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Ivory Coast begins vaccination against Ebola

– – Ivory Coast has begun an Ebola vaccination programme following the confirmation of its first case since 1994. The country’s health ministry said the family of the infected teenager and health workers involved were the first to be given the jab. Health official Serge Ehole said that they planned to have vaccinated by Wednesday “all the 2,000 people that… Read More
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ICC lifts arrest warrant on Ivory Coast’s Simone Gbagbo

– – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to lift an international arrest warrant issued for former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo. The court had issued the arrest warrant against Simone Gbagbo who was facing accusations of crimes against humanity, but Ivory Coast refused to extradite her to the Hague. Those crimes were allegedly committed during the country’s… Read More
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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara and Gbagbo meet after 10 years

– – Ivory Coast’s key political rivals, President Alassane Ouattara and his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo have met face to face for the first time in 10 years. The two held a meeting on Tuesday as part of efforts to reconcile and forge national unity amid political tension. It was the tension between the two political rivals in the wake of… Read More
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Ivorian political rivals Ouattara and Gbagbo to meet

– – The President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara is to hold a face to face meeting with his rival and predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, 2021. A presidential spokesperson who made the announcement on Wednesday said this will be the first for the two since Gbagbo’s return to Abidjan last month. Laurent Gbagbo had spent a decade in… Read More
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Laurent Gbagbo back home in Ivory Coast after 10 years

– – Former President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has returned to his home country after ten years. He has been away, facing trial for crimes against humanity on the back of the brief civil war that took place in 2010 in Ivory Coast. The ex-president and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude were acquitted of crimes against humanity by… Read More
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Ivory Coast: Ouattara says ex-leader Gbagbo can return home

– – Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has said that his predecessor, the ex-president Laurent Gbagbo can return home. Ouattara said Gbagbo’s his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude can also return home after the duo were definitively acquitted of crimes against humanity. Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) upheld the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity charges. Judges… Read More
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ICC upholds acquittal of ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo

Gbagbo’s trial started in January 2016, but three years later judges said they had found that prosecutors had “failed to satisfy the burden of proof to the requisite standard.” It was one of the ICC’s biggest failures since it was set up in 2002 as the world’s only permanent war crimes court. Prosecutors then appealed, focusing on what they said… Read More
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Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko dies of cancer

– – Ivory Coast’s prime minister, Hamed Bakayoko has died in Germany at the age of 56, according to the government. President Alassane Ouattara said in a statement on twitter that “I have the immense sorrow to announce the death of the Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko, Head of Government, Minister of Defense, this Wednesday March 10, 2021, in Germany, as… Read More
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Covid-19: Ivory Coast, Ghana begin roll out of Covax vaccines

– – Ivory Coast and Ghana have started rolling out their secured Covid-19 vaccine under the UN-backed Covax programme. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. On Monday healthcare workers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan started receiving the Covid vaccination. They would be followed by teachers and members of the security… Read More
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Covid-19: Ivory Coast becomes second country to get Covax vaccines

– – Ivory Coast has become the second country after Ghana to receive coronavirus vaccines under the global vaccine-sharing programme Covax. The West African nation received 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, delivered from a plant in India. Authorities in Ivory Coast say they intend vaccinating health workers, teachers and members of the security forces from March. “Let… Read More