Laurent Gbagbo

This decision by African leaders only reinforces the fear of many Africans that victims of genocide and war crimes in Africa
Davis also briefly lobbied for Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo, who hired Davis in 2010 for $100,000 a month to help
Recent weeks have shown how the political elite keep blocking the path to reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire. The leadership from both sides of the politico-ethnic divide appears unwilling to learn the vital lessons from a decade of civil conflict in which thousands of civilians were killed.
The message was the same to the residents: to create a new Côte d'Ivoire, the abuse must stop, and the government must ensure justice by prosecuting the people responsible, regardless of who they are or whom they support.
After every major diplomatic initiative resulted in a clear statement in support of Ouattara, Gbagbo certainly knew he could never rule. What was he trying to accomplish?
"I can confirm that former President Gbagbo and his wife are presently in the Golf Hotel under the custody of Mr. Ouattara's
The crisis engulfing the Ivory Coast is a lesson in how even the trappings of democracy can fail to keep a fragile nation from breaking apart. It wasn't supposed to be this way.
Former President Laurent Gbagbo has lost political power and now seeks the power of martyrdom. Now that he is dug into the presidential residence refusing to leave, what next?
Ouattara's camp has denied its fighters were behind the Duekoue killings, but human rights groups say there is evidence his
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called for a major humanitarian response in
Holed up in her presidential palace turned prison in the smart part of Abidjan with rebel forces closing in, Simone Ehivet
With the battle for control of the Ivory Coast nearing an end, explosive divisions remain unresolved and revenge killings are expected after months of unthinkable horror.
Gbagbo has defied international pressure to give up the presidency of the cocoa growing country after an election last November
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Côte d'Ivoire has a unique opportunity to set the country on a different path, one that will be key for regional stability. Ouattara's first steps will be essential to charting a new way forward.
The dilemma in world politics today is that the UN remains unable to produce a coherent blueprint to face legitimacy conflicts in the developing world.
Resisting pressure from the African Union and the West, Gbagbo has refused to step down since a presidential election last
A "food crisis" is afoot. It's becoming ever more obvious in supermarkets and restaurants, and now -- because of political strife in the cocoa-producing Ivory Coast -- this food crisis is allegedly about to kill Easter.
Some government leaders keep going and going. They would rather see their country descend into anarchy than leave office. Gaddafi is one. Mugabe is another. So is the president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.
I spoke with Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group's West Africa Project Director, about Côte d'Ivoire's mounting crisis and how to keep the conflict from spilling across borders and destabilizing the entire West African region. Listen to our conversation here.