Clashes along Ivory Coast's border with Liberia led thousands of people to flee their villages Tuesday, officials said. The confrontations occurred four days after seven U.N. peacekeepers and four civilians were killed in an ambush in the same area.
Thousands on Saturday fled the area in southwestern Ivory Coast where attacks left seven U.N. peacekeepers and eight civilians dead, according to a U.N. official.
Seven peacekeepers from Niger were killed Friday in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast, and more may be in danger, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Seven Nigerian peacekeepers were killed Friday in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast, and more may be in danger, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Zambia will face pre-tournament favorites Ivory Coast in Sunday's final of the Africa Cup of Nations after both countries won their semifinals 1-0 on Wednesday.
LIBERVILLE, Gabon -- Thoughts on the winners from the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals:
Zambia and Ivory Coast are through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after both teams completed comfortable 3-0 victories against Sudan and Equatorial Guinea respectively on Saturday.
Ivory Coast's star-studded team beat Burkina Faso 2-0 Thursday to seal qualification to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Dider Drogba scored the only goal of the game against Sudan as much-fancied Ivory Coast got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a winning start.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo arrived Wednesday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to stand trial for his role in his country's post-election violence that killed thousands.
The world's chocolate makers may specialize in delivering a sweet taste but the government of the Ivory Coast is seeking to address what it sees as the bitter treatment of the farmers who grow the industry's raw materials.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, arrived in Ivory Coast Saturday to meet with government and opposition leaders as he begins an inquiry into the west African nation's post-election violence.
The International Criminal Court on Monday granted the court's chief prosecutor permission to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil last year.
Forces loyal to the Ivory Coast president killed 26 people and arrested dozens illegally in the past month, according to the United Nations.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court requested authorization Thursday to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil.
More than 300,000 people are still displaced from their homes in Ivory Coast two months after a political crisis was settled in the West African nation, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.
A U.N. human rights official is calling for "immediate, impartial" investigations over reports of attacks by armed forces of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara against civilians in areas known to support former President Laurent Gbagbo.
The president of the Ivory Coast is urging the International Criminal Court to investigate major crimes committed in his country after a disputed November election sparked a political standoff that left hundreds dead.
As current events in Ivory Coast highlight, elections are hardly the knock-out cure for countries dealing with deep social divisions and long histories of armed conflict. They just as often produce the sort of violent confrontation currently ensuing between the forces of deposed Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo and newly elected president, Alassane Ouattara. In such situations, international responses have also typically made things worse.
U.N. human rights official Guillaume Ngefa discusses a recently discovered mass grave in Ivory Coast.
Three of the international diplomatic community's most respected mediators arrived in the Ivory Coast Sunday to start a process of national reconciliation.
The capture of Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to concede the presidency of the Ivory Coast to challenger Alassane Ouattara despite his internationally recognized election loss nearly five months ago, is being accompanied by calls for him and his associates to face justice. But it is unclear what form this justice will take.
New video emerges of the moment Laurent Gbagbo was captured. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara calls on fighters loyal to Laurent Gbagbo to lay down their arms.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports that the presidential tug-of-war in Ivory Coast appears to have come to a conclusion.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports live from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the arrest of self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo.
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to the Red Cross about the humanitarian crisis in the Ivory Coast.
The west African country of Ivory Coast - also known as Cote d'Ivoire -- has been rocked by civil conflict as forces loyal to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara seek to oust incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo after a disputed presidential election last November. Most of the international community recognize Ouattara's victory and are urging Gbagbo to go.
The border between the Ivory Coast and Ghana is closed as two politicians battle for control. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
While in Washington on Thursday for talks with U.S. House and Senate leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted the outcome of the crisis in the Ivory Coast would set the tone for other nations in Africa.
Aid organizations are warning of an impending humanitarian crisis for tens of thousands of refugees who have arrived in Liberia after fleeing violence in Ivory Coast.
Violence is escalating in the west African nation of Ivory Coast, where president-elect Alassane Ouattara is trying to oust incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to leave office after losing an election.
Sensing an imminent victory, the government recognized by the international community as the rightful ruler of blood-soaked Ivory Coast said Saturday the other side has committed atrocities, is losing its top generals to defections and is looking for "cannon fodder" for its last stand.
Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara took control of state-run television and attacked the residence of Laurent Gbagbo on Friday as Ivory Coast's bloody, four-month battle for political power appeared to enter its final stages .
Security forces in Ivory Coast have fatally shot seven women who were protesting the president's refusal to cede power.
The U.S. government will provide $12.6 million in emergency funds to help people displaced as a result of Ivory Coast's political unrest and violence, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
The United Nations remains neutral despite political strife and murder of civilians in the Ivory Coast.
In cities across the world, women marked the centennial International Women's Day. In Ivory Coast, the day took on poignancy for women who dared to take to blood-stained streets where seven of their own were shot down a few days before.
Ivory Coast security forces loyal to incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse supporters of Alassane Ouattara, authorities said Saturday.
Two leading Ivory Coast banks closed their doors this week, raising fears that a money shortage will worsen the crisis in the West African nation.
The price of cocoa approaches an all-time high after unrest in Ivory Coast. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
A United Nations representative has condemned sexual violence in the Ivory Coast as the White House met with leaders urging the nation's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to give up power.
Cocoa prices surged more than 4% Monday, after the Ivory Coast called for a one-month export ban, potentially cutting off both chocolate-loving consumers and price-sensitive food companies from the world's largest cocoa supplier.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to send 2,000 additional troops to Ivory Coast, bringing the total mission there to more than 11,000 troops and police.
More bloodshed is expected between self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.
Does this sound familiar? An election in Ivory Coast meant to unite a divided country instead ignites pre-existing tensions, leading to rampant human rights abuses.
Kenya's prime minister headed to Ivory Coast on Sunday with a warning for the country's self-proclaimed president, urging him to step down or face military intervention by his neighbors.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse look at the ECOWAS delegation's overall strategy for the Ivory Coast and its impact on the region.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, distressed over a call to attack the hotel where Ivory Coast's president-elect and U.N. security forces are based, said Thursday that the forces are "authorized to use all necessary means to protect its personnel" and any others at the location.
Edwige Tonete rarely steps out of her house in Abidjan these days. Something bad is looming in her beloved Ivory Coast.
The tug-of-war between the two men who claim the presidency of the Ivory Coast intensified Wednesday.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to give up the office he claims he won fair and square.
European Union leaders threatened sanctions against the Ivory Coast and said members of the country's military should support Alassan Ouatarra, who international officials say won the presidency.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the growing tension in the Ivory Coast during the prolonged leadership stand-off.
CNN talks with Abdon Bayeto, adviser to Ivory Coast President Gbagbo, about ongoing tensions over the election stalemate.
The United States and other countries have given President Laurent Gbagbo a deadline to leave Ivory Coast or risk sanctions, a senior State Department official said Thursday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the "political stalemate" in the Ivory Coast could lead to fighting, and he repeated his call for the incumbent to leave office after losing the presidential runoff election last month.
An African diplomat says President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast must recognize that he lost the election.
The European Union says it has agreed on sanctions against incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo as pressure continues to mount for him to relinquish power after Ivory Coast's election.
West African leaders urge Ivory Coast Pres. Laurent Gbagbo to respect the results of the November runoff and step aside.
West African leaders Tuesday called on Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to acknowledge the results of the November runoff and hand over power to his challenger "without delay."
The African Union has suspended the Ivory Coast from the organization amid the country's political chaos following a November runoff election, it said in a statement.
Ralitsa Vassileva reports on tension, unrest in the Ivory Coast, where both presidential candidates claim victory.
A European Commission spokeswoman hinted Monday at the possibility of sanctions against Ivory Coast if the country is unable to resolve its disputed presidential election.
Ivory Coast is in lockdown as the country's presidential election remains in dispute. CNN's Christian Purefoy explains.
First came a political row over the rightful winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election. Saturday, two men laid claim to the West African nation's highest post.
Two candidates. Two councils. Two winners. Add it up and it bodes for a mess in the already unstable West African nation of Ivory Coast.
The just-announced results of the Ivory Coast presidential elections failed to get an OK Thursday from the government body authorized to validate the results.
Polls opened Sunday in Ivory Coast's runoff presidential election.
Residents of Ivory Coast were stocking up on supplies Saturday ahead of five straight nights of curfew surrounding the presidential runoff election.
The results of the first round of Ivory Coast's presidential elections last month are legitimate, the United Nations said Friday.
The Ivory Coast has postponed its presidential runoff vote to November 28, a week later than previously scheduled, the president said.
Incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbabgo is slated to face ex-prime minister Alassane Ouattara later this month in a run-off vote for the country's leader.
Citizens of the Ivory Coast headed to the polls Sunday for a repeatedly delayed presidential election -- the first in a decade for the top cocoa-producing west African nation.
Italy lost their first match since flopping at the World Cup finals in South Africa, going down 1-0 to Ivory Coast on a rainy night in London.
Five-time winners Brazil opened their World Cup campaign with a nervy 2-1 victory over a spirited North Korea in Johannesburg after the Ivory Coast and Portugal had played out a 0-0 draw in Tuesday's other Group G match.
Pre-tournament favorites the Ivory Coast qualified for the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 victory against Ghana in Angola on Friday night, despite having Emmanuel Eboue sent off.
Didier Drogba came off the bench to rescue a point for Ivory Coast as they drew 1-1 with Malawi on Saturday to book their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
A global commodities trading company says it is considering a settlement to legal claims that it is responsible for the deaths of 15 people and thousands of illnesses after 500 tons of toxic waste were dumped in the African nation of Ivory Coast.
FIFA has launches an inquiry into the tragedy at the World Cup qualifier between Ivory Coast and Malawi which left a reported 19 dead and scores injured.
Outside the village of Sinikosson in southwestern Ivory Coast, along a trail tracing the edge of a muddy fishpond, Madi Ouedraogo sits on the ground picking up cocoa pods in one hand, hacking them open with a machete in the other and scooping the filmy white beans into plastic buckets. It is the middle of the school day, but Madi, who looks to be about 10, says his family can't afford the fees to send him to the nearest school, five miles away. "I don't like this work," he says. "I would rather do something else. But I have to do this."
Defending champions Egypt crushed Ivory Coast 4-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals to set-up a final showdown against Cameroon on Sunday.
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Ivory Coast fought back from two goals down to beat Serbia & Montenegro 3-2 and secure their first World Cup win in a fiercely fought battle on Wednesday.
The Netherlands held firm against a spirited fightback by the Ivory Coast to ensure their passage to the knockout stage of the World Cup with a 2-1 win in Stuttgart on Friday.
Didier Drogba pointed the way as the Ivory Coast became the first side to reach the African Nations Cup quarterfinals following a 2-1 win against Libya in Cairo on Tuesday.
Arsenal will ask the Ivory Coast to delay the departure of defenders Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue by nine days for next month's African Nations Cup.
Government and rebel forces in the western African nation of Ivory Coast on Saturday signed a wide-ranging agreement covering disarmament, political initiatives and military reforms, a U.N. representative said.
The U.N. Security Council has voted to impose a 13-month arms embargo on the Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast rebels have rejected South African brokered peace talks, saying they would only consider participating if President Laurent Gbago was not in charge.
British troops will help evacuate Britons who want to leave violence-wracked Ivory Coast, British Defense Minister Geoffrey Hoon said Thursday.
French soldiers opened fire Tuesday on a mob at the entrance to a hotel in Abidjan, killing 11 people, including two police officers and a pregnant woman, Ivory Coast police said.
Ivory Coast's leader has appealed for order as French armored vehicles took up positions around his home to disperse protesters gathered to protect him.
Mobs loyal to the Ivory Coast government militias clashed with French peacekeeping troops in Abidjan in the worst violence observers have seen between France and its former colony in decades.
Mobs loyal to the Ivory Coast government roamed the streets in two major cities of the West African country, searching for foreigners to attack.
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