Ivory Coast court sentences former PM Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment for coup plot

An Ivory Coast court on Wednesday sentenced former prime minister and rebel leader Guillaume Soro in absentia to life in prison on charges of plotting a coup against his former ally President Alassane Ouattara. Soro, who is in exile in Europe, was charged with conspiracy and an attempted attack on state authority. He has repeatedly… Read More Ivory Coast court sentences former PM Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment for coup plot

International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former Ivory President Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld the 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and ordered all conditions of his release removed. “The appeals chamber, by majority, has found no error that could have materially affected the decision of the Trial chamber,” said Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, reading the panel’s ruling. Prosecutors… Read More International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former Ivory President Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan released following nearly two months in custody

Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan was released on Wednesday after nearly two months in custody for creating a breakaway government after a disputed presidential election marred by violence. His release is seen as a key step in repairing relations between the opposition and President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling party after an October 31 election… Read More Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan released following nearly two months in custody

Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan arrested for creating rival government

Ivory Coast opposition leader and former prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan was under arrest on Saturday for creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara’s election victory, his wife and a spokeswoman said. Ivorian prosecutors are pursuing terrorism charges against more than a dozen opposition leaders who boycotted the October 31 vote in which Ouattara… Read More Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N’Guessan arrested for creating rival government

Ivory Coast police surround houses of political opposition leaders

Police in Ivory Coast surrounded the houses of two of President Alassane Ouattara’s main rivals on Tuesday after the government accused them of sedition for creating a parallel administration in defiance of Ouattara’s landslide win in Saturday’s election. It was not immediately clear if anyone had been arrested. But the moves deepened a bitter standoff… Read More Ivory Coast police surround houses of political opposition leaders