As Court Says Gbagbo is innocent, Ex-President set to return to Ivory Coast

As Court Says Gbagbo is innocent, Ex-President set to return to Ivory Coast

 

Court Says Gbagbo is innocent, Ex-President set to return to home

Following the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which upheld the acquittal of former President, Laurent Gbagbo in a case that focused on post-election violence a decade ago, Gbagbo is set to return to Ivory Coast from Belgium where he has been on exile.

President Alassane Ouattara, speaking a week after the ICC decision said that the former leader Laurent Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude are free to return to the country after they were definitively acquitted of crimes against humanity.

More than 3,000 people were killed in the brief civil war that followed the disputed 2010 vote.

Mr Gbagbo refused to step down despite losing.

He is to be allowed the advantages and allowances available to all former leaders in the Ivory Coast.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on editorkingsuba@gmail.com. I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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