Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes
[Deutsche Welle] An Ivorian court has cleared former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes. The charges stem from post-election violence in 2010 and 2011.
Former First Lady Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanity
[VOA] A court in Ivory Coast found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty Tuesday of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2011 post-election violence.
Simone Gbagbo Acquitted After Flawed War Crimes Trial
[HRW] Nairobi -The acquittal in CÃ´te d'Ivoire of former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity based on a process marred by fair trial concerns and a critical lack of evidence shows the importance of the International Criminal Court's case against her, Human Rights Watch said today.
Infant Separated From Parasitic Twin
[VOA] Doctors at a Chicago-area hospital have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with a parasitic twin and having four legs and two spines.The girl, known only as "Dominique" from Ivory Coast, is recovering well from the delicate and groundbreaking March 8 surgery and is expected to live a normal, fully-functional life.
Jailing of Gay Ivorian Men Stokes Fears in LGBT Safe Haven
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -Ivory Coast does not explicitly criminalise homosexuality, but its public indecency law singles out homosexual acts and relations.
Ivory Coast Solicits Mauritian Investors to Develop a Biotechnology and ICT Free Zone Project
[Government of Mauritius] The Government of Ivory Coast in collaboration with the Village des Technologies de l'Information et de la Biotechnologie (VITIB) has solicited the expertise of Mauritian investors to set up a Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Free Zone in Grand-Bassam based on the model of the Cyber City in EbÃ¨ne.
Abidjan-Dakar Highway Construction in Sight
[Observer] Phase II of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) experts meeting to construct a six-lane road to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa will end today in Monrovia.