housing, money, staff… What awaits the former president on his return to Ivory Coast - Jeune Afrique

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Photomontage: JA

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After ten years of proceedings, the former head of state is due to arrive in Abidjan in a few days. The update in infographics on the modalities of his return to the country and his future legal battles.


A triumphant welcome or a discreet arrival? All of Abidjan is wondering. Laurent Gbagbo and his supporters will they choose - or not - to stage his first step in Ivory Coast ? After more than ten years of forced exile and proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC), the arrival of the former president, announced on June 17, raises many questions. Will Gbagbo claim damages from the ICC? Will he get the arrears of compensation to which he is entitled as a former head of state? Where is he going to reside? Who will protect him?

Young Africa takes stock of what we already know, what is under discussion and the many unknowns of a return under close surveillance.

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