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 ICC has told Ivory Coast that Simone Gbagbo, the wife of the country's former president, must face trial. Laurent Gbagbo already faces charges in connection with post-election violence in 2010.
Judges in The Hague will decide whether former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo's right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, will face charges related to the deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.
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.
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