Ivory Coast court sentences former PM Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment for coup plot

An Ivory Coast court on Wednesday sentenced former prime minister and rebel leader Guillaume Soro in absentia to life in prison on charges of plotting a coup against his former ally President Alassane Ouattara. Soro, who is in exile in Europe, was charged with conspiracy and an attempted attack on state authority. He has repeatedly… Read More Ivory Coast court sentences former PM Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment for coup plot

Ivory Coast presidential candidate Guillaume Soro sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Guillaume Soro, a candidate for president in Ivory Coast and former rebel leader, was convicted in absentia on Tuesday of embezzlement and sentenced to 20 years in prison, the judge in the case said. The verdict was announced after a trial that lasted only a few hours and was boycotted by Soro’s lawyers, who have… Read More Ivory Coast presidential candidate Guillaume Soro sentenced to 20 years imprisonment