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Friday 31 October  

Why this Ivorian needs justice for Gbagbo

Published on : 23 February 2013 - 5:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Sophie van Leeuwen)
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Ivorian singer Mahely Ba was deeply traumatized when she returned to her home country to shoot a video clip and a civil war broke out.

Following the 2010 Ivorian elections, Laurent Gbagbo, then president of Ivory Coast, and his rival, Alassane Ouattara, both claimed to be winners. Gbagbo refused to step down. A four-month war ensued, resulting in over 3,000 deaths on both sides.

After intervention from the French Army, Ouattara was installed as president. Gbagbo was arrested and brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where he now awaits a possible trial.

In this video, we see Ba in The Hague. In February, she traveled from Paris to join fellow Gbagbo supporters in a demonstration outside the ICC.



This video is part of the Africa Desk’s French-language platform to discuss the Gbagbo case. 


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