Alassane Ouattara interview on BBC Hardtalk

Cote d’Ivoire was once one of west Africa’s growth engines. Today, the population is trying to recover from the civil war that tore the country apart.

After a period of conflict in which many Ivorians were killed, the ousted leader Laurent Gbagbo is now awaiting trial in The Hague, at the International Criminal Court. The new Ivorian President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara has the task of uniting a divided nation. His critics accuse him of presiding over a victor’s justice and letting off supporters of his who are suspected of crimes. Are they right?

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