gbabo-court.jpgFormer Cote d’Ivoire President, Laurent Gbagbo, will appear before International Criminal Court judges for the first time today over his role in the aftermath of last year’s polls.

Gbagbo, will face four counts of crimes against humanity, including murder and rape and over violence, the United Nations says left some three thousand people dead.


His transfer to the International Criminal Court last week drew a furious reaction from his supporters and set a tense backdrop for the December 11 polls that had been billed as a chance to foster reconciliation in the country.