Côte d’Ivoire: 10 things to know about Nady Bamba, Gbagbo’s strongest supporter

By Vincent Duhem

Posted on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 11:07

Laurent Gbagbo strolls down the steps of the amphitheatre of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro, Central Côte d'Ivoire. In a dark suit and colourful tie, the former president is at the presentation of the UNESCO peace prize in honour of the father of Ivorian independence on 8 February.

The presence of the man who, just over a year ago, was living in exile in Europe – after several years of detention and a long trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC) – is in itself an event.