Former Cote D’Ivoire President, Laurent Gbagbo Files For Divorce From Wife

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo has filed for divorce from his wife of three decades, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo.

His lawyer, Claude Mentenon said in a statement on Monday that after years of “rejected requests for Simone Ehivet to consent to an amicable separation”, the ex-president had asked an Abidjan court for a divorce.

Gbagbo, 76 has been in a relationship with 47-year-old former journalist Nady Bamba for many years.

The announcement comes just four days after Gbagbo returned to Ivory Coast following a decade’s absence, during which he was tried for crimes against humanity during the post-election conflict of 2010-11.

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