The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is facing judges at the Internatrional Criminal Court. He's implicated in mass killings and rape. Months of violence ensued as he refused to step down after losing a 2010 election.
The UN Security Council has removed a ban on Ivory Coast's diamond trade and eased an arms embargo. The West African nation has been pushing for months to legally restart exporting diamonds.
The Ivorian government has arrested a militia leader who supported President Alassane Ouattara during postelection violence in 2011. Amade Oueremi is accused of participating in a massacre of Ouattara's opponents.
The International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued an arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, on charges of crimes against humanity. It is the first time the court has indicted a woman.
A report released this week by Amnesty International says soldiers in Ivory Coast and allied militias are killing and torturing supporters of ousted president Laurent Gbagbo.
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