The history of Côte d’Ivoire is marked internally by successive ethnic dominations. In 1960, following the end of colonisation by France, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who spearheaded independence, further established his political influence by claiming royal legitimacy. The analysis of Véronique Tadjo, poet, novelist and writer of books for young people.
This is a video of a CBS programme concerning Ivory Coast. The guy interviewed here is realising Ouattara has not being sworn in and that last November’s elections were not free and fair.
The Ivory Coast strongman, Laurent Gbagbo, was captured on Monday.
In a second speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continues to bring light to the atrocities occurring in Cote d’Ivoire. He also praises Senator Kerry for agreeing to hold hearings into this issue.
This is an email we received coming from sources close to the Gbagbo presidency in Cote d’Ivoire.
With Cote d’Ivoire’s defiant Laurent Gbagbo surrounded after French and UN military action in Abidjan’s Cocody neighborhood, internal French government documents obtained by Inner City Press and published exclusively today (8 April 2011) paint a picture of France’s communications with the UN Mission UNOCI, its analysis of the politics of Guillaume Soro, Liberia and the Malian press, even its recycling of a French diplomat arrested in New York as France’s new general consul in San Francisco.
Interview given to WADR by Ahoua Don Melo, spokesman of Laurent Gbagbo, about the attacks made by French forces against the presidential building and the declarations of Alassane Ouattara.
“It’s not the UN who shot down on Gbagbo’s residence”, Martin Nesirky, the spokesman for Secretary General of the United Nations, said the 6 of April.
This tropical West African nation, once the most prosperous in the region, is sliding even deeper into civil war.
This is the video (in French) of the speech made on national tv by Alassane Ouattara.