The world's top cocoa-growing country has experienced a strong economic revival under Ouattara.
But Gbagbo was transferred to the ICC in 2011 following his arrest, Obiang urged Africans to boycott the ICC
Charles Ble Goude is in some ways similar to South Africa's Julius Malema--combative, popular and a love for luxury.
Flushed with election victory, bullish Ouattara says Ivory Coast to supply 50% of global cocoa by 2020
The economy will expand by as much as 9% annually through 2020, a pace that is more than twice as fast as the average in sub-Saharan Africa.
With the country enjoying heady economic times, the overwhelming decision suggests even rosier times ahead.
Sunday vote bonanza: Tight race in Tanzania, easy run for Ouattara in Ivory Coast, in Congo Nguesso seeks presidency for life
Two general elections, and in a tense vote to change the constitution in Congo, long-term ruler wants to extend his stay office.
10% economic growth and no China hangover — Ivory Coast presidential candidates line up, as it continues to rise
What is Ivory Coast getting right? And on the back of such growth can President Ouattara - who says he won't play third term tricks - really lose?
In Madagascar ex-First Lady runs for mayor; in Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe goes into ice cream and chocolate
Kenya president Kenyatta's family is leading milking processor, and in Uganda leader Museveni owns the country's largest cattle herd.
'Africa's Hillary Clinton' or just a ruthless killer? Defiant to the last, former Ivorian First Lady gets 20 years
Fervently Christian but pitiless by reputation, Simone Gbagbo divides opinion like no other.
It's election season again in Africa, when all lose their heads and policy is thrown out of the window
Welcome to 2015, goodbye to 2014! A lot of vote ‘buying’ is going on, only that it has been reinvented, and works just as well.
A year ago Cote d'Ivoire Ouattara's shirt was on fire. Now he is sitting pretty, and the region breathing easier
The country goes into an election year that will define its future--and have a major influence on neighbours.