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A first witness in the Laurent Gbagbo case

Published on : 16 February 2013 - 6:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Cartoon: Damien Glez)
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On 19 February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is scheduled to hold a confirmation of charges hearing for Laurent Gbagbo. The former President of Ivory Coast is charged with committing crimes against humanity in the aftermath of the 2010 Ivorian elections.

Who is Damien Glez?

Franco-Burkinabé Damien Glez was born in 1967. 

In 1991, when Burkina Faso's state of emergency ended, Glez began his career as a cartoonist for the satirical weekly Le Journal du Jeudi, where he is now the director of publications.

In 2001, in association with other cartoonists, he created the monthly Pan-African satirical Le Marabout. He also contributes drawings to publications on three continents. Cartoonist-columnist, writer and lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, he is author of the comic strip Divine Comedy.

Glez's cartoons are regularly published in Le Journal du Jeudi (Burkina Faso), Vita Magazine (Italy), Afronline (Italy), Chorus (France), World Policy Journal (US), Continental (France-Africa), La Mèche (France), Courrier international (France-Africa) and Jeune Afrique (France-Africa).

Glez is a member of the Cartooning for Peace foundation.

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