The trial of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo opens in The Hague on Thursday. He is accused of crimes against humanity for his role in the violence which followed his election defeat in 2010.
Over seven years after Ivory Coast’s crisis, the country's political scene remains divided. Army mutinies destabilized cities over the past few years, and victims feel that they have not been justly compensated.
Serbian nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj once narrowly avoided a guilty verdict for crimes against humanity. Would he return to The Hague should judges overturn that verdict on Wednesday?
An Ivorian court has cleared former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes. The charges stem from post-election violence in 2010 and 2011.
Calm has returned to cities in the Ivory Coast after a deal between the government and soldiers ended a two-day revolt. Soldiers launched the uprising to demand improved pay and working conditions.
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