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Elders group: Ivory Coast strongman accepts defeat

An elders' group led by the former U.N. chief said Monday that Ivory Coast's arrested strongman has accepted his loss in a presidential poll, months after his refusal to cede power plunged the country into chaos and bloodshed. Full story

Ivorian artist paints as bullets whizz overhead

ABIDJAN (Reuters Life!) - While fighting raged on the streets outside his studio in Abidjan and stray bullets hissed through the air overhead, Ivorian artist Aboudia painted. Full story

Renegade warlord killed in Ivory Coast

Renegade warlord Ibrahim "IB" Coulibaly' was badly beaten and then shot in the heart by former allies turned enemy, his top aide said late Thursday to deny a claim that the two-time coup plotter had committed suicide. Full story

Ivory Coast insurgent militia leader killed

The leader of a militia that helped Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara defeat rival Laurent Gbagbo was killed in a gun battle on Wednesday after he and his men refused to obey a presidential order to disarm. Full story

Ivorian minister tells fighters to desert rival

The defense minister on Sunday ordered fighters loyal to renegade warlord Ibrahim Coulibaly to desert him and immediately join Ivory Coast's new army. Full story

Strongman's fate indicator for Ivory Coast future

The fate of former strongman Laurent Gbagbo, who turned mortar shells and rockets on his people, will be an indicator of how calls for reconciliation play out in this West African nation blighted by tribal, religious and land rivalries. Full story

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