A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced former Prime Minister Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment for undermining national security by plotting a coup against President Alassane Ouattara. The BBC reports that Soro, who has been living in exile for two years, was sentenced in absentia, along with five of his supporters. The 49-year-old is a former rebel leader and was a close ally of President Ouattara before being accused of plotting to overthrow him.