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Ex-Burkina Faso president charged in predecessor's murder

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military tribunal on Tuesday charged former President Blaise Compaore with complicity in the murder of Thomas Sankara, whom he ousted in a 1987 coup. Thirteen other people were charged in connection with the killing,...

Today in History

Apr. 11, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 11, the 101st day of 2021. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration...

Ivory Coast's ex-president and ally are free to return home

Apr. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a close ally who was a youth leader are free to return home after being definitively acquitted on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, President Alassane Ouattara said on...

Today in History

Apr. 05, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 5, the 95th day of 2021. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 5, 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, West Virginia,...

ICC judges uphold acquittal of former Ivory Coast president

Mar. 31, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the acquittals of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and former minister Charles Ble Goude on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence. Both were...

International Criminal Court appeals judges uphold acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

Mar. 31, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges uphold acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo.