How Gbagbo’s looming return exposes divisions in Côte d'Ivoire

Laurent Gbabo

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo arrives at the courtroom prior to the opening of a hearing concerning his request for unconditional release at the Board of Appeal of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in The Hague, on February 6, 2020.

Photo credit: File | AFP

The planned return of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has been thrown into uncertainty after the government of Alassane Ouattara hinted it could be delayed, citing security concerns.

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