The chairman of the Dialogue, Peace and Reconciliation Commission (CDVR) Charles Konan Banny will reportedly have a tête-à-tête today with former president Laurent Gbagbo. The information was released by L'Inter (p. 3) which noted that Gbagbo's hearing at the International Criminal Court is due to start next week. Though, not confirmed by Mr. Banny's office, the trip could be a charm offensive to secure the support of the ex-leader in the reconciliation process, the paper added.
Still on the ex-leader, the paper noted in a separate development (p. 3) that Gbagbo could be granted bail. In this event, the paper added the man accused of war crimes could find shelter in Uganda which has agreed to welcome him under a deal with the ICC.
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