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03 October 2011 by -

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court may open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes after Ivory Coast's disputed elections last year. A pre-trial chamber authorised Luis Moreno Ocampo to start a probe in the west African country.

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27 September 2011 by -

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will on Wednesday launch a promised reconciliation commission tasked with healing wounds from the west African nation's bloody post-election conflict.

The Commission on Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation (CDVR) will be inaugurated in Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian political capital founded by the country's first and longtime president Felix Houphouet-Boigny (1960-1993) after independence from colonial ruler France.

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01 February 2012 by -

The exhumation of the first of at least 29 bodies buried in a grave in the Doukouré area of Yopougon in Abidjan district was coordinated by Ivorian state prosecutor Simplice Koffi. Yopougon was the last part of Abidjan to be held by pro-Gbagbo forces.

By John James, Abidjan

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06 April 2011 by -

After last week's massacres, the International Criminal Court prosecutor is looking for a way to intervene in Ivory Coast. Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Wednesday that "widespread or systematic killings" in Ivory Coast may trigger a formal investigation.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

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13 April 2011 by -

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21 July 2011 by -

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara signed a decree on Wednesday establishing a commission of inquiry into crimes committed during the country's violent post-election turmoil, giving it six months to reach conclusions.

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28 April 2011 by -

The leader of a militia that helped Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara defeat rival Laurent Gbagbo was killed in a gun battle on Wednesday after he and his men refused to obey a presidential order to disarm.

"I can confirm that Ibrahim Coulibaly was killed during fighting today," Defence Ministry spokesman Captain Alla Kouakou Leon said.

Coulibaly's 'Invisible Commando' insurgents had fought alongside what is now the Ivorian national army to topple Gbagbo, but had been accused of not meeting a deadline to lay down their arms and join the new army.

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12 September 2011 by -

The head of the Ivory Coast's newly formed truth and reconciliation panel visited the diaspora in Senegal on Sunday to explain his mission to reunite the country torn apart by post-poll violence.

"We need to talk ... we need to admit we have turned a dark page," Charles Konan Banny, a former Ivorian prime minister, told his country's nationals in Dakar.

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20 December 2010 by -

The European Union on Monday decided to slap visa bans on 19 Ivorians, including incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and his powerful wife Simone.

A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief said both Gbagbo and his wife were on the list.

The measures will take 24 to 48 hours before coming into force, with a decision to freeze assets for the 19 to be taken separately, diplomatic sources said.

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