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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo faces the music at ICC

6 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said today that it would hold a hearing at its headquarters at The Hague, the Netherlands, in June next year to determine whether there are sufficient grounds to confirm charges against Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, who stands accused of horrendous crimes against humanity and throwing an otherwise stable country into chaos. He was extradited to the ICC at the end of November.
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AU stands on slippery path on recognition of Libya’s TNC

29 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The UN wants to be everything to its influential members and main financiers on Libya. To others, it shows smiles that do not seem to help it now. Of late, the fact that regional organizations are increasingly becoming afterthoughts is a problem in its own right, as we see it at this very moment. I think Ivory Coast a few months ago and Libya now demonstrate that the cooperation agreement between the UN and the African Union (AU) has totally collapsed and is in serious need of repairs.
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IOVRY COAST: Unparalleled defiance against international will in recent years

30 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, published on on 30 March 2011

In an article on the Ivory Coast dilemma in its 10 March issue, The Economist had a fantastic and realistic lead that tells today’s tragedy and tomorrow’s story in one paragraph: “WHILE the rest of the world’s attention has been fixed on the upheavals to the north, the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, France’s former colony in west Africa, has been getting rapidly nastier.”
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