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#Alassane Ouattara

# alassane-ouattara - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

ICC issues arrest warrant for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

Gbagbo refused to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara after losing last year’s election, sparking violent divisions in the country.

# alassane-ouattara - Monday 3 October, 2011

ICC to investigate alleged war crimes in Ivory Coast

At least 3,000 people are believed to have died in the months of violence that took place following disputed elections last year.

# alassane-ouattara - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Chelsea footballer on Ivory Coast's new truth commission

The Ivory Coast is swearing in the new commission, which aims to work at improving unity and recovering the damage caused during post-election violence.

# alassane-ouattara - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated

Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.

# alassane-ouattara - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Ouattara heralds "new era of hope" for Ivory Coast

Alassane Ouattara formally takes power – and asks his country to remain calm during the first days of his tenure.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: 2,000 jobs to go at AIB, Japan declares the maximum nuclear alert level at Fukushima, and the demise of the Coco Pops mascot?

# alassane-ouattara - Monday 11 April, 2011

Gbagbo arrested by Ouattara’s forces after more French strikes

The Ivory Coast’s disputed president is detained by French forces who then handed him over to pro-Ouattara opposition.

# alassane-ouattara - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Ouattara forces have killed civilians in Ivory Coast: Report

A leading human rights group has claimed that forces loyal to the democratically elected president have killed and raped civilians in the western part of Ivory Coast.

# alassane-ouattara - Friday 8 April, 2011

Ivory Coast leader says they will starve out Gbagbo as UN finds more than 100 bodies

The country’s UN recognised president has said he will set about normalising life in the “corpse strewn, terrorised” capital of Abidjan.

# alassane-ouattara - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Residence of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo "stormed"

The incumbent president has refused to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, who was elected to the role last year.

# alassane-ouattara - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Gbagbo reported to have offered to surrender amid Ivory Coast ceasefire

President who had maintained a hold on power despite appearing to lose the election last year reported to be asking UN for protection.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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Opposition diplomats claim Ivory Coast's Gbagbo 'negotiating surrender'

The Ivory Coast’s ambassador to France – appointed by de facto president Alassane Ouattara – believes the game is up.

# alassane-ouattara - Monday 4 April, 2011

UN forces attack Ivory Coast presidential palace in bid to oust Gbagbo

French-led forces continue their bid to oust the incumbent president, who refuses to cede power despite losing elections.

France sends troops to Ivory Coast as battle for main city rages

Days of violent clashes in the city of Abidjan have led to calls for a “rapid offensive” by the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognised president, as troops loyal to the incumbent begin to lose ground.

# alassane-ouattara - Sunday 3 April, 2011

More than 1,000 killed in Ivorian town, says charity

Hundreds upon hundreds of people have been reported dead as a three months of violence continues in the battle for the city of Abidjan, the commercial capital and seat of power of Ivory Coast.

# alassane-ouattara - Friday 1 April, 2011

Ivorian troops have "attacked Laurent Gbagbo's home"

Mr Gbagbo has refused to give up the presidency despite the fact the Ivory Coast’s citizens elected Alassane Outtara to the role last November.

# alassane-ouattara - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Cocoa producers caught up in Ivory Coast threats

EU sanctions mean cocoa beans can’t be exported to their markets, but Ivory Coast’s cocoa board is now threatening to seize what isn’t exported.

# alassane-ouattara - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Rebels take over 30-mile border stretch as Ivory Coast violence continues

Meanwhile, women take to the streets of Abidjan to protests against violence which killed at least seven unarmed woman last week.

# alassane-ouattara - Monday 7 March, 2011

Ivory Coast violence continues, rebels claim capture of town

Observers fear that full-blown civil war will erupt in the country, as protests against defiant strongman Laurent Gbagbo continue.

# alassane-ouattara - Thursday 3 March, 2011

UN: 200,000 people flee Ivory Coast fighting

Violent street fighting, sparked by the refusal of the sitting president to relinquish power, has killed scores of people and spread fears that the country may slide back to civil war.

# alassane-ouattara - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Ivory Coast newspapers protest over alleged harassment

Over half a dozen newspapers say staff have received physical threats for weeks. Meanwhile, MSF says freezing state accounts will have disastrous effect on medical system.

# alassane-ouattara - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Ivory Coast families trapped in church without food, water: UNHCR

UN refugee agency receiving increasing reports of violence and death amid the political uncertainty in Ivory Coast.

# alassane-ouattara - Friday 25 February, 2011

Battles rage in Ivory Coast between rebels and government forces

Tens of thousands of refugees are said to have fled into neighbouring Liberia as the violence worsens.

# alassane-ouattara - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Fighting erupts in Ivory Coast as political stalemate continues

The latest violence could bring about the end of the country’s six-year ceasefire.

# alassane-ouattara - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

Ivory Coast negotiations to continue as Laurent Gbagbo clings to power

West African leaders delivered ultimatum to Gbagbo at yesterday’s meeting, but say further talks are necessary for breaking political deadlock.