Update: 11 UN council nations urge Idlib cease-fire

Africa 05/10/19, 13:45

The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):9:45 p.m.Eleven members of the U.N. Security Council are urging fighters in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in Idlib province to honor last September's cease-fire arrangements.This frame grab from video provided by the activist-operated Thiqa News Agency, shows residents displaced from the ...

Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

Business 04/17/19, 13:25

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged. In an interview with The Associated Press, the president's daughter and senior adviser pointed to visits to the continent by ...

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

Politics 04/17/19, 12:33

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump's daughter said Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She spoke ...

In Ivory Coast, Ivanka Trump talks women’s rights

Africa 04/16/19, 15:47

Ivanka Trump met with the vice president of Ivory Coast as part of a trip to Africa focused on women's economic development. The president's daughter and senior adviser arrived in the country Tuesday, traveling from Ethiopia. She met with Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan at the presidential palace. Gender inequality is a ...

Ivanka Trump promotes women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

Politics 04/14/19, 14:05

Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It was her first stop in Africa ...

African billionaire rebuts idea of migration flood to Europe

Europe 04/07/19, 11:33

Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim says the migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat.Experts said during a conference hosted by Ibrahim's foundation that Africans make up about 14% of the global migrant population, a much smaller share than the 41% ...

Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women’s initiative

Africa 04/03/19, 12:21

White House adviser Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women’s initiative she’s leading. President Donald Trump’s daughter will visit Ethiopia and Ivory Coast over four days this month. The White House said Wednesday that her schedule includes a women’s economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast ...

Rivals players stand up for Moise Kean after racist abuse

Sports 04/03/19, 10:27

Blamed by his own teammate for the racist abuse hurled at him during an Italian soccer match, Juventus forward Moise Kean received plenty of support from rival players on Wednesday.Kean is a 19-year-old Italian whose parents are from Ivory Coast. He plays for Italy's national team and Juventus, the most ...

Belgium says willing to receive ex-Ivory Coast president

Europe 02/02/19, 06:48

Belgium says it is willing to receive Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo after he was released from International Criminal Court custody but is still discussing the details of his stay.Foreign affairs spokesman Karl Lagatie said Saturday that Belgium had "in principle accepted to receive" Gbagbo but details would be worked ...

Update: ICC judges order conditional release of Gbagbo

Europe 02/01/19, 11:03

The Latest on Ivory Coast's former leader at the ICC (all times local):5 p.m.International Criminal Court judges have ordered the conditional release of Ivory Coast's ex-president and a former youth minister, more than two weeks after they were acquitted of involvement in deadly violence that erupted after their country's 2010 ...

Prosecutors OK ex-Ivory Coast leader’s conditional release

Europe 02/01/19, 04:40

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have told judges they do not object to the conditional release of Ivory Coast's former president and youth minister following their acquittals last month on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.Prosecution appeals lawyer Helen Brady told judges Friday that ex-president Laurent Gbagbo and ...

Will Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo, acquitted at ICC, return home?

Africa 01/31/19, 04:08

The acquittal at the International Criminal Court of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity is making waves in the West African nation where some celebrate his pending release but others fear a repeat of the deadly 2010-2011 post-election violence that led him to The Hague."For the ...

ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

Africa 01/18/19, 06:57

Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister must remain in custody until judges issue a decision on a prosecution appeal against their unconditional release.Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude were ordered released this week after ...

Lawyers again urge ICC to release ex-Ivory Coast president

Europe 01/17/19, 08:32

Defense lawyers are again appealing for the immediate release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-government minister from detention at the International Criminal Court following their acquittal this week on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.Thursday's filings are the latest salvo in legal wrangling between defense ...

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