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.
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.
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
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.