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Stories with person: Laurent Gbagbo
  • Lawyer: French forces helped to oust Gbagbo in Ivory Coast 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 1:04 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A defense lawyer said Monday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was working to restore democracy in his country when he was forcibly ousted from power by French forces, mercenaries and other supporters of current President Alassane Ouattara.

  • I. Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 10:52 am

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Dozens of Ivory Coast politicians, including ex-ministers and diplomats, gathered in a hotel conference room here this week to honor a man widely blamed for his country's descent into months of grisly killings and sexual violence five years ago.