Point (de vue) sur la crise ivorienne

Jeune franco-ivoirienne et non partisane, j'enquête afin de mieux comprendre l'actuel conflit en Côte d'Ivoire. C'est donc une vision objective du conflit que je vous propose là.

27 mars 2011

Obama and Democracy in Cote d'Ivoire

March 25, 2011 - President Obama addresses a speech to the Ivorian People. I guess he intended to make his speech heartwarming and hopeful but given the comments this video received on youtube, it seems that he barely failed. After listening to his speech, I had to share the following comment: "What does Pt Obama think of the thousands of Ivorians that demonstrated yesterday in Abidjan? The elections are still considered as "free and fair", I understand any election in Africa and anywhere in the world should follow the Ivorian... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2011

Cote d'Ivoire in a death row: About 80% of the Ivorian Banking system has been suspended

A moribund banking system 11 out of the 18 banks that operate in Cote d'Ivoire have shut down operations since February 14, 2011. The first ones to suspend operations were BICICI (branch of BNP Paribas), Citibank and Access Bank (Nigeria). Feb 18, Access Bank published the following press release: "Access Bank Plc, [...], the full service commercial bank with headquarters in Nigeria and operations across Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom, regrets to announce that it has had to suspend its operations in Cote d’Ivoire... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2011

Peace and War

While some are discussing a peaceful alternative, diplomats were trying to convince Russia to abandon its veto against tougher, actually armed, action against Laurent Gbagbo. No later than Wednesday 19, the UN Security Council voted a resolution to reinforce the UN forces in Côte d'Ivoire with 2,000 "peacekeepers". Lately, John Rawlings, former President of Ghana claimed that a peaceful solution must be found through an evaluation committee: "I sincerely believe that should the real truth be established by this... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2011

"We've had too much bloodshed"

I was missing Abidjan, then I decided to post this video from The Guardian with two of my fellow citizens interviewed. Peace is definitely the way to go ! One more time, NO WAR and NO ARMED INTERVENTION in Côte d'Ivoire but DIALOGUE between Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo.
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09 janvier 2011

My fellow citizens need help - UNHCR

Jan 5, 2011 - The number of Ivorians refugees to Liberia increased to 22.000, according to the UNHCR. They are both Ouattara and Gbagbo's supporters. Last census (as of Dec 28, 2010) reported about 19.120 refugees, hence a 15% increase within a week. My fellow citizens needed help, I donated. If you want to do so, please donate here. Thanks, --MD
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02 janvier 2011

Lanny Davis keeps acting for peace in Côte d'Ivoire !

It's usually important to check the source. I read on twitter and elsewhere on the Internet that Lanny Davis was paid by Gbagbo to defend him, which is absolutely wrong. I guess the ones that spread this information were trying to misinform the ones that don't speak English. Unfortunately for them I do and I'll give a French translation of the present analysis. In fact, throught his first words in this interview, L. Davis specifies that he has been "paid by the Gbagbo government not to defend Mr. Gbagbo's presidential... [Lire la suite]
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