In Ivory Coast, This Rainforest Is Both Refuge and Junkyard

An endangered gem of lush greenery in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic hub, is at the center of government efforts to promote ecotourism. Those who live and work there worry about what it means for them.

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What Are War Crimes, and How Are They Prosecuted?

World leaders have vowed to hold President Vladimir V. Putin responsible for any atrocities by Russian forces. Past experience shows such cases take years to build and prosecute.

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This Is the Wrong Way to Distribute Badly Needed Vaccines

Countries should be getting vaccines based on their needs, not their population.

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Limit Human Rights Suits Against Corporations

Six citizens of Mali sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, saying the firms had profited from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.

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Ivory Coast President Wins Third Term in Disputed Vote

Electoral officials said Alassane Ouattara won Saturday’s vote in a landslide but his opponents boycotted the election after he defied constitutional term limits.

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With Elections Ahead, Some African Presidents Try Engineering Results

Presidential elections are scheduled soon in at least 10 African countries. Many incumbents are changing constitutions and bending rules to ensure they stay in power.

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Dies After Cabinet Meeting

Amadou Gon Coulibaly had just returned to the West African country from France, where he had been receiving treatment for a heart condition.

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