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Prosecution Outlines Evidence On Gbagbo and Blé Goudé's Alleged Criminal Responsibility

[International Justice Monitor] Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and his former youth and sports minister Charles Blé Goudé have filed a no case to answer motion, requesting an acquittal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) without being required to present their defense. This post summarizes prosecution evidence contained in a filing responding to the motion, and in presentations made at a hearing last month, in which it argues that it has advanced sufficient evidence to enable judges to convict the duo. (AllAfrica)

Legal Proceedings Against Simone Gbagbo - Prosecutor Requests Access to Ivorian Submissions

[International Justice Monitor] Convicted and amnestied by the Ivorian authorities, Simone Gbagbo is still wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Faced with the refusal of the Ivorian government to transfer the former first lady, the ICC has requested documents which the ICC Prosecutor also wishes to access. (AllAfrica)

Solar-Powered School Bags Changing Cote d'Ivoire's Education

[This is Africa] "No child should study in the dark": Evariste Akoumian, a 37-year-old Ivorian, invented the "Solarpak", a schoolbag with a solar panel and a lamp, to improve the education of young schoolchildren from rural, non-electrified areas. Using the lamp, children can now comfortably study after dark. (AllAfrica)

Prosecution - Gbagbo Encouraged the Commission of Crimes

[International Justice Monitor] Hearings in the trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé continued this Tuesday, October 2, 2018. As was the case yesterday, the day was devoted to the prosecution's response to the defenses' requests for dismissal of the case. (AllAfrica)

FEC Approves $1.5m AfDB Loan for Lagos - Abidjan Road

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved $1.5 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the Lagos-Abidjan road project. (AllAfrica)

Gbagbo Trial - Bensouda Opposes a Dismissal and Drops Charges Against Blé Goudé

[International Justice Monitor] Fatou Bensouda has dropped some charges against Charles Blé Goudé, who is facing trial as a co-defendant of Laurent Gbagbo before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for acts of crimes against humanity. (AllAfrica)

For the Prosecution, This Trial Must Proceed to the End

[International Justice Monitor] After several months, the joint trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé resumed Monday, October 1, 2018 in The Hague. Over the course of five days, the different parties will submit their arguments regarding the request for dismissal filed by the defense teams. (AllAfrica)

Oragroup announces the largest IPO ever made on the Abidjan Stock Exchange (BRVM)

[35°N] With a fundraising target of CFAF 56.9 billion (?86 million), Oragroup's IPO will be the biggest listing on the BRVM, Abidjan's stock exchange since its creation in 1998. The fundraising will enable Oragroup to consolidate its growth. (AllAfrica)

African Handball Clubs Championship - Three Cameroonian Clubs in Abidjan

[Cameroon Tribune] A total of 21 clubs are taking part in the competition that kicked off yesterday in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Didier Drogba, the Irreplaceable Chelsea Legend

[FirstTouch] After a short while, we have to reminisce the good old days. The times when African legends where still around, playing their best football in front of a crowd of tens of thousands, and millions behind a screen. This week, we focus on Didier Drogba, the Chelsea legend who had an illustrious career in England before moving to China and the MLS to wind down his career. Mostl know about his highs, the times when he was the king of Stamford Bridge and a constant menace in a head to head against Arsenal. But wh (AllAfrica)

International Criminal Court - Gbagbo, Blé Goudé Counsel Demand Acquittal

[Cameroon Tribune] They say after more than two years of trial, the prosecution has failed to prove its case against the former Ivorian President and cabinet minister. (AllAfrica)

Documentary Lays Bare the Flight of an African Migrant

[Deutsche Welle] A Paris-based Ivorian refugee retraced the dangerous route he took through Africa to escape civil war and produced Revenir, eye-opening documentary screened at the African Film Festival in Cologne. (AllAfrica)

What Has Happened to Ivory Coast's Bailly At United?

[FirstTouch] Jose Mourinho looked to have made a masterstroke in landing the signature of a certain Ivorian defender from Villarreal on the 8th of June, 2016. Not many teams were aware of the attributes that Eric Bailly possessed at just the age of 22 when he moved to Manchester United. The young player had a raw talent similar to that of Raphael Varane when he was brought in at the Bernabeu by Jose Mourinho when he was still the manager of Real Madrid. His pace above all else, convinced many that the defense of the ne (AllAfrica)

Ivorian Refugees in Liberia Get 100 Modern Homes

[New Liberia] The availability of quality housing has always been a challenge for refugees the world over. A problem the government of Liberia through Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission LRRRC and United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR has endeavored to correct by the construction of 100 modern housing units for Ivorian Refugees in Bahn, Nimba County through its local reintegration program. (AllAfrica)

West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales

[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan's pro-whaling agenda. (AllAfrica)

Golden Eaglets Crush Cote d'Ivoire in Qualifiers

[Premium Times] A 5-1 victory recorded by the Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, over their Ivorian counterparts on Thursday put them back on track in their quest to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged next year in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Thrashes Cote d'Ivoire 5-1 to Resuscitate Bid for U-17 Afcon Ticket

[Guardian] Nigeria yesterday thrashed Cote d'Ivoire 5-1 to resuscitate its hope of qualifying for the African U-17 Nations Cup final. (AllAfrica)

Eaglets in Must-Win Clash Against Cote d'Ivoire

[This Day] Nigeria's Golden Eaglets will play their second game of the Under-17 AFCON zonal qualifier against Cote d'Ivoire this afternoon in Niamey, Niger Republic. (AllAfrica)

Liberia Speaker Assures Passage of Financing Agreement for CLSG Interconnection Project

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bhofal Chambers says the National Legislature will ensure the passage of the additional financing agreement for Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) interconnection project. (AllAfrica)

"86% of Our Content Is Viewed On a Mobile Phone"

[Balancing Act] London -The mobile phone is becoming one of the key devices for accessing broadcast material in Africa. Cote d'Ivoire public broadcaster RTI has chosen to meet the challenge rather than pretend it doesn't exist. Russell Southwood talks to Sahifoulaye Kone, RTI's Digital Director about how its content is viewed. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Ivory Coast First Lady Granted Amnesty

[VOA] Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo is one of 800 prisoners who were granted amnesty Monday by President Alassane Ouattara for offenses related to the brief but deadly civil war in 2011. (AllAfrica)

Côte d'Ivoire - No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis

[HRW] There should be no amnesty for those responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations committed in Côte d'Ivoire's 2010-11 post-election crisis, 11 national and international human rights groups said today. (AllAfrica)

Drogba Extols Pres. Weah for Invite

[Observer] Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba has appreciated President George Weah for inviting him to Liberia during the climaxing of the country's 171st Independence Day celebration on July 26 this year. (AllAfrica)

Simone Gbagbo Gets Amnesty With Hundreds of Others

[allAfrica] President Alassane Ouattara has announced the granting of amnesty to 800 prisoners, including the former first lady of Cote d'Ivoire Simone Gbagbo. (AllAfrica)

Ecowas Countries to Develop Harmonized Fuel and Vehicle Emission Standards Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

[UNEP] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held its first regional meeting towards establishing regionally harmonized fuel and vehicle emission standards. The meeting was co-organized by UN Environment and the ECOWAS Commission, and brought together representatives from 12 of the 15 ECOWAS countries. Also, in attendance were Joel Devain, the Executive Secretary of the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA), Jane Akumu and Angele Luh of UN Environment and Bernard Koffi of the ECOWAS (AllAfrica)

Is Ivory Coast's President Tightening His Grip On Power?

[Deutsche Welle] The second term of Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara should be his last, according to the country's constitution. But Ouattara has dropped hints he might have other plans. Bram Posthumus reports from Abidjan. (AllAfrica)

Court Orders Ivoirians Extradited

[NEWS] The Monrovia City Court has ordered the Government of Liberia to extradite eight Ivorians accused of committing war crimes in their country to face prosecution. (AllAfrica)

Court Approves 8 Gbagbo Loyalists' Extradition

[Observer] Eight Ivorians believed to have been loyal to ousted Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who have legally challenged their extradition from Liberia, are expected to be turned over to the Ivorian government as soon as the Monrovia City Court yesterday approved their deportation (extradition). (AllAfrica)

President Weah Travels to Ivory Coast On Official Visit

[Govt of Liberia] President George Manneh Weah departs the Country today July 5th, 2018 for Ivory Coast on an official visit. While in Ivory Coast, the President will serve as guest of honor to the Islamic Community in the Yamoussoukro region. The President will also use the visit to explore new frontiers for increased trade between Liberia and Ivory Coast for the mutual benefit of both Countries. (AllAfrica)

Amadou Gon Coulibaly Renamed PM

[Cameroon Tribune] President Alassane Dramane Ouattara announced the change in a statement on July 4, 2018 after dissolving the cabinet. (AllAfrica)

No Happy Ending for Ivorian Girl Who Became Face of Migration

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Oumoh's story began when she left her home in the West African nation of Ivory Coast and began the long trek to Europe (AllAfrica)