Laurent Gbagbo

Politician Since 2000, Laurent Gbagbo (born May 31, 1945) has served as president of Côte d’Ivoire, more popularly known as the Ivory Coast. His own ascent and governance have been mired in controversy, including coup attempts and fraudulent elections. The 2010 election has been ruled invalid by the U.N., which recognizes his opponent Alassane Quattara as the victor and true president of the Ivory Coast. Quattara's supporters have taken up arms to depose Gbagbo in bloody street battles. 

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Global Week In Review: Jamaica to Prepare for the Big One

U.S. seismic expert tells Jamaica to prepare for a major earthquake and the bird flu makes a comeback in China.

ICC Weighs Evidence Against Ex-Ivory Coast President Gbagbo

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is before the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he will learn whether there is enough evidence to prosecute him for war crimes.

Global Week in Review: Malawi Suspends Anti-Gay Laws

Homosexual arrests are on hold in Malawi and South Africa's Jacob Zuma wants to solve problems the African way.

International Criminal Court Says Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Fit for Trial

The International Criminal Court ruled that the former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is fit to stand trial.

4 Killed in Ivory Coast After Women Honor Dead

Thousands of women converged on the bloodstained pavement of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where seven of their sisters fell last week, even as the army backing this country's rogue leader again opened fire and killed four more civilians.

World Lens: Week in Review — Dec. 6

A roundup of world events from the past week. Ivory Coast’s former leader reaches the Hague, Oprah’s bright South African students reach for the stars and Chinese officials reach for solutions to the country’s ever-thickening smog.
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