Ivorian ex-president pardoned

Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara pardons former President Laurent Gbagbo who was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Den tidigare presidenten Laurent Gbagbo, till vänster, och den nuvarande Alassane Ouattara, till höger, under ett möte i presidentpalatset förra sommaren. Arkivbild.
The former President Laurent Gbagbo, on the left, and the current Alassane Ouattara, on the right, during a meeting in the Presidential Palace last summer.

In order to strengthen social cohesion, I have signed a decree granting the President's pardon," says Ouattara during a speech prior to Sunday's celebration …