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Ivory Coast: Ouattara says ex-leader Gbagbo can return home

– – Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has said that his predecessor, the ex-president Laurent Gbagbo can return home. Ouattara said Gbagbo’s his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude can also return home after the duo were definitively acquitted of crimes against humanity. Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) upheld the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity charges. Judges… Read More
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African court rules Gbagbo qualifies to seek Ivorian presidency

– – Former President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has been declared worthy of seeking the Ivorian presidency. The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights ruled on Friday rejecting Gbagbo’s exclusion from the presidential elections slated for October 31. The Ivorian electoral commission had said that Mr. Gbagbo was not fit to stand for president due to criminal conviction.… Read More
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ICC prosecutor appeals Laurent Gbagbo’s release

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda on Monday appealed the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo’s freedom was granted by judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) early this year. He now stays in Belgium following his acquittal by the Court. That acquittal at the time was to be appealed by the prosecutors… Read More