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.
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.
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.
Human rights activists have condemned the acquittal of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes for her role during the 2010-11 post-election conflict that left more than 3,000 dead.
Voters in Ivory Coast are set to elect their parliament in a political field dominated by President Ouattara. The president has received praise for the country's economic progress but criticism for his political record.
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