Newscasters and journalists around the world have lauded the none-to-soon departure of Laurent Gbagbo. “He's been a nightmare” said CNN's lead anchor Brooke Baldwin , “Around for nigh-on ten years, and have you ever tried pronouncing a name like that while maintaining a straight face? And why on earth did Mr and Mrs Gibagibo give their son a poncy French name like Loro? Rolo Baggins would have had more of a ring to it.”
BBC correspondent John Simpson said it was obvious his tenure was limited. “I mean, it's obvious, isn't it? Babgo... he really should go. Go, Babgo, geddit? And it's bad enough working in a country that can't decide what its name is. You think you've got it down, as a good old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon Ivory Coast, and then you're meant to go all Frenchy and call it Cote d'Azur or some such. Isn't that on the Red Sea anyway?”
Meanwhile, Tasmin Khan of ITV said “We welcome the establishment of O' Atara's more sonorous regime, and hope that we can go back to ignoring what's happening in Africa once this has all blown over”. Rumours that Hello magazine is planning to publish a picture piece on “Bilbo welcomes his successor to the presidential palace” are being hotly denied.