Eye on Africa

Laurent Gbagbo pleads not guilty to crimes against humanity

In this edition, we focus on the trial of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court.

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For the first time, a former head of state appears before a world court. Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo is in the dock in The Hague at the start of his long-awaited war crimes trial.

Despite the allegations of atrocities, Gbagbo continues to inspire the fierce loyalty of those who think he's been made a scapegoat by Ivory Coast’s former colonial ruler, France. We meet some of his supporters gripped by the opening of the case.

And in Algeria, we meet a teacher trying to keep the musical instrument Imzad alive.

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