The life of Simone Gbagbo in Odienné

The last time we saw her she appeared exhausted and neglected. Some of her braids had been ripped out. That last time was April 11 last year, only a few minutes after her arrest. Since then the 63-year-old Simone Gbagbo has been sporting very close-cropped hair.

On August 18, 2011, she was charged by the Ivorian justice system for “economic crimes”, but the former First Lady is yet to be incarcerated. She is currently living in a controlled residence in Odienné, the birthplace of incumbent President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s mother.


Read the full article in the African Report.

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