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Vol 55 No 25

Published 19th December 2014

Côte d'Ivoire

Blé Goudé's bad day

On 11 December, the International Criminal Court confirmed charges of murder, rape and other inhumane acts against Charles Blé Goudé, 42, a former Ivorian militia leader and Youth Minister under the then President Laurent Gbagbo. The trial date has yet to be set but a tussle is already under way over who should try Gbagbo's wife, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo: the ICC wants to bring her to the Hague and Abidjan wants to try her at home. Looming over the judicial proceedings is the question of even-handedness.

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