Although his sentence was reduced, former cabinet director Vital Kamerhe has been found guilty of “misappropriation” of public funds. His ... party, the "Union pour la Nation Congolaise" (UNC), has denounced this “political trial” and threatened to “no longer participate in [state] institutions.” This could cause further upheaval within the ruling “Union Sacrée” alliance
This time, things are becoming more clear. After weeks of speculation and rumours, it has finally been confirmed that Côte d’Ivoire’s former president Laurent Gbagbo will return to Abidjan on 17 June.
As usual, Gbagbo had his right-hand man in Abidjan and secretary-general of the pro-Gbagbo wing of the Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) deliver the message. “On 17 June, Laurent Gbagbo will return to the soil of his ancestors, Côte d’Ivoire,” said Assoa Adou during a ceremony on 31 May, the day of the former president’s 76th birthday.
According to our information, negotiations regarding the terms of the former president’s return are still underway between the two camps. Once he returns from Brussels, Gbagbo will be able to avail himself of the various advantages conferred to him as a former head of state.