The economy has rebounded and Laurent Gbagbo is at the International Criminal Court. But now comes the hard task of punishing the guilty among the winners and reconciling a nation where many are still too scared to go home.
Several hundred thousand Ivorians fled post-election violence a year ago. More than 150,000 refugees are thought to remain outside the country, as well as some 80,000 internally displaced people according to UN figures, the majority of whom are thought to have been pro-Gbagbo supporters. Many are asking for help from the government, which has been slow to respond. Our correspondent Maureen Grisot went to meet those who have been living for nearly a year in tents on the outskirts of Abidjan.
Investigators from the International Criminal Court went to Duékoué, a town in the west of the Ivory Coast, where hundreds were brutally killed in the post-election violence that rocked the country in 2011. The team is set to submit a report to the court to decide whether to dig the ground in search of mass graves.
In Paris for a state visit nine months after the French and UN helped overthrow his predecessor, Alassane Ouattara rebutts claim he is beholden to Paris. After the transfer of Laurent Gbagbo to the ICC, François Picard asks if more prosecutions will follow.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and French President Nicolas Sarkozy signed a security deal on Thursday to ensure French forces offer training and equipment to the former colony without interfering in its internal affairs.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will sign a new security agreement with President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Thursday in his first state visit to France since French troops helped oust his predecessor in April.
A rally of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's (pictured) party, the Ivorian Popular Front, turned violent on Saturday, with one death and numerous casualties reported. Gbagbo was forced from power in April.
UN tanks were out in force in Ivory Coast's commercial capital ahead of legislative elections Sunday. Officials hope the vote will usher in stability and economic growth after last year's presidential elections plunged the nation into violence.
The party of Ivory Coast's ousted president Laurent Gbagbo is boycotting parliamentary polls that will inevitably hand power to supporters of his successor, Alassane Ouattara, underscoring deep divisions after a bloody post-election conflict.
The run-up to parliamentary elections in the Ivory Coast was marred by a rocket attack Wednesday, which killed three people and seriously wounded three others. The blast rocked the town of Grand-Lahou just days before a Democratic Party rally.