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# Laurent Gbagbo

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# Côte d'Ivoire
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.
# War Crimes
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.
# Truth Commission
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.
# Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast's ousted president charged with numerous crimes
Laurent Gbagbo and his wife have been charged with armed robbery, looting, embezzlement and more.
# Ivory Coast
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.
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.
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.
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
Violent clashes result in 800 deaths in Ivory Coast
The International Committee of the Red Cross says more than 800 people were massacred this week alone in Ivory Coast, as strongman Laurent Gbagbo continues to cling to power.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
"Grave abuses" committed in Ivory Coast conflict: report
Ivorian refugees have been pouring into neighbouring Liberia to escape violence.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
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.
# Ivory Coast
Fighting erupts in Ivory Coast as political stalemate continues
The latest violence could bring about the end of the country’s six-year ceasefire.