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Ivory Coast celebrates Marie-Josee Ta Lou for IAAF silver medal

Ivorian athlete Marie-Josee Ta Lou missed the gold medal in the women’s 100 meters world championship in London on Sunday, but won a consolation silver and praises from her country. 28-year-old Ta Lou was denied the gold medal by 26-year-old American athlete Tori Bowie by less than a single hundredth …

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Deadly clashes in Ivory Coast ahead of international games

Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament. It was just the latest in a series of clashes between government forces and disgruntled soldiers, some of them former …

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ICC to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues on crimes against humanity charges. Presiding Judge Piotr Hofmanski on Wednesday upheld an appeal by the 72-year-old former president against the refusal …

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U.N’s 13-year peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast ends

The United Nations on June 30, 2017; officially drew the curtain on its peacekeeping mission in the West African country, Ivory Coast. The United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) was established in 2004 under U.N. resolution 1528. It’s main mission was to monitor and support a peace agreement signed …

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UN ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years

The UN peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast comes to an end Friday, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement as the West African economic powerhouse was split in two by civil war. While many praise the mission’s success in stabilizing the country after years of conflict and …

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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials said on Friday. The UN’s humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in …

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