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The Ivory Coast is officially colonized by France

1893

The Ivory Coast becomes part of the French Federation of West Africa

1904

The Ivory Coast gains independence under President Felix Houphouet-Boigny

1960

Coup by soldiers; President Bedie is overthrown and replaced by Robert Guei

1999

Laurent Gbagbo is elected as president (in power five years longer than elected)

2000

Rebellion of soldiers unhappy about being demobilized leads to Civil War

2002 - 2003

President Ouattara is elected; violence against supporters by Gbagbo loyalists

2010

Gbagbo is first former head of state to go before International Criminal Court

2013

World Events

World War One

1914 - 1918

World War Two

1939 - 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Regional Events

Ghana becomes first Sub Saharan country to gain independence

1957

Civil War in Rwanda leading to genocide of the Tutsi population by the Hutus

1990 - 1992

Apartheid in South Africa ends

1990