Ivory Coast: the problem of Gbagbo’s return stays a delicate challenge in Gagnoa

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In Ivory Coast, in Gagnoa, the hometown of Laurent Gbagbo, the query of returning to the previous Ivorian president swallows the political debate. Some are ready for him as a messiah, others hope to not hear extra about this thorny topic. The authorities’ refusal to provide him a passport to permit him to return to the Ivory Coast, in addition to the tensions earlier than the election, arouses anger and crystallizes tensions.

Town of Gagnoa, 200,000 inhabitants, the capital of the Gôh area, skilled clashes in mid-summer after Alassane Ouattara introduced his intention to run for a 3rd time period. A protester misplaced his life in a conflict between supporters of Laurent Gbagbo’s FPI (Entrance populaire ivoirien) and President Alassane Ouattara’s RHDP (Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la democrat et la paix), and a number of other firms have been set on fireplace. Since then, calm has returned. However is it non permanent?

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