Mvemba Phezo Dizolele is the Peter J. Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University and a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The capture of Laurent Gbagbo will end months of fierce fighting, but won't heal the cancer of divisive nationalism and ethnic politics that have crippled the West African nation, writes Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.