier set up by police, who fired tear gas and caused the protesters to disperse before they reached Yopougan square, in a part of Abidjan that has long been a pro-Gbagbo stronghold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tear-gas-used-disperse-pro-gagbo-protest-abidjan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:30:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757463 at http://www.globalpost.com Tear gas used to disperse pro-Gbagbo protest in Abidjan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tear-gas-used-disperse-pro-gbagbo-protest-abidjan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police fired tear gas to disperse a banned protest Saturday in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast by supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo, an AFP reporter said.</p> <p>Fifty young people shouting "Free Gbagbo" were pushed back while they tried to charge a barrier set up by police, who fired tear gas and caused the protesters to disperse before they reached Yopougan square, in a part of Abidjan that has long been a pro-Gbagbo stronghold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tear-gas-used-disperse-pro-gbagbo-protest-abidjan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757465 at http://www.globalpost.com Pro-Gbagbo protest dispersed days ahead of key hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/pro-gbagbo-protest-dispersed-days-ahead-key-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police fired tear gas to disperse a banned protest Saturday by supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo, just days before the International Criminal Court is to decide whether he will go on trial for crimes against humanity.</p> <p>Fifty young people shouting "Free Gbagbo" were pushed back while they tried to charge a barrier set up by police in the country's economic capital of Abidjan.</p> <p>Riot police fired tear gas, sending the protestors fleeing before they could reach Yopougan square, in a part of Abidjan that has long been a pro-Gbagbo stronghold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/pro-gbagbo-protest-dispersed-days-ahead-key-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo Social Issues AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757490 at http://www.globalpost.com I.Coast's Gbagbo to face ICC judges over poll bloodshed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/icoasts-gbagbo-face-icc-judges-over-poll-bloodshed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday faces International Criminal Court judges who will decide if there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago.</p> <p>Gbagbo, 67, the first-ever former head of state to appear before the Hague-based court, faces four counts of crimes against humanity including murder and rape for fomenting a wave of violence which swept the west African nation after he refused to concede defeat in November 2010 presidential polls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/icoasts-gbagbo-face-icc-judges-over-poll-bloodshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:45:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757923 at http://www.globalpost.com I.Coast's Laurent Gbagbo: activist to strongman to detainee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/icoasts-laurent-gbagbo-activist-strongman-detainee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's bloody bid to cling to power eclipsed his past as a union activist and opposition leader and has made him the first former head of state to face charges at the International Criminal Court.</p> <p>He held doggedly to power for double his five-year mandate at the helm of the west African country, repeatedly promising elections that came only in 2010 -- then plunged the world's largest cocoa producer into deadly conflict by refusing to accept the results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/icoasts-laurent-gbagbo-activist-strongman-detainee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:15:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757932 at http://www.globalpost.com I.Coast's Gbagbo before ICC judges over poll bloodshed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/icoasts-gbagbo-icc-judges-over-poll-bloodshed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday faces International Criminal Court judges who will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago.</p> <p>Presiding judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi is to open the hearings at the Hague-based court's headquarters at 14:30 pm (1330 GMT), with prosecutors expecting to launch their case later in the afternoon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/icoasts-gbagbo-icc-judges-over-poll-bloodshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Côte d\'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo Simone Gbagbo AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:00:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759501 at 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