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Survivors of a stampede in Ivory Coast that killed 61 people, most of them children and teenagers, after a New Year's Eve fireworks display said Wednesday that makeshift barricades stopped them from moving along a main boulevard, causing the crush of people.
Ivorian government forces will launch a military operation to hunt down the men responsible for an ambush that killed at least seven peacekeepers in an unprecedented attack on U.N. forces in the country. Officials said Saturday that at least eight civilians also were killed in the area.
Ivory Coast's justice minister said late Saturday that dozens of family members and domestic workers of disgraced strongman Laurent Gbagbo have been freed from detention.
Five generals pledged their loyalty to President Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday following the capture of the country's strongman leader after a four-month standoff, as French and Ivorian forces worked to eliminate the last pockets of resistance.
Forces stormed the bunker where Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo hung on to power Monday, arresting the man whose refusal to hand over the presidency to the election winner left hundreds dead and threatened to reignite a civil war in the world's largest cocoa producer.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday that the arrest of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo sends a strong signal to dictators and tyrants about the consequences of ignoring the people's will.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's democratically elected president killed hundreds of civilians, raped his rival's supporters and burned villages during an offensive in the country's west, a human rights group said.
Days into an offensive aimed at dislodging him from the presidential mansion, Ivory Coast's strongman refused to budge Thursday from a bunker underneath his home, insisting he would never surrender despite the immense international pressure bearing down on him.