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. Mr. Gbagbo was sentenced in absentia in November 2019 for the “looting” of the Central Bank of West African States. He was convicted of the crime following a disputed 2010…

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