Sat. Mar 25th, 2023


A former militia leader who was acquitted of crimes against humanity in Ivory Coast says he will be president of the country one day.

In his first press conference since returning from exile in November, Charles Blé Goudé said he would run in the 2025 election.

Known for his charisma and fiery rhetoric he was nicknamed the “street general”.

Mr Goudé was transferred to the International Criminal Court nine years ago and acquitted in 2019 along with the former president Laurent Gbagbo.

Both men were charged with crimes against humanity committed during violence which erupted in Ivory Coast after disputed elections in 2010.

By Joy

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