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"Gbagbo was very selfish"

"Gbagbo was very selfish"

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Boukary Sangaré is the son of Malian guest workers in Ivory Coast. Following the death of the nation’s founder in 1993, the country became increasingly xenophobic and pervaded by a nationalism known as Ivoirité. This led to a split in the country and discrimination against its Muslim north, home to large numbers of people originally from Mali and Burkina Faso.

In this video, Sangaré shares his story, recalling how he and his family were negatively impacted by the policies of Laurent Gbagbo. The former Ivorian president is now waiting to hear whether he will have to stand trial for crimes against humanity during the post-election violence that swept Ivory Coast in 2010.

This video is part of the Waza's French-language platform to discuss the Gbagbo case.