Gbagbo's party plans to move back into HQ

AP News
Posted: Aug 24, 2011 7:13 PM
Gbagbo's party plans to move back into HQ

A spokesman says that the political party of Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo is planning to move back into their offices in Abidjan.

Franck Mamadou Bamba says leaders of the Ivorian Popular Front, or FPI, paid a visit to three buildings Wednesday to assess the damage incurred after last year's election. The damage exceeds $1 million, he said.

At least 3,000 people were killed in postelection violence after Gbagbo and the FPI refused to accept their defeat at the polls.

He was removed militarily in April and placed under house arrest. The country's new president has asked the International Criminal Court to try him.