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  1. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2013

    Ivory Coast: back on the bond route

    Less than three years since civil war erupted in Ivory Coast it’s back to business as usual. Growth rates are now among the...

  2. January 18, 2013

    Former Ivorian militia leader held in Ghana

    A former youth leader close to Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s ex-president and war crimes defendant, has been arrested in...

  1. November 22, 2012

    ICC seeks to arrest Gbagbo’s wife

    The International Criminal Court has made public an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast...

  2. October 10, 2012

    UN says Gbagbo allies have base in Ghana

    Exiled allies of Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s former president, have set up a base in Ghana and been in contact with...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2012

    The week ahead: September 24 - 28

    Look out for interest rate decisions from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania; Vietnam reports Q3 GDP; and Pakistan...

  4. August 7, 2012

    Ivory Coast’s Ouattara plans to rebuild

    Little more than a year ago, Alassane Ouattara was under siege in a luxury hotel in Abidjan as Laurent Gbagbo, the loser of...

  5. July 18, 2012

    Mali asks ICC to investigate war crimes

    Mali has asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Islamist rebels...

  6. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2012

    Week ahead, June 18 - 24

    Amid persistent worries of a global economic slowdown, the world meets in Rio next week to discuss that other crucial...

  7. June 10, 2012

    Liberia seals Ivory Coast border

    Liberia closed its border with Ivory Coast on Saturday but did not confirm claims by Abidjan that gunmen who killed seven UN...

  8. April 26, 2012

    Sierra Leone gets its day of justice

    A strong message was sent to tyrants and warlords around the world on Thursday. International justice may be slow, but even...

  9. April 10, 2012

    Syria’s regime is another doomed dictatorship

    Bashar al-Assad is now history. Ignore his bluster towards Kofi Annan’s diplomatic mission. The issue is not whether, but...

  10. March 22, 2012

    ICCO eyes move to cocoa production hub

    The International Cocoa Organization, the intergovernmental group representing the commodity’s leading producers and...

  11. December 4, 2011

    Fears of poll fraud threaten DRC

    Not for the first time in recent history, Africa is playing host to an explosive election fiasco. Polls in Kenya in 2007,...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2011

    The week ahead: Dec 5 - Dec 9

    This week could be make-or-break week for the eurozone and Friday’s planned summit in Brussels could be where it happens –...

  13. November 30, 2011

    Former Ivory Coast president handed to The Hague

    Laurent Gbagbo, former president of the Ivory Coast, was handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague early...

  14. November 29, 2011

    Ivory Coast's Gbagbo served with warrant

    Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has been served with an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court,...

  15. May 17, 2011

    Cocoa shortage fears recede

    Cargill, the US agribusiness group, has resumed cocoa trading in Ivory Coast, the clearest sign that the paralysis of the...

  16. May 2, 2011

    Swiss freeze Gaddafi, Mubarak and Ben Ali’s funds

    Bern has frozen SFr830m ($960m) of assets of former heads of state from north Africa’s since the start of popular uprisings...

  17. April 23, 2011

    Kaunda bowed out gracefully

    Kaunda: long confrontation From Dr Hugh Macmillan. Sir, Your comparison of Laurent Gbagbo and Kenneth Kaunda (“Out with a...

  18. April 15, 2011

    Out with a Gbang

    When celebrities fight their addictions, they dry out at the Betty Ford centre or The Priory. Now a rehab equivalent has...

  19. April 13, 2011

    Gaddafi must face the music

    Peace versus Justice; it is an old question for prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and one they are hearing all...

  20. April 13, 2011

    Ouattara faces fight to restore order

    Reports of violent reprisals in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan are casting doubt on whether Alassane Ouattara, its...

  21. April 12, 2011

    Saving Ivory Coast

    November’s presidential election in Ivory Coast was meant to heal the wounds left by the civil war that ravaged the country...

  22. April 12, 2011

    Ouattara faces task of uniting Ivory Coast

    Alassane Ouattara has seen the back of his rival for Ivory Coast’s presidency, bringing to a close a four-month power...

  23. April 12, 2011

    Gbagbo: from democrat to autocrat

    Laurent Gbagbo, 65, has never stopped being a historian. His final disastrous months in office may have partly been the...

  24. April 12, 2011

    France seeks exit from former colony

    France is hoping to withdraw troops from Ivory Coast in the next few days as it seeks to distance itself from the political...

  25. April 12, 2011

    Ouattara calls for help to restore security

    Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast’s president-elect, has asked for French and UN assistance to restore security a day after the...

  26. April 11, 2011

    Exuberance over Gbagbo fall may not last

    Ivory Coast’s captured president was wide-eyed as he towelled off sweat in a hotel room, changing from a dark tie-dyed...

  27. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2011

    Gbagbo seized by Ivory Coast opposition

    Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s recalcitrant former president, has been seized by opposition forces after an all-out assault...

  28. April 11, 2011

    Gbagbo seized by Ivory Coast opposition

    A screen grab from television footage of Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s defeated president, shortly after he was captured in...

  29. April 11, 2011

    Broader problem is of statelessness

    From Ms Laura Bingham. Sir, Orla Ryan (“Land and farm reforms await Ouattara”, April 7) is right to highlight the challenges...

  30. April 10, 2011

    French president’s military interventions are logical

    For the first time in more than 50 years, France is simultaneously involved in three military conflicts – Afghanistan, Ivory...

  31. April 8, 2011

    Contradictions of French militarism hard to ignore

    Jacques Chirac, the former French president who opposed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, once said that “war always means...

  32. April 7, 2011

    Ouattara assault on Gbagbo palace continues

    Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast’s president-elect, called for an end to European Union sanctions and a return to normality as...

  33. April 6, 2011

    Beware the void under tyranny

    With fighting near the end between the armies of two presidential aspirants in Ivory Coast, that country is at the bottom of...

  34. April 6, 2011

    Land and farm reforms await Ouattara

    Trade in the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cocoa held up by the conflict in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer...

  35. April 6, 2011

    Gbagbo rejects all talk of surrender

    Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s besieged president, clung to the vestiges of power on Wednesday as rival forces attempted to...

  36. April 5, 2011

    Ouattara must show he is no French stooge

    If Laurent Gbagbo had been on better terms with Paris he might have strolled safely into exile along the underground tunnel...

  37. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2011

    Life after Gbagbo: a view from the bonds

    Or, an interesting walk on the wild side in political risk. It was generally a bad day to be Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday. His...

  38. April 4, 2011

    Isolated Gbagbo negotiates his exit

    Pro-Ouattara fighters prepare for the final assault on Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo, the reluctant...

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