Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo returns home after war crimes acquittal

Former president Laurent Gbagbo was returning to Ivory Coast on Thursday for the first time in nearly a decade, after he was cleared of crimes against humanity and his once-bitter rival welcomed him back in the name of reconciliation.Gbagbo left the country in humiliation in 2011, after his refusal to accept electoral defeat sparked a conflict that ended in his arrest and transfer to The Hague.The 76-year-old’s homecoming will be a key test of stability in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa…
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