Ivory Coast's Gbagbo to stay detained until February
Ivory Coast ex-strongman Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars until at least February despite his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal court, the tribunal said Friday.
Ivory Coast's Gbagbo seeks immediate release from ICC
Defence lawyers sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's immediate release by the International Criminal Court on Thursday following his acquittal over post-election violence.
War crimes court acquits Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo
The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Bina Foundation moves to promote blind football to international status
Blind football and other sports in Nigeria may soon enjoy an international status as a non-governmental organization, established for people with special needs, the Bina Foundation, has pledged to lift the sports to enable its players compete with their counterparts in other countries of Africa. President of the Foundation, Lady Ifeoma Atuegwu, who stated this…
'Fake reality' at Ivory Coast ex-leader's ICC trial
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo must be freed by the International Criminal Court because his trial for crimes against humanity has descended into "fake reality", his lawyers said Monday.
Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo freed after amnesty
Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo, who had been serving a 20-year jail term, was released on Wednesday, two days after being amnestied by President Alassane Ouattara, her lawyer said.
Ivory Coast to invest 1 billion euros to replenish forest cover
The world's top cocoa producer Ivory Coast said Monday it would invest nearly one billion euros over 10 years to replace forests that were razed to grow the bean. The West African country supplies two million tonnes of cocoa to the world market annually and the commodity is a mainstay of the economy. Mighty Earth,…
Floods kill 15 in Ivory Coast
Fifteen people died in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's economic capital, during flooding caused by torrential rain overnight, Interior Minister Sidiki Diakite said on Tuesday.