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Côte d’Ivoire

Laurent Gbagbo

Date of Birth: 31 May 1945
Place of Birth: Mama village, near Gagnoa


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Warning shots from the army

There is less counterbalance from the centre of the country the traditional power hub; the west former President Laurent Gbagbo's stronghold; and the economic capital Abidjan...

Others deserted from ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's Forces de défense et de sécurité and joined the Forces nouvelles rebels of Guillaume Soro now Speaker of Parliament who controlled the north and then carved it up among some ten military warlords the 'com-zones'...


Ouattara shores up legacy

Warlords who were crucial to ADO's victory over his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo still hold important state positions...


Parties to many disputes 

Other clouds include his treatment of Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's son Michel Gbagbo and another looming legal problem connected to the executions in 2002 of 60 gendarmes in Bouaké which was under his control at the time...


Terror on the beach

Media supporters of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo tried to show that the presence of dozos proved security was illusory and claimed the country now offered free entry to jihadists...


ADO looks ahead

Meanwhile the previously ruling Front populaire ivoirien (FPI) will either have to reinvent itself or find ways to mend fences between its two factions one behind ex-President Laurent Gbagbo another following the official leader Pascal Affi N'Guessan...


Soro has phone trouble

Soro's people insist the tapes are fake but those who leaked them journalists close to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo insist they aren't...

Soro may have glimpsed an omen of things to come while he was in Paris for COP21 when French magistrate Sabine Khéris on 5 December issued an arrest warrant for him for an alleged kidnapping of Laurent Gbagbo's son Michel Gbagbo...


Ouattara walks it

That's when one of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's youth leaders Damana Adia Pickass tore up the election results on live television (AC Vol 53 No 21 Gbagbo's Ghana connection)...


The General's last days

The opposition – the pro-Laurent Gbagbo section of the Front populaire ivoirien being the most vociferous – greatly enjoyed making political capital out of accusing Ouattara of collusion with the putschists in Ouagadougou...


The election gets messier

That has started to change this year with dissidents emerging from within Ouattara's own camp while his long-standing foes the followers of former President Laurent Gbagbo are regrouping...


CNC: who is who?

Signatures under its founding charter include those of Laurent Akoun Secretary General of the faction within the Front populaire ivoirien that allies itself with its former leader ex-President Laurent Gbagbo in power between 2000 and 2011 (AC Vol 55 No 15 Polls beckon as Hollande flies in)...


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