Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo returns to country following decade of exile

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, flew home on Thursday from a decade in exile as thousands took to the streets to welcome him. Gbagbo touched down in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan late in the afternoon on a… Read More Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo returns to country following decade of exile

International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former Ivory President Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld the 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and ordered all conditions of his release removed. “The appeals chamber, by majority, has found no error that could have materially affected the decision of the Trial chamber,” said Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, reading the panel’s ruling. Prosecutors… Read More International Criminal Court upholds acquittal of former Ivory President Laurent Gbagbo

International Criminal Court frees former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo from detention

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was freed from detention by the International Criminal Court on Friday, under the condition that he will stay in the country that accepts to take him in and that he will return to the court when asked to do so. Reading a unanimous decision by a five-strong appeals panel,… Read More International Criminal Court frees former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo from detention

International Criminal Court acquits former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes

The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes on Tuesday and ordered his immediate release to the joy of dancing supporters and frustration of victims of atrocities. His freedom and possible return home may shake up the 2020 presidential poll in francophone west Africa’s largest economy and the world’s biggest… Read More International Criminal Court acquits former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes