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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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Abuja’s foreign legion

After years of rivalry in the region the West African-French military operation pushes Nigeria which backed French action against President Laurent Gbagbo in Côte d’Ivoire in the country’s 2010-2011 post-election crisis into alliance with France again...


Wade’s barons under scrutiny

Sall has yet to match Wade’s exhausting diplomatic forays but has worked discreetly on reducing tension in Côte d’Ivoire between President Alassane Ouattara and supporters of ousted President Laurent Gbagbo...


Blé Goudé arrested

A fervent supporter of ousted President Laurent Gbagbo Blé Goudé could face trial at home and eventually at the International Criminal Court...


China cool on intervention

Even though the United Nations gave the green light for French military action to help oust election loser Laurent Gbagbo in 2011 South Africa and Angola made clear they would have preferred a negotiated settlement which China had also been advocating...


Soro clouds economic revival

Unlike his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo Ouattara has invested heavily in a free market model for the economy for which he needs confidence in his country and the money that flows from it; neither has been forthcoming...


Regional confrontation looms

On the West African side Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara as new Chairman of Ecowas is the titular leader of the intervention but he faces a new insurgency at home from forces loyal to ousted President Laurent Gbagbo...


Ouattara under threat again

On 12 October the United Nations Security Council discussed a worrying report by a UN Group of Experts that says that supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo are bent on destabilising the government of President Alassane Dramane Ouattara...


Not out of the woods

There are close ties between the Krahn people in Liberia and the Guéré in western Côte d’Ivoire who mostly backed ousted President Laurent Gbagbo...


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