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Court blocks Ivory Coast former president, Gbagbo, from seeking re-election

A court in Ivory Coast has confirmed the decision of the country’s electoral commission to strike off 75-year-old former president, Laurent Gbagbo, from the electoral list, his lawyer told AFP Tuesday. “It’s a definitive no,” Claude Mentenon told AFP, adding that there was no further legal recourse inside Ivory Coast. Election officials had already rejected
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CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: prosecutor appeals Gbagbo, Ble Goude acquittal

Former Ivory Coast president, Gbagbo wants ‘unconditional release’

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court for his unconditional release following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity a year ago, eight years after the former West African strongman’s arrest
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