'I don't exclude being a candidate for the 2025 elections,' says ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo discusses why he set up a new political movement after his old party, the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), "lost its identity". Despite previously saying that he wanted to step back from politics, Gbagbo told FRANCE 24 that he hasn't ruled out running in the country's 2025 presidential elections and is firmly against a proposal that would disqualify presidential candidates who are more than 75 years old.
29 May 2020
The International Criminal Court has softened restrictions on Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo. The ongoing appeal of his acquittal for crimes against humanity had confined him to Belgium. Our correspondent in The Hague tells us more. Also, South Africans will be able to buy alcohol legally again from next month, as the government further eases coronavirus restrictions. And our correspondents in Cameroon visit one rural community where an illegal alcoholic beverage is being touted as a cure for coronavirus.
3 Feb 2019
Laurent Gbagbo freed: ICC releases former Ivory Coast president.
20 Jan 2019
Gbagbo Release Delay: Former Ivorian president's detention extended by at least two weeks.
15 Jan 2019
International Criminal Court judges on Tuesday (January 15) acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of all war crimes charges and ordered his immediate release in a blow to prosecutors who have lost other major cases in recent years.
1 Oct 2018
The war crimes court in The Hague is to hear ex Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo's request for his immediate acquittal and release, from Monday (October 1) to Friday