Dutch firm to pay Ivory Coast $198m

The government will use the money to clean up toxic waste that killed 10 people.

    The toxic waste caused a political crisis for Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast president [AFP] 

    "We thought it was our duty to propose a just and fair settlement for the regrettable consequences of these events," Roald Goethe, a Trafigura representative, told a news conference.
    Neither Trafigura nor the Ivory Coast government accept any liability for August's events, the company said in a statement.
    At least 10 people were killed after exposure to the fumes.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.