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Ivory Coast's Gbagbo seeks immediate release from ICC

Defence lawyers sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's immediate release by the International Criminal Court on Thursday following his acquittal over post-election violence.

The Hague-based court halted the freeing of 73-year-old Gbagbo, the first former head of state to face trial at the ICC, and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude late on…

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Gabon's president returns home after extended medical leave

President Ali Bongo returned to Gabon on Monday after a three-month medical leave during which a coup attempt was thwarted, two government sources told Reuters.

His return comes a week after a small military group took over the state radio station. The move to grab power was quickly halted but exposed growing frustration in the oil-producing…

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Joy, anger as ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes

The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes on Tuesday and ordered his immediate release to the joy of dancing supporters and frustration of victims of atrocities.

His freedom and possible return home may shake up the 2020 presidential poll in francophone west Africa’s largest economy and the…

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Burkina Faso extends state of emergency in north by 6 months after attack

Burkina Faso’s parliament voted on Friday to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants have surged in recent months, including one on Thursday that killed 12 people.

The government said the latest attack was carried out by three dozen jihadists on the town of Gasseliki in Soum…

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