Former Ivory Coast president to appear for trial at ICC

January 28, 2016 7:00 AM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is set to become the first ex-head of state to stand trial at the International Criminal Court.

Gbagbo is due in court Thursday morning along with a former youth minister Charles Ble Goude on charges of involvement in violence after 2010 presidential elections that left 3,000 people dead in Ivory Coast, once a haven of stability in West Africa.

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