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Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast: “Laurent Gbagbo hoped for another amnesty

In an address to the nation on August 6 on the occasion of the independence anniversary, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara announced that he was granting a presidential pardon to his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo. The measure was deemed insufficient by Gbagbo's party, PPA-CI, which is demanding amnesty. Why this request and what could be the outcome of this legal and political arm-wrestling? Interview with Arsène Brice Bado, from the Center for Research and Action for Peace (Cerap).

Independence Day marked by absence of

It is a national holiday in Côte d'Ivoire. This Sunday, August 7, the country celebrates 62 years of its independence with a large parade, all morning, by the defense and security forces in the political capital Yamoussoukro. Former Ivorian presidents Henri…

a “constructive” reunion for the trio

President Alassane Ouattara received his two predecessors, Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bédié, on Thursday, July 14. The unbeatable tenors of the Ivorian political scene met for the first time in twelve years. This meeting takes place within the framework of…

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