David McKenzie travels to Ivory Coast to see if the country's cocoa trade is rebuilding after post-election violence.
Gunmen attacked former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo's party headquarters Saturday, injuring several people, a party spokesman said.
The International Criminal Court postponed a key hearing in the case against Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president who is facing charges of crimes against humanity.
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.
Voter turnout was low in Ivory Coast parliamentary elections Sunday, more than a year after a conflict over presidential polls led to widespread violence in the West African nation.
A three-judge panel of the International Criminal Court ruled Monday that reasonable grounds exist to believe former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was responsible for crimes committed during post-election violence nearly a year ago.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has been charged with economic crimes committed as post-election violence consumed the country this year and left some 3,000 people dead, but human rights groups said Friday that more serious allegations of war crimes by both sides of the conflict should be investigated.
Twelve members of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's inner circle have been indicted for crimes relating to the post-electoral crisis that left over 3,000 dead.
Ivory Coast's new president plans to make national harmony his top priority as he tries to pull his crisis-ridden country together after many months of political turbulence and what one just-released report calls a now-prevailing "climate of fear."
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara responds to allegations that Laurent Gbagbo supporters are still being targeted.
A video that has gone viral in Ivory Coast has raised questions about the treatment of the government of former President Laurent Gbagbo, who lost last November's election, but did not leave power until he was arrested in April.
The Ivorian government announced the creation Thursday of a national investigation commission on the crimes perpetrated during the post-election crisis amid mounting pressure fom human rights organizations and the United Nations.
A journalist who openly supported the Ivorian Popular Front of former President Laurent Gbagbo has been killed in a suburb of Abidjan, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday.
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.
Heavy fighting continued Tuesday in Yopougon between forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara and militiamen loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo even as he was said to have accepted his loss of power.
Marie Antoinette Singleton tells CNN that Laurent Gbagbo stands for the truth and that the fight for Ivory Coast isn't over.
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.
She was named after her mother's friend and not the doomed French queen, though at this moment in Ivory Coast's history, some might think it unfortunate.
Alassane Ouattara aspired to be president of Ivory Coast for decades. Now, after four long months of post-election turmoil and the capture of his political rival, the job is indisputably his.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara calls on fighters loyal to Laurent Gbagbo to lay down their arms.
The European Union announced a recovery package of 180 million euros for the Ivory Coast on Tuesday as residents of the African nation attempted to adjust to life with a clear leader and relative stability after months of bloodshed.
Laurent Gbagbo was offered the chance to teach at Boston University in the United States if he would renounce his claim to be president of Ivory Coast and end the country's civil war, sources familiar with the negotiations told CNN Tuesday.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called for calm Monday after forces stormed the president's residence and arrested Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to accept the results of a presidential election last year plunged the West African nation into civil war.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports live from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the arrest of self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo.
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.
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to the Red Cross about the humanitarian crisis in the Ivory Coast.
U.N. military helicopters Sunday pounded heavy weapons positions of fighters loyal to self-declared Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, United Nations officials said.
The border between the Ivory Coast and Ghana is closed as two politicians battle for control. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
The man recognized by the international community to be Ivory Coast's rightful president is no stranger to the frustrations of winning his country's top job.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's former leader, Laurent Gbagbo, used a lull in fighting this week as a "trick" to reinforce their positions around the main city of Abidjan, the head of U.N. peacekeeping operations said Friday.
Defiant as ever, Laurent Gbagbo remained hunkered down Thursday in the basement of his Abidjan residence, as a stern warning came from the United Nations that he should seize his last chance for a graceful exit.
The sounds of a fierce gun battle rang out early Thursday morning from the home of Laurent Gbagbo as the bloody battle to determine who would be the president of Ivory Coast continued, a Red Cross official said.
A Red Cross team says more than 800 have been killed in one town. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's elected President Alassane Ouattara stormed the residence of his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, on Wednesday, an Ouattara spokeswoman said, potentially heralding the end of a bloody conflict in the West African country.
After days of heavy fighting, forces loyal to Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo laid down their arms Tuesday, and the self-declared president was negotiating the terms of his surrender, his foreign minister said.
U.N. Special Envoy to the Ivory Coast tells CNN that combat is over and terms of Gbagbo's surrender are being finalized.
Forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara have surrounded the residence of rival Laurent Gbagbo, a spokesman for Ouattara told CNN Monday night.
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 .
Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast, attacked the residence of disputed incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and took control of state-run TV early Friday morning, a spokesman for Ouattara told CNN.
As the world's attention is focused on the conflict in Libya, another African country -- the Ivory Coast on Africa's west coast -- may be sliding toward another bloody civil war, according to observers who keep a close eye on warring factions there.
President Barack Obama urged the disputed leader of Ivory Coast to step down to prevent more violence as the nation grapples with postelection clashes that have left hundreds dead.
At least 25 people were killed in what the United Nations called Friday a shocking escalation of violence in Ivory Coast, wracked by an electoral crisis that many fear is sliding toward another civil war.
Laurent Gbagbo has banned U.N. and French flights from flying over the country, a spokesman for the self-proclaimed president of Ivory Coast told CNN Thursday.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, who is fighting to keep a political title the United Nations says isn't his, on Monday nationalized the nation's two main cash crops, coffee and cocoa, according to state-run television.
The African Union chief flew to Ivory Coast on Saturday to make another attempt to resolve the crisis there amid a slaughter of women protesters blamed on self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo.
Fears grow that Ivory Coast is heading toward civil war. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Eight newspapers halted operations in Ivory Coast to protest threats and hefty fines by officials supporting the nation's disputed president, press freedom groups said.
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.
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.
France said Saturday it would not recognize the decision by Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to cancel the diplomatic accreditation of French Ambassador Jean-Marc Simon.
A meeting between Ivory Coast's self-declared president Laurent Gbagbo and African leaders ends with no declaration.
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.
The U.N. Security Council is expected to authorize another 2,000 troops for its peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast on Tuesday amid a standoff between the mission and supporters of self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo.
More bloodshed is expected between self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.
Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara explains what strategies are in place if Laurent Gbagbo won't step aside.
Violence in Ivory Coast was ongoing amid a tense political standoff Wednesday, after at least five police officers were killed and three U.N. peacekeepers were wounded in an Abidjan neighborhood, and three other police officers were killed in clashes with protesters, officials said.
At least five people were killed Tuesday in clashes between police and supporters of Ivory Coast's president-elect as a tense political standoff continued Tuesday in the West African nation.
Ivory Coast's president-elect is willing to add supporters of self-proclaimed president Laurent Gbagbo to his cabinet, provided the defiant incumbent steps down, the West African nation's ambassador to the United Nations said Monday.
Canada and Britain announced Thursday that they have rejected the authority of self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo to make any decision regarding their representatives.
African regional authorities are prepared to remove from office self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo, who election observers say lost last November's presidential runoff but has refused to step down, Ivory Coast's President-elect Alassane Ouattara said Thursday.
Ivory Coast's diplomatic squabble centered Wednesday on a siege laid to a posh waterfront hotel where the president-elect has been holed up under the protection of United Nations peacekeepers.
The State Department's top diplomat on Africa says Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo stole his country's presidential election.
The government of self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo anounced Tuesday that a supporter of Alassane Ouattara was killed during a pre-dawn raid in Abidjan.
Three representatives of the Economic Community of West African States and an African Union representative met twice Monday with self-declared Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo in an attempt to persuade him to step down, but there was no indication late in the day that they were near their goal.
A senior administration official says an offer for self-declared Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to step down and come to the United States still is open but Gbagbo is "digging in."
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.
A new year opened with intransigence in a divided Ivory Coast, as two political rivals ignored threats and deadlines Saturday for one another to step down.
A three-man West African delegation won't return to Ivory Coast until Monday, when it will ask self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish his post or face a military ouster, a representative of the group said Friday.
Edwige Tonete rarely steps out of her house in Abidjan these days. Something bad is looming in her beloved Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast remains in a political crisis triggered by the country's disputed presidential election on November 28.
West African leaders tell Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo step down, or else.
Three African presidents met with their defiant counterpart in Ivory Coast Tuesday in an effort to defuse the country's political crisis.
Fourteen African nations are threatening to force Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to resign.
Ivorians appeared Monday to be ignoring the call for a general strike by the man widely recognized as the Ivory Coast's legitimate leader following last month's presidential run-off election.
The disputed head of the Ivory Coast will not step down, one of his key ministers said Saturday, despite the threat by West African leaders to use military force to force him out.
At an emergency meeting Friday, West African leaders warned they will not hesitate to use "legitimate force" if necessary to defuse an escalating crisis in Ivory Coast sparked by incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to cede power.
The ruling Ivory Coast government remained defiant Thursday, insisting that incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo should stay in power and that his supporters have acted justly despite a global outcry.
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.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the situation in the Ivory Coast is increasingly volatile and the country risks a return to civil war.
The United States on Tuesday slapped travel sanctions on Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, as well as 30 members of his government, following a disputed presidential election in the West African country.
The United Nations Security Council on Monday extended its peacekeepers' mission in Ivory Coast through June 30, despite an expulsion order days earlier by the West African nation's disputed incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo.
CNN's Jim Clancy interviews a senior adviser to incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo about the unrest there.
A political standoff has forced nearly 4,000 citizens of northwest Ivory Coast to flee to neighboring countries, prompting fears of regional insecurity, according to the United Nations.
The United Nations has said it will keep its peacekeepers in Ivory Coast despite a directive ordering them out from the west African nation's disputed president, Laurent Gbagbo.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on Saturday ordered all U.N. peacekeeping forces out of the country a day after Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on the disputed re-election winner to step down.
The U.S. is prepared to impose "targeted sanctions" on Ivory Coast's incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, the State Department said Friday.
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.
At least nine unarmed protesters in Ivory Coast's largest city were shot and killed by security forces Thursday, eyewitnesses told Amnesty International.
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.
Government troops backing Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo clashed with ex-rebels supporting the internationally recognized winner of last month's presidential vote Monday, as the European Union announced "targeted measures" aimed at Gbagbo's rule.
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 head of a West African group of nations rejects the idea of power-sharing talks in the aftermath of the disputed Ivory Coast election, its president said Saturday.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, whose claim to office is in dispute following last month's national election, on Saturday accused Western officials of destabilizing his government by lobbying military leaders and state media to back his rival, Alassane Ouattara.
Facing increasing international criticism and the threat of sanctions, incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast said he would "sit down and talk" with his challenger in last month's presidential election.
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.
Ivory Coast is in lockdown as the country's presidential election remains in dispute. CNN's Christian Purefoy explains.
Some results from Ivory Coast's elections are now expected Wednesday, after it was pushed back twice.
Two members of Ivory Coast's electoral commission from President Laurent Gbagbo's party physically stopped the announcement of partial election results late Tuesday, arguing that the results were not complete and the announcement was illegal.
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