Analysis: Ex-President Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast after acquittal

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    Former president Laurent Gbagbo returned to a tense Ivory Coast on Thursday after nearly a decade, with police using tear gas to disperse supporters seeking to welcome him home following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Gbagbo left the country in humiliation in 2011, after his refusal to accept electoral defeat sparked a conflict that ended in his arrest. “There is a lot of support for Laurent Gbagbo particularly in the south of Ivory Coast ” says Paul Melly, associate fellow of the Africa Programme at Chatham House.

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