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November 10-14, 2014

Weekly Media Monitoring report for the Côte d'Ivoire
Posted on November 17, 2014


Compiled by Philippe Dumais

  1. Humanitarian international law in training
  2. Affi N’Guessan speaks out for Gbagbo’s liberation
  3. Tensions within the military
  4. Tensions within the IPF
1. Humanitarian international law training

“DIH : Une session de formation régionale s’ouvre à Abidjan, ce samedi”.
Fraternité Matin, via In French.

  • Initiative of the Institut international des droits de l’homme (Institut René Cassin) and the Fondation Friedrich Naumann. The event brought together lawyers, judges, law enforcement officer, civil society actors and governmental actors.
  • Among the topics covered: principles of humanitarian law, investigation mechanisms, current challenges in law and armed conflicts, torture and refugees.
  • According to organizer Sophie Konaté, Côte d’Ivoire is in a crucial transition. Challenges are important and must be addressed.
2. Affi N’guessan speaks out for Gbagbo’s release

“Affi n’guessan aux militants de yakassé-attobrou : « C’est à nous de nous battre pour libérer Gbagbo »”.
Notre Voix, in French.

  • It is the responsibility of the membership to fight for Gbagbo’s release, said N’guessan. Gbagbo’s candidacy is would unite the party and put pressure on the ICC.
3. Tensions within the military

“La grogne dans l’armée se poursuit: Tension entre le général Bakayoko et les Frci à Bouaké”.
Notre Voix, in French.

  • According to witnesses, members of the FRCI (former rebels) and Bouaké expressed their disagreement with General Soumaïla Bakayoko.
  • The same source told Notre Voix that the money promised by the current leadership has not been given to the FRCI.
  • The FRCI left in the middle of the meeting held on 7th November.
  • Notre Voix thinks this is just one of the many divisions within the.
4. Tensions within the IPF

“Clash Gbagbo-Affi: le FPI menacé d’implosion”. Soir Info, in French.

  • FPI is on the verge of implosion.
  • Against all odds, Affi N’Guessan decided to run for his own succession against Gbagbo 
  • Former minister Lazare Koffi Koffi believes that Affi is plotting against Gbagbo.
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